May 11 & 12, 2020

DRESDEN, GERMANY

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) | Assembling liquid crystal elastomers at all scales

Maartje Bastings (EFPL, Switzerland) | DNA guided self-assembly of precision materials to unravel the organization of cellular receptors

Rut Carballido-Lopez (INRAE, France) | Shaping bacteria: the actin-like cytoskeleton, from single molecules to morphogenesis

Leo Chou (University of Toronto, Canada) | RNA Extrusion from a DNA-Origami-Based Nanofactory

Stefan Diez (B CUBE, Germany) | Parallel computation with molecular-motor-propelled agents in nanofabricated networks

Knut Drescher (MPI for Terrestrial Microbiology, Germany) | Bacterial biofilm growth and disassembly

Zemer Gitai (Princeton, USA) | The evolution of bacterial shape through a self-organizing curvature module

Stephan W. Grill (MPI for Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Germany) | t.b.a.

Robert Holyst (Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland) | Diffusion and flow in soft matter: 100 years after Albert Einstein

Rafal Klajn (Weizmann Institute, Israel) | Dissipative self-assembly of nanoparticles

Yamuna Krishnan (University of Chicago, USA) | Quantitative Chemical Imaging in Live Cells

Thorsten Mascher (TU Dresden, Germany) | SporoBeads - functionalized endospores of Bacillus subtilis as a structured protein displaying platform

Egbert Meijer (TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands) | From supramolecular polymers to functional materials

Mariana Pinho (New University of Lisbon, Portugal) | The cytokinesis machinery of gram-positive bacteria

Boris Rybtchinski (Weizmann Institute, Israel) | Noncovalent Aqua Materials

Juliane Simmchen (TU Dresden, Germany) | Assembly through active matter - understanding interactions between particles

William M. Shih (Harvard, USA) | HiFi molecular transmission via crisscross cooperativity

 
 

Program

preliminary timetable

08:00 – 09:00   —   Check-In

09:00 – 09.10   —   Welcome / Introductory Comments

09:10 – 10:00   —   Morning Keynote and Discussion

10:00 – 10:30   —   Coffee Break

10:30 – 12:00   —   Morning Session

12:00 – 13:00   —   Lunch

13:00 – 13:50   —   Afternoon Keynote and Discussion

13:50 – 14:40   —   Afternoon Session 1

14:40 – 15:10   —   Coffee Break

15:10 – 16:30   —   Afternoon Session 2

16:30 – 17:10   —   Rapid-Fire Talks

17:10 – 18:00   —   Poster Session

18:00 – 20:00   —   Dinner

09:10 – 10:00   —   Morning Keynote and Discussion

10:00 – 10:30   —   Coffee Break

10:30 – 12:00   —   Morning Session

12:00 – 13:00   —   Lunch

13:00 – 13:50   —   Afternoon Keynote and Discussion

13:50 – 14:40   —   Afternoon Session 1

14:40 – 15:10   —   Coffee Break

15:10 – 16:50   —   Afternoon Session 2

16:50 – 17:00   —   Concluding remarks

Abstracts & Registration

Extended abstract submission deadline: February 29, 2020.

There are two types of contributions:

 

  • Poster

  • Poster and rapid-fire oral presentation

 

Rapid-fire oral presentations are intended to give an overview and stimulate interest in the poster.

 

A small number of abstracts will be selected for full-length oral presentations by the scientific committee.

Notifications of acceptance will be sent by March 15, 2020.

 
 

Travel & Location

Symposium Venue

Steigenberger Hotel

Neumarkt 9

01067 Dresden

Germany

+49 351 43860

The Steigenberger Hotel has allocated a limited number of rooms for the symposium. Available rooms are running out quickly! Participants who would like to stay at the Steigenberger should fill and submit this form as soon as possible. 100% cancellation is possible until 7 days prior to arrival (exempt from charges).

 

Contact Us

Dr. Lars Renner

renner@ipfdd.de

+49-(0)351-4658-787

Dr. Elisha Krieg

krieg@ipfdd.de

+49-(0)351-4658-644

Scientific Committee

Prof. Dr. Carsten Werner

Dr. Andrea Meinhardt

Dr. Andre Nadler

Dr. Dora Tang

Max Bergmann Symposium 2020.