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Cutting-Edge Technologies, July 23, 2015


In the name of the organizing team, we would like to thank all the speakers, participants and our helping hands for making this event such a big success!

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In order to facilitate further exchange of expertise and networking, we have installed mailing lists which correspond to the topics of the Hotspots.


The graduate programs of the Life Science Campus Großhadern/Martinsried are jointly hosting an event on cutting-edge technologies in life science.

New techniques develop quickly and can revolutionize the scientific landscape. Key examples are PCR, molecular sequencing and cloning, all developed around the mid-20th century, that have transformed the pace and progress in science and have become standard tools in education, research and industry today.

But how is such a technological/methodological breakthrough accomplished? What are the pitfalls during development? What are the challenges and succeses of their application?

Hear keynote speakers who have developed groundbreaking methods (CrisprCas and Optogenetics) and have visionary ideas for the future (Connectomics). Participate in break-out sessions with local pioneers in application of a wealth of cutting-edge techniques right here on the Campus Großhadern/Martinsried.

  • Keynote Lectures by
    • Professor Dr. Emmanuelle Charpentier, Helmholtz Center for Infection Research, Braunschweig
    • Professor Dr. Ernst Bamberg, Max Planck Institute of Biophysics, Frankfurt am Main
    • Professor Dr. Moritz Helmstädter, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt am Main
  • Breakout Sessions
    Genome Engineering, Stem Cells, Genomics, Proteomics, Live-Imaging, Super-Resolution Microscopy, Photopharmacology, Nanospectroscopy, Next Generation Sequencing, Optogenetics
  • Networking
    During the coffee breaks thematic Hotspots will provide the opportunity to connect people with common interests, for further discussions and networking.

The program continues informally over a barbecue dinner on the terrace.

Participation is free of charge.

The event is fully booked.

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