Interdisciplinary Research in Mathematics and Life Science
Symposium organized by the Hausdorff Center for Mathematics, ImmunoSensation, TRA Modelling and TRA Life & Health

Symposium on Interdisciplinary Research in Mathematics and Life Science

Jointly organized symposium by the two Clusters of Excellence Hausdorff Center for Mathematics (HCM) and ImmunoSensation and the Transdisciplinary Research Areas TRA 1 (Mathematics, Modelling and Simulation of Complex Systems) and TRA 3 (Life and Health), intended to make the new research groups on Mathematics and Life Science more visible.

The symposium will take place on

Monday, August 30th 2021

Quantitative analysis and the generation of large data sets in life sciences have steadily increased since the 1990s. This is often associated with the desire to use already existing data sets to make predictions about biological processes. The research fields of Biomathematics & Computational Life Sciences combine mathematical modeling and experimental methods in order to achieve this. For its success, true inter- and transdisciplinary research approaches are imperative.
The participating Clusters of Excellence have taken a pioneering role in this field at the University of Bonn through Interdisciplinary Research Units 5with three new professorships6. Also outside the Clusters of Excellence, further professorships at the links between mathematics, computer science and life sciences are getting established as well. This symposium, jointly organized by the two participating Clusters of Excellence and the Transdisciplinary Research Areas TRA Modelling and TRA Life and Health is intended to make the new research groups more visible.

General Information

When: August 30, 2021

Where: virtual & ,Neues Hörsaalgebäude' Bonn (hybrid format)

Participation: Open to all interested scientists from the University of Bonn, the University Hospital (UKB) and cooperating local institutions. Participation is free of charge. Registration is mandatory.

Program: will consist of poster sessions, a keynote speech, talks from researchers from Bonn and the chance for exchange between all participants.

Important dates

Submission: until June 20, 2021

Notification: until July 23, 2021

Registration: until August 15, 2021

Abstract submission

Submission is now open. Submit your abstract until June 20, 2021.


Registration is now open. Please register until August 15, 2021. 

  • Abstracts should contain max. 2,000 characters with spaces.
  • Title should contain max.  200 characters with spaces.
  • During submission you will have to indicate whether your abstract should be considered for poster only, talk only, or both. See "Talks & posters" for further information.
  • Several abstracts will be selected for oral presentations.
  • In addition we may have slots for speed talks before the poster sessions (depending on submissions received), which can be used to attract people's attention to come to the corresponding poster.
  • The remaining projects will be presented as a poster during the poster sessions.
Poster Symposium
© Sabrina Fuchs

Keynote talks

Prof. Dr. Susanne Gerber

Computational Genomics und Bioinformatik | Institut für Humangenetik | University of Mainz

Further information coming soon.

© Tatjana Tchumatchenko

Prof. Dr. Tatjana Tchumatchenko

Computational Neuroscience of Behavior 

© Jan Hasenauer

Prof. Dr. Jan Hasenauer

Computational Biology

© Alexander Effland

Prof. Dr. Alexander Effland

Biomedical Image Processing

© Kevin Thurley

Prof. Dr. Kevin Thurley

Systems Biology of Inflammation


Will consist of poster sessions, a keynote speech, talks from researchers from Bonn and the chance for exchange between all participants.

Further information coming soon.

Contact and Organisation

Organizing Committee

Dr. Julia Belau, Manager TRA Modelling
Dr. Meike Brömer, Manager TRA Life & Health
Dr. Sonja Dames, Managing Director HCM
Dr. Catherine Drescher, Managing Director ImmunoSensation
Dr. Stefan Hartmann, Public Relations HCM

Hausdorff Center for Mathematics (HCM)

The research of the Hausdorff Center for Mathematics (HCM) ranges from pure and applied mathematics to mathematically orientated research in economics as well as interdisciplinary work.


The ultimate goal of ImmunoSensation2 is to decipher the principles that govern the global functionality of the immune system in healthy and diseased states.

TRA Life & Health

Understanding the complexity of life - developing new strategies for health.
Read more about TRA Life and Health.

TRA Modelling 

How do complex systems actually work? Interaction of mathematical modelling, classical observational methods, data simulation and creative spirit.

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