SS 2019

July 05, 2019 David Mann, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, UK A morphologist’s rule book for diatoms
June 28, 2019 Lia Addadi, Weizmann Institute, Israel Tracking pathways of ion transport toward mineral deposition in foraminifera and sea urchin larvae
June 21, 2019 Yue Him (Tim) Wong, Shenzhen University, China Introducing barnacle shell and towards understanding barnacle shell formation from a molecular and cellular perspective
May 17, 2019 Jim De Yoreo,Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Richland/WA, USA The Influence of Structure, Conformation, and Solvation on Self-Assembly of Synthetic Macromolecular Matrices

WS 2018/2019

January 18, 2019 Frédéric Marin, L'Université de Bourgogne, France Skeletal Calcifying Matrices in Metazoans: Evolution and Diagenesis

SS 2018

July 06, 2018 Alessia Centi, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz Computational Design of Nanoporous Silica Materials
June 01, 2018 Linus Stegbauer, Northwestern University, Evanston (IL), USA Learning from nature: The high-tech hybrid nanocomposites of the Chiton tooth
May 04, 2018 Miguel Jorge, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK Computational Design of Nanoporous Silica Materials
January 19, 2018 Sarah Lerch, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, USA A new protein family and its implications for diatom cell wall formation

WS 2017/2018

December 15, 2017 Assaf Gal, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel Seeing is believing - Visualizing intracellular mineral formation in phytoplankton
December 01, 2017 So Yeong Bahn, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Korea Control of nacre biomineralization by a matrix protein Pif in pearl oyster

SS 2017

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

WS 2016/17

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

SS 2016

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

WS 2015/16

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

SS 2015

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

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 27, 2014 Derk Joester, Northwestern University, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Evanston, IL, USA Bioengineering Single Crystal Growth
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