3D imaging and in situ studies of hierarchical biominerals

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


Since the first symposium on biomineralization that held in Germany in 1970, the biomineralization community has been making great advances in different aspects of biomineralization, including the hierarchical structures of biominerals and their development, the important genes and functional proteins of biomineralization, the mechanisms of biomineralization in living systems and biomimetic mineralization, the discovery of non-classical crystallization pathways, and the fabrication of advanced functional materials inspired by biomineralization. The knowledge gained in biomineralization has been applied in hard tissue repair, pharmaceutical, agricultural, energy and environmental sciences, paleontology, and materials-assisted artificial life systems. Biomineralization becomes an important treasure for developing new structured materials, tackling health-care problems, and even promoting artificial life evolution. We believe that we are standing on the historic stage to link the fundamental studies of biomineralization to the challenging global problems. So, the theme of this symposium (BIOMIN XVI) is entitled "from Principle to Practice".
Period26 Aug 2021
Event titleBiomin16
Event typeConference
LocationHangzhou, ChinaShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational