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Winter Semester 2015/16

WS15/16 Schedule

WS15/16 Schedule

 

Damien Faivre (MPIKG)

Title: Biologische und Biomimetische Materialien

Place: UP Golm, 2.25.B1.01 every Monday from 9:15 bis 10:00 (first meeting on October 12th)
Contact: damien.faivre@mpikg.mpg.de
 


Stefanie Barbirz, Joerg Fettke (UP)
Title: Modern Aspects of Biochemistry and Analytics of Carbohydrates

Description: Recent developments in molecular biology and modern analytical methods have increased the knowledge about the ubiquitous role of carbohydrates in animals, plants, and bacteria. Aim of this course is an insight into the interdisciplinary field of glycobiology. It will present an actual survey of the biochemistry of sugar building blocks, oligo- and polysaccharides in pro- and eukaryotic systems. Moreover, qualitative and quantitative carbohydrate analytics will be covered as well as the fundamental biophysical principles underpinning interactions of carbohydrates with proteins. Subject areas: Fundamentals on glycoconjugates. Structural and functional principles of the glycan conformational space. N-and O-linked glycosylation. Glycan analysis. Lectins and carbohydrate binding modules. Physicochemical principles of protein-carbohydrate interactions. Glycan arrays. Microbial glycobiology and pathogenesis.

Place: UP Golm, 2.25.B 0.01 every Thursday from 10:15-11:45 (first meeting on October 15th)
Contact: barbirz@uni-potsdam.de
 


Rainer Haag (FU)
Title: Introduction to Macromolecular Chemistry I


Description: This course on macromolecular chemistry discusses definitions, introduces types of polyreactions, and compares chain and step-growth polymerizations. It also treats the constitution of polymers, homo- and copolymers, networks, configuration and conformation of polymers. Topics of interest are contour length, coil formation, the mobility in polymers, glass temperature, rubber elasticity, molecular weight distribution, energetics of polyreactions, and examples for polyreactions (polyadditions, polycondensations, polymerizations)

Location: FU, Takustr. 3, Takustr. 6 and Fabeckstr. 34/36, 14195 Berlin, Block course 9-12, 14-15:30 (lecture) and 15:30-17:00 (seminar)

Duration: Start on October 12th, 2015 until October 27th, 2015

Contact: haag@chemie.fu-berlin.de
 


Marcelo Calderon (FU), Uwe Schedler (PolyAn), Lendlein (HZG), Rabe (HU), PD Dr. Bernhard Schartel (BAM), Prof. Dr. Andreas Lendlein / PD Dr. Axel Neffe (HZG), Prof. Dr. Mohsen Adeli (FU), Dr. Ali Faissal (BASF)

 

Title: Introduction to Macromolecular Chemistry II

Description: This course on macromolecular chemistry discusses definitions, introduces types of polyreactions, and compares chain and step-growth polymerizations. It also treats the constitution of polymers, homo- and copolymers, networks, configuration and conformation of polymers. Topics of interest are contour length, coil formation, the mobility in polymers, glass temperature, rubber elasticity, molecular weight distribution, energetics of polyreactions, and examples for polyreactions (polyadditions, polycondensations, polymerizations)

Location: FU, Takustr. 3, Takustr. 6 and Fabeckstr. 34/36, 14195 Berlin, Block course 9-12, 14-15:30 (lecture) and 15:30-17:00 (seminar) Start on October 28th, 2015 -November 12 th, 2015

Contact: haag@mpikg.mpg.de
 


Thomas Weikl (MPIKG)
Title: Introduction to Theoretical Soft Matter Physics


Description: This lecture provides an introduction into the statistical physics of soft matter systems, which are well known from everyday life and form the basis of living organisms. Characteristic for soft matter are length scales intermediate between atomic and macroscopic scales, thermal fluctuations, and self-assembly. In the lecture, these characteristic aspects will be investigated in exemplary systems such as polymers, proteins, and membranes. The lecture includes simple models for these systems, as well as an introduction into simulation methods such as molecular dynamics. 

Location: MPIKG,Theory Seminar Room (1.123)
Duration: Every Wednesday from 12:15 to 13:45, starting October 14th, 2015
Contact: thomas.weikl@mpikg.mpg.de
 


Angelo Valleriani (MPIKG)
Title: Introduction to Stochastic Processes

 

Description: In this course we will introduce some of the standard tools of stochastic modeling. Following examples and case studies, the course covers the main theory of Markov chains in discrete and continuous time. The course will dwell on the theory of first-passage time problems and their widespread use in stochastic modeling. We will also touch some elementary aspects of information theory, hazard rate theory and a few elementary aspects of data analysis. The accompanying tutorials will cover basic aspects of probability theory.

Location: MPIKG, Theory Seminar Room, Monday and Wednesday 10:30 - 12:00 starting October 19. Contact: angelo.valleriani@mpikg.mpg.de
 


Rainer Haag (FU)
Title: Translation von Projektideen in Forschungs- and Startup-Projekte (TransProIdee)

 

Description: Die Veranstaltung verschafft Masteranden und Doktoranden Einblicke in innovative Karrierewege im Bereich der Naturwissenschaften. Dafür werden junge Gründe naturwissenschaftlicher Startups in einer offenen Ringvorlesung ihre Erfahrungen im Bereich der Ausgründing vorstellen. Ergänzt wird das Programm durch Führungspositionen und regionale Partner: der Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung- und Prüfung, des Max-Plank Institutes für Kolloid und Grenzflächenforschung, des Helmholtz-Zentrums Berlin, von Profund und dem WISTA-Gründerzentrum, um einen diversifizierten Blickpunkt auf die Translation von interdisziplinären, naturwissenschaftlichen Forschungsprojekten zu schaffen. Um die finanzielle Förderung eigener Projektideen zu ermöglichen, werden innerhalb der Seminarreihe die Konzeption und das Schreiben von Projekt-/Forschungsanträgen, Grundlagen zur Unternehmungsgründung und die Validierung von Projektideen fokussiert.

Location: FU, Takustr.3, 14195 Berlin, 2 SWS, Wednesdays 4-6 p.m. Start: to be determined

Contact: haag@chemie.fu-berlin.de