GDR CellTiss Annual Days 2018
& Workshop “Be Simple”: From soft matter to cell biophysics
An international workshop entitled “Be Simple” will be organized to celebrate the distinguished scientific career of Françoise Brochard-Wyart and her contribution to our understanding of biological matter from the perspective of soft matter physics (liquid crystals, polymers, (de)wetting and hydrodynamics).
This meeting will be held from 1st to 3rd of October 2018 at the Nomade Lodge (La Chapelle-Gauthier, 1hour away towards East from Paris). This special event is organized in the context of the Annual Days of the GDR CellTiss, a national incentive from CNRS to foster research at the interface of physics, chemistry, cell biology, systems biology, and developmental biology.
The meeting will focus on current biophysical topics addressed at different levels, from molecular to cellular and tissue scales. Despite the complexity of living systems, some properties and behaviors can be explained with very simple arguments originating from concepts developed in soft matter physics or by analogy with other phenomena. This is typically the approach that has guided Françoise Brochard-Wyart since she started to orient her research activities towards biophysics, at the late nineties at the Curie Institute and can be summarized by her moto “Be Simple”.
One day will be completely dedicated to Françoise, with presentations given by world-renowned physicist friends and by younger former students who have then made significant advances in Francoise’s footsteps. These talks will cover themes like active biological matter, collective phenomena and self-organization and cell/tissue rheology, which are core themes of the GDR CellTiss. The rest of the meeting will allow PhD students, postdocs and researchers from the GDR CellTiss community to present their recent works related to the abovementioned topics or beyond, e.g. in systems biology, biomimetic systems, …
Registration will soon be open on the GDR CellTiss website. More practical details, including transport, lodging, scientific programs, sponsoring, will also be found on the GDR website.
Nicolas Borghi (Inst. Jacques Monod), Jean-Marc Di Meglio (U. Paris-Diderot), David Gonzalez-Rodriguez (U. Lorraine), David Hu (Georgia Tech), Jean-François Joanny (ESPCI & Collège de France), L. Mahadevan (Harvard), Owe Orwar (Karolinska Institute), Thomas Witten (U. Chicago), Claire Wyart (ICM), Matthieu Wyart (EPFL)
Mathieu Coppey (Inst. Curie, CNRS, CellTiss), Olivia du Roure (ESPCI Paris, CNRS, CellTiss), Loïc Legoff (U. Aix Marseille , CellTiss), Cécile Leduc (Inst. Pasteur, CNRS, CellTiss), Pierre Nassoy (U. Bordeaux, IOGS, CNRS), Laurence Salomé (U. Toulouse, CNRS, CellTiss), Olivier Sandre (U. Bordeaux, CNRS, SFP), Marc Léonetti, (U. Grenoble Alpes, CNRS, SFP)
See http://nonlineaire.univ-lille1.fr/GDR3070/journees/17/ for all details.
Conference fee includes participation in the Conference, lunches and dinners, coffee breaks, the nights and the return trip from by bus from Melun station to Nomade Lodge. The participation is only guaranteed after the payment of fee.
- Student registration fee (master, PhD) : single bed in yurt 100 € TTC
- Regular registration fee (postdoc included) : single bed in yurt 180 € TTC
- Regular registration (postdoc included) : single bed in a farm room** 250 €TTC
- Industrial registration : single bed in a farm room** 400 €TTC
** Depending on invited speakers and sponsors, you might share the farm room with a few participants. For information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
Two ways to register:
- Payment by credit card. Please prefer this kind of payment.
- Payment on receipt of invoice established by the treasurer of the Condensed Matter Division of SFP. Fill this form (below) and send it to email@example.com . Please indicate « Registration CellTiss Invoice» as title of your email.
This meeting will be held from 1st to 3rd of October 2018 at the Nomade Lodge (La Chapelle-Gauthier, 1hour away towards East from Paris). Bus transfers will organized from Melun station (RER D, Transilien) to Nomade Lodge on October 1st (at 11:00 and 12:00) and from Nomade Lodge to Melun station on the 3rd (at 13:30 and 14:30).
Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org