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Living systems differ significantly from state-of-the-art man-made technology: they form by self-organization from raw materials, have the capability for self-reproduction and self-repair, and may decay again into raw materials. Although a complete understanding of life as a complex hierarchical system controlled by biomolecules is not in reach, state-of-the-art scientific methods and engineering approaches allow studying the workings of biological systems with sufficient detail as to make the fundamental operation principles available for biotechnology and materials science applications. Nature offers solutions that appear very attractive for future use in human technology. Such solutions may include ‘bio-inspired’ approaches to energy conversion and storage, enzyme-like chemical synthesis, and materials with special properties such as low-wear or super-lubrication.

Combining engineering approaches with scientific methods opens new routes to discovery in bioscience, while discoveries made may yield inventions that help meeting challenges in human technology. Building on excellent transdisciplinary expertise at TUM ranging from chemistry, biology, physics, medicine to engineering, the Focus Area Biomaterials will be dedicated to the analysis of the design principles of biological materials down to the molecular scale, to their abstraction, and translation into technology.

Focus Area Speakers

Prof. Hendrik Dietz

Prof. Wolfgang A. Wall

Dr. Moritz Wildgruber
PD Dr. Margret Schottelius
Florian Praetorius
IGSSE setup of interdisciplinary research in project teams

Apply now: 12th call for proposals

IGSSE supports up to 10 new project teams

Call closes 2 July 2017


Apply now: IGSSE travel grant for ICCE 2017

28-29 September 2017, TU Darmstadt

Submission deadline for abstracts: 18 June 2017


IGSSE Forum 2017

29-31 May 2017, TUM Science and Study Center Raitenhaslach, Burghausen


Climate-KIC: Join the PhD Catapult

Two-week thematic summer schools across Europe


IAS Symposium: Selected topics in science and technology

8-10 May 2017, IAS Building, Garching Campus


IAS Coffee Talk with PTL Florian Praetorius

3 May 2017, 1 pm, TUM IAS Building, Garching Campus


10th IGSSE Forum

1 - 4 June 2016, TUM Science and Study Center, Burghausen


10th IGSSE Forum

Smart cooperation - science and technology in, with and for society


The Science of Cooking

Doctoral Candidates explore the Secrets of a great Dinner



Having heard of a great Canadian Kick-Off Meeting, everyone at IGSSE was thrilled to welcome the...


Breakfast at IGSSE´s

Meet the IGSSE team every other month! All the things IGSSE members wanted to asked but never dared...


Save the Date: Canadian ATUMS Speaker on "Global Science- Global Career"

26. November 2015, 6-8 pm, IAS Faculty Club, Garching Campus

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Friday, 09. June 2017
Workshop: Standing up for science
9 June 2017, 9am-4pm, Brussels
Apply now: McKinsey 'Forschergeist' symposium
9-11 June 2017, Berlin For doctoral researchers and postdocs!