Physikzentrum Bad Honnef
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DPG Physics School 2008
supported by the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus - Foundation

8 - 13 June 2008, Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, Germany

Biophysics at Interfaces

Joachim P. Spatz & Tamas Haraszti, Max Planck Institute for Metals Research Stuttgart & University of Heidelberg

Scientific phenomena which occur upon the interaction between biological matter as well as between biological matter and non-bio interfaces has been attracting experimentalists and theoreticians from several scientific fields such as Physics, Chemistry and Biology. The highly interdisciplinary research in this scientific field has improved our understanding in living matter and allowed the physical description of general phenomena in nature. Research in this area has advanced technologies ranging from material science to measurement techniques and theory.
Lecturers of the school will take participants on a tour ranging from introductory material to recent and novel concepts of frontline research. We expect participants with a strong interest in interdisciplinary research at the master's, doctoral, post-doctoral level and beyond to strongly benefit from the school.

Invited Lecturers
  • Patricia Bassereau, Institute Curie, France
    Lipid membrane deformations induced by proteins
  • Stefan Diez, (MPI) CBG, Dresden, Germany
    Operation of biomolecular motor systems in synthetic environments
  • Erwin Frey, LMU Munich, Germany
  • Benny Geiger, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
    Functional dissection of the integrin adhesome network
  • Julie Gold, Chalmers University, Sweden
    Cell attachment, growth and differentiation on supported phospholipid bilayers
  • Michael Grunze, University of Heidelberg, Germany
    X-ray microspectroscopy and holography
  • Tamás Haraszti, MPI Stuttgart, University of Heidelberg, Germany
    Construction and manipulation of actin biomimetic models
  • Josef Käs, University of Leipzig, Germany
    Soft Brains, Signal Amplification through Noise, and Taking the Bull by its Horns.
    Passive and Active Single Cell Biomechanics
  • Harm-Anton Klok, EPFL, Switzwerland
    Controlled radical polymerization as a tool to generate biofunctional surfaces
  • Pierre Nassoy, Institute Curie, France
    Cell and vesicle adhesion: influence of the cytoskeleton on the dynamics of spreading.
    Rheology of nanotubes extruded from vesicles and cells
  • Ralf Richter, CIC BiomaGUNE, Spain
    Getting a hand on collective properties of supramolecular assemblies in biology: the example of the pericellular coat
  • Tim Salditt, University of Göttingen, Germany
    Biomolecular self-assembly and dynamics at interfaces by x-rays and neutrons: from scattering to imaging
  • Ulrich Schwarz, University of Heidelberg, Germany
    Modelling the role of elasticity and geometry for cell and tissue organization
  • Christine Selhuber-Unkel, Niels Bohr Institute, Denmark
    Measuring forces on cellular systems
  • Michael Sheetz, Columbia University, USA
  • Carsten Soennichsen, University of Mainz, Germany
    Plasmonic nanoparticles as optical labels for biological molecules, membranes and cells
  • Viola Vogel, ETH Zürich, Switzwerland
    Tuning protein function by mechanical force

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