the Arbeitstagung last year marked a restart after two decades by introducing new program features at a new venue. The feedback was very stimulating and gave us a strong motivation to keep this momentum. We would like to thank you all for critical discussions and good suggestions. Please, continue to share your thoughts with us on how to sustainably improve the meeting!
Protein chemistry was always coined by laborious and complex approaches supported by a lot of experience. For this reason the transfer of knowledge about methods and experimental details is the challenge of the Arbeitstagung now for 20 years. Only a limited group of expert scientists was available to impart their knowhow. But in the meantime the protein community expanded. Many new protein groups at universities or institutes were established, and new talents started to investigate proteins with numerous sorts of activities. This gives the fantastic opportunity for the 20. Arbeitstagung to invite many new colleagues with innovative approaches. In combination with international senior experts the compilation of a lively and stimulating program was pursued – for the benefit of you as a participant.
We look forward to seeing you in Bochum in June 2013!
Roland Kellner, Merck, Darmstadt
Friedrich Lottspeich, MPI Martinsried
Helmut E. Meyer, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Albert Sickmann, ISAS Dortmund