Dresden single molecule
Protein-DNA interactions are the key for cell regulation, including cell division and adaptation.
There are different levels of specificity for these interactions ranging from unspecific single-stranded DNA binding to specific secondary structure recognition.
Biophysical research in Dresden offers a tremendous width in both, research topics and methods.
As such, the dynamics of single molecules, the mechanics of single cells as well as the organisation of tissues are likewise addressed by experimental and theoretical approaches.
The focus of the workshop is quantum interference detected in the transport characteristics of single molecules and molecular quantum dots.
These devices represent interesting playgrounds for investigating the relation between interference and interaction in open quantum systems.
Interdisciplinary interactions with other fields of research are strongly supported by a unique culture of collegiality as well as by a number initiatives facilitating the setup and maintenance of collaborations.