13th Sino-German Frontiers of Science Symposium

Shanghai, People's Republic of China

This year’s Sino-German Frontiers of Science Symposium (SINOGFOS) brings together around 60 outstanding researchers from various natural science disciplines from research institutions of both countries to introduce their areas of research and work. They exchange ideas across disciplinary and methodological boundaries, build cross-disciplinary networks, and have an opportunity to work on future international collaborations.

The Sino-German symposia series is a joint undertaking of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.


List of Sessions

A ‘Snowball’ Earth and the Rise of Modern Ecosystems
Organizing Committee members:
DUAN Anmin, College of Ocean and Earth Sciences, Xiamen University
Christian HALLMANN, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam Potsdam

Introductory Speaker:
 “Climate extremes in Earth’s history”
Daniel HERWARTZ, Institute of Geology and Mineralogy, University of Cologne

“Snowball Earth Melting Driven by Continental Dust Emission”
YANG Jun, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Peking University

“How Earth might have looked like 600 Million years ago: climate modeling and climate dynamics of a Snowball Earth”
Aiko VOIGT, University of Vienna

Biology-based Diagnosis in Mental Health and Neuropsychiatric Diseases
Organizing Committee members:
Tim HAHN, University of Münster
YE Zheng, Center for Excellence in Brain Science and Intelligence Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai

Introductory Speaker:
“Towards Precision Psychiatry – Overcoming the Translational Roadblock in Mental Health”
Nils WINTER, University of Münster

“AI4AD: Artificial Intelligence to Empower Discovery Imaging Biomarkers for Alzheimer’s Disease”
LIU Yong, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications

“Losing Connections? – The Human Connectome and Mental Disorders”
Jonathan REPPLE, Goethe University Frankfurt

Biosynthesis of Natural Products: Novel Insights and Challenges
Organizing Committee members:
SHEN Qingtao, School of Life Sciences, Shanghai Tech University
Frank SCHULZ, Faculty of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Ruhr University Bochum

Introductory Speaker:
“Engineering unconventional yeast for the synthesis of bioactive natural products”
CAI Menghao, State Key Laboratory of Bioreactor Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology

“Identification of Novel Natural Products”
Pierre STALLFORTH, Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology (HKI), Jena

“Natural product discovery: synthetic biology tools and genome mining strategies”
WANG Bin, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing

Digital Health
Organizing Committee members:
CHENG Jingyuan, School of Computer Science and Technology, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei
Carsten RÖCKER, TH OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Lemgo

Introductory Speaker:
“GPT-4 and Neurologists in Screening for Mild Cognitive Impairment in the Elderly: A Comparative Analysis Study”
LIU Jialin, Department of Medical Informatics, Sichuan University, Chengdu

“Personalized meal recommendation for Chinese elderly population”
LI Jiao, Institute of Medical Information, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing

“Ensuring Patient Safety - What if technology fails?”
Myriam LIPPRANDT, Department of Medical Informatics, RWTH Aachen University

Quantum Sensors
Organizing Committee members:
GAO Pengqi, National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences Beijing
Tanja MEHLSTÄUBLER, National Metrology Institute of Germany, Braunschweig

Introductory Speaker:
“Inertial sensing using matter-wave interferometry”
Dennis SCHLIPPERT, Institute of Quantum Optics, University of Hannover

“The World's Tiniest Sensor: A Diamond's Imperfection”
Dominik BUCHER, Technical University of Munich

“Precision measurements based on atom interferometry”
ZHONG Jiaqi, Wuhan Institute of Physics and Mathematics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Synthetic Genomics
Organizing Committee members:
XIN Xiufang, Institute of Plant Physiology & Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences Shanghai

Introductory Speaker:
“Genetic Circuits Design: Programming Control System in Life”
LOU Chunbo, Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

“Synthetic Genomics - A Frontiers Introduction”
XUE Xiaoli, Center for Excellence in Molecular Plant Sciences, Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai

“Synthetic Biology and Optogenetics”
Matias ZURBRIGGEN, Institute of Synthetic Biology, University of Düsseldorf

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation supports Sino-German collaborative work resulting from the newly established contacts among the researchers at this event with its special follow-up programme CONNECT.

Participation is by invitation only.

This symposium is part of the Frontiers of Research Programme of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The Foundation regularly convenes bi- and tri-national Frontiers of Research Symposia in cooperation with its partner organisations in Brazil, China, Japan, India, Israel, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.


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