Summer school: Quantitative Biology - Current concepts and tools for strain development

18 - 22 July 2016 | Straubing, Germany

Summer School of DECHEMA and the Straubing Center of Science together with the Technical University of Munich

Modern biology and biotechnology follow the chemical, physical and engineering sciences by using quantitative mathematical models for the description of complex cellular behaviors. Concepts from molecular and systems biology, synthetic biology, process engineering, and economy will have to be combined for the development of efficient biotechnological processes. To enable biologists, biotechnologists, and biochemical engineers to pursue this interdisciplinary challenge, it is mandatory to strengthen both the mathematical skills of biologists and the engineers' knowledge of basic biological concepts and nomenclatures.

Thus, the Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology DECHEMA (Frankfurt) and the Straubing Center of Science with the Technical University of Munich (TUM) devised a summer school schedule that would allow participants to familiarize themselves with relevant biological concepts from systems and synthetic biology, with mathematical modeling strategies and appropriate technologies and software tools. The summer school addresses both biologists and engineers: Biologists will learn how engineering approaches can help them in planning, performing and evaluating experiments, whereas engineers get insight into state-of-the-art measurement techniques that feed their biological models.

The course consists of formal lectures, workshops and tutorials for hands-on experience with state-of-the-art tools.

The participants are encouraged to bring their laptop computers. They will be informed on the system requirements and provided with respective software to be installed on the laptop PC.

Details of the event:

  • Registration deadline: 20 June 2016
  • Registration fee: 980€ industries, 750€ university, 630€ PhD and other students (incl. course material, certificate of attendance, lunch, snacks and coffee breaks)
  • 4 days, from Monday, 18 July 2016, 1 pm, until Friday, 22 July 2016, 3 pm, Wisssenschaftszentrum Straubing, Schulgasse 16, 94315 Straubing

More information, preliminary programme and registration at

Source: TUM/Chemistry of Biogenic Resources


DECHEMA & TUM - Summer school on Quantitative Biology

DECHEMA & TUM - Summer school on Quantitative Biology


Training department
P.O. Box 17 03 52
D-60077 Frankfurt am Main
Phone: +49 69 7564-253
Fax: +49 69 7564-414
E-mail: gruss(at)

Dr.-Ing. Jochen Schmid
Technische Universität München
Chemistry of Biogenic Resources
Schulgasse 16
94315 Straubing
E-mail: j.schmid(at)