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Joint Retreat 2017 in Basel - ICMSE Pre-conference

26.08.2017 – 29.08.2017


The ICMSE Pre-Conference (Joint Retreat 2017) will take place before the International Conference on Molecular Systems Engineering ICMSE 2017 and will start on Saturday 26 August 2017, 9 am, until Sunday 27 August, 4 pm at the University of Basel (Kollegienhaus, Petersplatz 1). The ICMSE Pre-conference 2017 is jointly organised by and for members only of the NCCR Molecular Systems Engineering, the FMS Research Center (Research Center for Functional Molecular Systems; University of Groningen, Radboud University Nijmegen, Eindhoven University of Technology) and our Research Training Group GRK2062 "Molecular Principles of Synthetic Biology".

The invited speakers of the ICMSE Pre-conference are:

  • Benjamin G. Davis, University of Oxford
  • Vincent Noireaux, University of Minnesota (invited by GRK2062)
  • Roy Bar-Ziv, Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Nediljko Budisa, Technische Universität Berlin

Pre-conference flyer and ICMSE 2017 Conference Booklet

Program: On Saturday, August 26 our joint Retreat will start at 9 am with talks of the FMS Research Center. In the afternoon, Vincent Noireaux who was invited by our Junior Researchers Committee will give a talk about "Engineering and testing gene circuits with a cell-free TXTL toolbox". After that Tobias Härtel will give an overview about research topics of our Research Training Group. The following GRK2062 junior researchers are elected to present their talks afterwards: Fridtjof Brauns, Mona Dotzler, Matthäus Schwarz-Schilling, Christopher Scheidler.

Accommodation in Hotel Spalentor is already booked for all junior researchers (about 4 min to walk to the conference location). After the ICMSE Pre-conference all GRK2062 junior researchers will also participate in the ICMSE main conference (August 27-29, 2017).

Travel information: There will be a bus transfer from Munich to Basel on August 25, 2017 in the early afternoon and back to Munich in the evening of August 29, 2017.