Conference Series

European Molecular Biology Organization

 

 

 

 

 



6 - 13 September | 2009 | Primošten | Croatia

For Participants

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While submitting their abstract, all participants should choose one of the following topics for their presentation:

 

1. Cell adhesion, the actin cytoskeleton and cell mechanics
2. Membrane structure, including mimetics and the extracellular matrix
3. Nucleus/DNA
4. Cells on patterned substrates
5. Mechanics of bio-molecules
6. Active systems and motility

 

The exact formats of the presentation will be published shortly.

 

Invited Speakers

 

 

The list of invited speakers includes about forty prominent senior researchers who have already committed themselves to delivering lectures of 30 to 40 minutes. Apart from scientific and oratory excellence of the speakers, this list reflects the essential interdisciplinary nature of cell biophysics.

 
     

L. Adaddi

Weizmann Institute
Israel

experimentalist, chemistry/bio-chemistry, extracellular matrix, flexible polymers

 

D. Andelman

Tel Aviv Univ.
Israel

theoretician, physics, phase transitions in membranes, adhesion

 

P. Bassereau

Institut Curie, Paris
France

experimentalist, biophysics, cell mimetic systems, cell mechanics

 

A. Ben-Shaul

The Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem
Israel

theoretician, physics, protein aggregation in membranes, trans-membrane interactions,

 

D. Bensimon

Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris
France

experimentalist, physics/chemistry, DNA mechanics, single molecule experiments,

 

A. Bausch

TUM, München
Germany

experimentalist, biophysics, actin networks

 

P. Bongrand

INSERM, Marseille
France

experimentalist, physics/medicine, cell adhesion, immunology, single ligand-receptor interaction

 

F. Brochard-Wyart

Institut Curie, Paris
France

theoretician/experimentalist, physics, wetting phenomena, cell mimetic, membrane tethering

 

R. Bruinsma

UCLA, Los Angeles
USA

theoretician, physics, viruses, DNA packing, membrane stability and adhesion

 

M.-F. Carlier

CNRS, Gif-sur-Yvette
France

experimentalist, biochemistry, actin cytoskeleton and motility

 

D. Chatenay

Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris
France,

experimentalist, physics, DNA intractions

 

A. Curtis

Univ. of Glasgow
UK

experimentalist, biology, cell adhesion on patterned substrates

 

M. Dembo

Boston University
USA

theoretician, engineering/biology, cell mechanics,

 

M. Dustin

New York University
USA

experimentalist, biology, T cell function, immunological synapse

 

E. Evans

UBC, Vancouver
Canada

experimentalist, physics/engineering, ligand-receptor and membrane-cytoskeleton interactions

 

E. Frey

LMU, München
Germany

theoretician, physics, actin networks, semiflexible polymer mechanics, cytoskeleton

 

H. Gaub

LMU, München
Germany

experimentalist, biophysics, protein folding, single molecule experiments, DNA binding

 

B. Geiger

Weizmann Institute
Israel

experimentalist, biology, focal adhesions, cell motility, active processes

 

B. Gelbart

UCLA, Los Angeles
USA

theoretician/experimentalist, physical chemistry, RNA and DNA genomes and viruses, in and out of cells

 

G. Gerisch

MPI, Martinsried
Germany,

experimentalist, biology, cell blebbing, cell motility

 

M. Hanbücken

CINaM/CNRS,Marseille
France

experimentalist, physics/material-science, nanotechnology and application, interaction with cells,

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P. Janmey

U PENN, Philadelphia

USA

experimentalist, chemistry/biology, microrheology, actin networks, cytoskeleton

 
F. Jülicher
MPI, Dresden
Germany
heoretician, physics, active diffusion, tissue growth, membrane stability,  
R. D. Kamm MIT, Cambridge
USA
experimentalist, biology, cell adhesion and microfluidics  
J. Käs Univ. of Leipzig
Germany,
experimentalist, biophysics, cytoskeleton, molecular motors  
A. Libchaber Rockefeller Univ., New York
USA
experimentalist, chemistry/biophysics, active systems,  
F. Livolant Orsay
France
experimentalist, physics, DNA complexation  
R. Lipowsky MPIKG, Potsdam
Germany
theoretician, physics, membranes, adhesion, motors, active polymer networks  
F. C. MacKintosh Vrije Univ., Amsterdam
The Netherlands,
theoretician, physics, actin networks, active gels, cytoskeleton  
S. J. Marrink Univ. of. Groningen
The Netherlands,
theoretician, biochemistry, simulations of membrane stability, permeability, and proteins,  
R. Merkel FZ Jülich
Germany
experimentalist, biophysics, cell mechanics, mechanics of biomolecules  
H. Möhwald MPIKG, Potsdam
Germany
experimentalist, physics, biomembranes a
P. A. Pincus

