Karl Friedrich Bonhoeffer Award Lecture

Karl Friedrich Bonhoeffer Award Lecture

Since 2004, we regularly invite renowned scientists to present their latest research results in our Karl Friedrich Bonhoeffer Lecture series. Since 2016, the lecture series is being continued under the name of Karl Friedrich Bonhoeffer Award Lecture.

With the Karl Friedrich Bonhoeffer Award Lecture we honor the scientific achievements of outstanding international and national scientists. The prize is, since 2016, endowed with 10,000 Euros and the awarding of a medal.

The interdisciplinary lecture series was established in honor of the physico-chemist Karl Friedrich Bonhoeffer (1899-1957). Karl Friedrich Bonhoeffer was among the first to follow an interdisciplinary approach in his research.

All interested people are welcome! 

All talks of Karl Friedrich Bonhoeffer Award lecture series

Andreas J. Heinrich
Quantum Spins on Surfaces
Center for Quantum Nanoscience, Institute for Basic Science, Seoul (Republic of Korea)
December 17, 2021 more
Edith Heard
Exploring the dynamic relationship between gene expression and chromosome organisation during X-chromosome inactivation
European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)
December 3, 2019 more
Kim Nasmyth
Does cohesin mediate sister chromatid cohesion by a mechanism distinct from loading, translocation, and loop extrusion?
University of Oxford, Oxford (UK)
November 8, 2017
John Sutherland
Origins of Life Systems Chemistry
MRC Laboratory of Molecular
Biology, Cambridge (UK)
September 18, 2017
Jennifer Doudna
CRISPR Systems: Nature’s Toolkit for Genome Editing
University of California, Berkeley (USA)
September 15, 2017 more
Peter Hegemann
Channelrhodopsin and new inhibitory optogenetic approaches
Institute for Biology, Humboldt University Berlin
May 11, 2016 more

Older talks of the Karl Friedrich Bonhoeffer lecture series

Defining transcription units across the human genome
Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford, Oxford (UK)
October 8, 2015
RNA-Protein (Ribonucleoprotein) Assemblies in Control of Gene Expression
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia (USA)
July 9, 2015 more
Structure-based sub-wavelength imaging and super-resolution in time, frequency, and quantum systems
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa (Israel)

January 28, 2015 more
Life at the single molecule level
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge (USA)
August 8, 2013 more
Exloring new frontiers of optical science: from quantum information to biosensing
Department of Physics, Havard University, Cambridge (USA)
April 25, 2013 more
Mechanisms of protein insertion by the SRP and GET systems
Department of Structural Biology, Heidelberg University Biochemistry Center (BZH), Heidelberg (Germany)
June 21, 2012 more
X-ray lasers for structural biology and molecular movies
Churchill College, Cambridge (UK)
March 22, 2012 more
Signaling within the mammalian circadian timing system
Department of Molecular Biology, University of Geneva, Switzerland
September 8, 2011 - 5 pm more
Insights into the evolution of RNA metabolism from studies of group II intron structure and function
Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University, New Haven
May 19, 2011 - 5 pm more
Targeting the immune system to cancer
Department of Biological Chemistry, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
March 24, 2011 - 5 pm more
New methods for detection, imaging, and manipulation of nano-objects: going beyond fluorescence labeling and optical tweezing
Laboratory of Physical Chemistry, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
October 14, 2010 - 5 pm
Dynamic cell membrane organisation: role of lipid rafts
Max-Planck-Institut für Molekulare Zellbiologie und Genetik, Dresden
July 8, 2010 - 5 pm more
Asymmetric cell division and proliferation control in Drosophila and mouse neural stem cells
Institut für Molekulare Biotechnologie
der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien

March 25, 2010 - 11 am more
Genetic analysis of neurocircuits controlling metabolic homeostasis
Department of Mouse Genetics and Metabolism,
Institute for Genetics, University of Cologne

February 4, 2010 - 5 pm more
Single-molecule biophysical imaging, superresolution, and trapping
Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
May 27, 2009 - 5 pm more
Studying membrane fusion with yeast vacuoles: 5 lipids, 4 SNAREs, 3 chaperones, 2 nucleotides, and a Rab, all dancing in a ring!
Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, USA
May 14, 2009 - 5 pm
Focusing on spins
3. Physikalisches Institut, Universität Stuttgart
February 12, 2009 - 5 pm more
Photochromic diarylethene molecules and crystals
Department of Chemistry, Rikkyo University, Tokyo, Japan
October 9, 2008 - 5 pm more
Endocytic mechanisms at neuronal synapses
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
April 29, 2008 - 5:15 pm
Fluorescent probes for imaging
Molecular Biosensor and Imaging Center,
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

June 19, 2007 - 5 pm
RNA regulation and gene expression
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Center for Cancer Research, Cambridge (USA)
May 23, 2007 more
Single nano-objects in the spotlight
Molecular Nano-Optics and Spins, Leiden Institute of Physics, Leiden University (The Netherlands)
February 8, 2007 more
Ultrafast structural and vibrational dynamics of water
Max-Born-Institut für Nichtlineare Optik und Kurzzeitspektroskopie, Berlin (Germany)
September 21, 2006 more
Three-dimensional microscopy
Division of Bioengineering, National University of Singapore (Singapore)
June 15, 2006 more
Atom structure and dynamics of membrane revealed by microscopy
Biozentrum, Universität Basel, Basel (Schweiz)
February 9, 2006 more
Molecules and the mechanisms that shape the tubular endoplasmic reticulum
Harvard Medical School, Boston (USA)
September 22, 2005
More surprises from studies of small nuclear ribonucleoproteins (snRNPs)
(J.A. Steitz)
Motion in the functioning of macromolecular machines
(T.A. Steitz)
Yale University, New Haven (USA)
September 19, 2005 more
Malaria and the mosquito: immunogenomics of plasmodium transmission in anopheles
Imperial College London, London (UK)
September 12, 2005
Ran GTPase as a spatial regulator of mitosis
European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg (Germany)
June 2, 2005 more
Ab initio physics-based prediction of protein structure with both all-atom and simplified force fields
Cornell University, Ithaca (USA)
December 10, 2004 more
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