We are pleased to inform you that the Twelfth International Conference on the Chemistry and Biology of Mineralized Tissues (ICCMBT) will take place on May 28 to June 1st 2017, at the Kongresshotel Potsdam, Templiner See near Berlin, Germany (www.kongresshotel-potsdam.com).
This Conference, which has been held every three years since 1980, is one of the most important scientific gatherings in the mineralization field. The meeting emphasizes a wealth of physicochemical, biological and clinical topics concerning mineralization processes in vertebrate and invertebrate species. These include, but are not limited to: cell and molecular biology of mineralized tissue formation, hormone and cytokine regulation of mineralized tissues, signaling pathways, structure and function of extracellular components of mineralized tissues, model systems of biomineralization, disorders and pathology of mineralized tissues and development of therapeutic approaches, and, new technologies for studying crystal structure and formation.
The provisional program is now online. We are also happy to present our
Eve and Arthur Veis Keynote Lecture 2017
Soft materials to build hard tissues, by David J. Mooney, Harvard University
David Mooney is the Pinkas Family Professor of Bioengineering in the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and a Core Faculty Member of the Wyss Institute. His laboratory designs biomaterials to make cell and protein therapies effective and practical approaches to treat disease. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Medicine, and the National Academy of Inventors. He has won numerous awards, including the Clemson Award from the SFB, MERIT award from the NIH, Distinguished Scientist Award from the IADR, Phi Beta Kappa Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, and the Everett Mendelsohn Excellence in Mentoring Award from Harvard College. His inventions have been licensed by twelve companies, leading to commercialized products, and he is active on industrial scientific advisory boards.
The previous meeting of this series took place 2013 in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin and we would like the 12th ICCBMT Conference to be as exciting and successful as the previous ones. We expect a lively exchange between all the disciplines from the medical, biological, chemical, physical and engineering sciences involved in research on biomineralization and mineralizing tissues. Particular emphasis will be put on attracting and educating junior scientists in the area. We look forward seeing you 2017 in Potsdam, Germany.