Reminder: Deadline for abstract submission: 02. October 2017

4th Euro Bio-inspired Materials 2018 – International School and Conference on Biological Material Science, from 19 - 22 March 2018 in Potsdam (Germany).

The focus of this 4th biennial conference is on the design of functional materials and systems inspired by principles found in living nature. 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 research and to identify future research directions in the field of bioinspired materials. Main topics include the formation, hierarchical structure and the properties of complex-shaped biological materials. Furthermore, contributions are invited dealing with propulsion and movement of biological objects.


The transfer of biological principles onto functional materials and systems made of organic and/or inorganic components represents a further main area, which is covered by this conference. Beside materials synthesis and formation, the conference topics also include research on the functional and mechanical properties thereof. Both experimental studies and theoretical modelling shall be considered. Furthermore, the interaction of bioinspired materials with living environments, e. g. tissues and organs, related to medical aspects and applications fit within the scope of this conference.

In addition to invited plenary lectures, the conference encompasses oral and poster presentations. Moreover, contributions related to the Priority Program 1569 (Generation of Multifunctional Inorganic Materials by Molecular Bionics) of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft will be included.

For further information and key dates download the flyer or visit our website:


The deadline to submit an abstract for the 4th Euro Bio-inspired Materials 2018 is: 02. October 2017

Submit your abstract through the conference website:

An exhibition will be run throughout the whole conference. Coffee breaks and poster sessions will be held close to the exhibition area. Are you interested in supporting conference and in presenting your company/institute? Please feel free to contact us for any questions or proposals regarding your company’s presentation.

We are looking forward to your contribution and to seeing you in Potsdam, Germany!

Joachim Bill
Chairman of the Conference,
University of Stuttgart, Germany 

Peter Fratzl
Co-Chairman of the Conference, 
Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam, Germany

Thomas Scheibel
Co-Chairman of the Conference, 
University of Bayreuth, Germany

Conference Office
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde e.V.
Marie-Curie-Straße 11-17
53757 Sankt Augustin, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 2241 2355449