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Registration and abstract submission (Registration deadline: 16 February 2018)

IHRS BioSoft Symposium 2017

Although development towards highly sophisticated and useful molecular machines is still in its infancy, significant breakthroughs have already showcased the range of prospects that can be achieved. From molecular machines to networks of cells, from chemical motions to protein interaction, a combination of experiments, theory, and simulations is required to characterize and construct new machines. This symposium aims to provide an interdisciplinary get-together for young and young-at-heart scientists, with an overview of the field of molecular and biological machines.

Organizers: C. Abaurrea Velasco, C. Alleva, D. Petrovic


Molecular MachinesBen Feringa - University of Groningen (The Netherlands)
Enzyme EvolutionLynn Kamerlin - Uppsala University (Sweden)
Ribosome StructureElmar Behrmann - caesar Bonn (Germany)
Artificial ChaperonimIvan Coluzza - CIC biomaGUNE San Sebastián (Spain)
Mitotic SpindleIva Tolić - Institut Ruđer Bošković Zagreb (Croatia)
Cytoskeletal OrganisationFrançois Nédélec - EMBL Heidelberg (Germany)


23 April 2018
10:30-10:40Opening remarks
10:40-11:30Invited talkSpeaker #1
11:30-12:20Contributed talksJunior speakers #1 and #2
14:00-14:50Invited talkSpeaker #2
14:50-15:40Contributed talksJunior speakers #3 and #4
15:40-16:10Coffee break
16:10-17:00Invited talkSpeaker #3
17:00-17:50Contributed talksJunior speakers #5 and #6
17:50-Poster session
24 April 2018
09:30-10:20Invited talkSpeaker #4
10:20-11:10Contributed talksJunior speakers #7 and #8
11:10-11:40Coffee break
11:40-12:30Invited talkSpeaker #5
14:00-14:50Invited talkSpeaker #6
14:50-15:40Contributed talksJunior speakers #9 and #10
15:40-Closing remarks


The symposium will be held at Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany, building 4.7, auditorium (opposite to the central library).

 Campus map (jpeg, 603 kB)

Registration, costs and poster submission

Posters can be presented by anyone who registers. A limited number of slots for short talks is available. For a short talk, please also submit a short letter of motivation (max 1 page). Young scientists selected to give short talks will get small travel grants.

If you are interested in presenting a poster or a short talk, please provide an abstract with up to 200 words. In particular students and young researchers are encouraged to present their work – this is a great chance to discuss with the invited speakers and the faculty. We will try to accommodate all posters, but priority will be given to those submitted earlier.

Registration and abstract submission

Registration is free of charge and is now open until February 16, 2018. Due to limited number of seats, registration is mandatory for all, including IHRS BioSoft fellows and FZ Jülich employees. Participation will be confirmed on a first come, first served basis.

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Additional Information

Poster download

IHRS-BioSoft Symposium poster



Boehringer Ingelheim

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