10th Horizons in Molecular Biology (Horizons)

Organization: Molecular Biology Graduate program

Venue: Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry

Location: Goettingen, Lower Saxony, Germany

Event Date/Time: Sep 09, 2013 / 6:15 pm - (GMT +1:00 hours) End Date/Time: Sep 13, 2013 / 6:00 pm - (GMT +1:00 hours)
Registration Date: Sep 09, 2013
Early Registration Date: Jul 15, 2013 Time: 23:59:00(GMT +1:00 hours)
Abstract Submission Date: Aug 20, 2013
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We are delighted to announce the 10th anniversary “Horizons in Molecular Biology” International PhD Student symposium, taking place from September 9-13th, 2013, at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen.  


Explore the frontiers of molecular biology in 23 talks by dynamic young scientists as well as established luminaries, among them Nobel laureate Tim Hunt; Lasker award winner Arthur Horwich; neuroscientist and memory researcher Erin Schuman; Erik Jorgensen who investigates the synaptic signalling; cell-cell contact specialist and tumor targeting expert Erkki Ruoslahti and Tony Hunter, the discoverer of tyrosine phosphorylation.


Network with our speakers, for example in a “Lunch with the Prof”, and interact with them and other participants at social events like the conference party and dinner and the special 10th anniversary celebration. Present your own research poster and get selected for a talk, for both of which you can win awesome prizes.


Discover opportunities at the Career Fair preceding the symposium, for example science visualisation or consulting. Attend workshops to develop skills in acquiring research funding and how to optimally place your latest paper – essential competencies for your successful career in science! And now that your career is going to be a success, maybe you want to hear about how a Nobel laureate gets chosen from Urban Lendhal, the chairman of the Nobel Committee – just in case ; )


Participate in hands-on cutting-edge techniques workshops corresponding to research talks – for example on super-resolution STED microscopy, NMR or cryo-EM.


Early registration deadline with reduced fees is July 15th, however registration is possible until the start of the meeting. Please keep in mind that abstracts have to be submitted by August 20th.


We are very much looking forward to welcoming you at “Horizons in Molecular Biology 2013”! 


-The Horizons Organization Team-

The “Horizons in Molecular Biology” Symposium is organized by PhD students of the IMPRS “Molecular Biology” in Göttingen and is under the patronage of the Federal Minister of Education and Research, Prof. Dr. Johanna Wanka. 



Molecular Biology Graduate program
Justus-von-Liebig Weg 11
Lower Saxony

Conference Speakers


From techniques to discovery:

John Rubinstein; Dinshaw Patel; Albert Heck; Angela Gronenborn; María García-Parajo; Erik Jorgensen


Building blocks of life:

Peter Seeberger; Karissa Sanbonmatsu; Andreas Plückthun; Janet Thornton


From genes to function:

 Arthur Horwich; Edith Heard; Shelley Berger; Jill Barber, Susan Gottesman


Cellular communication:

Anthony Hunter; Hollis Cline; Erin Schuman; Erkki Ruoslahti; Nina Tandon; Kartik Chandran (Microbiology); Doreen Cantrell; Kartik Chandran (Virology)


Opening lecture by Tim Hunt


Exhibits included

Poster exhibiton + selected student talks. Please submit abstracts by August 20th latest.