Compartmentalisation is a key property of life and its role can be understood from a chemical, biological, physical, and material standpoint with informed applications in biotechnology, origin of life, and cell biology. This course provides a glimpse into this fascinating, interdisciplinary world.
This school provides lectures and hands-on tutorials to introduce the key concepts of protocellular research. The Summer School includes webinars focused on the practical aspects of making coacervates microdroplets and lipid vesicles via bulk and microfluidic methodologies, networking opportunities and targeted careers sessions.
In addition to lectures and tutorials, we will feature plenary lectures by distinguished scientists working with compartmentalisation in the fields of origin of life and cell biology and host an afternoon focused on innovation, entrepreneurship, and careers. The program includes first-hand stories of how companies grew from fundamental research and networking opportunities with scientists from academia and industry.
Approximately 40 Master, Diploma, and early stage PhD students with a background in Natural Science and a keen interest in compartmentalisation in Origin of Life, Synthetic Biology, or Cellular Biology will participate in the summer school. All aspects of this summer school will take place online.
Companies wishing to participate in the summer school will have their logos included in the abstract booklet and may be asked to provide a speaker as part of the "academia to innovation" or "careers" panels. Logos may be uploaded directly in the registration form. Arrangements for speakers will be made individually with the organizers.
- Compartmentalisation in origin of life and cell biology
- Self-assembly of coacervates and lipid vesicles
- Theory of phase diagrams and Ostwalds ripening
- Enzyme kinetics in compartments
- Principle of microfluidic fabrication and applications
- Basic principles of light microscopy and image analysis
- Networking & Focus on careers in academia and industry
- Simon Alberti (Technical University, Dresden, Germany)
- Christof Flamm (University of Vienna, Austria)
- Stephen Mann (University of Bristol, UK)
- Sheref Mansy (University of Alberta, Canada)
- Nicolas Martin (CNRS Bordeaux, France)
- Kepa Ruiz Mirazo (University of Basque Country, Spain)
- Tom Robinson (MPI-K, Potsdam, Germany)
- Peter Walde (ETH, Zurich, Switzerland)
- Christoph Weber (MPI-PKS, Dresden, Germany)
- Gayathri Nadar (MPI-CBG, Dresden, Germany)
- Jan Peychl (MPI-CBG, Dresden, Germany)
- Shrada Das (Blue Matter)
- Julia Sepulveda (Elvesys)
- Jessica Ayache (Elvesys)
- Fabrice Gallou (Novartis)
- Shruti Rattan (DuPont)
- Eliott Varon (Direction Generale de l'Aviation Civile)
- Adam Perriman (University of Bristol, UK)