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BMB Symposium

BMB Symposium 2020: Synthetic Biology - A Canvas for Curiosity

The master program Biochemistry and Molecular Biology invites you to come with us on a journey through the diverse disciplines of science.
Our Symposium “Synthetic Biology – A Canvas for Curiosity” will take place on October 13 and 14, 2020. We will present our own ideas in form of a project proposal which unites different faculties and are looking forward to hearing your questions and opinions.
Besides our presentations, guest speakers will give talks. Dr. Kerstin Göpfrich is a research group leader at the Max Planck Institut Heidelberg and will give us an idea on microfluidic systems and nanotechnology. Dr. Alberto Sánchez-Pascuala, a postdoc at the Max Planck Institut Marburg is dealing with the optimization of metabolic pathways, as photosynthesis. Together with Dr. Nick Lane, author and professor for evolutionary biochemistry, we want to dive into the fundamental questions of biology: Where does life come from? Is there a chance for external life in the universe? Why do we age?

Due to the current Covid-19 situation, we want to invite you to join online via Zoom. Did we get your interest? Just come by at the 13. Of October between 9 AM and 18 PM and on October 14th from 9 AM to 13 PM.

If you register on Stud.IP, you will get all further information and log in information to zoom:,

Best and see you soon,
Your BMB Master students

Guest Speakers



BMB Symposium

Each year we organize a BMB-Symposium. During this workshop all master students of the third semester present their posters. The posters are the results of projects during laboratory rotations - see module E. The student gets three credit points for the presentation. During the symposium the best three posters were awarded.

SynBio Conference

Master BMB batch of 2017
Master's BMB Batch of 2017

SynBio Conference 2018

A student conference where the members of the BMB Program will present a variety of interdisciplinary project ideas, combining the different departments at the university.

Joining the event as the guest speakers, Dr. Rahmi Lale from NTNU and Dr. Klaus Kruttwig from Leibniz Institute of New Materials.



Excursion to List/Sylt in 2017

At the end of each winter semester Prof. Kelm, two of his collaborators and 8 - 9 master students make an excursion to List/Sylt. During the five days' excursion they search starfishes as course material for the Glycobiochemistry; structures and functions of glycoconjugates course (Modul B) . This excursion was organized in cooperation with AWI Wadden Sea Station Sylt/List.