Symposium - From Membranes to Cells 2016

7 - 8 November 2016

Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany


The symposium covers the structure and dynamics of complex fluids, soft matter, and biological systems, from colloids and (bio)polymers to the motion of cells, with emphasis on over 15 years of research at the Institute of Theoretical Soft Matter and Biophysics (ICS-2/IAS-2).

This links fundamental aspects of statistical physics from membranes right up to complex biological structures, such as cells or swimming bacteria. Moreover, it provides a perspective on future developments in this dynamic field of research.

Participants of the Symposium gather for the group photo Copyright: Forschungszentrum Jülich
Forschungszentrum Jülich

More information on the group's research on Theoretical Soft Matter and Biophysics and Gerhard Gompper

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Abstracts of oral and poster contributions (PDF, 15 MB)


Abstracts of oral and poster contributions (PDF, 15 MB)

7 November 2016

13:15 Bus leaves hotel
14:00-14:15 Welcome Address
 Chair: Roland G. Winkler
14:15-14:45 Michael Schick: "Is the plasma membrane a two-dimensional microemulsion?"
14:45-15:15 Ulrich Schwarz: “Studying protein self-assembly with patchy particle models“
15:15-15:45 Dmitry Fedosov: “Fascinating red blood cell properties: non-equilibrium membrane fluctuations and intricate dynamics in flow”
15:45-16:15 Coffee break
 Chair:  Thorsten Auth
16:15-16:45 Erwin Frey: "New Paradigms in Pattern Formation"
16:45-17:15 Kurt Kremer: "Polymeric Degrees of Freedom Do Matter: Polymer Melts, Elastomers, Collapsed Polymer Globules, Chromosome Territories etc"
17:15-17:45 Roland Netz: “A Highly Stretched Polymer in Water is an Energetic, not an Entropic Spring”
17:45-18:15 Wim Briels: "Coarse grain simulations of protein assemble: clathrin cages and alpha-synucleon fibers"
18:30 Sebastian Schmidt: "Over 15 years of Soft Matter and Biophysics"
19:00-21:00 Poster session
21:00 Bus back to hotel
Letzte Änderung: 20.01.2022