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The mineral/life interface - prebiotic chemistry, biomineralization, advanced biomimetic materials

Comments

Since the time when the Earth was a lifeless planet, abiotically made organic molecules have interacted with minerals. The process of molecular recognition at the organic-mineral interface has evolved giving rise to hybrid structures of increasing complexity ranging from the molecules that are the bricks of life to the hierarchical structures typical of biominerals such as bones, teeth, and shells. The evolutionary development of biominerals has followed their functional role, with vital properties that have been added over time in the respect of an optimal use of available resources with minimal energy demand. Understanding the formation mechanisms of biominerals is a source of inspiration for the synthesis of new materials. All these topics are the subjects of the session.

Chair persons

Name

Family

Institution

City

Country

Region

Juan Manuel

García-Ruiz

Instituto Andaluz de Ciencias de la Tierra

Granada

Spain

ECA

Giuseppe

Falini

University of Bologna

Bologna

Italy

ECA

 

Invited speakers

Name

Family

Institution

City

Country

Title

Boaz

Pokroy

Technion, Israel Institute of Technology

Haifa

Israel