SS 2017

May 4, 2017 Georg Pohnert, University of Jena Exploration of chemical signals from microalgae that structure the marine environment
May 12, 2017 Jacobus A. Kaandorp, University of Amsterdam, NL Modelling biomineralization in space and time in diatoms and corals
June 16, 2017 Glen Wheeler, Marine Biological Association, Plymouth, UK Molecular mechanisms of biomineralisation in coccolithophores - the role of novel membrane transporters

WS 2016/17

October 14, 2016 Melinda J. Duer, University of Cambridge, UK Heavy mice and light things: using NMR spectroscopy to probe the structure of biominerals
November 18, 2016 André Scheffel, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology A new model for intracellular biomineralization of CaCO3 in coccolithophorid algae
January 20, 2017 Claudio Luchinat, University of Florence, Italy Gaining more systems to Solid-State Bio-NMR

SS 2016

April 8, 2016 Tobias Weidner, Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz Peptide control of biomineralization - a molecular view
May 27, 2016 Takeshi Ikeda, Hiroshima University, Japan Silica biomineralization in spore-forming bacteria and the development of silica-binding tags

WS 2015/16

October 16, 2015 Nico Sommerdijk, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands Bio-inspired mineralization of silica
October 30, 2015 Helmut Cölfen, University of Konstanz Bio-inspired Mineralization
November 27, 2015 Lucio Colombi Ciacchi, University of Bremen Understanding protein adsorption at the atomic level - simulations and experiments combined
January 15, 2016 Fiona Meldum, University of Leeds, UK Bespoke Crystals: From Colour to Evolution
January 21, 2016 Gianluca M. Farinola, Università degli Studi di Bari "Aldo Moro", Italy Smart architectures from photosynthetic microorganisms and functional organic molecules
February 1, 2016 Pupa Gilbert, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA Formation mechanisms of carbonate biominerals

SS 2015

April 24, 2015 Peter Fratzl, MPI of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam Bone - a dynamic mineralized material
May 8, 2015 John Evans, New York University, USA Protein assemblies: Multifunctional agents in calcium carbonate mineralization
May 22, 2015 Asher Schmidt, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology Molecular-structural insights into biomineralization and biomimetic pathways by solid state NMR
June 12, 2015 Jeffrey Gray, Johns Hopkins University, USA Design and Structure Prediction of Proteins that Control Biomineralization
June 26, 2015 Dirk Schüler, University of Bayreuth Making nano-magnets by microbes: Molecular mechanism and application of bacterial magnetosome biomineralization

WS 2014/15

October 17, 2014 Carole Perry - Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK Chemical studies of (bio)silicification
November 21, 2014 John Harding - Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Sheffield, UK Computational Simulation of Biomineralisation: a problem in hetero-interfaces
January 16, 2015 Matthew Harrington - Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam Building Common Threads: Structure-Function Relationships in the Mussel Byssus

SS 2014

June 4, 2014 Kenneth Sandhage, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA Conformal Chemical Transformation of Complex 3-D Biogenic and Synthetic Structures: Getting Stoned While Staying in Shape
June 27, 2014 Derk Joester, Northwestern University, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Evanston, IL, USA Bioengineering Single Crystal Growth