Molekulare Mechanismen und Integrative Funktionen
Sonder­forschungs­bereich 894

Meetings 2015

CIPMM & SFB 894 Joint Meeting

CIPMM Inauguration Symposium

September 30 & October 1, 2015
Center for Integrative Physiology and Molecular Medicine CIPMM
Saarland University

The scientific inauguration of the new „Center for Integrative Physiology and Molecular Medicine“ (CIPMM) will be celebrated with a symposium at the Saarland University on September 30 & October 1, 2015. 

This state-of-the-art facility is dedicated to collaboratively investigate the neuro-endocrine-immune interactions in order to ultimately find cures for diseases. The CIPMM pursues a system-oriented strategy, integrating molecular, genetic, cellular and behavioral analysis approaches, in order to decode the function and dysfunction of signalling processes mediating the interaction of the three biological systems.

Headlined by one Nobel Laureate and followed by lectures of distinguished leaders in the area of neuro-endocrine-immune interactions, this event will provide an unparalleled opportunity for exchanging and networking among all CIPMM members and the international speakers.

Confirmed speakers:

Nils Brose
Stuart Firestein
Eckart Gundelfinger
Philip Haydon
Fritjof Helmchen
Peter Mombaerts 
Erwin Neher
Anant Parekh
Murali Prakriya
Jörg Striessnig
John Wood




CIPMM Inauguration Symposium
Welcome Frank Zufall
Welcome Jens Rettig
CIPMM Inauguration Symposium
Erwin Neher
Erwin Neher
Erwin Neher

Photos: Rüdiger Koop

Media coverage

Aktueller Bericht - Saarländischer Rundfunk: Forschungszentrum erhält Geld durch DFG

Die wissenschaftliche Einweihung des Centrums für integrative und molekulare Medizin (CIPMM) am Uniklinikum in Homburg fand am 6. Oktober 2015 statt. Das CIPMM erhält von der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) drei Millionen Euro für sechs neue Mikroskope, die speziell für die Anforderungen in Homburg gebaut wurden. Der Aktuelle Bericht war bei der Einweihung mit vor Ort und und traf die Gründungsdirektoren Jens Rettig und Frank Zufall.

Saarbrücker Zeitung: Spitzenforschung kostet Geld
Anfang Oktober findet in Homburg ein bedeutender Wissenschafts-Kongress statt

Homburg ist zwei Tage lang ein Zentrum der molekularen Medizin. Denn nach der Einweihung des imposanten Gebäudes der Physiologie auf dem Gelände des Uniklinikums folgt nun der wissenschaftliche Ritterschlag: Hochkarätige Forscher, darunter Nobelpreisträger Erwin Neher, sind in Homburg zu Gast.

Saarbrücker Zeitung: Nobelpreisträger bei Homburger Tagung

Ribbon Synapses Symposium 2015

September 24th - 26th, 2015
Max-Planck-Institute for Experimental Medicine in Goettingen, Germany

We would like to announce the Ribbon Synapses Symposium 2015, a small-sized international meeting to be held from the September 24th to 26th 2015 in Göttingen, Germany.

The conference is jointly organized by the two Collaborative Research Centers "Cellular Mechanisms of Sensory Processing" and "Ca2+Signaling: Molecular Mechanisms und Integrative Functions".

Ribbon synapses of sensory cells in the inner ear and the retina are specialized in reliably transmitting sensory information over prolonged periods of time. Recent work has achieved major progress in understanding ribbon synapse molecular anatomy and physiology. Moreover, ribbon synapse function has been explored at the sensory systems level and by computational approaches. The meeting brings together experts in the field for discussing new data and providing a current overview on the processing of sensory information at ribbon synapses. We encourage participation of young scientists who might contribute by a poster or short talk (a limited number of slots are available).

Further information:

Symposium „New molecular players in brain function“

SPP 1757 glial heterogeneity
Symposium "New molecular players in brain function"
September 11, 2015 | 2.30 pm  

CIPMM Auditorium | Building 48 | Saarland University | Faculty of Medicine | 66421 Homburg

The symposium is supported by the Sonderforschungsbereich 894 and the Chinesisch-Deutsches Zentrum für Wissenschaftsförderung.


2nd European Calcium Channel Conference

Alpbach, Austria - May 13-16, 2015


M. Biel, V. Flockerzi, B.E. Flucher, J. Striessnig, P. Pietrobon, E. Carbone 

The European Calcium Channel Conference 2015 will focus on voltage-gated calcium channels and other structurally related ion channels involved in calcium signaling in excitable cells. Like in the successful first conference three years ago it will bring together the leaders in the field and young researchers at a fantastic setting in the Austrian Alps to discuss the latest developments in ion channel research. Technical workshops, posters and social activities will complement the meeting program. Here you find our preliminary program.

The European Calcium Channel Conference is organized every three years, alternating with the International Calcium Channel Conferences (

Further information:

Joint German‐Israeli Network Meeting

Joint German‐Israeli Network Meeting

March 26th ‐ 27th 2015, Homburg
Saarland University
Building 45 “Medical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology”
Lecture Hall “Pharmacology and Biochemistry”


Sonderforschungsbereich 894, UdS, Homburg, Germany