Undergraduate Research Conference on Molecular Sciences (URCUP)

Previous Conferences

URCUP 2019, Kloster Irsee

Saturday, 19.10.2019

12:00 - 13:15 lunch
13:15 - 13:30 welcome (Regina de Vivie-Riedle)
13:30 - 14:30 session 1: (chair: Hendrik Zipse)
13:30 - 14:00 presentation 1.1: Dr. Stefanie Fenske (pharmacology)
"Functional Characterization of HCN Channels in the Heart"
14:00 - 14:30 presentation 1.2: Dr. Karin von Schwarzenberg (pharmaceutical biology)
"Impact of V-ATPase Inhibition on Tumor Metabolism"
14:30 - 15:00 coffee break
15:00 - 16:00 session 2: (chair: Constantin Hoch)
15:00 - 15:30 presentation 2.1: Dr. Thomas Jagau (theoretical chemistry)
"T-CUBE - Theoretical Chemistry of Unbound Electrons"
15:30 - 16:00 presentation 2.2: Dr. Dorian Didier (organic chemistry)
"Boron-mediated Strategies for C-C Bond Formation"
16:00 - 16:30 coffee break
16:30 - 17:30 session 3: flash (1 min) presentations, student participants
(chair: Franz Paintner)
17:30 - 19:00 guided tour through the Irsee monastery
19:30 - 20:30 dinner
20:30 - open end poster session

Sunday, 20.10.2019

08:00 - 09:00 breakfast
09:00 - 10:30 session 4: (chair: Thomas Jagau)
09:00 - 09:30 presentation 4.1: Dr. David Schaffert (BASF)
"Safe Structure – Safe Use: The pivotal role of metabolism research in AgChem product development"
09:30 - 10:00 presentation 4.2: Dr. Regina Bichlmaier (metabion international AG)
"The Scientist in Society - Contributions and Responsibilities to promote Societal Wellbeing"
10:00 - 10:30 presentation 4.3: Dr. Andreas Roidl (pharmaceutical biotechnology)
"Fighting Cancer by Overcoming Chemoresistance and Preventing Metastasis"
10:30 - 11:00 coffee break
11:00 - 12:30 session 5: (chair: Wolfgang Frieß)
11:00 - 11:30 presentation 5.1: Dr. Julia Christina Kasper (Merck)
"From Science to Strategic Management"
11:30 - 12:00 presentation 5.2: Dr. Evelyn Ploetz (physical chemistry)
"Multi-modal chemical imaging of nanoparticles as drug-delivery systems"
12:00 - 12:30 presentation 5.3: Dr. Aditi Mehta (pharmaceutical technology)
"Nanoparticles for genome editing mediated by crispr-cas9 delivery for undruggable KRAS driven lung cancers"
12:30 - 12:45 URCUP 2019 closing remarks and outlook (Wolfgang Frieß)
12:45 - 14:00 lunch

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URCUP 2018, Kloster Irsee

Saturday, 20.10.2018

12:00 - 13:15 lunch
13:15 - 13:30 welcome (Regina de Vivie-Riedle)
13:30 - 15:00 session 1: (chair: Hendrik Zipse)
13:30 - 14:00 presentation 1.1: Prof. Julian Stingele (biochemistry)
"DNA-protein crosslink repair"
14:00 - 14:30 presentation 1.2: Dr. Ulrich Lächelt (pharmaceutical biology)
"Intracellular Delivery of Biomacromolecules: Nucleic Acids, Peptides, Proteins"
14:30 - 15:00 presentation 1.3: Dr. Johannes Stigler (biochemistry)
"Biophysics of structural dynamics in chromosomes"
15:00 - 15:30 coffee break
15:30 - 17:00 session 2: (chair: Stefanie Kellner)
15:30 - 16:00 presentation 2.1: Dr. Carsten Rudolph (ethris GmbH)
"Ethris GmbH – A spin-out company from the Munich Universities"
16:00 - 16:30 presentation 2.2: Dr. Simone Moser (pharmaceutical biology)
"Therapeutical potential of phyllobilins in cancer"
16:30 - 17:00 presentation 2.3: Dr. Lukas von Hippel (Pharma Waldhof)
"Life in Times of Turbulent Transitions - Some Aspects of Globalization"
17:00 - 17:30 coffee break
17:30 - 18:30 session 3: flash (1 min) presentations, student participants
(chair: Franz Paintner)
18:30 - 20:00 dinner
20:00 - open end poster session

