Molecular motors power many essential processes of life, from transporting cargoes in cells to processing the genetic information. Their functions are based on movements on many time and length scales, ranging from the sub-molecular to the cellular scale. This three-day symposium will highlight recent advances in the study of their function and their dynamics. The central topics of the meeting are 

  • Dynamics of single motors
  • Cooperative transport by motor teams
  • Information-processing motors (polymerases, ribosomes)

Invited speakers

Roy Bar-Ziv, Weizmann Institute (Israel)
Debashish Chowdhury, IIT Kanpur (India)
Barry Cooperman, Univ. of Pennsylvania (USA)
Michael Diehl, Rice Univ. (USA)
Stefan Diez, TU Dresden (Germany)
Mans Ehrenberg, Uppsala Univ. (Sweden)
Erwin Frey, LMU Munich (Germany)
Stephan Grill, MPI Dresden (Germany)
Steven Gross, UC Irvine (USA)
Henry Hess, Columbia Univ. (USA)
Erika Holzbaur, Univ. of Pennsylvania (USA)
Anatoly Kolomeisky, Rice Univ. (USA)
Karsten Kruse, Univ. Saarbrücken (Germany)
Berenike Maier, Univ. Cologne (Germany)
José Onuchic, Rice Univ. (USA)
George Oster, UC Berkeley (USA)
Joseph D. Puglisi, Stanford Univ. (USA)
Christoph Schmidt, Univ. Göttingen (Germany)
Udo Seifert, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany)
Paul Selvin, Univ. Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (USA)
Stephan Sigrist, FU Berlin (Germany)
Terence Strick, Institut Monod, Paris (France)
Claudia Veigel, LMU Munich (Germany)
Viola Vogel, ETH Zürich (Switzerland)
James Weisshaar, Univ. of Wisconsin (USA)
Ahmet Yildiz, UC Berkeley (USA)

Conference fee: 200 €. The conference fee includes lunch on all conference days and the conference dinner.

Organizers: Stefan Klumpp and Reinhard Lipowsky, MPI of Colloids and Interfaces