Sep 18 – 19, 2024
Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin
Europe/Berlin timezone

Grand Opening Symposium

Scientific symposium celebrating the grand opening of the Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin

Fundamental research in interdisciplinary physics for new stimuli in medicine

Registration is now open!

The timetable for the talks will be announced shortly on this website.

Confirmed Speakers:

Uri Alon - Weizmann Institute of Science
"A physics approach to understand aging"

Elias Barriga - Dresden University of Technology

Patricia Bassereau - Institut Curie
"Lipid membranes and membrane proteins: an intimate relationship"

Elisabetta Ada Cavalcanti-Adam - University of Bayreuth
"Forces at play in receptor-mediated cell adhesion"

Ibrahim Cisse - Max Planck Institute for Immunobiology and Epigenetics
"Super-resolution imaging of transcription in living cells"

Sujit Datta - Princeton University
"The wisdom of the crowd: How bacterial collectives (re)shape themselves"

Dennis Discher - University of Pennsylvania
"Genetic Instability – from matrix rigidity effects to physics of tumor elimination by eng’d macrophages"

Anna Erzberger - EMBL Heidelberg
"Geometry-driven organisation in living matter"

Kerstin Göpfrich - University Heidelberg
"Engineering synthetic cells with RNA origami"

Gijsje Koenderink - Technical University Delft
"The material world of the human body: from molecule to tissue to disease"

Michael Sixt - Institute for Science and Technology Austria
"Global coordination of protrusive forces in migrating immune cells"

Melody Swartz - University of Chicago

Kandice Tanner - National Cancer Institute

Xavier Trepat - Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC)
"Bottom-up mechanobiology: from cell sheets to organoids "

Raphael Voituriez - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
"Emergent memory effects in cell polarity and migration"

Aleksandra Walczak - Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris
"How personalised is our immune repertoire?"

David Weitz - Harvard University
"Soft matter physics for the rheology of a cell"

Sara Wickström - Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine
"Mechanical regulation of cell states"