Sunday, 21.10.2018

07:00 - 08:00 optional: early morning workout (chair: Hendrik Zipse)
08:00 - 09:00 breakfast
09:00 - 10:30 session 4: (chair: Oliver Thorn-Seshold)
09:00 - 09:30 presentation 4.1: Dr. Hanna Engelke (physical chemistry)
"Manipulation of Cells with Light, Mechanics and Nanoparticles"
09:30 - 10:00 presentation 4.2: Dr. Ulrike Malang (BASF)
"Product development for crop protection - responsibilities and challenges in a global company"
10:00 - 10:30 presentation 4.3: Dr. Constantin Hoch (inorganic chemistry)
"Reconciling Salts and Metals: Chemistry of Solids with Polar Metallic Bonding"
10:30 - 11:00 coffee break
11:00 - 12:30 session 5: (chair: Constantin Hoch)
11:00 - 11:30 presentation 5.1: Prof. Philip Tinnefeld (physical chemistry)
"Applications of DNA Nanotechnology"
11:30 - 12:00 presentation 5.2: PD Dr. Armin Ofial (organic chemistry)
"Reactivity Parameters for Analyzing Cycloaddition Reactions"
12:00 - 12:30 presentation 5.3: Dr. Jörg Stierstorfer (inorganic chemistry)
"Coordination chemistry of late 3d metals - Influence of different metals and azole ligands on physico-chemical properties"
12:30 - 12:45 URCUP 2018 closing remarks and outlook (Wolfgang Frieß)
12:45 - 14:00 lunch

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URCUP 2017, Haus der bayerischen Landwirtschaft Herrsching

Saturday, 01.07.2017

12:00 - 13:15 lunch
13:15 - 13:30 welcome (Hendrik Zipse)
13:30 - 15:00 session 1: (chair: Joost Wintterlin)
13:30 - 14:00 presentation 1.1: Prof. Lena Daumann (inorganic chemistry)
"The surprising bioinorganic chemistry of rare earth elements"
14:00 - 14:30 presentation 1.2: Prof. Olivia Merkel (pharmaceutical technology)
"Process engineering of nanoparticle production and upscaling using microfluidics"
14:30 - 15:00 presentation 1.3: Dr. Stefan Canzar (biochemistry)
"Transcriptome analysis at varying resolution"
15:00 - 15:30 coffee break
15:30 - 17:00 session 2: (chair: Hendrik Zipse)
15:30 - 16:00 presentation 2.1: Dr. Michael Wiggenhorn (Coriolis AG)
"Drug Product Development - an important step for biopharmaceuticals"
16:00 - 16:30 presentation 2.2: Prof. Stefan Schwarzer
"Bridging gaps: From science research to learning perspectives"
16:30 - 17:00 presentation 2.3: Dr. Oliver Thorn-Seshold (pharmaceutical chemistry)
"Re-imagining medicinal chemistry: how light can guide photo-pharmaceuticals to their targets"
17:00 - 17:30 coffee break
17:30 - 18:30 session 3: flash (1 min) presentations, student participants
(chair: Olivia Merkel)
18:30 - 20:00 dinner
20:00 - 24:00 poster session: (chair: Regina de Vivie-Riedle)

Sunday, 02.07.2017

07:00 - 08:00 optional: early morning workout (chair: Hendrik Zipse)
08:00 - 09:00 breakfast
09:00 - 10:00 session 4: (chair: Klaus Förstemann)
09:00 - 09:30 presentation 4.1: Dr. Frank Richter (Covestro)
"Is it fun to do research in industry?"
09:30 - 10:00 presentation 4.2: Prof. Berni Hasenknopf (UPMC Paris)
"Scientific Research and Exchange Programs with UPMC in Paris"
10:00 - 10:30 coffee break
10:30 - 12:00 session 5: (chair: Franz Paintner)
10:30 - 11:00 presentation 5.1: Dr. Stefanie Kellner (bioorganic chemistry)
"Chasing natural RNA modifications"
11:00 - 11:30 presentation 5.2: Dr. Lukas von Hippel (Pharma Waldhof)
"Do Innovative Companies Exist?
11:30 - 12:00 presentation 5.3: Prof. Oliver Trapp (organic chemistry)
"Self-Amplification of Chirality in Stereodynamic Catalysts"
12:00 - 14:00 lunch
14:00 - 15:30 session 6: (chair: Regina de Vivie-Riedle)
14:00 - 14:30 presentation 6.1: Prof. Ivan Huc
"Aromatic foldamer-based protein mimicry and recognition"
14:30 - 15:00 presentation 6.2: Prof. Regina de Vivie-Riedle
"The MAP Cluster and SFB 749"
15:00 - 15:30 presentation 6.3: Prof. Achim Hartschuh
"The Center for Nanoscience (CeNS) and the NIM Cluster"
15:30 - 15:45 URCUP 2017: concluding remarks and outlook
15:45 - 20:00 optional: discussion group "Lake Ammersee" (chair: Hendrik Zipse)

