On October 20, 2014, we celebrated the official inauguration of the QBM Graduate School. LMU President Bernd Huber, Department Chief Ulrich Hörlein from the Bavarian State Ministry for Science and Education, and the Speaker of QBM, Ulrike Gaul, welcomed the 200 guests, the Emflosaji Quartet provided a stimulating musical interlude, renowned scientists from the range of disciplines represented in the School, including members of the scientific advisory board, spoke about their latest work, and the second-year QBM students presented and discussed their research in a poster session. Festivities concluded with dinner and a party. For full program of the event, see below. Impressions are here.

Program of the Inaugurational Symposium:

Brief addresses
LMU President Bernd Huber
Representative of Science Ministry Wolfgang Zeitler
QBM Coordinator Ulrike Gaul

Emflosaji Quartet (winner ‚Jugend musiziert‘)
Beethoven op.18 no.4 Allegro ma non tanto
Shostacovich 8th String Quartet Allegro molto

Gunnar von Heijne (Stockholm University)
Measuring forces that act co-translationally on nascent polypeptide chains

Naama Barkai (Weizmann Institute)
The cost of making proteins

Jean-Francois Joanny (Institute Curie)
Physics of epithelial layers

Poster Session (part I)

Rachel Green (Johns Hopkins University)
mRNA surveillance takes place on the ribosome

Wolfgang Huber (EMBL)
Gene-gene, gene-drug interactions and pharmacogenomics

Poster session (partII) and Party