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Research Interests

Professor Joester’s research group is driven by the desire to understand not only the design, i.e. the structure and functional organization of biominerals, but also their integrated synthesis. On a cellular level, these two, design and its execution, are inextricably linked. Their highly interdisciplinary approach reflects this complexity and rests on both the engineering of biomaterials synthesis in cell culture and the biologically inspired synthetic (re)construction of artificial mineralizing systems. In this way, they hope to find ways to create new materials of functional and architectural sophistication that rival that of biominerals.

Following their recent discovery of a highly soluble Mg-rich intergranular film in vertebrate tooth enamel, they embarked on an investigation into its role in tooth decay and bioinspired approaches to prevent caries. Research in the Joester group therefore includes (bio)synthesis, functional properties, and degradation of biominerals.

Education/Academic qualification

Chemistry, PhD, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich

Chemistry, MSc, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich

Chemistry and Pharmacy, BA, University of Tübingen

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  • Research Output

    A method for mapping submicron-scale crystallographic order/disorder applied to human tooth enamel

    Free, R., Derocher, K., Xu, R., Joester, D. & Stock, S. R., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Powder Diffraction.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Atomic-Scale Characterization Reveals Core-Shell Structure of Enamel Crystallites

    Smeets, P. J. M., DeRocher, K., Zachman, M. J., Goodge, B. H., Kourkoutis, L. F. & Joester, D., 2019, Proceedings of Microscopy and Microanalysis 2019. Vol. 25 (S2). p. 1722-1723 2 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Crystallization kinetics of amorphous calcium carbonate in confinement

    Cavanaugh, J., Whittaker, M. L. & Joester, D., Jan 1 2019, In : Chemical Science. 10, 19, p. 5039-5043 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 4 Scopus citations

    Culture of and experiments with sea urchin embryo primary mesenchyme cells

    Moreno, B., DiCorato, A., Park, A., Mobilia, K., Knapp, R., Bleher, R., Wilke, C., Alvares, K. & Joester, D., Jan 1 2019, Methods in Cell Biology. Academic Press Inc, p. 293-330 38 p. (Methods in Cell Biology; vol. 150).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Impact of Drying and Effective Stresses on the Pore Space and Microstructure of Mudrocks

    Deirieh, A., Chang, I. Y., Casey, B., Joester, D. & Germaine, J. T., May 1 2019, In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. 124, 5, p. 4290-4304 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Scopus citations