Synergy Forum
Synergy Forum

Welcome !

Thank you for visiting the Synergy Forum, the platform for an exchange and discourse on state-of-the-art synergy research - which is still a young area of research within the life sciences - at a level of personal interaction.


We recently conducted the Synergy Forum 2018 in Bonn which was perceived by those who participated as a highly successful and overdue starting point for a contemporary and holistic discourse on synergism at international level.


On this website you will find abstracts, posters, papers or presentations of Synergy Forums, some basics about synergism  and news about upcoming events related to  synergy research.


For those who missed it (and for those who are keen to remember), here is a brief report on the Synergy Forum 2018:

Synergy Forum 2018:

Inspiring lectures and vivid discussions


Around 50 scientists from 11 countries discussed the current state of the art of synergy research at the Synergy Forum convened on March 9 and 10, 2018 at Bonn, Germany. Upon invitation of organizer Dr. Gudrun Ulrich-Merzenich of University Hospital Bonn, AG Synergy Research and Experimental Medicine, many of the internationally leading scientists in this still young field of life sciences delivered high-calibre lectures covering the entire gamut of synergy research: from the historical and methodical evolution of the definition(s) and quantification(s) of synergy  to contemporary preclinical and clinical applications of synergistic and combinatory therapy approaches, from natural medicines to „hightech“  treatments and from novel bioinformatic and system biologic methods for the assessment and prediction of synergistic effects of compounds to the challenges of creating appropriate regulatory framework conditions for future routine applications of combinatory or synergistic drug therapies.


The active participation of speakers and participants from the fields of Medicine, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics created an interdisciplinary, holistic and vivid discourse which was also favoured by the intentionally limited size of the Synergy Forum.


After two days of inspiring interactions at the Uniclub Bonn the participants concluded that the Synergy Forum 2018 was a highly  successful and valuable starting point towards an „inventory“ of the current understanding and activities of synergy research. It was advocated to establish – in addition to the Synergy journal – the Synergy Forum as platform for personalised exchange and discourse. So further Synergy Forums will take place in the near future.

It is planned to convene a special symposium on synergy research at Manipal University,  India, on February 9, 2019 as part of the 6th International Congress of the Society  for Ethnopharmacology (SFE) India. Please save the date !


You will soon find further details on this website.

The Synergy Forum is coordinated by

AG Synergy Research and Experimental Medicine

University Hospital Bonn / Medical Clinic III

PD Dr. Gudrun Ulrich-Merzenich

Building 26, Laboratories UG 65/69

Sigmund-Freud-Street 25

53127 Bonn / Germany


Phone +49 - (0)228 - 287 16288

Thank you

for your participation and contributions which made the Synergy Forum 2018

an inspiring and successful event!

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