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Poster Programme

Friday 8 April

Please note the programme is subject to change

Parallel Sessions

Chair: Neil Hunt, University of Strathclyde, UK

09:00 - 09:40

(Plenary) Designing Dual-functionlised gels for self-reconfiguration and autonomous motion
Anna Balazs, University of Pittsburgh, USA


Self Assembly, Biomimetics and Pattern Formation

Chair: Lorna Dougan, University of Leeds, UK


Active Matter

John Hammond Lecture Theatre
Chair: Mike Cates, University of Cambridge, UK

09:50 De-novo designed artificial viral coat proteins that co-assemble into rod-shaped artificial virus particles with single polycations
Renko de Vries, Wageningen University, the Netherlands
  Dynamics of defects in shells of active liquid crystal
Diana Khoromskaia, University of Warwick, UK
10:10 Tailoring peptide hydrogels for controlling drug release kinetics
Mohamed Elsawy, The University of Manchester, UK
  Birds, magnets, soap, and sandblasting: Surprising connections to incompressible polar active fluids in 2D
Chiu Fan Lee, Imperial College London, UK
10:30 Poster Session B and refreshments
Boulind Suite
Lorna Dougan, University of Leeds, UK
11:15 - 11:55 (Plenary) Soft particle monolayers at fluid interfaces: structure, rheology and applications
Lucio Isa, ETH Zurich, Switzerland 

Liquid Crystals

Chair: Martin Buzza, University of Hull, UK


Polymers, Polyelectrolytes and Biomolecules

Chair: Ron Larson, University of Michigan, USA

12:05 Hexagonal platelets, columns and bundles formed by self-organisation of rod-like viruses
Baeckkyoung Sung, CNRS, France
  Topological patterns in gel electrophoresis of knotted DNA
Davide Michieletto, University of Edinburgh, UK
12:25 Liquid dielectrophoresis - Isotropic and anisotropic
Carl Brown, Nottingham Trent University, UK
  Determining the importance of hydrogen bond strength on the mechanical stability of proteins
Megan Hughes, University of Leeds, UK


End of scientific
12:50 - 13:50 Lunch

Online registration is now closed


Deadline date for online accommodation booking is 1 April 2016

Key dates

  • Abstract submission deadline: [EXTENDED]
    29 January 2016
  • Early registration deadline:
    9 March 2016
  • Registration deadline:
    28 March 2016