International Conference on New Advances in Probing Cell-Extracellular Matrix Interactions (CellMatrix)

Berlin, Germany, 20th - 21st of October 2016

Solid tissues consist of two insoluble components: cells and the protein-rich extracellular matrix (ECM) in which cells reside. While the matrix has long been viewed as a static “home” for cells, a growing body of work is revealing that physicochemical properties, such as rigidity and structure, of ECM can drastically affect cell behaviors and tissue development in ways similar to soluble biochemical signals. Emerging field of mechanotransduction or mechanobiology posits that the physicochemical properties of ECM induce cell behaviors, which necessitates some mechanism of sensing and subsequent feedback to modulate cell behavior.

The structure of the ECM, e.g. biochemical ligand spacing or ligand molecular conformation, also affects cell behavior by engaging different intracellular signaling pathways. Finally, this interaction is increasingly complex in living tissues as a marked reciprocal relationship exists between cells and the ECM: cells can modulate the ECM, and the ECM’s physicochemical properties can trigger intracellular responses.[+]

Conference chairs:

Sapun Parekh, Max Planck Institute of Polymer Research, DE
Ovijit Chaudhuri, Stanford University, US
Allen Liu, University of Michigan, US

 

International Conference Asia-Pacific Hybrid and Organic Photovoltaics (AP-HOPV17)

Yokohama, Japan, 2nd - 4th of February 2017

Solar energy conversion by low-cost and efficient photovoltaic devices is a steadily increasing its contribution in the global demand of renewable energy. Hybrid and organic solar cells are highly promising power sources due to their significant progress in efficiency and processing technology. A paradigmatic example are Perovskite-based hybrid solar cells that have demonstrated very high performance, reaching the efficiency shown by silicon-based solar cells. In addition, these hybrid solar cells present fascinating opportunities for scientific research and technological development.[+]

Conference chairs:

Tsutomu Miyasaka, Toin University of Yokohama, JP
Hiroshi Segawa, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology,The University of Tokyo, JP
Ivan Mora-Seró, Institute of Advanced Materials, Universitat Jaume I, ES

 

International Conference on Perovskite Thin Film Photovoltaics (ABXPV17)

Valencia, Spain, 1st - 2nd of March 2017

The studies on perovskite solar cells have sparkled a new scientific revolution in the area of thin film photovoltaic materials. In particular, increasing the efficiency and stability of lead and tin based perovskite is a very exciting challenge. Moreover, the particular physical and chemical properties of these perovskites offer scientists a fantastic playground.[+]

Conference chairs:

Henk Bolink, Instituto de Ciencia Molecular, Universidad de Valencia, ES
David Cahen, Faculty of Chemistry, Weizmann Institute of Science, IL

 

International Conference on Hybrid and Organic Photovoltaics (HOPV17)

Lausanne, Switzerland, 22th - 24th of May 2017.

HOPV is now established as a unique forum for the presentation and discussion of the advances in hybrid and organic photovoltaics. Building upon the success of the previous HOPV conferences, the HOPV 2017 conference will provide an excellent opportunity for students, scientists and engineers around the world to familiarize themselves with the latest developments on solar energy harvesting and to get inspirations as well as exchanging ideas with the leading scientists from these areas. [+]

Conference chairs:

Anders Hagfeldt, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, CH
Michael Graetzel, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, CH
Mohammad Nazeeruddin, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, CH



5-6 September 2016

International Conference on Advances in Semiconductors and Catalysts for Photoelectrochemical Fuel Production (SolarFuel16)

Conference chairs:

Roel Van de Krol, Helmholtz Zentrum, DE
Peter Strasser , Technische Universität, DE

5-6 September 2016

International Conference on Fundamental Processes in Semiconductor Nanocrystals (FQDots16)


Conference chairs:

Ulrike Woggon , Technischen Universität (TU), DE
Maksym Kovalenko, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH), CH

8-9 September 2016

International Conference on Solution Processed Innovative Solar Cells (SPINS16)

Conference chairs:

Lukas Schmidt-Mende, University of Konstanz, DE
Teodor K Todorov, IBM Corporation, US

8-9 September 2016

International Conference on Solution-based Two-dimensional Nanomaterials (Sol2D 16)

Conference chairs:

Celso de Mello Donega, Utrecht University, NL
Laurens Siebbeles, TU Delft, NL

12-13 September 2016

International Conference on Charge Carrier Dynamics at the Nanoscale (CCDNano16)

Conference chairs:

Enrique Cánovas, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, DE
Ivan Infante, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, NL
Thomas Kichartz, Forschungszentrum Julich, DE

12-13 September 2016

International Conference on Semiconductor Ferroelectrics and Photoferroelectrics (SEFERR16)

Conference chairs:

Federico Rosei, INRS, CA
Marin Alexe, University of Warwick, UK