Novel Materials: Lessons from Nature
J. Aizenberg, Harvard University, Cambridge MA, USA

Self-assemblies, hierarchies and biomimetics based on supramolecular and supracolloidal motifs
O. Ikkala, Aalto University School of Science, Aalto, Finland

How to build a glass house: from Silica morphogenesis in diatoms to synthetic biology for biominerals
N. Kröger, Dresden University of Technology, Germany

Biomimetics and education: challenge, opportunity and diversity
O. Speck, University of Freiburg Germany

Designing Biomaterials for Ultrasensitive Biosensing and Regenerative Medicine
M. Stevens, Imperial College London, UK