"Research Days" for pupils from Berlin
On September 24 and 25, the research institutions in Berlin Adlershof organized their annual "Research Days", inviting pupils from senior classes to visit their labs. ISAS participated in the event with a lecture and a guided lab tour on "Fingerprints in materials science". Please find more information about the event on the > event homepage.
Beijing Humboldt Forum in China
From September 19 to 21, the Beijing Humboldt Forum took place in China. The event was organized by the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) in Beijing, with several partners from academics and industry such as the Alexander von Humboldt foundation and the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW). ISAS was also among the co-organizers and was present in Beijing: Albert Sickmann, head of the institute, lead one of the sessions themed "Precision Analytics for personalized medicine".
The Forum attended to a large range of topics, from green economy and cultural heritage to innovation and urbanization. It aimed to highlight China’s development in culture, economics and technology and to strengthen the connections between China and Europe.
22nd Workshop on Micromethods in Protein Chemistry
From June 29 to July 1, the 22nd "Workshop on Micromethods in Protein Chemistry" took place at Zeche Zollern in Dortmund. The conference featured numerous talks on modern methods in protein analysis, two contests for hands-on experience and a Young Talent Award. It was open to all interested protein and proteome researchers.
Conference on Optics of Surfaces and Interfaces (OSI-11) in Austin, Texas
From June 28 to July 03, the OSI-11 conference on Optics of Surfaces and Interfaces took place in Austin, Texas. As a member of the International Program commitee, ISAS director Norbert Esser helped organizing the meeting.
The conference offered an opportunity to discuss new developments of optical techniques for probing interfaces and nanostructures and to explore new advances in basic and applied science of surface optics. Conference topics included surface sensitive optical techniques, interfaces to organic layers and biological systems or microscopic theory and modeling of optical response.
Activity field conference Optical Analytics in Berlin
On June 16, ISAS and the OpTecBB cluster jointly organized an activity field conference on Optical Analytics in Berlin. The main topic of the event was optical analysis in thin film technology, which was discussed in ten different talks and a complementary poster session. The conference took place in the Hermann von Helmholtz lecture hall at the PTB (Physikalisch-Technischen Bundesanstalt) in Berlin Charlottenburg.
Open Night of Sciences at Berlin and Potsdam
On June 13, 2015 scientific facilities around Berlin and Potsdam invited the public to the Open Night of Sciences. Universities, research institutes and technology companies opened their doors from 5 pm to midnight, doing experiments and answering questions. ISAS participated in the event, putting up an experiment booth at the Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy (MBI).
ISAS Berlin: Official dedication of the new location
With a ceremonial act, the new location of ISAS Berlin has now been officially dedicated. The relocation of the institute’s site in Berlin is thus completed.
About 70 invited guests attended the celebration on April 30 at the WISTA event location where they were greeted by Professor Albert Sickmann and Professor Norbert Esser. The short welcome notes from Dr. Jutta Koch-Unterseher, Berlin Senate Department for Economics, Technology and Research, and from Heinrich Baßler, administrative director of WZB Berlin and vice president of the Leibniz Association, were followed by two lectures: Professor Ulrich Panne from the BAM (Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung) talked about "Analytical Science at Work", and Professor Friedhelm Bechstedt from the University of Jena discussed the question "Can spectra be calculated from first principles?". After a subsequent get-together with champagne and snacks, several guests joined a short guided tour around the new ISAS premises.
Girls Day at ISAS
The annual Girls Day took place on April 23 this year. On that day, young girls all over Germany were invited to have a look into typical "men’s jobs" in science or engineering. ISAS again participated in the event and offered nine girls between 10 and 15 the possibility to look around the ISAS labs and to do some experiments. The motto of the tour was "Whatever holds the world together – on the trail of small things". The girls visited the ISAS building on campus of the TU Dortmund, slipped into lab coats and experimented with pipettes and solutions.
Proteomic Forum 2015 in Berlin
On March 22 to 25, the Proteomic Forum took place in Berlin again. The conference, organized by the DGPF (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Proteomforschung), offered an opportunity to discuss new developments in proteomics.
The conference program comprised various workshops and presentation sessions with proteomics experts from all over the world. Topics included proteomic approaches in science and medicine and gave an insight into encouraging technologies, molecular and cellular proteomics as well as their clinical administration. In addition, there was a poster session and an award for young investigators.