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    Genes and Men

    50th anniversary of the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics

    Genes and Men

    50th anniversary of the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics

    December 5th, 2014 - 50th anniversary of the MPIMG

    50th anniversary of the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics

    This year, the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics (MPIMG) will celebrate its 50th anniversary. For this reason, we want to look back to 50 years of research performed at the MPIMG and its impact on molecular biology and the life sciences in Germany. All former and current staff, collaborators and friends of the Institute are cordially invited to come to the MPIMG on December 5th and celebrate with us.

    Participation in the Ceremony and the Scientific event are free of charge. For organisational reasons, please register by using the link on the right.

    Program on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics

    Location:  Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics
                   Lecture hall
                   Ihnestraße 63-73, 14195 Berlin
                   GERMANY

    Ceremony

    11:00 Welcome remarks
    Martin Vingron, Managing Director MPIMG
    11:10

    Greetings
    Cornelia Yzer
    Senatorin für Wirtschaft, Technologie und Forschung des Landes Berlin

    11:20 Greetings
    Peter-André Alt, President of the Freie Universität Berlin
    11:30

    Greetings
    Bill Hansson, Vice president of the Max Planck Society

    11:40 Keynote lecture: The Early Years of Molecular Biology in Germany
    Hans-Jörg Rheinberger
    Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
    12:30 Lunch break

    Scientific Symposium "50 years of research at the MPIMG"

    14:00 Against all odds: early days of ribosomal crystallography at the MPI for Molecular Genetics
    Ada Yonath, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
    14:40 50 years of phage research: from phage genetics to atomic views of phage machines and their integration in the global virosphere
    Paulo Tavares, UPR CNRS 3296, Gif-sur-Yvette Cédex, France
    15:10 Epigenomics: Mapping of genomic programs in human cells
    Jörn Walter, Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken
    15:40 Genetics changes medicine
    Han Brunner, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    16:00 Coffee break
    16:30 Survival of the fittest: Necessarily one fittest?
    Peter Schuster, Universität Wien, Österreich
    17:00 Epigenetic mechanisms controlling early mammalian development
    Davor Solter, Institute of Medical Biology, A-STAR, Singapore
    17:30 Systems Medicine and Proactive P4 Medicine: Transforming Healthcare
    Leroy Hood, Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle, Washington, USA
    18:10 Closing remarks
    18:15 Reception
     
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