Institute for the Physics of Living Systems


IPLS Student Welcome 2018

11 October 2018–12 October 2018, 2:00 pm–6:00 pm

IPLS is holding a Welcome for new students on 11-12 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 new students, so feel free to join! The schedule of events is detailed below.

Event Information

Open to

Invitation Only


Jas Gill-Thind


Room E3
Physics Building
Gower St,
United Kingdom

In addition to talks and workshops, we will also be hosting a social (Exmouth Arms, 1 Starcross Street, London, NW1 2HR) on Friday 12th October at 5pm. Please feel free to come by and meet some new people.

Thursday 11th October

14.00-16.00: Buzz Baum – Introduction to IPLS & Life on Earth
16.00-17.00: Nate Goehring – Symmetry-breaking: Giving cells a sense of direction

Friday 12th October

10.00-11.00: Yanlan Mao – Mechanics of tissue growth and morphogenesis
11.00-12.00: Bart Hoogenboom – Some physical approaches to biology at the nanoscale

13.00-14.00: Andela Saric – Bad proteins united: physics of protein aggregation
14:00-15:00: Alan Lowe – A game of life and death

15.30-16.30: Ravi Desai – Making really small things via microfabrication

17.00 onwards: IPLS Social (Exmouth Arms, 1 Starcross Street, London, NW1 2HR). Please join IPLS for our first social of the year!