Institute for the Physics of Living Systems


IPLS PhD Welcome 2017

12 October 2017–13 October 2017, 2:00 pm–7:00 pm

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IPLS is holding a Welcome for PhD students on 12-13 October with lectures, seminars and workshops that cover key topics and techniques in biological physics. The events below are open to anyone interested, not just PhD students, so feel free to join! The schedule of events is detailed below. 

In addition to talks and workshops, we will also be co-hosting a social with the Biological Physics group (The Carpenter's Arms, 68-70 Whitfield Street, W1T 4EY) on Friday 13th October at 5pm. Please feel free to come by and meet some new people.

Thursday 12th October

14.00-15.00: Ewa Paluch- Introduction to IPLS (MRC Building, Seminar Room 2.30)

15.00-17.00: Buzz Baum- What is life? (MRC Building, Seminar Room 2.30)

Friday 13th October

09.30-11.00: Ewa Paluch- Dimensional analysis in biology (23 Gordon Square, Room 101)

11.15-12.00: Bart Hoogenboom- Some physical approaches to biology at the nanoscale (23 Gordon Square, Room 101)

13.30-14.25:  Guillaume Charras- Cell competition in monolayers (MRC Building, Conference Room 2.24)

14:35-15:30: Guillaume Salbreux- Physics of active matter for Biology (MRC Building, Middle Meeting Room 2.29)

16.00-17.00: Shiladitya Banerjee- How cells control their size (MRC Building, Middle Meeting Room 2.29)

17.00 onwards: Joint IPLS / Biophysics Group Social (The Carpenter's Arms, 68-70 Whitfield Street, W1T 4EY)

Please join IPLS along with the biophysics research group for our first social of the year.