Micro- and Nanostructured Biointerfaces

682. WE-Heraeus-Seminar

25 Nov - 28 Nov 2018


Physikzentrum Bad Honnef

Scientific organizers:

Prof. Sebastian Springer • Cindy Dirscherl, JU Bremen; Dr. Eva Sevcsik •  Prof. Gerhard J. Schütz, TU Wien/AUT

Micro-and Nanostructured Biointerfaces hold great promise as tools for many biological applications ranging from the detailed understanding of complex signaling processes to massively parallel live-cell microarrays. As such, the interest in biointerfaces in cutting edge science and technology has grown rapidly in recent years.

With this seminar we aim at providing a forum for scientists who work on engineering micro- or nanostructured functional biointerfaces and their application in cell biology, immunology, and drug discovery. The seminar will include more than 15 invited contributions covering the following areas:

  • technologies for structuring surfaces on the micro- and nanoscale
  • microarrays for drug discovery
  • micropatterning to address cell biological questions
  • manipulating proteins on the nanoscale

A particular focus of the seminar is the discussion of novel approaches for solving common problems and for addressing novel challenges. WE-Heraeus-Seminars are typically smaller meetings with approx. 60 participants and organized in a workshop-like fashion, with an informal atmosphere and a lot of room for personal contacts. We believe that this is the perfect setting to bring together researchers from different fields to create a prolific environment where common interests can be discussed, challenges can be communicated and solutions developed in international collaborations, and a community can be shaped.

The conference language will be English. Please note that the total number of participants is limited. The organizers invite all interested researchers to apply and to contribute in form of a short talk or a poster. The best poster will be awarded a prize and will be selected for an oral presentation.

We are especially encouraging junior researchers, PhD students and postdocs, to apply. We believe that this is also financially very attractive since there is no registration fee, and accommodation and meals during the conference are covered by the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Foundation, if participants are not affiliated with commerce and industry companies.

Further information can be found at this website