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Cutting Edge Technologies

Cutting-Edge Technologies

The GRK1721 and 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.

Thursday, July 23 2015, 13:00 - 19:00 in the LMU Biocenter

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


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.