Sebastian Mergelsberg, Tony Giuffre, and Patricia Dove are invited speakers at Gordon Research Confe

Girona, Spain. Interactions Between Organic and Inorganic Materials Across Time and Length Scales:

The Gordon Research Conference on Biomineralization explores the fundamental processes by which organisms produce minerals, as well as the possibility to exploit these principles in technological applications. Biomineralization processes play important roles in biology, geology, biotechnology and medicine, and provide inspiration for chemistry, materials science and nanotechnology. This highly successful conference - which celebrates its 20th birthday - will bring together researchers from many disciplines to address the mineralization by vertebrates, invertebrates, plants, bacteria as well as in biomimetic systems, and cover most biomineral systems, including calcium carbonates, phosphates, oxalates, iron oxides and silica.