Veranstaltungen // 02. Juli 2019
SEB Annual Meeting │ Seville, Spain
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The Society for Experimental Biology, SEB inspires extraordinary connections in science and its Annual Meeting is a unique opportunity to share learning and experience, build contacts and foster experimentation amongst biologists from all over the world. In 2019 sessions and satellite meetings are taking place in Seville.
At the meeting our BIOKON-colleagues Stanislav Gorb and Vladimir Katanaev are organizing the session “Functional micro- and nano-structures in biology”:
Various biological surfaces are known to be covered by elaborated micro- and nano-structures, serving a number of functions (e.g. anti-reflective, structural coloration, antifouling, pro- or anti-adhesive, etc.) and inspiring numerous industrial applications. The field of micro- and nano-structured biological surfaces and their applications in biomimetics exists for several decades. Yet recent years have witnessed a remarkable development in research in this field. Largely, this boost owes to the increasing interdisciplinary of approaches being applied to the study of structured bio-surfaces. Sciences as different as classical zoology and botany are inseminated with the advances in genetics and molecular biology; biologists collaborate more and more with nanotechnologists, materials scientists and engineers - all these contribute to the widening of the horizons of research on micro- and nano-structured biological surfaces, and to biomimetic and bioengineering applications of these surfaces in industry. The main goal of our session is to bring together scientists coming from distinct disciplines into this vibrant field of research. This session will ensure cross-inspiration among the different participants coming from different research fields and will boost innovation in research and eventual industrial developments.
- Silvia Vignolini (University of Cambridge, UK)
- Uwe Erb (University of Toronto, Canada)
- Bodo Wilts (University of Fribourg, Switzerland)
- Di Zhang (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)