1-3 March 2018
at Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD), Dresden, Germany
Europe/Berlin timezone

The Biotechnology Center (BIOTEC) at the Technische Universität Dresden is hosting the internatonal conference:

BIOTEC Forum 2018 - Biophysics in the Nucleus

The conference aims to combine frontiers of biophysics, chromatin and nuclear architecture. Ultimately living systems must be understood using biophysics and the conference aims for interdisciplinary juxtapositions of (i) single molecule studies with polymerases and nucleosomes, (ii) super high resolution and single molecule microscopy of chromatin, (iii) modelling of nucleosomal, transcription mechanisms, chromatin fibers and nuclear architecture with regulation through chromatin including epigenetics, chromatin remodeling and nuclear topology. A further aim involves advancing quantitation into chromatin research, which has been largely based on qualitative origins. By bringing together leading protagonists in several disciplines that do not often meet, the conference will promote cross-disciplinary collaborations and synergies.

The conference will consist of Invited Talks, Talks selected from submitted abstracts and Poster Sessions

Registration fee is 50€ for students, 200€ for academic participants and 300€ for industrial participants. Registration will open on November 20 2017. The abstract submission deadline is January 12 2018.



  • Adrian Bird (Edinburgh)
  • Carlos Bustamante (California)
  • Kevin Chalut (Cambridge, UK)
  • Stirling Churchman (Harvard)
  • Ibrahim Cisse (Cambridge, USA)
  • Maria Pia Cosma (Barcelona)
  • Patrick Cramer (Göttingen)
  • Ralf Everaers (Lyon)
  • Susan Gasser (Basel)
  • Christof Gebhardt (Ulm)
  • Anja Groth (Copenhagen)
  • Taekjip Ha (Baltimore)
  • Edith Heard (Paris)
  • Rob Klose (Oxford)
  • Moritz Kreysing (Dresden)
  • Ernest Laue (Cambridge, UK)
  • Leonid Mirny (Cambridge, USA)
  • Jürg Müller (Martinsried)
  • Craig Peterson (Worcester, USA)
  • Ana Pombo (Berlin)
  • Andrew Spakowitz (Stanford)
  • Terence Strick (Paris)


ORGANIZING COMMITTEE: Stephan Grill (BIOTEC), Jochen Guck (BIOTEC), Michael Schlierf (B CUBE), Francis Stewart (BIOTEC), Nadine Vastenhouw (MPI-CBG)

This conference is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and the BIOTEC.




Starts 1 Mar 2018 09:00
Ends 3 Mar 2018 13:00
at Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD), Dresden, Germany
Fetscherstrasse 105, 01307 Dresden, Germany
  • Grill, Stephan
  • Guck, Jochen
  • Stewart, Francis
  • Vastenhouw, Nadine
  • Schlierf, Michael