Membranes form the intricately shaped compartments of life. The Biomembrane Days are a biannual workshop that highlights recent advances in understanding the morphology and molecular organization of biomimetic and biological membranes. Central topics of the Biomembrane Days 2019 were the shaping and scaffolding of membranes by proteins, synthetic cells, giant vesicles, membrane-carbohydrate interactions, and nanoparticles. 

Invited Speakers

Patricia Bassereau, Curie Institute, France
Poul Martin Bendix, Niels Bohr Institute, Denmark
Adam E. Cohen, Harvard University, USA
Pietro De Camilli, Yale University School of Medicine, USA

Daniel A. Fletcher, UC Berkeley, USA
Paul A. Janmey, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Gijsje Koenderink, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Philipp Kukura, University of Oxford, UK
Akihiro Kusumi,
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, Japan
Ilya Levental, University of Texas, USA
P. Anton van der Merwe, University of Oxford, UK
Atul Parikh, UC Davis, USA
César Rodríguez-Emmenegger, RWTH Aachen, Germany
Aurelien Roux, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Gerhard Schütz, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Petra Schwille, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany
Claudia Steinem, University of Göttingen, Germany
Cécile Sykes, Curie Institute, France
Joshua J. Zimmerberg, National Institutes of Health, USA



Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces - Rumiana Dimova, Thomas Weikl, and Reinhard Lipowsky
Conference office: Susann Weber, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces



The Biomembrane Days 2019 are supported by Avanti Polar Lipids, the Ernst Rudolf Schloeßmann Foundation, the International Max Planck Research School on 'Multi-Scale Bio-Systems' and PeerJ.