session color code

junior group leaders and new colleagues present their research
careers in the molecular sciences
research networks and mobility

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URCUP 2016, Kloster Irsee

Saturday, 02.07.2016

12:00 - 13:15 lunch
13:15 - 13:30 welcome (Hendrik Zipse)
13:30 - 15:00 session 1: junior group leaders and new colleagues present their research (chair: Klaus Förstemann)
13:30 - 14:00 presentation 1.1: Prof. Rasmus Linser (NMR spectroscopy)
"Solid-state NMR spectroscopy for elucidation of protein structure and dynamics"
14:00 - 14:30 presentation 1.2: Dr. Thomas Jagau(theoretical chemistry)
"Non-Hermitian Quantum Mechanics in Electronic Structure Theory"
14:30 - 15:00 presentation 1.3: Dr. Gregor Witte (biochemistry)
"Bacterial c-di-AMP Pathways and Beyond "
15:00 - 15:30 coffee break
15:30 - 17:15 session 2: careers in the molecular sciences (chair: Christian Ochsenfeld)
15:30 - 16:00 presentation 2.1: Dr. Antonio Manetto (Baseclick AG)
"Combining DNA Nanotechnology and Click Chemistry: a new stoichiometric powerful tool"
16:00 - 16:30 presentation 2.2: Dr. Thorsten Bug (GTAI)
"Germany's Chemical Industry in the World Market"
16:30 - 17:15 presentation 2.3: Prof. Bernd Schaefer (BASF SE)
"Syntheses of Natural Polyenes on Industrial Scale"
17:15 - 17:45 coffee break
17:45 - 18:30 session 3: new colleagues present their research (chair: Klaus Wanner)
17:45 - 18:30 presentation 3.1: Prof. Veit Hornung (biochemistry)
"The innate immune system - first line of defense and more"
18:30 - 20:00 dinner
20:00 - 23:00 poster session: students present posters on Bachelor/Master/FoPra projects

Sunday, 03.07.2016

07:00 - 08:00 optional: early morning workout (chair: Thomas Magauer)
08:00 - 09:00 breakfast
09:00 - 10:00 session 4: selected student participants present their projects (10 min each, chair: Wolfgang Friess)
10:00 - 10:30 coffee break
10:30 - 12:15 session 5: careers in academia and industry (chair: Hendrik Zipse)
10:30 - 11:00 presentation 5.1: Dr. Alexander Susanek (BMW AG)
"Additive Manufacturing"
11:00 - 11:30 presentation 5.2: Dr. Thomas Magauer (organic chemistry)
"Adventures in Bioinspired Natural Product Chemistry"
11:30 - 12:15 presentation 5.3: Dr. Christer Elvingson (Uppsala University)
"Exchange programs at Uppsala University"
12:15 - 14:00 lunch
14:00 - 15:45 session 6: molecular research networks at LMU München
(chair: Regina de Vivie-Riedle)
14:00 - 14:30 presentation 6.1: Prof. Regina de Vivie-Riedle
"The MAP Cluster and SFB 749"
14:30 - 15:00 presentation 6.2: Prof. Achim Hartschuh
"The Center for Nanoscience (CeNS) and the NIM Cluster"
15:00 - 15:45 presentation 6.3: Prof. Hendrik Zipse
"A Can of Coke, a Bottle of Gasoline a Bag Full of Waster: Factors of Success in Mountaineering and Science Projects"
16:15 departure bus I
16:15 - 20:00 optional: discussion group "Oggenrieder Weiher" (chair: Hendrik Zipse)
20:00 departure bus II

