Talks and Seminars organized by the IMPRS on Cellular Biophysics

Guest Speaker Talks

Our IMPRS on Cellular Biophysics Student Committee regularly invites guest speakers for scientific talks in the field of biophysics.

All guest speaker seminars take place in the lecture hall of the Max Planck Institute of Biophysics (room 0.01).


Dec 12, 2024, 11 am: Prof. Dr. Petra Schwille (Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany) - Title t.b.a.

Oct 10, 2024, 11 am: Dr. Tugce Aktas (Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Berlin, Germany) - Title t.b.a.

Jun 20, 2024, 11 am: Dr. Frédéric Cazals (Centre Inria d'Université Côte d'Azur, France) - Title t.b.a.

March 21, 2024, 11 am: Francesca Gubellini, Ph.D. (Institut Pasteur, Paris, France) - Investigating LXG Toxins and Their Path to Secretion

Mar 11, 2024, 11 am: Ellen Zhong, Ph.D (Princeton University, USA) - CryoDRGN: Deep Learning for Reconstructing Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics In Vitro and In Situ


Feb 16, 2023, 5 pm: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Sandro Keller (University of Graz, Austria) - New Native Nanodiscs for Membrane-Protein Biophysics

Mar 2, 2023, 2 pm: Prof. Dr. Peter Hegemann (Humboldt University Berlin, Germany) - Mystery and Optogenetic Potential of Microbial Rhodopsins

Mar 16, 2023, 10 am: Prof. Dr. Mark Sansom (University of Oxford, United Kingdom) - Lipid Interactions of Membrane Proteins: Insights from Molecular Simulations

Oct 5, 2023, 11 am: Prof. Dr. Ricardo Henriques (Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Lisbon, Portugal) - Open Technologies in the Quest for Nanoscale Live-cell Imaging

Oct 19, 2023, 11 am: Prof. Dr. Frank Sobott (School of Molecular and Cell Biology & Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology, Universitx of Leeds, UK; Biomolecular & Analytical Mass Spectrometry; Chemistry Department, University of Antwerp, Belgium) - Mass Spectrometry Approaches to Dynamic Protein Structure: from Disordered Peptides to Membrane Pores

Career Track Talks

To offer our students some insights into different career paths for scientists, the IMPRS on Cellular Biophysics invites speakers from different fields, such as industry, academia, science management or science communication.

All career track talks take place in the lecture hall of the Max Planck Institute of Biophysics (room 0.01).


May 24, 2023, 11 am: Dr. Karoline Bopp, European and German Patent Attorney at Kador & Partner - How to Become a Patent Attorney in the Intellectual Property World

June 14, 2023, 10 am: Dr. Sascha Vogel, Science Communicator and Founder of Science Birds - From Science to Science Communication

July 13, 2023, 2 pm: Dr. Ruben Ragg, Editor-in-Chief, ChemBioChem (Wiley-VCH) - Getting Published in 2023 and Beyond: How to Adapt to a Rapidly Changing Publication Landscape

Student Seminar

Our student seminar offers IMPRS-CBP students room for exchange about their research topics and the progress of their PhD projects.
Furthermore, our students invite renowned speakers from the field of Cellular Biophysics.


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