About this series
The Ernst Schering Research Foundation (ERSF) was founded in June 1991 in order to promote medical, biological and chemical basic research. The goals are to support young scientists and to bridge the distance between academic and applied research. The distinction between academic and applied research is becoming less and less significant. The booming biotechnology industry and a changing consciousness on both sides have contributed to this new situation. To promote a dialogue at this level is one of the main aims of the international ESRF workshops. Here celebrated scientists meet to discuss current topics and share their latest research findings. The talks of these workshops are published in this workshop proceedings series. The hot topics in research are highlighted and a comprehensive overview on these research areas are given.