Monday 19th March - PS128
Department of Physics, University of Warwick
Organisers: Mike Allen, Matthew Turner, and Neil Wilson (Physics, Warwick)
Conference email: firstname.lastname@example.org
[Sponsored by Warwick Physics Department]
Soft matter physics embraces the fundamental understanding of structure, self-assembly kinetics, and rheology of complex fluids and soft solids (EPSRC's definition). The materials involved include colloids, polymers, gels, liquid crystals, granular matter, glasses; areas of topical interest are active systems, biomimetics, multiphase flow, interfaces, and the study of fluid surface interactions. Biophysics (again according to EPSRC) includes the physical modelling and experimental investigation of biological systems using techniques such as optical tweezers, microscopy, spectroscopy, and single molecule probes. These may be employed to study cellular processes, bacterial motility, biopolymer kinetics, self-organisation, and molecular motors. At Warwick, research into soft and biological matter is carried out in several departments. This one-day meeting will give an overview of this work at Warwick, together with presentations of research in the area carried out elsewhere, and will provide an opportunity to discuss ways of building on the existing strengths.
|Monday 19th March|
|9:30-10:00||Coffee and registration|
|Chair: Rudolf Roemer|
|10:05-10:45||Investigating the dynamics of clathrin recycling||Dr Corinne Smith (Warwick, Life Sciences)|
|10:45-11:25||Cell rheology and hydraulics||Dr Guillaume Charras (UCL)|
|Chair: Matthew Turner|
|11:55-12:35||Linking structure and function using flux imaging||Prof P. Unwin (Warwick, Chemistry)|
|12:35-13:15||Confined colloids: spheres and rods||Dr D. Aarts (Oxford)|
|Chair: Neil Wilson|
|14:00-14:40||Kinesin backsteps||Prof R. Cross (Warwick, Medical School)|
|14:40-15:20||Probing soft and biological matter with the atomic force microscope||Dr J. Hobbs (Sheffield)|
|Chair: Mike Allen|
|15:50-16:30||Mechanics of bilayer membranes and red blood cells||Dr P. Cicuta (Cambridge)|
|16:30-17:10||Microphase separation in mixed membranes||Prof M. Turner (Warwick, Physics)|
|17:15-18:15||Wine and posters for those that can stay|
|19:00||Dinner for invited speakers|
Participation is open to anyone in Warwick, although registration is required, and externally by invitation. Please contact email@example.com if you think this workshop is interesting. Normally, we would be happy to accept self-invitations, but will not be able to pay for any expenses in this case. All members of Warwick Physics (and other departments!) are welcome to attend, but please let us know if you will be around for the refreshments (i.e. register) so that we can get the numbers correct.
The symposium will start on Monday 19th March at 09:30 am at the University of Warwick. Note that the university is located at the outskirts of Coventry and not in Warwick. See http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/about/visiting/ for travel details and http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/about/visiting/maps/ for maps of the central campus. In case you come by car, parking is available for delegates at car park 15 (pick up a blue token from the car park and hand it to the secretaries in Physics).
|Matthew Turner||Warwick, Physics||Mike Allen||Warwick, Physics||Neil Wilson||Warwick, Physics|
|Corinne Smith||Warwick, Life Sciences||Guillaume Charras||UCL||Pat Unwin||Warwick, Chemistry|
|Dirk Aarts||Oxford||Rob Cross||Warwick, Medical School||Jamie Hobbs||Sheffield|
|Pietro Cicuta||Cambridge||Alison Rodger||Warwick, Chemistry||Ellak Somfai||Warwick, Physics|
|Gil Rutter||Warwick, Physics||David Quigley||Warwick, Physics||Robin Ball||Warwick, Physics|
|Oksana Trushkevych||Warwick, Physics||Jack Heal||Warwick, MOAC||Rachel O'Reilly||Warwick, Chemistry|
|Joseph Patterson||Warwick, Chemistry||Oier Bikonda||Warwick, Physics||James McLachlan||Warwick, MOAC|
|Nigel Dyer||Warwick, Systems Biology||Chrissie Waddington||Warwick, MOAC||Alex Rautu||Warwick, Physics|
|Adam Miller||Warwick, Complexity||Andrew McAinsh||Warwick, Medical School||Rudolf Roemer||Warwick, Physics|
|Wei-Chang Lo||Warwick, Physics||Quentin Caudron||Warwick, Complexity||Anne Straub||Warwick, Medical School|
|J.Emilio Jimenez-Roldan||Warwick, Physics||Isaac Liu||Warwick, Engineering||Joe Jones||Warwick, MOAC|
|Stephen Wells||Warwick, Physics||Steve Norton||Warwick, Chemistry/Life Sciences||Caroline Montgomery||Warwick, MOAC|
|Till Bretschneider||Warwick, Systems Biology||Sam Gallagher||Warwick Ventures||Richard Napier||Warwick, Life Sciences|
|Bart Vorselaars||Warwick, Physics||Daniel Turner||Warwick, MOAC||Stepan Ruzicka||Warwick, Physics|
|Lorenzo Frigerio||Warwick, Life Sciences||Davide Michieletto||Warwick, Physics||Vincent Hall||Warwick, MOAC|
|Rebecca Notman||Warwick, Chemistry||Richard Tyson||Warwick, Systems Biology||Gareth Alexander||Warwick, Physics|
|Matthew Thomas||Warwick, Physics||Jonathan Duffy||Warwick, Physics||Gemma Newby||Diamond Light Source|
|Sally Bridgwater||Warwick, Physics||Józef Lewandowski||Warwick, Chemistry|
The workshop will be held in PS128 with lunch, coffee and posters on the Science Concourse outside the Physics Lecture Theatre. The Physical Sciences building is number 46 on the campus map, just next to the Physics building.
The workshop will start with the registration. Note that the university is located at the outskirts of Coventry and not in Warwick. See http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/about/visiting/ for travel details and http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/about/visiting/maps/ for maps of the central campus. In case you come by car, parking is available for delegates at car park 15.
Accommodation for invited speakers will be provided at (tbc) please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or one of the organisers to get this arranged.
In case you are self-invited, please call the conference centre directly and arrange your stay.
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