Lecture Series and Events

Explore Matter to Life

   

Get to know the Max Planck School Matter to Life


Matter to Life Lecture Series - Every Wednesday at 2 pm CET

The faculty of the Max Planck School Matter to Life will present their research in a weekly virtual lecture. See the upcoming schedule below for a list of talks and to sign up!

MtL Student Talk<br />December 2<sup>nd</sup> at 2 pm CET - <br />"Entropy and Life - A Historical Perspective"

MtL Student Talk
December 2nd at 2 pm CET - 
"Entropy and Life - A Historical Perspective"

Florian Aubermann
MtL Student
Register here
MtL Student Talk<br />December 9<sup>th</sup> at 2 pm CET - <br />"Information as a Biophysical Phenomenon"

MtL Student Talk
December 9th at 2 pm CET - 
"Information as a Biophysical Phenomenon"

Arsenii Hordeichyk
MtL Student
MtL Student Talk<br />December 16<sup>th</sup> at 2 pm CET - <br />"Consciousness and the Hard Problem in Biological Systems"

MtL Student Talk
December 16th at 2 pm CET - 
"Consciousness and the Hard Problem in Biological Systems"

Johannes Hahmann
MtL Student

Past lectures

November 26<sup>th</sup> at 2 pm CET - <br />"Protein-Based Sensors Revealing Physicochemical Properties of Cells"

November 26th at 2 pm CET - 
"Protein-Based Sensors Revealing Physicochemical Properties of Cells"

MtL Guest Speaker: Dr. Arnold Boersma
DWI - Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials, Aachen 
You can watch the lecture here.
November 11<sup>th  </sup>at 2 pm CET - <br />"Controlling the Activity of Drugs, Proteins and Genes by Ultrasound"<sup><br /></sup>

November 11th  at 2 pm CET -
"Controlling the Activity of Drugs, Proteins and Genes by Ultrasound"

Prof. Andreas Herrmann
DWI - Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials, Aachen & RWTH Aachen University
You can watch the lecture here.
November 4<sup>th </sup>at 2 pm CET - <br />"Swimming with Magnets - From Bacteria to Microrobots"

November 4th at 2 pm CET - 
"Swimming with Magnets - From Bacteria to Microrobots"

Prof. Stefan Klumpp 
University of Göttingen
You can watch the lecture here.

October 21<sup>st </sup>at 2 pm CET - <br />"Feeling the Force: Protein Molecules and Materials as Mechano-Sensors"

October 21st at 2 pm CET - 
"Feeling the Force: Protein Molecules and Materials as Mechano-Sensors"

Prof. Frauke Gräter 
Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) & Heidelberg University
You can watch the lecture here.
October 14<sup>th</sup> at 2 pm CET -<br />"Physics of Active Droplets"

October 14th at 2 pm CET -
"Physics of Active Droplets"

Prof. Frank Jülicher 
Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden & Technical University Dresden
You can watch the lecture here.
October 7<sup>th</sup> at 2 pm CET

October 7th at 2 pm CET

Prof. Katharina Landfester 
Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz
You can watch the lecture here.
September 30<sup>th</sup> at 2 pm CET -<br />"Simulation Studies of Pore Formation, Fusion and Fission"

September 30th at 2 pm CET -
"Simulation Studies of Pore Formation, Fusion and Fission"

Prof. Marcus Müller 
University of Göttingen
You can watch the lecture here.
September 16<sup>th</sup> at 2 pm CET - <br />"The Role of Phase Separation in Physiology and Disease"

September 16th at 2 pm CET - 
"The Role of Phase Separation in Physiology and Disease"

Prof. Anthony Hyman 
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden
You can watch the lecture here.
September 2<sup>nd</sup> at 2 pm CET - <br />"A Minimal Cytoskeleton - Filament Mechanics and Interactions"

September 2nd at 2 pm CET - 
"A Minimal Cytoskeleton - Filament Mechanics and Interactions"

Prof. Sarah Köster 
University of Göttingen
You can watch the lecture here.
August 26<sup>th</sup> at 2 pm CET -<br />"Emerging Material Robotics"

August 26th at 2 pm CET -
"Emerging Material Robotics"

Matter to Life Guest Speaker Dr. Stoyan Smoukov 
Queen Mary University of London
You can watch the lecture here.
August 19<sup>th</sup> at 2 pm CET - <br />"Feeling for Cell Function"

August 19th at 2 pm CET - 
"Feeling for Cell Function"

Prof. Jochen Guck 
Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light
You can watch the lecture here.
August 12<sup>th </sup>at 2 pm CET -<br />"Drop by Drop Towards an Artificial Chloroplast – Building Soft Matter Machines to Fix Carbon Dioxide"

August 12th at 2 pm CET -
"Drop by Drop Towards an Artificial Chloroplast – Building Soft Matter Machines to Fix Carbon Dioxide"

Prof. Tobias Erb 
Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology
You can watch the lecture here.
August 5<sup>th</sup> at 2 pm CET -<br />"Nanoscale Contact Area of Soft Objects upon Adhesion”

August 5th at 2 pm CET -
"Nanoscale Contact Area of Soft Objects upon Adhesion”

Prof. Karin Jacobs 
University of Saarland
You can watch the lecture here.
July 29<sup>th</sup> at 2 pm CET -<br />"Dynamic Matter Through Self-Assembly Inspired by Life"

July 29th at 2 pm CET -
"Dynamic Matter Through Self-Assembly Inspired by Life"

