April 30, 2011 in Goslar, Germany in the Harz mountains

The scientific meeting titled "From the witches cauldrons of materials science 2011" in Goslar is organised by the Center of Interface Science of the universities of Oldenburg, Osnabrück and Bremen. It is the third of its kind aiming to bring together some of the most outstanding female researchers from chemistry and physics together to talk about hot topics in materials science. The main theme this year will be "Biointerfaces". Physicists and chemists (female and male) are welcome to participate. There is the possibility to present own research in form of a poster. Female students and researchers are particularly encouraged to send in their abstracts. There will be a day care program for accompanying children at the museum mine Rammelsberg on April 30, 2011.The deadline for registration and contributions is April 12, 2011.


The meeting will be held in the Harz mountains close to the city of Goslar (www.goslar.de), not far from the Brocken mountain (www.brocken-harz.de), in the old locksmithery of the World Cultural Heritage Rammelsberg


Friday, April 29, 2011


Welcome and registration:

Hotel Der Achtermann
Rosentorstraße 20
D-38640 Goslar

Phone: +49 (0) 5321-7000-0


Saturday, April 30, 2011

Bus transfer from train station (opposite Hotel Achtermann) to World cultural heritage Rammelsberg (museum and ancient mine)

Bergtal 19
D-38640 Goslar
Phone: +49 (0) 53 21-7500

Katharina Al-Shamery, Universität Oldenburg
Henning Binnewies, Mayor of the city of Goslar
Opening remarks
Martina Havenith-Newen, Ruhr University Bochum 8.50-9.30
Mapping chemical surfaces by IR nanoscopy
Izabella Brand, Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg 9.30-10.10
Impact of a strong and weak protein – lipid interaction on the structure of a lipid membrane
Coffee break 10.10-10.40
Eva-Kathrin Sinner, University of Natural Resources and Life Science, Vienna, Austria 10.40-11.20
Membrane proteins embedded in synthetic materials – membrane mimicks and cell free expression: the “magic combination” in a scientific context
Karen Lienkamp, Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg 11.20-12.00
Fighting superbugs – antimicrobial polymers and their interactions with bacteria
Lunch 12.00-14.00
Olga I. Vinogradova, Russian Academy of Science, Moscow, Russia 14.00-14.40
Microfluidic pumps and mixers driven by electro-osmosis near super-hydrophobic surfaces
 Sarah Köster, Georg-August-University Göttingen 14.40-15.20
Biophysics in microflow
Coffee break 15.20-15.50
Sylvie Roke, Max-Planck Institute for Metals Research, Stuttgart 15.50-16.30
Diving into surfaces:
The role of surfactants, Hofmeister ions, and pH on the liquid/liquid interface of oil droplets in water: new insights from nonlinear scattering spectroscopy
Selected Young Researcher Contribution 16.30-16.50
This contribution is a specially selected oral presentation in order to honour the most exceptional contributed work of a young female researcher from the submitted poster abstracts.
Poster session 16.50-19.30
Bus transfer to Hotel Achtermann 19.30
Conference dinner in the Hotel Achtermann 20.00
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