Soft Matter Physics Division - University of Leipzig
464th Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Seminar
Self Organization in Cell Assemblies and Tissues
Physics Center Bad Honnef, August 29 - September 3, 2010
Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Foundation
The seminar already took place from August 29 till September 3, 2010.

Scientific Organizers

Claus Fütterer & Josef A. Käs
Soft Matter Physics Division, University of Leipzig


Conference Secretariat

Claudia Honisch
University of Leipzig
Faculty of Physics and Earth Science
Institute for Experimental Physics I
Soft Matter Physics Division 
Linnéstraße 5, 04103 Leipzig, Germany

Phone: (+49 341) 97 32470
Fax: (+49 341) 97 32479


Webmaster: Steve Pawlizak
Last update: 2010-10-06

The dynamics of tissues and morphogenesis is currently progressing rapidly and there is a strong need for exchange and discussion. The meeting’s intention is to bring biologists, biophysicists and physicians together in an enjoyable and inspiring atmosphere in a charming old manor in Bad Honnef close to the Rhine river to talk about their research, to enjoy inspiring discussions and posters about the deep secrets of the organization of multi-cellular systems. The talks will address a interdisciplinary scientific community. The number of participants is limited to avoid the hectic conference atmosphere. Plenty of time will be given for discussion and exchange.

The conference will take place at the conference center of the German Physical Society in Bad Honnef, Germany. Accommodation for all participants will also be provided in the conference center. For detailed directions to the conference site and further information about location and accommodation, please consult the website of the Physics Center Bad Honnef.

Topics included:
  • Self organization of cells
  • Reaction diffusion models
  • Cellular signaling 
  • Cell migration in tissues
  • Embryogenesis
  • Cell and tissue mechanics
  • Emergent phenomena
  • Evolution of tissues
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