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Bioinspired and biointegrated materials as new frontiers nanomaterials (11th edition)

The symposium with the Society will celebrate on this occasion its 40th Anniversary inviting very successful scientists on frontiers topics for key lectures at Special Sessions. Also the symposium held jointly with the symposia H and G and with EU Networks Special Sessions. The symposium is composed of Special Sessions covering frontiers topics such as living systems and biomimetic analogies imulti-functionality; biocompatible, biodegradable synthetic polymers and biohybrids materials; biomedical biosensor’s systems. These systems/materials find applications in a range of fields encompassing smart living building and human health..  


The newest research ideas and nano(bio)technologies from smart (nano) materials, integrated systems to robotic devices will be presented. The covered themes include tissue and organ regeneration (e.g. skin, bone tissue and neural networks) as well as implantable bionic systems.

These systems can include, but is not limited to, molecular systems, nanomaterials (templated by biomolecules such as viruses, marine plants, proteins, pigments), nanoparticles as nanorobots for in vivo applications, supramolecular complexes, inorganic/organic NPs.

The symposium will bring together researchers from chemical, physical sciences and bio - science and – nanotechnology biomaterials for nanomedicine and engineering bio - electronic, - photonic, - magnetic nanosystems to discuss the latest advancements.

Proposed subjects for discussions at this event have actuality for Investigators - Collaborators of the EU COST Actions, as and the EU HORIZON 2021-2027 Projects. Special invitation to give invited presentation at Special Session (project) on COST Action CA19117- Researcher Mental Health - Start date 22/09/2020 - End date 21/09/2024. Invited Presenters Profiles can be posted at the E-MRS Symposium webpage. Please view examples at and send a Profile at the symposium’s Working team

A Special Session on Young Investigator FORUM (hosting Post-Graduate, PhD and Young and Graduate students’ talks) will be held at the symposium’s second day. Profiles Young Investigators with Supervisors can be posted at the E-MRS Symposium webpage. Please view examples at and send Profiles at the symposium’s Work team

Special invitation for investigators “The UK Organ-on-a-Chip Technologies Network from 2018 until June 2022. A Forum for members on 2023” to give invited presentations at Young Investigator FORUM (project) on “What is an Organ-on-a-Chip on 2023?” ; ; Special Invited KEY Lecturers – Network Directors: Prof. Hazal Screen Prof. Martin Knight  

Special Session on Young Investigator Forum will be held jointly with the symposia H and G.                                                                             

Hot topics to be covered by the symposium:                                   

  • Living Systems and biomimetic analogies multi-functionality;
  • Plants: botanical polymers systems, living phenomena and functions – big ideas for smart bioinspired materials construction and living machines; silk based nanocomposites; cellulose biointerfces; natural photosystems; e- plants; medical plants;
  • Nanocarbons: from 0D fullerenes to 2D graphene and nanodiamonds multfunctionality fundamentals. Biological effects on living systems;
  • Proteins, Peptides, DNA, RNA supramolecular processing and building biohybrid’ structured multi-responsive materials; antibacterial peptides;
  • Polymers: Biomimetics synthesis. Biodegration. Biocompatible for interfacing biological systems. Polymers Electronics: selective electro-coupling with cells; Probing the impedance of biological tissue;  
  • Design and synthesis bioinspired multi-responsive materials;
  • Biological molecules/supramolecules actions in biomimetic synthesis;
  • Revolutionary molecular construction by asymmetric organocatalysis with enzymes organocatalyst;
  • Molecularly imprinted biological and biomimetic materials;
  • The laser assisted biomimetic processing materials and bioinspired surfaces. Focus on neural tissue engineering;
  • Design new generation of “living materials” for skin, bone tissue regeneration; regenerative medicine;
  • Construction bioinspired Organ – chip fundamentals and biotechnolgies;
  • Bioinspired micro and nanomedicine;
  • Natural and Bioinspired analogues Surfaces/Interfaces Bioactivity;
  • Biomedical polymers biocompatible 2D surfaces and 3D micro-nano topographies for biointerfaces construction “Intermediate Water concept”;
  • Natural inorganic/organic and biomimetic analogues stimuli responsive nanoparticles bioactivity in vitro and in vivo;
  • Novel concepts in nano -characterization, bio-recognition of stimuli responsive nanomaterials with applications for clinical, food and environmental monitoring;
  • Living biomolecules and biosystems (nucleic acids, skin, bacteria , marine plants proteins, pigments) and their mimetic analogues bio -electronics, -photonics, -magnetism; tissue-like bioelectronics;
  • Brain neural networks functions and inspired computing - Neuroelectronics;
  • Living and biomimetic stimuli-responsive nanomaterials for new generation biosensors nanodevices for medical (in vivo and in vitro diagnostics) and environmental biotechnologies;
  • How we can tackle coronaviruses, developing immune systems signaling recognition

Key Presenters - Lecturers:

  • The Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 2021 Prof. Dr. Benjamin List “Frontiers in molecular green engineering: asymmetric organocatalysis”. New organocatalysts for asymmetric organocatalysis can complete with enzymes. This is an ingenious tool for building molecules. Benjamin List and David MacMillan are awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2021 ”for development of asymmetric organocatalysis”. This is a precise new fool for molecular construction. This has had a great impact on pharmaceutical research and has made chemistry greener.
  • The Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine 2021 Prof. Dr. David Julius “Frontiers in Neurosensorics”. Body’s different types of receptors for different kinds of temperature and touch: sensory transduction molecules, mechanosensory neurons. The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2021 David Julius and Ardem Papapoutian are awarded “for their discovers of receptors for temperature and touch”. American two neuroscientists identified the molecular receptors for sensing temperature and mechanical, studying responses on spicy chili peppers and cool menthol for their investigations. Key mechanisms of how people sense heat, cold, touch and their own bodily movement are established. or medicine/2021
  • The Nobel Laureate in Physiology and Medicine 1996, Prof. Dr. Peter Doherby ”Frontiers in immune systems molecular signaling recognitions” How we can tackle coronaviruses now and in future: Recognize Immune Systems Molecular Signaling. Peter Doherty and Rolf Zinkernagel are awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine “for their discoveries concerning specify of the cells mediated immune defense” The discovery how the body’simmune system distinguishes virus-infected cells from normal cells. T cells and immune. or medicine/1996

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Symposium organizers
Emmanuel STRATAKIS (Main organizer)Institute of Electrnic Structure and Laser (IESL)

Foundation of Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH) and University of Crete, Nikolau Plastira 1000, Voutes, Heraklion, Crete

+30 2810 3912 74
Eugenia BUZANEVATaras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

NASU “Physical and Chemical Material Science Centre”, Volodymyrs'ka Str. 64/13, 01601 Kyiv, Ukraine

+38 044 294 26 22
Peter SCHARFFTechnical University of llmenau

Institute of Chemistry and Biotechnology, Weimarer Strasse 25, 98693 Ilmenau, Germany

+49 36 77 69 3603(04)