Horizons in Molecular Biology Symposium

The 16th Symposium "Horizons in Molecular Biology" will take place on 09th-12th of September 2019 at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen, Germany.


The aim of the Symposium is to bring together senior scientists and young researchers from different fields to promote scientific exchange and to provide exciting insights into the frontiers of Molecular Biology.

Confirmed speakers of Horizons 2019

Keynote: Michael Rosbash (Brandeis University, USA) - Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2017
Leonie Ringrose (Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany)

Christopher Vollmers (University of California Santa Cruz, USA)

Miki Ebisuya (EMBL Barcelona, Spain)

Michael Levine (Princeton University, USA)

Margaret McCarthy (University of Maryland, USA)

Asifa Akhtar (Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics, Germany)

Robert Ernst (Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany)

Randy Hampton (University of California San Diego, USA)

Zoya Ignatova (University of Hamburg, Germany)

Leo James (MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK)

James Williamson (The Scripps Research Institute, USA)

John Briggs (MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK)

Gaia Pigino (Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Germany)

Sjors Scheres (MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK)

Max Cryle (EMBL Australia, Australia)

Jen Heemstra (Emory University, USA)

more TBA soon.

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Horizons Career Fair 2018

The 12th Horizons Career Fair took place on the 10th of September 2018. This year's list of speakers included:


Stephanie Boue, Computational biologist at Philip Morris International R&D, collaborator of Sbv IMPROVER

Ben Glick, President and Chief Scientist at Snapgene

Daisy Robinton,  Scientist, Model and Co-founder of Weird&Wonderful

Adrian Schomburg, Director Target Identification and NEAT Technology, Chief Technology Officer at Proteros Biostructures, IMPRS in Molecular Biology alumni

Marie-Laure Yaspo, Founder, Chief Scientific Officer at Alactris Theranostics

Wolfgang Grosse, CureVac

Maria Loidolt-Krüger,  Microscopy application specialist, PicoQuant


Along with the talks, several workshops were given by David Giltner (TurningScience) and Monica Feliu-Mojer (iBiology).


More about the 12th Horizons Career Fair.

Impressions of Horizons 2018

Clive Brown (UK)

Bianxiao Cui (Stanford, USA)

Mara Dierssen (Barcelona, Spain)

Anne-Claude Gavin (Heidelberg, Germany)

Daniel Gerlich (Vienna, Austria)

Florian Jug (Dresden, Germany)

Yamuna Krishnan (Chicago, USA)

Ulrike Kutay (Zurich, Switzerland)

Danielle Laurencin (Montpellier, France)

Juliane Liepe (Göttingen, Germany)

Polly Matzinger (Maryland, USA)

Osamu Nureki (Tokyo, Japan)

Roland Nusse (Stanford, USA)

Katherine Pappas (Athens, Greece)

Anna Marie Pyle (New Haven, USA)

Floyd Romesberg (San Diego, USA)

Neville Sanjana (New York, USA)

Michael Sheehan (New York, USA)

Peter Lenart (Goettingen, Germany)

Elizabeth Villa (San Diego, USA)