Bio-Related Materials represent the most complex type of matter studied at MAINZ. In this research area we will attempt to create materials with extreme mechanical properties, smart responsive materials, or materials which interact with high specificity. We will address three main materials classes. Bio-mimetic materials represent a class of materials that we design by “learning from nature”. Studying these materials will help to understand generic phenomena and processes in real biomaterials. This will eventually allow for designing new materials with enhanced properties. As a new research activity, we will include materials for bio-medical applications.