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The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) has established six new priority programs (SPP, Schwerpunktprogramme) which will start next year and will initially be funded for three years with a total of 44 million euros. The programs, which are interdisciplinary and characterized by the use of innovative methods, are intended to investigate the scientific basis of particularly current or emerging areas of research. This includes SPP 2451 “Engineered Living Materials with Adaptive Functions”. It is coordinated by the INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials in Saarbrücken. For more information, please see the SPP 2451 website!
The Third International Conference on Engineered Living Materials (ELMs) will gather the communities of material scientists, synthetic biologists, biotechnologies, and biophysicists interested in programming and creating biohybrid materials with life-like capabilities. Engineered Living Materials open new avenues for resource-efficient fabrication of high-performance materials, and envision materials with unprecedented property combinations like integrated multifunctionality, adaptability, resilience, or evolvability. The recent developments and future of this rapidly growing field will be presented and discussed at the conference. The program will contain representatives from the academia, industry, regulatory agencies, and funding bodies to discuss the technical and environmental benefits and expected challenges of a functional marriage of non-living matter and living organisms. In parallel to the scientific presentations, dedicated discussion rounds on technology transfer aspects of ELMs will be organized. For further information please see:
  Are you interested in applying for the Nachwuchsakademie? Please join the virtual information event on February 18, 2022, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. As a first step, we offer a virtual event to inform potential applicants and allow networking among them.     Programme:
  • Opening words by the organizers (15 min)
  • Introductory talks: Engineered Living Materials: programming material’s functions with biological tools (30 min)
  • How to apply for the Nachwuchsakademie (10 min)
  • Meet your colleagues in the Nachwuchsakademie (moderated, break out sessions, 30+30 min)
The meeting link (Zoom) has been or will be sent to all those who register via Please also use this email address if you have any questions about this virtual meeting.