MaySynBio Symposium Magdeburg 2018

Guest Speakers

Besides speakers from MaxSynBio we will have international guest speakers and speakers from the Center for Dynamics Systems in Magdeburg.

Keynote Lecture

Sheref S. Mansy received his BS and PhD degrees from the Ohio State University where he studied the biosynthesis of iron-sulfur clusters with Jimmy Cowan. He then went on to carry out postdoctoral work on protocells with Jack Szostak.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sheref S. Mansy

Sheref S. Mansy received his BS and PhD degrees from the Ohio State University where he studied the biosynthesis of iron-sulfur clusters with Jimmy Cowan. He then went on to carry out postdoctoral work on protocells with Jack Szostak. [more]

Panel Speakers

Jason Chin is a Programme Leader at the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology (MRC-LMB), where he is also a Head of the Centre for Chemical & Synthetic Biology (CCSB). He is a Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at the University of Cambridge Department of Chemistry and a fellow and director of studies in Biochemistry at Trinity College, Cambridge.

Prof. Dr. Jason Chin

Jason Chin is a Programme Leader at the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology (MRC-LMB), where he is also a Head of the Centre for Chemical & Synthetic Biology (CCSB). He is a Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at the University of Cambridge Department of Chemistry and a fellow and director of studies in Biochemistry at Trinity College, Cambridge. [more]
Patricia Bassereau is currently CNRS Directrice de Recherche (equivalent to professor) at the Institut Curie in Paris where she is the leader of the group "Membranes and cellular functions". She started her carrier in Soft Matter in Montpellier (GDPC)  and spent one year as a visiting scientist at the IBM Almaden Center (San Jose, USA).

Prof. Dr. Patricia Bassereau

Patricia Bassereau is currently CNRS Directrice de Recherche (equivalent to professor) at the Institut Curie in Paris where she is the leader of the group "Membranes and cellular functions". She started her carrier in Soft Matter in Montpellier (GDPC)  and spent one year as a visiting scientist at the IBM Almaden Center (San Jose, USA). [more]
Frank Jülicher studied Physics at the University of Stuttgart and RWTH Aachen University. He did his PhD work at the Institute for Solid State Research at the Research Center Jülich and received his PhD in 1994 from the University of Cologne.

Prof. Dr. Frank Jülicher

Frank Jülicher studied Physics at the University of Stuttgart and RWTH Aachen University. He did his PhD work at the Institute for Solid State Research at the Research Center Jülich and received his PhD in 1994 from the University of Cologne. [more]
 Ramin Golestanian (born on 26 February 1971) obtained his BSc from Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, and his MSc and PhD from the Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS) in Zanjan. His PhD work was conducted under the remote supervision of Mehran Kardar from MIT, and was followed by an independent postdoctoral research fellowship at

Prof. Dr. Ramin Golestanian

 Ramin Golestanian (born on 26 February 1971) obtained his BSc from Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, and his MSc and PhD from the Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS) in Zanjan. His PhD work was conducted under the remote supervision of Mehran Kardar from MIT, and was followed by an independent postdoctoral research fellowship at [more]
Udo Kragl studied chemistry at the University of Bonn. He finished his PhD thesis in 1992 in the field of biochemical reaction engineering. After a postdoc at Ciba-Geigy International Research Laboratories in Takarazuka in Japan, he returned to the Juelich Research Center and University of Bonn for his habilitation.

Prof. Dr. Udo Kragl

Udo Kragl studied chemistry at the University of Bonn. He finished his PhD thesis in 1992 in the field of biochemical reaction engineering. After a postdoc at Ciba-Geigy International Research Laboratories in Takarazuka in Japan, he returned to the Juelich Research Center and University of Bonn for his habilitation. [more]

Speakers of the Center for Dynamics Systems

Rolf Findeisen studied engineering cybernetics at the University of Stuttgart and chemical engineering at University of Wisconsin-Madison. After his studies, he joined the Institut for Automatic Control at ETH Zürich, before moving with his advisor (Frank Allgöwer) to the University of Stuttgart, where he obtained his Dr.-Ing. In 2007 he joined the Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg

Prof. Dr. Rolf Findeisen

Rolf Findeisen studied engineering cybernetics at the University of Stuttgart and chemical engineering at University of Wisconsin-Madison. After his studies, he joined the Institut for Automatic Control at ETH Zürich, before moving with his advisor (Frank Allgöwer) to the University of Stuttgart, where he obtained his Dr.-Ing. In 2007 he joined the Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg [more]
Michael Naumann is head of the Institute for Experimental Internal Medicine at the Otto-von-Guericke-Universität. His research team investigates clinically important signaling modules which are relevant for cancer development.

Prof. Dr. Michael Naumann

Michael Naumann is head of the Institute for Experimental Internal Medicine at the Otto-von-Guericke-Universität. His research team investigates clinically important signaling modules which are relevant for cancer development. [more]
Steffen Klamt studied Systems Science at the University of Osnabrück and finished his PhD thesis in the field of metabolic modeling in 2005 at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems in Magdeburg. Since 2009 he heads the research group "Analysis and Redesign of Biological networks" at the MPI Magdeburg.

Dr.-Ing. Steffen Klamt

Steffen Klamt studied Systems Science at the University of Osnabrück and finished his PhD thesis in the field of metabolic modeling in 2005 at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems in Magdeburg. Since 2009 he heads the research group "Analysis and Redesign of Biological networks" at the MPI Magdeburg. [more]

Further speakers of the CDS will be presented here soon.

Panel Discussion

Barbara Prainsack is a Professor at the Department of Political Science at the University of Vienna, and at the Department of Social Science, Health & Medicine at King’s College London. Her work explores the social, regulatory and ethical dimensions of biomedicine and bioscience.

Prof. Dr. Barbara Prainsack

Barbara Prainsack is a Professor at the Department of Political Science at the University of Vienna, and at the Department of Social Science, Health & Medicine at King’s College London. Her work explores the social, regulatory and ethical dimensions of biomedicine and bioscience. [more]
Joachim Schummer, dr. phil. habil., is a philosopher, sociologist and graduated chemist. After working many years as a university lecturer, among others in Germany, USA and Australia, he became a freelance author. Recent book publications are Between Fascination and Demonization: Chemistry in Society (Springer 2017), Why Science? (Kadmos, 2014)

Dr. phil. habil. Joachim Schummer

Joachim Schummer, dr. phil. habil., is a philosopher, sociologist and graduated chemist. After working many years as a university lecturer, among others in Germany, USA and Australia, he became a freelance author. Recent book publications are Between Fascination and Demonization: Chemistry in Society (Springer 2017), Why Science? (Kadmos, 2014) [more]

Further participants in the panel discussion are

Kai Sundmacher (MaxSynBio)
Petra Schwille (MaxSynBio)
Peter Dabrock (MaxSynBio)

Further guest speakers will be presented here soon.