Biologically inspired Physics is an extraordinarily wide field, covering the behaviour of systems from single molecular machines to organisms and even ecosystems.

Physics Meets Biology 2016 will provide a view of the most recent and exciting research across a broad range of topics and scales: its scope includes physical probes and imaging, bionanotechnology and synthetic biology, molecular machinery, cytoskeletal mechanics, signalling, control, neural systems, development, evolution and ecology.

The conference is organised around an international programme of invited speakers and will include contributed talks and poster sessions. Its state-of-the-art research coverage is designed to inform experts of the latest developments; it will also provide a valuable introduction to biophysical research for junior researchers including graduate students.

Physics Meets Biology 2016 is the fifth in the series organised by the Biological Physics Group of the Institute of Physics.

Keynote / invited speakers

  • Prof Naama Barkai, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
  • Prof Gero Miesenböck FRS, University of Oxford, UK
  • Prof Roman Stocker, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
  • Prof Joachim Spatz, MPI for Intelligent Systems, Germany
  • Prof Niek van Hulst, ICFO – The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Spain
  • Dr Katja Röper, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK
  • Dr Pascal Hersen, Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7, France
  • Dr Teuta Pilizota, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Dr Oscar Ces, Imperial College London, UK
  • Prof Davide Marenduzzo, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Prof Ramin Golestanian, University of Oxford, UK
  • Prof Gijs Wuite, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Prof Mark Wallace, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Dr Lucy Colwell, University of Cambridge, UK

Organised by the IOP Biological Physics Group

Banner image: Fluid flow around the colonial alga Volvox carteri held by a micropipette, imaged with tracer particles. Image courtesy of Sujoy Ganguly and Raymond E. Goldstein, DAMTP, University of Cambridge.

Key dates

  • Abstract submission deadline:
    20 May 2016
  • Student bursary deadline:
    20 May 2016
  • Early registration deadline:
    03 August 2016
  • Registration deadline:
    25 August 2016