Beilstein Symposium on Molecular Engineering and Control
Venue: Yachthotel Chiemsee
|Event Date/Time: May 14, 2012||End Date/Time: May 18, 2012|
|Registration Date: Mar 30, 2012|
|Abstract Submission Date: Mar 30, 2012|
|Paper Submission Date: Aug 31, 2012|
The interdisciplinary approach of scientists, who combine knowledge from the natural sciences, engineering and informatics in the design and synthesis of molecules, makes possible the exploration of the limits of miniaturization, operation and efficiency for both natural and artificial machines. The aim is to be able to routinely design molecules or systems with desired physicochemical or physiological properties.
For example, the manipulation and control of molecules on surfaces to bring about the functionalization of the surface or of the molecules themselves is important for a wide variety of applications, e.g., the engineering of synthetic biological systems, diagnostics and delivery devices. The realization of these abilities rests not only upon the availability of synthetic expertise but also on the many essential methods of imaging, lithography and computation, which allow us to begin both the assembly and control of molecules, together. However, the difficulties associated with being able to simultaneously understand and control assembly, recognition, transport and motion at the molecular and systems levels need to be addressed. Therefore, this symposium brings together scientists from different disciplines to discuss, from their own points of view, the contemporary state and future perspectives in molecular engineering and control.