Digital summer school – From bones to oceans and space: the untold stories of biomineralization

7 – 9 July 2021

Deadline for registration and abstract submission : June 18, 2021


9 July, 11.00-11.05 (Part 2): “Ocean acidification and its impact on biomineralizing organisms, Alex Venn, Monaco”

Organizing Committee: 

  • Claudine Blin, LP2M UMR7370, CNRS-UCA, Nice, France
  • Sylvie Tambutté, Centre Scientifique de Monaco, Monaco
  • Georges Lefthériotis, LP2M UMR7370, CNRS-UCA, Nice, France

COST Action EuroSoftCalcNet 

Biomineralization is a highly complex and active biological process that takes into account different aspects, including molecular, cellular and integrative biology, evolution, clinical and therapeutic aspects up to societal and environmental facts. Biomineralization is also a multidisciplinary field comprising biology, chemistry, physics, medicine and environmental sciences. This Digital Summer School is intended to unveil this interdisciplinarity and will give a unique opportunity to young research fellows who wish to enter this field of research to interact with internationally renowned experts.
This Summer School is open to young scientists (PhD, post-docs and early scientists). The program is built on 3 days of courses, interactive workshops, round tables and networking. There will be time for students to present their research projects and receive feedback from the experts.
The aim of this Summer School is to promote general knowledge on all aspects of biomineralization. The course starts with fundamentals aspects of biomineralization, followed by a varied program that integrates clinical, societal and environmental aspects.

Learning Objectives:
This Digital Summer School aims to provide advanced training for PhD students and young researchers from academia and private companies. It will also foster knowledge exchange between attendees and contribute to the establishment of scientific collaborations. Specifically, this Summer School will transfer conceptual and practical know-how on the following topics: 

  • Evolutionary aspects of biomineralization
  • Basic biological and non-biological mineralization processes
  • Clinical and pathophysiological aspects of biomineralization
  • Hands-on: Techniques to assess biomineralization processes
  • Translational research in biomineralization: from gene to therapeutics
  • Societal and environmental aspects of biomineralization

This Summer School will be 100% online and will combine pre-recorded presentations, live discussions and interactive sessions and workshops. 

Students and postdocs are invited to submit an abstract to present their project and results using the link to the abstract submission form below (150 words maximum; 5 key words; no illustration; pdf file). This from has to be send to Thirty abstracts will be selected for oral presentation. Only abstracts related to mineralized tissues will be considered for this selection. Results of the selection will be communicated to the authors on June 25.

Contact and registration:
This summer school is free but registration is mandatory.
To register, you can either send an e-mail with your name; status and affiliation to or use the online form below.

Université Côte d’Azur, 11 June 2021. More information.

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