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Living Materials 2020

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A new paradigm in material synthesis is emerging, in which living cells are used as active components in man-made materials to augment non-living matter with life-like capabilities. “Living Materials” promise to change the way we design technological and medical devices, and open infinite possibilities for programmable functions. Self-ventilating sportswear, bio-syncretic robots, self-renewing bioremediation devices, biosensing tattoos, personalized drug delivery systems or self-healing concrete walls are just a few examples.

This conference will provide an open forum for sharing recent advances and discussing current challenges and potential of Living Materials among experts and newcomers in the field. It will gather leading scientists and industrial partners, and tackle fundamental science and application-oriented approaches.
Session Topics:
Compatibilization of living components with non-living matrices
Processing technologies for fabricating Living Materials
Programming living materials with synthetic biology tools
Technical application scenarios for Living Materials
Special focus session: Living Therapeutic Materials
Discussion forum: Risks, regulatory issues and future of Living Materials


February 11 EST
February 14 EST


Assembly Hall “Aula” of Saarland University
Campus A3 3
Saarbrücken, 66123 Germany
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