UCSB, Santa Barbara

USA

theoretician, physics, complex polymer solutions, DNA, polyelectrolytes,  
R. Podgornik Univ. Ljubljana
Slovenia
theoretician, physics, DNA stability, polyelectrolytes, DNA packing in virus shells,  
J. Prost ESPCI, Paris
France
theoretician, physics, cell motility, active gels,  
J. Rädler

LMU, München
Germany

experimentalist, biophysics, mimetic systems on patterned substrates, DNA on substrates  
E. Sackmann TUM, München
Germany
experimentalist, biophysics, cell mechanics, cell mimetic, rheology  
S. Safran Weizmann Institute
Israel
theoretician, physics, active membranes, focal adhesions  
P. Schwille TU Dresden
Germany
experimentalist, chemistry/biophysics, biomembranes, polymer networks.  
U. Seifert Univ. Stuttgart
Germany
theoretician, physics, theoretical biophysics  
J. Spatz Max Planck f. Metalforschung, Stuttgart
Germany
experimentalist, chemist, cell adhesion, mechanosensing, patterned substrates  
I. Weber Rudjer Boskovic Institute, Zagreb
Croatia
experimentalist, molecular medicine, cell motility
       

Contributed Talks

 

Contributed talks of 15 to 20 minutes are solicited from younger scientists who have recently established their own independent research and have contributed substantially to the field (including tenure track or junior professors, group-leaders, recently appointed professors, senior independent post-docs and others at an equivalent level). About 35 scientist will be selected from this group for oral presentations.

Please register as soon as possible using the “registration” link on the main page to stay in touch with new developments.

In addition, please submit:

  1. The abstract with the title of the talk (about 400 words with one optional figure, prepared using the template)
  2. Four key words
  3. Clearly indicated choice of one out of the six conference topics
  4. A short CV (1 page)
  5. A list of up to five of your most relevant publications

 

Submissions should be sent before May 20, 2009 by email to organizers@physcell2009.com with the subject of the mail as “Oral presentation”.

N.B: Your submissions as listed above should ONLY be sent by email and NOT uploaded through the online system. Thank you!

 

The selection will be made by the organizing committee with the help of the advisory board on the basis of the quality of the work and its and relevance to the topics of the conference.

 

The decision will be communicated to the applicants by July 1st, 2009.

 

 

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Poster Presentations

 

Those who wish to participate at PhysCell2009 should register as soon as possible using the “registration” link on the main page to stay in touch with new developments.

All participants who are not presenting oral contributions are highly encouraged to present posters.

To be able to present a poster an abstract has to be submitted. The abstract should be prepared by using the template and submitted following the Abstract submission procedure.

 

The participants will present the posters on one of the two poster sessions. The sessions will take place on Monday and Thursday evenings. The posters can be exposed from Sunday until Tuesday, and from Wednesday until Friday.

 

** THE POSTER SHOULD NOT EXCEED 90 CM IN WIDTH AND 120 CM IN LENGTH.

VELCRO STICKERS WILL BE PROVIDED BY THE ORGANIZERS TO ATTACH THE POSTERS TO THE POSTER BOARD

There will be a “best poster” award .

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Grant applications


PhysCell2009 is able to offer limited assistance to PhD students and junior post doctoral fellows. To be eligible, the applicant must make an oral or a poster presentation. The grant will cover the registration fee and an additional amount will be provided (depending on the applicants country of residence), towards the cost of travel and accommodation.

The earlybird registration fee is applicable for students eligible for a grant!

Applicants are requested to register with the conference AND send their application in by: May 15, 2009.

 

The grant application should be submitted by email to organizers@physcell2009.com entitled “Grant application”.

N.B: Your grant application as listed above should ONLY be sent by email and NOT uploaded through the online system. Thank you!


The application should contain:

  1. The intended title and the abstract (about 400 words with one optional figure prepared using the provided template)
  2. Clearly indicated choice of one out of six conference topics
  3. A short CV (1 page)
  4. A list of publications
  5. A short letter explaining their interested in the conference
  6. A recommendation letter from their supervisor (or head of the department /institute) also explaining why the grant is needed.

A single laboratory can obtain only one grant.
The selection will be based on the quality of the work and its and relevance to the topics of the conference as well as on the qualifications of the candidate.

Candidates from Eastern European countries and developing countries will be given priority.

 

Selected candidates will be informed no later than 1th July 2009.

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Proceedings

 

Instead of publishing the conference proceedings for PhysCell2009, we have arranged for the possibility that all participants contribute to the November issue of ChemPhysChem.

This issue will feature a collection of articles dedicated to the 75th birthday of Prof. Erich Sackmann.

You are most welcome to provide an article-highlight, a review or a minireview, a concept article, as well as an original contribution, related to the material that you intend to present at PhysCell2009.

Contributions are strictly voluntary. More details on specific formats can be found here. Since all contributions will be peer-reviewed, the submission should take place in July. If you want to proceed with this option, please contact the editorial office of ChemPhysChem (chemphyschem_at_wiley.com).

 

 

 

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