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URCUP 2015, Wildbad Kreuth

Thursday, 01.10.2015

12:00 - 13:30 lunch
13:30 - 15:00 session 1: junior group leaders and new colleagues present their research I (chair: Hendrik Zipse)
13:30 - 14:00 presentation 1.1: Dr. Dorian Didier (organic chemistry)
"One-pot Diastereoselective Approaches to Strained Alkylidenecycloalkanes"
14:00 - 14:30 presentation 1.2: Dr. Franz Herzog (biochemistry)
"Chemical Proteomics Identifies Missing Links in Structural Biology"
14:30 - 15:00 presentation 1.3: Dr. Asbjörn M. Burow (theoretical chemistry)
"Efficient methods for density functional theory applied to crystals"
15:00 - 15:30 coffee break
15:30 - 16:30 session 2: junior group leaders and new colleagues present their research II (chair: Klaus Förstemann)
15:30 - 16:00 presentation 2.1: Dr. Henry Dube (organic chemistry)
"Light Control of Molecular Recognition and Machines"
16:00 - 16:30 presentation 2.2: Dr. Stefan Wuttke (physical chemistry)
"Inorganic-organic nanoparticles as a new platform for drug delivery"
16:30 - 17:00 coffee break
17:00 - 18:30 session 3: careers in the molecular sciences (chair: Hendrik Zipse)
17:00 - 17:30 presentation 3.1: Dr. Dominik Albrecht (Linde AG)
"Making use of the smallest molecules"
17:30 - 18:00 presentation 3.2: Dr. Antonio Manetto (Baseclick AG)
"baseclick: the most flexible and efficient nucleic acids labelling platform"
18:00 - 18:30 presentation 3.3: Dr. Roland Appel (Verband der Chemischen Industrie)
"The Chemical Industry - Challenges and Opportunities"
18:30 - 20:00 dinner
20:00 - 23:00 poster session: students present posters on Bachelor/Master/FoPra projects

Friday, 02.10.2015

07:00 - 08:00 optional: early morning workout (chair: Hendrik Zipse)
08:00 - 09:00 breakfast
09:00 - 10:15 session 4: selected student participants present their projects (10 min each, chair: Angelika Vollmar)
10:15 - 10:45 coffee break
10:45 - 12:15 session 5: Prof. Christa E. Müller, Univ. Bonn, "Medicinal chemistry of orphan G protein-coupled receptors" (chair: Angelika Vollmar)
12:15 - 14:00 lunch
14:00 - 15:30 session 6: molecular research networks at LMU München
(chair: Regina de Vivie-Riedle)
14:00 - 14:20 presentation 6.1: Prof. Regina de Vivie-Riedle
"The MAP Cluster and SFB 749"
14:20 - 14:40 presentation 6.2: Dr. Anne Lise Dhimane, UPMC Paris
"ERASMUS+ and the JCEMolChem Program at UPMC Paris"
14:40 - 15:00 presentation 6.3: Prof. Thomas Bein "The NIM Cluster and thr SFB 1032"
15:30 departure bus I
15:30 - 19:30 optional: discussion and hiking group to Halserspitz (chair: Hendrik Zipse)
19:30 departure bus II

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URCUP 2014, Wildbad Kreuth

Sunday, 27.07.2014

12:00 - 13:30 lunch
13:30 - 15:00 session 1: junior group leaders and new colleagues present their research I (chair: Hendrik Zipse)
13:30 - 14:00 presentation 1.1: Dr. T. Magauer (organic chemistry)
"Natural Products as an Inspiration for New Chemical Transformations"
14:00 - 14:30 presentation 1.2: Dr. J. Liebl (pharmaceutical biology)
"Drugs and targets for fighting cancer"
14:30 - 15:00 presentation 1.3: Dr. D. Ködderitzsch (theoretical chemistry) "Computational materials design for new spintronics devices"
15:00 - 15:30 coffee break
15:30 - 16:30 session 2: junior group leaders and new colleagues present their research II (chair: Klaus Förstemann)
15:30 - 16:00 presentation 2.1: Dr. J. Engert (pharmaceutical technology)
"Desired and undesired immunogenicity of protein therapeutics"
16:00 - 16:30 presentation 2.2: Dr. T. Bräuninger (inorganic chemistry)
"Solid-state NMR of Inorganic Materials"
16:30 - 17:00 coffee break
17:00 - 18:30 session 3: "Googling in your genes - the attempt to interpret a genome", Dr. Anna Eichhorn, CEO, Humatrix AG (chair: A. Vollmar)
18:30 - 20:00 dinner
20:00 - 23:00 poster session: students present posters on Bachelor/Master/FoPra projects

