Featured speakers symposium A: Biohybrids, biomaterials and biological materials

Featured speakers

Lia Addadi

Weizmann Institute, Israel

Lia Addadi started her career with studies on fundamental principles of stereochemistry and molecular recognition in crystals.

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Joanna Aizenberg

Harvard University, USA

Joanna Aizenberg, Amy Smith Berylson Professor of Materials Science and Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University, pursues a broad range of research interests that include biomimetics, self-assembly, smart materials, bio-nano interfaces, crystal engineering, surface chemistry, nanofabrication, biomineralization, biomechanics and biooptics.

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Lennart Bergstrom

Stockholm University, Sweden

Lennart Bergström is Professor of Materials Chemistry at the Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry at Stockholm University in Sweden where he also currently serve as Dean of Chemistry.

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Peter Fratzl

Max Planck Institute, Germany

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Kazunori Kataoka

The University of Tokyo and the Kawasaki Institute of Industrial Promotion, Japan

Kazunori Kataoka, Ph.D. is a Professor at the Policy Alternatives Research Institute, The University of Tokyo, and the Director General of the Innovation Center of NanoMedicine (iCONM) at the Kawasaki Institute of Industrial Promotion.

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Ali Khademhosseini


Ali Khademhosseini is a Professor at Harvard-MIT's Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Wyss Institute of Biologically Inspired Engineering, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

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Eugenia Kumacheva

The University of Toronto, Canada

Eugenia Kumacheva's research interests focuse on the fundamental and applied science of soft matter: polymers, nanometer and micrometer-size colloids, gels, and liquid crystals. One of the powerful approaches developed in her group is the self-assembly of nanoparticles in structures with controllable geometry and complexity.

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Sébastien Lecommandoux

University of Bordeaux, France

Sébastien Lecommandoux is Full Professor at the University of Bordeaux (Bordeaux-INP). He is Director of the Laboratoire de Chimie des Polymères Organiques (LCPO-CNRS) and is leading the group “Polymers Self-Assembly and Life Sciences”.

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Luis M. Liz-Marzán

CIC, Spain

Luis M. Liz-Marzán is a PhD from the University of Santiago de Compostela (1992) and has been postdoc at Utrecht University and visiting professor at the Universities of Tohoku, Michigan, Melbourne and Hamburg, as well as the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces.

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João F. Mano

University of Aveiro, Portugal

João F. Mano (CEng, PhD, DSc) is a Full Professor at the Chemistry Department of University of Aveiro, Portugal, and director of the COMPASS Research Group, from the Associated Laboratory CICECO – Aveiro Institute of Materials.

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Samuel Stupp

Northwestern University, USA

Samuel Stupp is Board of Trustees Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Chemistry, Medicine, and Biomedical Engineering at Northwestern University.

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