The aim of the annual “Molecular Interactions” workshop is to give an overview about state-of-the-art methods and techniques in the life sciences. We are inviting [internationally] renowned scientists to report on the most current and up-to-date developments within their specific areas of research. In particular within “omics” research, the development and use of modern technologies that require a high degree of specialist knowledge is of high prominence. We believe that the transfer of knowledge and know-how is essential for a fruitful and successful future of functional genome research.

In 2005, we started our series of “Molecular Interactions” workshops which focus on research technologies and methods. Our main motivation is to inform early career scientists about the newest research trends, technology developments and analytical approaches with a hands-on focus, and to share our enthusiasm for state-of-the-art science and technology. In addition, we would like to provide a platform for junior researchers to network and get in contact with experts from academic research institutions and industry. Our workshop is organised by scientists from universities and other research institutions in Germany, and has been growing continuously over the years.

This year, “Molecular Interactions” will celebrate its fifth anniversary. We are happy to note that we have increasing numbers of international participants both as speakers and within our audience. To enhance our visibility, we are introducing the publication of a “Molecular Interactions” abstract book this year. Last year’s “Molecular Interactions” focussed on systems biology. This year, we would like to add a new aspect: synthetic biology.  


Jörn Glökler (DE), MPI for Molecular Genetics

Georg Sczakil (DE), University of Luebeck

Detlev Schild (DE), Georg-August-University Göttingen

Stefan Prechtl (DE), Bayer Pharma AG

S.O. Deininger (DE), Bruker Daltonik GmbH

Peter Guttmann (DE), Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin

Candan Tamerler Behar (US), University of Washington

Fabio Fachinelli (DE), Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf

Tobias Scheel (DE), German Rheumatism Research Center Berlin

Mir-Farzin Mashreghi (DE), German Rheumatism Research Center Berlin

L. Gerosa (Swiss), ETH Zuerich

Constanze Kaiser (DE), EMBL

Jan Medenbach (DE), EMBL

Lisa Roberts (UK), University of Surrey

Stephan Menz (DE), Potsdam University

Thierry Le Bihan (UK), Centre for System Biology at Edinburgh

Robert Wellhausen (DE), Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering

Friedrich Herberg (DE), Kassel University

Jörg Hoheisel (DE), DKFZ

Ingo Dreyer (Spain), Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Andreas Vogt (DE), University of Tuebingen

Malte Buchholz (DE), University of Marburg

Günter von Kiedrowski (DE), Ruhr-University Bochum

Nediljko Budisa (DE), TU Berlin

Kristian Müller (DE), Potsdam University

Hartmut Grammel (DE), MPI for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems

Björn Junker (DE), Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research

Timm Schröder (DE), German Research Center for Enviromental Health

Melanie Boerris (DE), Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg