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Bonn Conference on Mathematical Life Sciences

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Mathematical modelling and analysis are nowadays essential for all fields of the life sciences, ranging from basic research to clinical application. To discuss the state of the field and potential future development, we would like to invite you to the

Bonn Conference on Mathematical Life Sciences

Bonn, April 17-20, 2023

"Technologies Drive New Science" - 2nd TRA Mini-Symposium

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Date: 06.02.2023
Venue: Seminar room ground floor, BMZ 2, Building 12, Venusberg-Campus 1, 53127 Bonn

13:00 Bioengineering approaches to studying the migratory behavior of immune and cancer cells
Eva Kiermaier, LIMES-Institute (Method Development Grant)

13:30 Manipulating posttranslational modifications with nanobodies
Florian Schmidt, Institute of Innate Immunity (Method Development Grant)

14:00 Coffee Break

14:30 Nasal microbiome in Alzheimer’s disease – a poorly explored relationship
Anja Schneider, Clinic for Neurodegenerative Diseases and Gerontopsychiatry and DZNE
Marie-Christine Simon, Institute of Nutrition and Food Sciences
(Life and Health Research Prize 2022)

15:00 Towards vascularized and immunized human retinal organoids for sophisticated retinal disease modelling
Volker Busskamp, Eye Clinic (Life and Health Research Prize 2022

Funding opportunities and events

Method Development Grants 2023 (closed)

Are you planning to establish a new technology? Do you have an idea for a new tool that will be useful for other TRA researchers, too? 
Apply for the TRA Method Development Grant!
Application deadline: 28.02.2023
Questions? Please email

Transdisciplinary Research Prize "Modelling for Life and Health"

The University of Bonn Transdisciplinary Research Areas (TRAs) “Modelling” and “Life and Health” aim to support highly innovative, transdisciplinary research projects addressing new and relevant questions at the interface between Mathematics or Computer Sciences and the research topics of “Life and Health” or aimed at the development of new tools, which push the borders of existing research questions in this area.
Please download the PDF file for full details and application guidelines.
Application deadline: 31.03.2023
Questions? Please email

TRA^2 Life and Health Matter(s) Networking Event

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Talks, seminars, events

Life Science events: Bonner Forum Biomedizin provides an overview about talks, seminars, workshops in Bonn 

Bonn Organoid Club

Sharing expertise and reagents on organoids in Bonn, the Bonn Organoid Club bundles the expertise on the use of organoids in biomedical research at the University and University Hospital of Bonn. Scientists interested in the development and application of organoids in various research projects share their results in monthly events. 

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