Biological Active Porous Materials: Modeling, Simulation and Experimentation (20w5110)


(Memorial University of Newfoundland)

Filiz Ates (Mayo Clinic)

(Tufts University)

Oliver Röhrle (University of Stuttgart)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Biological Active Porous Materials: Modeling, Simulation and Experimentation" workshop in Banff from October 4 to October 09, 2020.

One of the key technologies emerging in the 21st century is that of advanced materials, which offer the opportunity to change our lives in many ways, from improving energy efficiency through enabling new biomedical treatments and devices. In order to harness these materials, though, significant progress is needed in developing our understanding of how they work and interact, across scales ranging from those of atoms and molecules through the full size of devices constructed from them. Across the fields of experimentalists, materials scientists, and computational scientists focusing on active biological tissue, significant research is now underway in understanding the properties of both natural and engineered materials across these scales. This workshop brings together experts with distinct views on these materials and devices, aiming to seed the cross-disciplinary research needed to realize their potential to gain new knowledge on active biological materials and to best exploit it. We will bring together a diverse group of world-leading researchers focusing on discussions on the advances currently being made and the collaborations needed to fully unlock the transformative power of advanced materials by using biological active materials as role models.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).