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Nanoscale Compartmentalization of Signaling Processes in Biology and Medicine

Date
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Venue
Merzhausen
Registration deadline
Costs
from 100 EUR
Address
FORUM Merzhausen
Dorfstraße 1
79249 Merzhausen
Type
Conference/Symposium
Organiser
Spemann Graduate School of Biology and Medicine (SGBM) and the Centre for Biological Signalling Studies (BIOSS)
Contact
E-mail: symposium2017(at)bioss.uni-freiburg.de
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Signals from the Invisible Flyer
(PDF, ca. 2.13 MB)
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Nanoscale Compartmentalization of Signaling Processes in Biology and Medicine

Glossary

  • Being lytic is the feature of a bacteriophage leading to the destruction (lysis) of the host cell upon infection.
  • Selection in a biological context means the assortment of organisms due to their characteristics. On the one hand, this could be natural selection ("survival of the fittest") like in evolutionary processes. On the other hand, selection by man, e.g. breeding, is called artificial selection. Artificial selection is also used in genetic engineering to identify a genetically modified organism due to its new characteristics (e.g. resistance to antibiotics).

The symposium “Signals from the Invisible – Nanoscale Compartmentalization of Signaling Processes in Biology and Medicine” celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Spemann Graduate School of Biology and Medicine (SGBM) and the Centre for Biological Signalling Studies (BIOSS). Both institutions have been funded by the German Excellence Initiative since 2006/2007 and have reached a high international reputation in the area of structured doctoral training and research in signaling and synthetic biology. SGBM offers its PhD fellows a multidisciplinary research environment, efficient supervision schemes and extensive career mentoring to prepare them for a successful career in academia, industry and the public sector. By an iterative process “From Analysis to Synthesis to better Analysis” BIOSS scientists in the area of Biology, Medicine and Engineering collaborate to develop and apply tools of synthetic biology and super-resolution techniques to control and understand cellular signaling processes that are the basis of our life. This will allow the development of novel devices and medicines to treat human diseases such as cancer more effectively. Most signaling processes occur inside subcellular compartments at dimensions that are below the diffraction limit of visible light of 250 nanometers. Information from these dark spaces of the cell is hard to retrieve. The symposium brings together signaling scientists from all over the world who use novel and innovative techniques in their studies of nanoscale signaling processes.

Call for abstracts

The STFI2017 organizing committee would like to invite you to submit an abstract for consideration for the symposium. Abstracts can be accepted either as oral or poster presentation. Abstracts will be reviewed by the scientific committee of the symposium. If the corresponding author has already made a selection between oral or poster presentation, it will be considered by the committee. If the submissions are not accepted for oral presentation, the corresponding author will have the opportunity either to accept poster presentation or withdraw his/her submission. Presenting authors of selected abstracts must be registered at the symposium. Abstract submissions will end on June 1st, 2017.

Website address: https://www.gesundheitsindustrie-bw.de/en/event/nanoscale-compartmentalization-of-signaling-processes-in-biology-and-medicine/