Cellular Nano-Sciences Conference 3-6 July 2011 Heidelberg
Posted July 01 2011
on the occasion of the 625th anniversary of the Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg

Over the last decades, biology has evolved from the qualitative and descriptive science of the past centuries. In particular, the trend to apply physical methods in biological research allows for the examination of complex inter-and intracellular systems in new ways. The re-examination of these biological systems has taken on enormous importance and helped to initiate not only a new interdisciplinary nature of academic issues but also ideas for future applications of these innovative approaches and findings.

The 625-year anniversary of the University of Heidelberg provides a suitable framework for the exchange of ideas and innovations at the intersections between the various traditional sciences in this new research field.

Therefore, from July 3-6 July 2011 an international conference on "Cellular Nano-Sciences" will be held here in honor of this occasion.


Confirmed Speakers
  • Christian Böhm, MPI Stuttgart & Heidelberg University
  • Harald Fuchs, University Münster
  • Naomi Halas, Rice University
  • Stefan Hell, MPI Göttingen & Heidelberg University
  • Hongkun Park, Harvard University
  • Kit Parker, Harvard University
  • Jacques Prost, Institut Curie
  • Ulrich Schwarz, Heidelberg University
  • Joachim Spatz, MPI Stuttgart
  • Viola Vogel, ETH Zürich
  • Xiaodong Chen, Nanyang Tech. University
  • Younan Xia, Washington University


Special EMBO lecture:

  • Benjamin Geiger, Weizman Institute


Conference venue:

Hörsaalzentrum Chemie
Im Neuenheimer Feld 252
69120 Heidelberg, Germany


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Chair: Prof. Dr. Joachim Spatz
Co-Chair: Dr. Heike Boehm, Dr. Ana García-Sáez and
Dr. E. Ada Cavalcanti-Adam

Organizing team:

Dr. Heike Boehm
Tabea Mundinger
Jasmin Zahn
Sebastian Rausch
E-mail: conference.organisation[at]