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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - SALSA School of Analytical Sciences Adlershof

SALSA Lecture with Prof. Dr. Lia Addadi

When Feb 26, 2016 from 11:00 AM (Europe/Berlin / UTC100) iCal
Where Conference Room 0'119, Erwin-Schrödinger-Zentrum

On Biomineralization: structure-function relations and mechanisms of formation of some incredibly sophisticated biogenic materials


Lecture with Prof. Dr. Lia Addadi, Weizmann Institute, Israel


Biomineralization studies the processes through which organisms produce minerals and organic crystals to harden or stiffen their soft tissues, for protection, mastication, navigation or light manipulation. Biomineralization is a potentially endless source of unconventional ideas for building composite materials with control at the nano-meter level. The level of sophistication in the design and construction of the materials at all hierarchical levels, from Ångstroms to millimeters, is unparalleled by any man-made material. Much can therefore be learnt from studying biominerals, because the biological processes, the strategies used and the solutions evolved by organisms are often completely unexpected.


Date: 11am, Friday 26th February 2016

Location: Conference Room 0'119, Erwin-Schrödinger-Zentrum, Rudower Chaussee 26, 12489 Berlin-Adlershof