Interdisciplinary Center for Clinical Research (IZKF) Münster
Münster Conference on Biomolecule Analysis
29. - 30. November 2017


Micro- and nanoanalytical including chip technologies are of major importance in research and development in the life sciences. Some of these such as fluorescent-based detection methods enable detection even at the single cell level. The scope of this conference is to provide a forum for scientists from various research disciplines to discuss the advancement in biomolecular analytical technologies and to provide a platform for young scientists to interact with experts in the field. The agenda of the conference includes workshops and talks, enabling participants to gain insights in selected experimental techniques.

General Information

The workshops will be held on 29th and 30th November at the Institute of Hygiene and the Max-Planck-Institute for Biomolecular Medicine, Münster. The talks on 30th November and will include a keynote lecture as well as talks by high-ranking speakers on their recent research findings. We especially encourage young scientists to attend our conference. Please check this website regularly for updates regarding confirmed speakers and further information.

This year's conference focusses on imaging using MALDI mass spectrometry. An entire afternoon (Nov 29) will be dedicated to showcase such experiments in a workshop jointly organized by the Klaus Dreisewerd and his colleagues and Waters Corp. at the Institute of Hygiene. The keynote speaker, Ron Heeren, well known for his groundbreaking activities in this field, will take up the topic on the following morning (Nov 30). A talk by another leading manufacturer of MALDI imaging instrumentation, Bruker, will further illustrate the current state-of-the-art.

The conference, moreover, will provide several opportunities to learn about traditional as well as new laboratory techniques such as gel electrophoresis, mass spectrometry (Nov 30) and interaction analysis (Nov 29) in workshops and lectures. This is an excellent opportunity for students and PIs alike to improve their understanding and discuss and troubleshoot with the experts. High-ranking researchers will, in addition, speak about innovative experiments in proteomics and drug research in a series of talks given on Nov 30.

We encourage you to use this great opportunity to train your students and meet the research leaders!

Please REGISTER ONLINE by 15. November 2017.