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Symposium on the occasion of the 80th birthday 
of Ernst Ludwig Winnacker

09.09.2021 – 10.09.2021


On the occasion of the 80th birthday of Ernst Ludwig Winnacker, the founding director of the Gene Center Munich, a scientific symposium will be held on the LMU Hightech Campus from September 9-10, 2021. After the welcome address by Karl-Peter Hopfner, current head of the Gene Center Munich, Bernd Sibler, the Bavarian State Minister for Science and the Arts, and Georg H. Haug, president of the Leopoldina, several renowned scientists including the two Nobel Prize winners Emmanuelle Charpentier and Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard, will give insights into their exciting research topics. The lectures cover the latest findings on research into DNA, RNA and proteins such as CRISPR-Cas9, the functioning of ribosomes, mRNA packaging, DNA-protein interactions, protein folding, the influence of hormones on the genome and the structural biology of the genome. In addition, current topics in cancer research will be presented, the recognition of nucleic acids by our innate immune system will be explained, the current state of xenotransplantation will be outlined and the function and evolution of biological aesthetics in animals will be discussed.
The keynote speech on Thursday evening by Patrick Cramer links the life of Prof. Winnacker to DNA research. The event is completed by an interview with Ernst-Ludwig Winnacker and a concert with cello and grand piano in his honor on Friday afternoon. Program

There is a live stream on the LMU YouTube channel:



The event is open only to invited guests. Please contact Dr. Beate Hafner if you have any questions.