Scientific Organisers

UOC Organisers:
Michela Brunelli, Dubble CRG, c/o ESRF, Grenoble, France
Guillermo Requena, German Aerospace Center DLR, Koeln, Germany

ESRF Organisers:
Philip K. Cook
Julie Villanova

Bernhard Hesse
Manfred Burghammer

Keynote Speakers

Boaz Pokroy, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa IL

Igor Zlotnikov, B CUBE - Center for Molecular Bioengineering, Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden DE

Peter Fratzl, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam DE

Virginie Chamard, Institut Fresnel, CNRS, Université Aix-Marseille, Marseille FR

Administrative Assistant Eleanor Ryan
Contact udm2-um21@esrf.fr

Zoom Webinar

Replay the talks:   Replay the UDM2 talks CHAMARD Virginie - Gaining physico-chemistry insights on calcareous biomineralisation with x-ray coherent and incoherent nanobeam imaging approaches

NUDELMAN Fabio - Mechanical Adaptation of Brachiopod Shells Via Hydration-Induced Structural Changes

BEUVIER Thomas - X-ray nanotomography ofcoccolithophores

POKROY Boaz - Unravelling multiscale biological material design strategies via complementary synchrotron X-ray analysis techniques

FRATZL Peter - Contributions of X-ray scattering and diffraction to studying bone and other mineralized tissues

BIRKEDAL Henrik - Features of the Osteocyte Lacuno-Canalicular Network Revealed by Synchrotron X-ray Tomography

KORSUNSKY Alexander - Time-resolved operando X-ray micro-computed tomography of the demineralisation of human dental enamel

UDM2 Programme

Aim & Scope

Biomineralization is widely found throughout natural materials subject to demanding material properties and has become a subject of intense research interest. It carries great importance and societal impact for medical applications such as bone and dental diseases and other mineralized tissues. Furthermore, there is significant interest for environmental aspects particularly related to marine biomineralization such as in coccoliths, diatoms, shellfish, and corals. In vitro biomimetic studies also seek to understand and replicate biomineralization processes in the lab to produce more environmentally friendly materials with superior material properties. Over the last decades, synchrotron radiation has offered valuable tools for the investigation of biomineralization, both at the ESRF and elsewhere, with a broad international community. The new ESRF-EBS offers new opportunities for X-ray micro- and nano-scale techniques in imaging, diffraction, and spectroscopy. With an increased volume of data produced, it is also important to highlight the role of advanced data management and analysis, such as the potential of machine-learning techniques. In this UDM, we hope to capture the state of the art in biomineralization studies carried out by ESRF users and explore possibilities for future work.