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W+E Heraeus Seminar 2017

07/16-21/2017 W+E-Heraeus-Seminar "Nanopores"

Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 17:00 to Friday, July 21, 2017 - 14:00
Campus Center, Jacobs University Bremem


648. Wilhelm und Else Heraeus Seminar:

Transport Mechanisms in Biological and Synthetic Nanopores and –channels


Nanoscale pores and channels are ubiquitous in biological systems while artificial nanopores and -channels are being fabricated for an increasing number of applications. Biological pores are responsible for the transport of various ions and substrates between the different compartments of biological systems separated by membranes while artificial pores are aimed at emulating such transport properties.

The aim of this WE-Heraeus seminar is to bring together scientists working synthetic and biological nanopores and –channel both from theory and experiment. With this seminar we would like to bridge gaps and search for common ways on how to elucidate mechanisms of molecular transport through nanopores and -channels. One key feature is to understand the relationship between structures and functions of nanopores and -channels.

The workshop will consist of invited lectures but also some contributed talks. We particularly invite junior scientists during their PhD or PostDoc to apply. The program will leave plenty of time for discussion, and all participants are encouraged to present their work in a poster session.


More information of speaker, program etc. on the homepage of the seminar:

HeraeusThe Seminar is generously funded by the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Foundation (link is external).     

Local organizers:

  • Prof. Ulrich Kleinekathöfer, Professor of Theoretical Physics (Focus Area: Health – Physics & Earth Sciences – Jacobs University Bremen) - Email:  u.kleinekathoefer [at] ( (link sends e-mail)) – Tel: +49 421 200-3523
  • Prof. Meni Wanunu (Department of Physics and Department of Chemistry/Chemical Biology, Northeastern University, Boston) - Email:  wanunu [at] ( (link sends e-mail)) – Tel: +1 617 272-7412
  • Prof. Mathias Winterhalter, Professor of Biophysics (Focus Area: Health – Life Sciences & Chemistry – Jacobs University Bremen) - Email:  m.winterhalter [at] ( (link sends e-mail)) – Tel: +49 421 200-3248 / Fax: +49 421 200-3249