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435th Heraeus Seminar: Physics of Biological Function

June 21 - June 25, 2009

Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, Germany

Funded by the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Stiftung

In physics, interactions between particles follow laws. In biology, interactions between biomolecules serve a function. These very different points of view are beginning to merge as research over the past years has demonstrated how, in some exemplary cases, the laws of physics constrain the implementations of biologial functions.

An important aim of this meeting is to connect young and established researchers in this field into a community, and to demonstrate how different research areas contribute to understanding biological function. Specifically, we plan sessions on the molecular basis of regulation, gene expression and regulatory dynamics, cellular and multicellular behavior, as well as population genetic and evolutionary aspects (see below).

Although the meeting is short and intense, time will be provided for informal scientific exchange between speakers and participants. We urge all speakers and participants to stay for the entire duration of the event, to generate a creative workshop atmosphere.


Logo der LMU Prof. Ulrich Gerland
LMU München



Logo der Uni KoelnProf. Michael Lässig
Universität zu Köln