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PlanktonTech - New approaches into bionics and evolution research

PlanktonTech is a Helmholtz Virtual Institute founded in 2008 at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Science by the Helmholtz Society, the largest science organization in Germany. PlanktonTech concentrates on fundamentals of the evolutionary mechanisms leading to the optimisation of lightweight structures in marine plankton organisms.

Bio-Inspired Technologies: Prof. Christofer Toumazou

This article in Ingenia, December 2008, (37), 20-26, discusses the work of Professor Christofer Toumazou, founder of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at Imperial College London.  The Institute has brought together scientists, medical researchers, clinicians and engineers to drive major advances in key areas of medical diagnosis and treatment, including personalised healthcare, regenerative medicine and biomedical imaging."

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