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Nano-Bio-Physics Symposium 2019

"Stretching the boundaries of physics, one molecule at a time"

September 6-7, 2019

Reprinted with permission from Sedlak et al. Nano Lett (2018). Article ASAP. DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.8b04045; Copyright 2018 American Chemical Society

Scope of the Symposium

The symposium "Stretching the boundaries of physics, one molecule at a time" will be held at the LMU Munich on September 6 and 7, 2019, coinciding with the approaching retirement and 65th birthday of Prof. Hermann Gaub. It will bring together biophysicists from all parts of the world, amongst them friends, colleagues and collaborators. The program will comprise two days of talks and on Friday evening a casual conference dinner and plenty of room for informal discussions.


The Symposium will start on Friday, September 6 in the morning at about 9.00 am and will end on Saturday night, September 7.

There will be

· Scientific talks (15 minutes each + 5 minutes discussion)

· Conference dinner on Friday and possibilities for a joint dinner Saturday evening

· Coffee break with informal poster viewing. We welcome anyone interested to present their work in an informal poster   format.

Detailed program will follow.


There are hotel rooms in the vicinity of the LMU. We have blocked single and double rooms from 05.09/06.09 to 08.09.2019.

Hotel Carlton Astoria, http://www.carlton-astoria.de/start.htm
Das Hotel, https://www.das-hotel-in-muenchen.de/de/
Hotel Hauser, https://www.hotel-hauser.de/de/
Hotel Antares, https://www.antares-muenchen.de/

Please book directly with the hotels, either by mail or phone call and use the keyword "Festkolloquium". Travel expenses have to be covered individually.

The group block expires July, 2019.

For further questions please contact Sylvia Kreuzer.

Childcare during the symposium is available on request. Please contact Sylvia Kreuzer.


Registration deadline: August 15.

Workshop Venue

LMU Munich
Geschwister-Scholl Platz 1
80799 Munich
Opens external link in new windowLecture Hall H030 06.09.2019
accessible via Schellingstr. 4
Opens external link in new windowLecture Hall N120 07.09.2019
accessible via Amalienstr. 54

Program Committee

Opens external link in new windowMatthias Rief

Opens external link in new windowJan Lipfert

Opens external link in new windowMartin Benoit

Administrative Coordination:
Opens window for sending emailSylvia Kreuzer

Confirmed Speakers

Prof. Ed Bayer, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rechovot, Israel

Dr. Rafael Bernardi, University of Illinois at Urbana-Chapaign, USA

Dr. Kerstin Blank, Max-Planck-Institut, Potsdam, Germany

Prof. Dieter Braun, LMU München, Germany

Prof. Hauke Clausen-Schaumann, Hochschule München, Germany

Prof. Andreas Engel, Universität Basel, Switzerland

Prof. Evan Evans, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Prof. Julio F. Fernandez, Columbia University, New York, USA

Prof. Ernst-Ludwig Florin, University of Texas at Austin, USA

Dr. Benjamin Gaub, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Prof. Christoph Gerber, University of Basel, Switzerland

Dr. Günther Gerisch, Max-Planck-Institut, Martinsried, Germany

Prof. Kay Gottschalk, Universität Ulm, Germany

Prof. Helmut Grubmüller, Max-Planck-Institut, Göttingen, Germany

Prof. Ulrich Hofmann, University of Lübeck, Germany

Prof. Thorsten Hugel, University of Freiburg, Germany

Prof. Hongbin Li, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Prof. Tim Liedl, LMU München, Germany

Prof. Jan Lipfert, LMU München, Germany

Prof. Zaida Luthey-Schulten, University of Illinois at Urbana-Chapaign, USA

Prof. Daniel Müller, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Prof. Michael Nash, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Prof. Roland Netz, FU-Berlin, Germany

Prof. Wolfgang Parak, Universität Hamburg, Germany

Prof. Elias Puchner, University of Minnesota, USA

Prof. Jürgen Rabe, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany

Prof. Joachim Rädler, LMU München, Germany

Prof. Matthias Rief, TU München, Germany

Prof. Erich Sackmann, TU München, Germany

Prof. Philipp Tinnefeld, LMU München, Germany

Prof. Viola Vogel, ETH Zürich, Switzerland





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