Featured speaker and symposium chair
Stephen Mann, University of Bristol, UK
Stephen Mann is Professor of Chemistry, Director of the Centre for Organized Matter Chemistry, Director of the Centre for Protolife Research, and Principal of the Bristol Centre for Functional Nanomaterials at the University of Bristol, UK. He is distinguished for contributions to biomineralization and for pioneering the bioinspired synthesis and self-assembly of functional nanostructures and hybrid nanoscale objects. Prof Mann’s research interests are focused on the chemical synthesis, characterization and emergence of complex forms of organized matter. His current work is concerned with the design and construction of artificial protocells and the elaboration of new forms of synthetic cellularity.