Engineered Living Materials 2022

21.06.2022 "Aula" of Saarland University, Saarbrücken/Germany
21.06.2022 , "Aula" of Saarland University, Saarbrücken/Germany


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.

Attendees are expected to join the conference in person. However, the meeting will turn into a hybrid event if the pandemic situation still imposes travelling restrictions.

Session Topics

  • New avenues for sustainable materials production
  • Programming material’s multifunctionality in living components
  • New approaches to ELM processing
  • Materials with new sensory functions
  • Programming resilience in material’s design
  • Visions for adaptability and evolvability in ELMs
  • Living Therapeutic Materials
  • ELM’s pathway to the market

Please visit the website of the Living Materials Conferences 2020 and 2021 and see the topics covered in previous conferences.