Juelich, Germany Networking Event

IHRS-Biosoft symposium
Biophysical Techniques to Understand Life at Different Scales
Forschungszentrum Jülich
Juelich, Germany
November 6, 2014 


Sabyasachi Dasgupta, Forschungszentrum Jülich             
Guglielmo Saggiorato, Forschungszentrum Jülich
Gloria Fabris, Forschungszentrum Jülich
Melanie Balbach, Caesar Bonn 



Aurelien Roux, University of Geneva (Switzerland)
Benoit LadouxMBI, Singapore/IJM, Paris (France)
Erich SackmannTU München (Germany)
Jochen GuckTU Dresden (Germany)
P. F. LenneIBDM, Marseille (France)
Pascal Silberzan, Institute Curie, Paris (France)
Thierry Mora, Paris (France)



When studying biological organisms, one is confronted with the sheer complexity of the physiological processes that are essential for life.

Every biological system requires a delicate hierarchical organization of interactions spanning from processes in a single cell to the collective behavior characterizing bionetworks.

This symposium aims at providing an interdisciplinary event to bring together the complementary skills of experimentalists and theoreticians to better understand the role of forces, flow and fluctuations within biological systems. Lunch and dinner will be provided.

Registration and Abstract submission:

Registration is free of charge and is now open until October 6 subject to availability. Participation shall be confirmed on a first come first serve basis.. To register and/or to submit an abstract, please go here

Event Location: 

The symposium will be held at Forschungszentrum Jülich, building 4.8, 2nd floor, room 365. The meals (buffet) and the poster session will be at the foyer of the central library. Please click here for a campus map. 

Tentative Program:

9:00 AM - 9:10 AM Introduction 
9:10 AM - 10:00 AMBiomimeticsAurelien Roux, University of Geneva
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Cell AdhesionBenoit Ladoux, NUS/IJM
11:00 AM - 12:00 PMCell MotilityErich Sackmann, TU München
12:00 PM -1:00 PM LUNCH BUFFET 
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CytoskeletonJochen Guck, TU Dresden 
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM MorphogenesisP. F. Lenne, IBDM Marseille 
3:00 PM - 3:30 PMCOFFEE BREAK 
3:30 PM - 4:30 PMCollective Behavior Pascal Silberzan, Institute Curie 
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM BionetworksThierry Mora, ENS, Paris 
5:30 PM - 5:45 PMValedictory Remarks 
5:45 PM - 7:00 PM Poster Session 
7:00 PM Poster Session and Dinner  


For more information about the event, please go to the event page, download the event poster, or email biosoft.symposium@gmail.com.