Proteomic Forum 2015 in Berlin
On March 22 to 25, the Proteomic Forum took place in Berlin again. The conference, organized by the DGPF (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Proteomforschung), offered an opportunity to discuss new developments in proteomics.
The conference program comprised various workshops and presentation sessions with proteomics experts from all over the world. Topics included proteomic approaches in science and medicine and gave an insight into encouraging technologies, molecular and cellular proteomics as well as their clinical administration. In addition, there was a poster session and an award for young investigators.
Girls Day at ISAS
The annual Girls Day took place on April 23 this year. On that day, young girls all over Germany were invited to have a look into typical "men’s jobs" in science or engineering. ISAS again participated in the event and offered nine girls between 10 and 15 the possibility to look around the ISAS labs and to do some experiments. The motto of the tour was "Whatever holds the world together – on the trail of small things". The girls visited the ISAS building on campus of the TU Dortmund, slipped into lab coats and experimented with pipettes and solutions.
ISAS Berlin: Official dedication of the new location
With a ceremonial act, the new location of ISAS Berlin has now been officially dedicated. The relocation of the institute’s site in Berlin is thus completed.
About 70 invited guests attended the celebration on April 30 at the WISTA event location where they were greeted by Professor Albert Sickmann and Professor Norbert Esser. The short welcome notes from Dr. Jutta Koch-Unterseher, Berlin Senate Department for Economics, Technology and Research, and from Heinrich Baßler, administrative director of WZB Berlin and vice president of the Leibniz Association, were followed by two lectures: Professor Ulrich Panne from the BAM (Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung) talked about "Analytical Science at Work", and Professor Friedhelm Bechstedt from the University of Jena discussed the question "Can spectra be calculated from first principles?". After a subsequent get-together with champagne and snacks, several guests joined a short guided tour around the new ISAS premises.
Open Night of Sciences at Berlin and Potsdam
On June 13, 2015 scientific facilities around Berlin and Potsdam invite the public to the Open Night of Sciences. Universities, research institutes and technology companies open their doors from 5 pm to midnight, doing experiments and answering questions. ISAS is going to participate in the event, putting up an experiment booth at the Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy (MBI).
All information on the Open Night of Sciences can be found on the Open Night website.
Conference on Optics of Surfaces and Interfaces (OSI-11) in Austin, Texas
From June 28 to July 03, the OSI-11 conference on Optics of Surfaces and Interfaces takes place in Austin, Texas. As a member of the International Program commitee, ISAS director Norbert Esser helps organizing the meeting.
The conference offers an opportunity to discuss new developments of optical techniques for probing interfaces and nanostructures and to explore new advances in basic and applied science of surface optics. Conference topics include surface sensitive optical techniques, interfaces to organic layers and biological systems or microscopic theory and modeling of optical response.
22nd Workshop on Micromethods in Protein Chemistry
From June 29 to July 1, the 22nd "Workshop on Micromethods in Protein Chemistry" takes place at Zeche Zollern in Dortmund. The conference features numerous talks on modern methods in protein analysis, two contests for hands-on experience and a Young Talent Award. It is open to all interested protein and proteome researchers.