CRC1093 International Symposium

4th International Symposium 2021Supramolecular Chemistry meets Biology

We are pleased to announce or 4th CRC1093 international symposium. It will take place in September 2021 in Essen. The symposium will offer an exciting program around the topics:

Design of Next-Generation Supramolecular Ligands
Detection of (Supra)Molecular Interactions
Structure and Dynamics of Protein-Protein Interactions
(Nano)BioPhotonics – Molecular Bioimaging and Nano-Biosensors
Ligand Induced Modulation of Protein Function

We are again expecting excellent invited lectures. Read more about confirmed speakers, the program and our young research award.

CRC1093 Symposium 2019

"Supramolecular Principles in Biological Systems"

We thank all speakers and participants for contributing to our 3rd CRC1093 Symposium!

10 – 12 September 2019
University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany

The third CRC 1093 International Symposium will focus on supramolecular principles in biological systems. Presentations by internationally renowned speakers will cover the topics:

Rational Design of Supramolecular Ligands
Recognition of Binding Sites
Regulation of Protein-Protein Interactions
Protein Machines, Chaperones and Biomolecular Assemblies
Protein Aggregation, Protein Motions, Disorder to Order Transitions
Systems Chemistry / Biology


Ned SEEMAN (New York, USA)

Friedrich SIMMEL (Munich, GER)

Michael FAMULOK (Bonn, GER)

Huib OVAA (Leiden, NLD)


Daniel SUMMERER (Dortmund, GER)

Thomas MAYER (Constance, GER)

Brenda SCHULMAN (Munich, GER)

Andreas MARTIN (Berkeley, USA)

Harald STENMARK (Oslo, NOR)

Ivan DIKIC (Frankfurt, GER)


Andrew McCAMMON (San Diego, USA)


Adrian ROITBERG (Gainesville, USA)

Benoit ROUX (Chicago, USA)

... and selected CRC1093 Speakers

Young Researcher Prize and Poster Awards For young Scientists

Young academics (PhD students, Postdocs) are invited to apply for the Young Researcher Prize for an outstanding publication within the field of the symposium`s topics. Simply send your publication until the 19th of August to Awardees are invited for a short presentation.

Furthermore young academics can submit an abstract for a poster presentation. Two posters will be awarded with a poster prize. You can send your poster abstract until 23rd of August, please use the abstract template on the right.

Cultural Event

We invite participants of the symposium to a guided tour in the afternoon of the 11th of September.The Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex was a coal mine from 1847 till 1987 in Essen. Today it is an industrial landmark. The Zollverein Shaft XII is one of the most important industrial monuments in Europe and belongs since December 2001 to the UNESCO world heritage.

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of the University of Duisburg-Essen
Campus Essen, R12 S
Universitätsstr. 12
45141 Essen

Collaborative Research Center 1093

Prof. Dr. Thomas Schrader

Dr. Lydia Didt-Koziel
Scientific Coordination

Raya Schindler
Administrative Coordination