Final Program

BIOMIMETIC ENGINEERING

March 3 - 7, 2002
Sandestin Resort & Conference Center
9300 Highway 98 West
Destin, Florida 32541

Conference Chairs
Dr. Allison A. Campbell
Pacific Northwest National Lab.
Professor Laurie Gower
University of Florida

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Sunday, March 3, 2002

16:30 - 18:30 Registration

18:30 - 20:00 Dinner and Conference Welcome
Plenary Talk
Mehmet Sarikaya, University of Washington, USA
Molecular Biomimetic Engineering: Nanotechnology through Biology

20:00 - 21:30 Social Hour

Monday, March 4, 2002

07:30 - 08:30 Breakfast

08:30 - 08:45 Conference Introduction

SESSION #1
BIOMINERALIZATION IN NATURE (MECHANISMS, STRUCTURES
AND PROPERTIES)

08:45 - 09:45 Invited talk
William Landis, Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine, USA
Mineralized Collagen: The Model in vivo for Biomimetic Application

09:45 - 10:30 Patrick Stayton, University of Washington, USA
Molecular Recognition at the Protein-Biomineral Interface

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:45 Linn Hobbs, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
In Vivo and in Vitro Ultrastructural Studies of Bone Structure, Mineralization and Apposition in Canine, Mouse and Human Models

11:45 - 12:00 Discussion

12:00 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 16:00 Ad hoc sessions and/or free time

BIOMINERALIZATION IN NATURE (MECHANISMS, STRUCTURES
AND PROPERTIES) (continued)

16:00 - 16:45 Mary Alice Webb, Purdue University, USA
Cellular Factors Influencing Calcium Oxalate Crystallization in the Grape Plant

16:45 - 17:30 Racquel Z. LeGeros, New York University, USA
Ultrastructure Study of Apaitite Crystallites in a Linguloid Brachiopod Shell: Lingula Adamsi

17:30 - 17:45 Discussion

18:30 - 20:00 Dinner

20:00 - 21:00 Social Hour

Tuesday, March 5, 2002

07:30 - 08:30 Breakfast

08:30 - 08:45 Conference Introduction

SESSION #2
2D BIOMIMETIC ENGINEERING STRATEGIES

08:45 - 09:45 Invited Talk
Joanna Aizenberg, Bell Laboratories / Lucent Technologies, USA
Patterned Self-Assembled Monolayers as High-Definition Templates
for CaCO3 Crystallization

09:45 - 10:30 Elaine DiMasi, Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA
Direct Observation of Mineralization at a Monolayer Template by
Synchrotron X-Ray Scattering

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:45 Sean Ferree, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Selective Crystallization of CaCO3 on DNA Templates

11:45 - 12:30 Mathew Olszta, University of Florida, USA
Biomineralization of Type - I Collagen

12:30 - 12:45 Discussion

12:45 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 16:30 Ad hoc sessions and/or free time

2D BIOMIMETIC ENGINEERING STRATEGIES (continued)

16:30 - 17:30 Invited Talk
Paul Calvert, University of Arizona, USA
Forming Composites by Mineralization of Gels

17:30 - 18:15 Joachim Koetz, University of Potsdam, GERMANY
Nanoparticle Formation in Polyelectrolyte-Modified Microemulsions

18:15 - 19:00 Gallus Schechner, SusTech GmbH & Co. KG, GERMANY
Remineralization of Dentine with Nanometer Sized Apatite Protein
Composites

19:00 - 19:15 Discussion

19:30 - 21:00 Dinner

21:00 - 22:00 Social Hour

Wednesday, March 6, 2002

07:30 - 08:30 Breakfast

08:30 - 08:45 Conference Introduction

SESSION #3
BIOMIMETIC STRATEGIES IN TECHNOLOGY

08:45 - 09:45 Invited talk
Jennifer Cha, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Nature's Lessons Toward Strategic Designs for Inorganic Materials

09:45 - 10:30 Susan Liao, Tsinghua University, CHINA
Biomimetic Bone Scaffold Materials: Nano-HA/Collagen/PLA
Composite

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:45 Allison A. Campbell, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
Biomimetic Synthesis of Bioactive Calcium Phosphate Coatings

11:45 - 12:15 Discussion

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 15:30 Ad hoc sessions and/or free time

BIOMIMETIC STRATEGIES IN TECHNOLOGY (continued)

15:30 - 16:00 Vishal Patel, University of Florida, USA
Synthesis of Calcium Carbonate Coated Nanoparticles for Drug
Detoxification

16:00 - 16:30 Philip L. Varona, University of Florida, USA
Laminated Thin-Film Composites Mimiking Mollusk Nacre Through a Polymer-Induced Liquid Precursor Process

16:30 - 17:15 C. P. Arun, Royal Hospital Haslar, UNITED KINGDOM
The Importance of Being Viscoelastic: Why Physiological
Movements are Fluid

17:15 - 17:30 Discussion

18:15 - 20:00 Conference Banquet and Social Hour

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