50th anniversary of the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics

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


11:00 Welcome remarks
Martin Vingron, Managing Director MPIMG

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

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

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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