NWO Vici Award : The secrets of bones, teeth and shells

  • Sommerdijk, N. A. J. M. (Recipient)

Prize: NWOViciScientific


Biominerals such as bones, teeth and shells have fascinating mechanical properties. The researchers shall try to understand how these materials are formed so that materials with similar properties can be constructed in the laboratory. They shall mimic the biomolecules concerned with polymers, and shall follow the development of the mineral structures using advanced electron microscopy techniques.
Degree of recognitionNational
Granting OrganisationsNWO