Monday, 28.07.2014

07:00 - 08:00 optional: early morning workout (chair: T. Magauer)
08:00 - 09:00 breakfast
09:00 - 10:15 session 4: selected student participants present their projects
(10 min each, chair: A. Vollmar)
10:15 - 10:45 coffee break
10:45 - 12:00 session 5: junior group leaders and new colleagues present their research III (chair: T. Carell)
10:45 - 11:15 presentation 5.1: Dr. S. Braig (pharmacy)
"T8- an example of a multidisciplinary approach to identify small molecules as promising anti-cancer agents"
11:15 - 12:15 presentation 5.2: Prof. K. Förstemann (biochemistry)
"Fumbling around in the genome – programmable nucleases and homologous recombination can “illuminate” the cell"
12:15 - 14:00 lunch
14:00 - 15:00 session 6: molecular research networks at LMU München
(chair: R. de Vivie-Riedle)
14:00 - 14:15 presentation 6.1: Prof. R. de Vivie-Riedle
"The MAP Cluster"
14:15 - 14:30 presentation 6.2: Prof. K. Förstemann
"Graduate Schools in Biochemistry"
14:30 - 15:00 presentation 6.3: Prof. Thomas Carell
"CIPSM and the SFB 1032"
15:30 departure bus I
15:30 - 19:30 optional: discussion and hiking group to Wolfsschlucht/Schildenstein (chair: Hendrik Zipse)
19:30 departure bus II


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URCUP 2013, Wildbad Kreuth

Sunday, 29.09.2013

12:00 - 13:30 lunch
13:30 - 15:30 session 1: junior group leaders and new colleagues present their research I (chair: H. Zipse)
13:30 - 14:00 presentation 1.1: Dr. H. Dube (organic chemistry)
"Rational Tuning of the Photophysical Properties of Photoswitches"
14:00 - 14:30 presentation 1.2: Dr. J. Gagneur (biochemistry)
"Genome-wide models of gene expression: From transcription to implication in physiological phenotypes"
14:30 - 15:00 presentation 1.3: Dr. J. Minar (theoretical chemistry)
"Computational design of new functional materials"
15:00 - 15:30 coffee break
15:30 - 16:30 session 2: junior group leaders and new colleagues present their research I (chair: D. Lamb)
15:30 - 16:00 presentation 2.1: Dr. S. Wuttke (physical chemistry)
"Metal organic frameworks – a LEGO game for scientists"
16:00 - 16:30 presentation 2.2: Dr. C. Grimm (pharmacology)
"Circling mice and blind men: molecular and functional aspects of endolysosomal cation channels"
16:30 - 17:00 coffee break
17:00 - 19:00 session 3: "The Chemical Bond - Sphinx and Lucky Bag" - a tutorial by Prof. Gernot Frenking, Univ. Marburg (chair: H. Zipse)
19:00 - 20:00 dinner
20:00 - 23:00 poster session: students present posters on Bachelor/Master/FoPra projects

Monday, 30.09.2013

08:00 - 09:00 breakfast
09:00 - 10:30 session 4: selected student participants present their projects
(10 min each, chair: A. Vollmar)
10:30 - 11:00 coffee break
11:00 - 12:30 session 5: junior group leaders and new colleagues present their research II (chair: T. Carell)
11:00 - 11:30 presentation 5.1: Dr. J. Liebl (pharmaceutical biology)
"Cdk5 - a target for fighting cancer"
11:30 - 12:00 presentation 5.2: Dr. C. Hoch (inorganic chemistry)
"Is There a Compromise Between Ionic and Metallic Bonding?"
12:00 - 12:30 presentation 5.3: Dr. F. Perocchi (biochemistry)
"Functional genomics of calcium signaling in mitochondria"
12:30 - 14:00 lunch
14:00 - 15:00 session 6: molecular research networks at LMU München
(chair: M. Heuschmann)
14:00 - 14:30 presentation 6.1: Prof. Don Lamb
"NIM and SFB 1032"
14:30 - 15:00 presentation 6.2: Prof. Thomas Carell
"CIPSM and the SFB 749"
15:00 departure