Conference Program

The list of posters can be downloaded as PDF here.

The conference program can be downloaded as PDF here.

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Matthias Schwarz (Vice-Rector for Research and Young Academics)
Organizing Committee
Biophysics and Single Molecules
Chair: Gunter Schütz (Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany)
9:30 Steve Granick (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
Surprises from Single-Particle Imaging of Passive and Active Diffusion
Akihiro Kusumi (Kyoto University, Japan)
Hypothesis of Unit Rafts as Organizers of the Meso-scale Domain Structure and Function in the Plasma Membrane
10:40 Coffee Break
11:10 Thomas Schmidt (Leiden University, The Netherlands)
How Diffusion might lead to Non-linear Response
11:45 Eli Barkai (Bar-Ilan University, Israel)
Weak Ergodicity Breaking for Single Molecule Diffusion in the Cell
12:20 Lunch
Biophysics and Single Molecules
Chair: Marc-Olivier Coppens (University College London, UK)
14:00 Ilpo Vattulainen (Tampere University of Technology, Finland)
Diffusion Driving the Formation of Functional Nanoscale Machines in Cell Membranes
Nanopores and Nanoprobes
Chair: Marc-Olivier Coppens (University College London, UK)
14:35 Peter Reimann (Universität Bielefeld, Germany)
Modeling DNA-Translocation through Nanopores: Two Case Studies
15:10 Matthias Fuchs (Universität Konstanz, Germany)
Driven Motion of Colloids in Active Microrheology
15:45 Gerhard Schmid (Universität Augsburg, Germany)
Diffusive Transport in Corrugated Channels
16:20 Coffee & Posters AI, B, C, D (Foyer)
18:45 Dinner (On Site)
Plenary Lecture
Chair: Jörg Kärger (Universität Leipzig, Germany)
20:15 Cees Dekker (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)
The Appeal of Single-Molecule and Single-Cell Studies


Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Fluctuations, Optical Traps, Hot Colloids
Armin Bunde (Universität Gießen, Germany)
9:00 Ernst-Ludwig Florin (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
Seeing is Believing: Direct Visualization of Fluctuations in Biopolymer Networks with 3D Thermal Noise Imaging
9:35 Erik Schäffer (Universität Tübingen, Germany)
Hydrodynamic Resonance in Optical Traps & Friction of Molecular Machines
10:10 Debashish Chowdhury (Indian Institute of Technology, India)
First Passage Times: A Common Theme in the Kinetics of Macromolecular Motors
10:45 Coffee Break
11:15 Werner Köhler (Universität Bayreuth, Germany)
Hot Colloids in Polymer Networks: Cage Formation and Transient Network Deformation
11:50 Lunch & Posters AII, E, F (Foyer)
14:30 Departure to the Monument to the Battle of the Nations
16:30 Concert at Alte Handelsbörse
18:00 Guided City Tour
19:00 Conference Dinner (Ratskeller Leipzig)


Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Dynamics in Social and Animal Systems
Gero Vogl (Universität Wien, Austria)
Ingolf Kühn (Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research, Halle, Germany)
Drivers and Impacts of the Spread of Alien Species in Europe
9:35 Matthew Turner (University of Warwick, UK)
Dynamics in Social Fluids
10:10 Coffee Break
Active Brownian Motion
Chair: Michael Saxton (University of California, USA)
10:40 Clemens Bechinger (Universität Stuttgart, Germany)
Active Brownian Motion of Asymmetric Particles
11:15 Masaki Sano (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
Self-Organization Dynamics of Active Colloids
11:50 Best Poster Talks
12:30 Lunch
Active Brownian Motion
William S. Price (University of Western Sydney, Australia)
14:00 Paul Chaikin (New York University, USA)
Diffusion and Organization in Driven Particles Systems
14:35 Coffee Break
Diffusion in Material Science
Helmut Mehrer (Universität Münster, Germany)
15:05 Paul Heitjans (Universität Hannover, Germany)
Diffusion in Lithium Ion Conductors – From Fundamentals to Applications
Nicholaas Stolwijk (Universität Münster, Germany)
Ionic Transport and Pair Formation in Polymer Electrolytes
Friedrich Kremer (Universität Leipzig, Germany)
Glassy Dynamics of Polymers in Geometrical Confinement: From Nanometric Layers to Single Condensed Isolated Coils
Closing Remarks
Organizing Committee
17:30 Dinner (Bayerischer Bahnhof)


Steve Granick (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
Surprises from Single-Particle Imaging of Passive and Active Diffusion

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