The number of participants is limited to 70 due to the limited number of beds as well as seats inside the auditorium.


Registration Fees

  • 740 for EDUCATIONAL MEMBERS* incl. full board accommodation
  • 890 for MEMBERS** incl. full board accommodation*
  • 1090 for NON-MEMBERS incl. full board accommodation

Become an ESMI member and benefit not only from the reduced fee

* Students and PhD Students are considered as EDUCATIONAL members (postDocs are not considered as educational members)

**ESMI and WMIS members are considered as members.



  • 5 nights full board accommodation in single rooms

  • Breakfast, coffee breaks, lunches, & dinners
  • Reception
  • 5 days excellent conference programme

  • conference material

  • 5 days full of interdisciplinary networking opportunities!

All participants are asked to stay for the entire duration of TOPIM.


Overall concept

Since 2007 the overall concept of TOPIM has been that experienced, high-level international scientists and younger/less experienced scientists from diverse disciplines are spending one week together at an inspiring place and to provide a "think tank" for knowledge exchange and intensive discussions: based on the intersection between the broader physics and biology science community, demonstrating common interests and fruitfulness of interaction.

Presentations are held during the morning and early evening; so that there are plenty of opportunities for continued scientific discussions.