May 11 & 12, 2020


We are excited to invite you to the Max Bergmann Symposium 2020 in Dresden, Germany. The symposium will take place at the Steigenberger Hotel in the historic city center. The meeting will include talks by leading scientists from around the world.

The event aims to offer a cross-disciplinary perspective on molecular self-assembly and self-organization. The central topics are:

1. Artificial systems: assembling synthetic molecules into well-defined nanostructures and supramolecular polymer materials.

2. Biological systems: self-organization in model organisms from all trees of life.

3. Inspiration from nature: applying lessons from biological self-assembly and self-organization to create biomimetic systems.

4. Technological applications: translation toward smart nanomaterials and molecular machines with programmable functions. 

The Speakers

Confirmed speakers (alphabetical order)

Joanna Aizenberg (Harvard, USA)

Maartje Bastings (EFPL, Switzerland)

Rut Carballido-Lopez (INRA, France)

Leo Chou (University of Toronto, Canada)

Stefan Diez (B CUBE, Germany)

Knut Drescher (Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Germany)

Zemer Gitai (Princeton, USA)

Stephan W. Grill (Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Germany)

Robert Holyst (Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw)

Rafal Klajn (Weizmann Institute, Israel)

Yamuna Krishnan (University of Chicago, USA)

Thorsten Mascher (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany)

Egbert Meijer (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands)

Mariana Pinho (New University of Lisbon, Portugal)

Boris Rybtchinski (Weizmann Institute, Israel)

Juliane Simmchen (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany)

William M. Shih (Harvard, USA)





Travel & Location

Symposium Venue

Steigenberger Hotel

Neumarkt 9

01067 Dresden



Contact Us

Dr. Lars Renner


Dr. Elisha Krieg


Max Bergmann Symposium 2020.