Programme


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Tuesday 15 April  

 
08:00 Breakfast (residential guests only)
Great Hall
   
       
Chair: J L Keddie, University of Surrey, UK
       
09:00 - 09:45 (invited) Capillary-driven flow in thin polymer films
K Dalnoki-Veress, McMaster University, Canada
[view abstract]
Auditorium
       
  Polymers, Polyelectrolytes and Biomolecules
Auditorium
Chair: J L Keddie, University of Surrey, UK

  Self-Assembly, Biomimetics and Pattern Formation
John Hammond Lecture Theatre
Chair: G Battaglia, University College London, UK

09:50 Unwinding dynamics of polymers: a model for single biomolecules?
J-C Walter, University Montpellier 2, France
[view abstract]
 

Enzyme-driven chemotactic synthetic vesicles
D Cecchin, University College London, UK
[view abstract]

10:05 Threading dynamics of ring polymers in a gel
D Michieletto, The University of Warwick, UK
[view abstract]
  Encapsulating hydrogenase active site analogues in peptide-based supramolecular hydrogels: a photochemical study
P W J M Frederix, University of Strathclyde, UK
[view abstract]
10:20 New method to predict the surface tension of complex synthetic and biological polyelectrolyte/surfactant mixtures
R A Campbell, Institut Laue-Langevin, France
[view abstract]
  Motility-induced phase separation in an active dumbbell fluid
G Gonnella, Università di Bari, Italy
[view abstract]
10:35 Kinetic control over out-of-equilibrium self-assembled hydrogels
V D Nguyen, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
[view abstract]
  Atom-scale computer-aided design of organic-inorganic interfaces
D Thompson, University of Limerick, Ireland
[view abstract]
       
10:50 Poster session A, exhibition and refreshments
Boulind Suite
       
  Biological Systems
Auditorium
Chair: N Hunt, University of Strathclyde, UK

  Rheology and Non-equilibrium Phenomena
John Hammond Lecture Theatre
Chair: P Cicuta, University of Cambridge, UK

11:30 The role of intrinsically disordered proteins under conditions of abiotic stress
F Yuen, University of Cambridge, UK
  Length-scale dependent aging and plasticity of a colloidal polycrystal under cyclic shear
E Tamborini, Université Lyon 1, France
[view abstract]
11:45 Traffic jams on the microtubule network
D Miedema, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  Particle response during the yielding transition of colloidal glasses
D V Denisov, Van der Waals-Zeeman Institute, The Netherlands
[view abstract]
12:00 Multiscale self-assembly of fibrin governs its polymerization kinetics, fiber and network structure, as well as nonlinear rheological properties
N A Kurniawan, FOM Institute AMOLF, The Netherlands
[view abstract]
  Molecular dynamics simulations of flow in nanopores
D A Ross, Imperial College London, UK
[view abstract]
12:15 Nanoscale ligand spacing influences receptor triggering in immunological synapses
I E Dunlop, Imperial College London, UK
[view abstract]
  Microfluidic-SANS: in situ molecular insight into non-equilibrium phenomena in complex fluids
C G Lopez, Imperial College London, UK
[view abstract]
12:30 Exploring the molecular bases of cytoskeleton-cell membrane interactions, by live imaging approach 
L Chierico, University College London, UK
[view abstract]
  Interfacial rheology of model particles at liquid interfaces
J H J Thijssen, University of Edinburgh, UK
[view abstract]
       
12:45 Lunch
Great Hall
       
Chair: G Battaglia, University College London, UK
       
14:00 - 14:45 (invited) Scaling laws of polymer membranes: from synthetics to nuclear envelopes and mechanotransduction
D E Discher, University of Pennsylvania, USA
[view abstract]
Auditorium
       
  Self-Assembly, Biomimetics and Pattern Formation
Auditorium
Chair: G Battaglia, University College London, UK

 

Confined Fluids and Interfacial Phenomena
John Hammond Lecture Theatre
Chair: M P Allen, University of Warwick, UK

14:50 Orientational texture of lipid membrane domains
A Cohen Simonsen, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
[view abstract]
  Crystal-liquid interfacial free energy via thermodynamic integration
R Benjamin, Heinrich-Heine Universitaet, Germany
[view abstract]
15:05 Phase separation within hybrid polymer/lipid vesicles used as biomimetic membranes
J F Le Meins, Bordeaux University, France
[view abstract]
  Circularly confined quasi-hard-discs: the role of boundary adaptivity
I Williams, University of Bristol, UK
[view abstract]
15:20 Photo cross-linked and pH sensitive polymersomes - nanoreactor and membrane studies
J Gaitzsch, University College London, UK
[view abstract]
  Displacement mechanisms in micro-models from micro-fluidic experiments and pore scale lattice Boltzmann simulations
E S Boek, Imperial College London, UK
[view abstract]
       
15:35 Poster session B, exhibition and refreshments 
Boulind Suite
       
Chair: M Buzza, University of Hull, UK
       

16:15 -
17:00

(invited) Directed assembly in soft matter
K J Stebe, University of Pennsylvania, USA
[view abstract]
Auditorium
       
  Surfactants, Foams and Vesicles
Auditorium
Chair: M Buzza, University of Hull, UK

  Optical Methods and Imaging
John Hammond Lecture Theatre
Chair: N Hunt, University of Strathclyde, UK

17:05 Unveiling the bifurcation diagram of pattern formation in surfactant monolayer transfer
M H Koepf, École Normale Supérieure, France
[view abstract]
  Exploring soft matter with X-ray scanning micro- and nano-diffraction techniques
E Di Cola, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), France
[view abstract]
17:20 Extreme deformation of giant unilamellar vesicles in a complex shear flow
A Pommella, Imperial College London, UK
[view abstract]
  Single cell monitoring of redox potential using Surface-enhanced Raman Spectroscopy
K Fisher, University of Edinburgh, UK
[view abstract]
17:35 Foams stabilized by mixtures of nanoparticles and oppositely charged surfactants: Relationship between bubble shrinkage and foam coarsening
A Maestro, University of Cambridge, UK
[view abstract]
  Optical Coherence Tomography Velocimetry of complex fluids
A V Malm, University of Manchester, UK
[view abstract]
       
17:50 Poster session B, exhibition and drinks reception
Boulind Suite
   
18:30 Break
   
19:30 Conference dinner
Great Hall

Key dates

  • Abstract submission deadline:
    20 January 2014
  • Early registration deadline:
    10 March 2014
  • Registration deadline:
    4 April 2014

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