Biophysics at Interfaces

DPG - Physics School

Su, 08.06.2008 17:00  –   Fr, 13.06.2008 14:00
Joachim P. Spatz and Tamas Haraszti, Max Planck Institute for Metals Research & University of Heidelberg
Physikzentrum Bad Honnef
Hauptstr. 5, 53604 Bad Honnef, Germany

Event partner:
Wilhelm and Else Heraeus-Foundation, Physikzentrum Bad Honnef
Contact person:
Victor Gomer,


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 speakers:

Benny Geiger (Weizmann Institute of Science), Ulrich Schwarz
(University of Heidelberg), Ralf Richter (CIC BiomaGUNE),
Patricia Bassereau (Institute Curie), Pierre Nassoy (Institute
Curie), Josef Käs (University of Leipzig), Erwin Frey (LMU
Munich), Carsten Soennichsen (University of Mainz), Tim Salditt
(University of Göttingen), Bengt Kasemo (Chalmers University),
Julie Gold (Chalmers University), Christine Selhuber-Unkel (Niels
Bohr Institute), Viola Vogel (ETH Zürich), Mike Sheetz (Columbia
University), Wolfgang Maier (University of Basel), Harm-Anton
Klok (EPFL)