334. Heraeus Workshop on Biofunctional Interfaces

5 - 8 October 2004 in Tutzing, Germany


The biofunctionalization of solid substrates for biological and medical applications is addressing different disciplines of basic sciences and engineering. The main challenge is to design well defined functional surfaces and interfaces which allow the development of bioelectronic devices and biocompatible substrates for medical applications. This highly interdisciplinary field combines approaches of physics, chemistry and biology as well as material sciences and medicine.

The scope of the conference is to discuss strategies for the biofunctionalization of solid substrates by combination with soft materials in order to harness their optical, electrical or mechanical properties for manipulation or detection of biomolecules and their interactions.

The possible applications of such biofunctional hybrid systems in analytics (e.g. environmental sensing, medical diagnostics), biotechnology (e.g. molecular separation, lab on a chip) or medical engineering (e.g. tissue engineering, in vivo sensors, drug delivery systems) are very promising.

The workshop intends to bring together scientists of the different disciplines in order to discuss novel concepts, developments and results and to support students´ education in this emerging interdisciplinary field.

The Venue

The Evangelische Akademie Tutzing is located 30 km sout west from Munich directly at the Starnberger See with a beautiful view on the Alps. It can be reached from Munich via S-Bahn and a 10 min from Tutzing station to the academy. The buildings of the area belong to the castle “Schloß Tutzing” which has its historical roots in the 12th century and was first build in its present form in the beginning of the 19th century.

The mission of this institition, which belongs the “Lutherisch-Evangelische Kirche” (Lutherian Protestantic Church) in Germany is to support and stimulate tolerance and responsibility by exchange of thoughts and ideas on seminars and scientific conferences.

For more information about the conference site, its mission and historical background please see  www.ev-akademie-tutzing.de.

Evangelische Akademie Tutzing
Evangelische Akademie Tutzing
View of the Starnberger See
View of the Starnberger See

Abstract Submission and Registration

The extended deadline for abstract submission and registration is September 1st, 2004. The maximum number of participants is 70 (including speakers).

The fee for full board accommodation including conference fee is 150 EUR.
Students can apply for a grant.

  • To register send an e-mail to heraeus@wsi.tum.de
  • Abstract format: here
  • The conference fee hast to be transferred to the following account:

Account owner: Verein zur Förderung des Walter Schottky Institutes
Bank: Kreissparkasse Erding
Account No: 154328
Bank ID: 700 519 95
IBAN: DE13 7005 1995 0000 1543 28


Technical Programme

Programme of the 334. Heraeus Workshop on Biofunctional Interfaces (pdf)

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