Biomimetics is a field of research based on solving problems and developing new technology by studying and imitating natural processes. The ancient Greeks already described nature as a model, and today researchers worldwide are inspired by nature’s smart solutions. Uppsala University is conducting biomimetic research that may perhaps help lead to a solution for the world’s energy problems. Briefly, it is a method based on imitating natural photosynthesis, which is the foundation of all higher forms of life on earth. Welcome to an exciting conversation on what we can learn from our inventive planet.
–Johannes Messinger, professor of molecular biomimetics, Uppsala University
–Fredrik Moberg, biologist and author of the book Den uppfinningsrika planeten (The Inventive Planet)
–Anders Bjers, Swedish Research Council
Johannes Messinger, Professor at the Department of Chemistry - Ångström Laboratory, Molecular Biomimetics; Photosynthesis Group, Professor, Uppsala University, 2017. Photographer: Mikael Wallerstedt THE PHOTO WAS BOUGHT BY UPPSALA UNIVERSITY