The main aim is to establish an international and interdisciplinary forum for scientists from a variety of fields including biology, chemistry, materials science and engineering, physics, and medicine to discuss current cutting-edge research and to identify future research directions in the field of bioinspired materials. Main topics include the formation of hierarchical structures and the properties of complex-shaped biological materials. The transfer of biological principles onto adaptive and autonomous functional materials and systems made of organic and/or inorganic components represents a further main area. Beside synthesis and formation, the conference topics also include research on the functional and mechanical materials properties, the interaction of bioinspired materials with living environments, e.g. tissues and organs, and applications related to medical aspects. Contributions from bioinspired actuation, artificial intelligence and biohybrid systems are particularly welcome.
The single-track concept of this conference provides an excellent platform for networking and scientific exchange. In addition to plenary and invited lectures, the conference encompasses oral and poster presentations.
The 6th Bioinspired Materials will be held from 21 – 24 March 2022 at Kostenz monastery in Bavaria, Germany and also online.