Living Systems Institute

PoLNET Workshop – Biological filaments: Structure, dynamics, and function

Event starts: 31st January 2024, 9:00 am
Event ends: 1st February 2024
Location: Living Systems Institute, University of Exeter, Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QD
Provider: Kirsty Wan & Bertram Daum
Organiser: Kirsty Wan & Bertram Daum
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PoLNET Workshop – Biological filaments: Structure, dynamics, and function

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Scientific organisers: Kirsty Wan and Bertram Daum.

Biological filaments are central to a plethora of biological processes, ranging from muscular activity at the macroscale to cellular motion at the microscale. A comprehensive understanding of their function requires cutting-edge approaches that transcend the traditional boundaries of science. This workshop aims to stimulate fresh conversations and forge new interdisciplinary networks between biologists and physicists aiming to elucidate the structure, dynamics, and function of biological filaments using diverse and state-of-the-art techniques. Bringing together world-leading experts, as well as ECRs from this broad and vibrant field, we aim to drive transformative discoveries into the underlying principles governing the diverse function of biological filaments as essential building blocks of life.

We are excited to announce a 2-day workshop entitled Biological filaments: Structure, dynamics, and function which will take place at the Living Systems Institute, University of Exeter, UK from Wednesday 31 of January 2024 to Thursday 1 of February 2024.

The aim of this workshop is to foster a network of physicists and biologists researching biological filaments across scales and from different conceptual, technical, and disciplinary angles.

Confirmed speakers:

Sonja-Verena Albers (University of Freiburg, D)

Morgan Beeby (Imperial College, London, UK)

Alexandra Brand (University of Exeter, UK)

Mack Durham (University of Sheffield, UK)

Benjamin Friedrich (Technical University of Dresden, D)

Vicki Gold (University of Exeter, UK)

Eric Keaveny (Imperial College London, UK)

Marco Mazza (Loughborough University, UK)

Danielle Paul (University of Bristol, UK)

Mitya Pushkin (University of York, UK)

Orkun Soyer (University of Warwick, UK)

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