Prof. Job Boekhoven 
Technical University of Munich
You can watch the lecture here.
July 22<sup>nd</sup> at 2 pm CET -<br />"Designing Complex Biofunctional Materials through the Combination of Opposite Properties”

July 22nd at 2 pm CET -
"Designing Complex Biofunctional Materials through the Combination of Opposite Properties”

Matter to Life Guest Speaker: Dr. Pavel Levkin 
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
You can watch the lecture here.
July 15<sup>th</sup> at 2 pm CET -<br />"How Non-Muscle Cells Combine Signaling and Self-Assembly to Generate Force on Demand”

July 15th at 2 pm CET -
"How Non-Muscle Cells Combine Signaling and Self-Assembly to Generate Force on Demand”

Prof. Ulrich Schwarz
Heidelberg University
You can watch the lecture here.
July 8<sup>th</sup> at 2 pm CET -<br />"Chemically Active Matter"

July 8th at 2 pm CET -
"Chemically Active Matter"

Prof. Ramin Golestanian 
Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Göttingen & University of Göttingen
You can watch the lecture here.
July 1<sup>st</sup> at 2 pm CET -<br />"From Cardiomyocyte to Whole Heart: Three-Dimensional Structure Analysis by X-Ray Diffraction and Tomography"

July 1st at 2 pm CET -
"From Cardiomyocyte to Whole Heart: Three-Dimensional Structure Analysis by X-Ray Diffraction and Tomography"

Prof. Tim Salditt
University of Göttingen
You can watch the lecture here.
June 24<sup>th </sup>at 2 pm CET -<br />"Cortex Mechanics of Cells - Where Bottom-Up and Top-Down Strategies Meet"

June 24th at 2 pm CET -
"Cortex Mechanics of Cells - Where Bottom-Up and Top-Down Strategies Meet"

Prof. Andreas Janshoff
University of Göttingen
You can watch the lecture here.
June 17<sup>th</sup> at 2 pm CET -<br />"From 3D to 2D: Functional Multicomponent Membranes on Supports"

June 17th at 2 pm CET -
"From 3D to 2D: Functional Multicomponent Membranes on Supports"

Prof. Claudia Steinem 
University of Göttingen
You can watch the lecture here.
June 10<sup>th</sup> <span lang="EN-US">at 2 pm CET -</span><span lang="EN-US"><br />"Reconstitution of 'Life-like' out-of Equilibrium Systems”</span>

June 10th at 2 pm CET -
"Reconstitution of 'Life-like' out-of Equilibrium Systems”

Prof. Philippe Bastiaens 
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology, Dortmund & TU Dortmund University


<p>June 3<sup>rd</sup> at 2 pm CET -<br />"Growing Tissues One Cell at a Time: Patient-Derived Organoids for Drug Screening"</p>

June 3rd at 2 pm CET -
"Growing Tissues One Cell at a Time: Patient-Derived Organoids for Drug Screening"

Prof. Michael Boutros
German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg & Heidelberg University
You can watch the lecture here.
May 27<sup>th</sup> at 2 pm CET -<br />"Nanomachines at Work: Atomistic Simulations of Biomolecular Systems"

May 27th at 2 pm CET -
"Nanomachines at Work: Atomistic Simulations of Biomolecular Systems"

Prof. Helmut Grubmüller
Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen & University of Göttingen
You can watch the lecture here.
Click here for answers to remaining questions from our Q&A session
May 20<sup>th</sup> at 2 pm CET -<br />"Growing Tissues with Synthetic Building Blocks"

May 20th at 2 pm CET -
"Growing Tissues with Synthetic Building Blocks"

Prof. Laura De Laporte  
Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials, Aachen & RWTH Aachen
You can watch the lecture here.

 

May 13<sup>th</sup> at 2 pm CET<br />"From Fluid Based Transport Networks in the Brain to Building Synthonems by Synthetic Biology"

May 13th at 2 pm CET
"From Fluid Based Transport Networks in the Brain to Building Synthonems by Synthetic Biology"

Prof. Eberhard Bodenschatz 
Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Göttingen & University of Göttingen
You can watch the lecture here.
May 6<sup>th</sup> at 2 pm CET -<br />“Protein Self-Organization: Design Features of Life“

May 6th at 2 pm CET -
“Protein Self-Organization: Design Features of Life“

Prof. Petra Schwille
Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Munich & Technical University of Munich
You can watch the lecture here.
April 29<sup>th</sup> at 2 pm CET - <br />"Metal-based Sensors and Devices for Biological Systems"

April 29th at 2 pm CET - 
"Metal-based Sensors and Devices for Biological Systems"

Prof. Peter Comba 
Heidelberg University 
You can watch the lecture here.
April 22<sup>nd</sup> at 2 pm CET - <br />"Synthetic DNA Machines to fight Viruses and other Troubles"

April 22nd at 2 pm CET - 
"Synthetic DNA Machines to fight Viruses and other Troubles"

Prof. Hendrik Dietz
Technical University of Munich
You can watch the lecture here.
April 15<sup>th</sup> at 2 pm CET - <br />"Future Materials Inspired by the Chemistry of Life"

April 15th at 2 pm CET -
"Future Materials Inspired by the Chemistry of Life"

Prof. Martin Möller
Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials & RWTH Aachen

You can watch the lecture here.
April 8<sup>th</sup> at 2 pm CET - "How to Build a Cell Bottom-Up"

April 8th at 2 pm CET - "How to Build a Cell Bottom-Up"

Prof. Joachim Spatz
Max Planck Institute for Medical Research & Heidelberg University

You can watch the lecture here.
Go to Editor View