Institute for the Physics of Living Systems


UCL Institute for the Physics of Living Systems Annual Symposium 2021

25 May 2021, 8:45 am–5:00 pm

IPLS Symposium Poster

The Institute for the Physics of Living Systems (IPLS) Annual Symposium will showcase the exciting interdisciplinary research performed by IPLS researchers and our collaborators. Our Inaugural Symposium will take place on 25 May 2021 as a one-day online event.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to







Jas Gill-Thind

Our goal in organising this symposium is to showcase the depth and breadth of research at the interface between physics, mathematics, computer science, and biology in UCL. We aim to spur new collaborations within UCL and across London by presenting new interdisciplinary approaches to tackle complex biological questions. 

Registration for this event is free but it is mandatory.
Please register by 23rd May to receive the link to join the Symposium.

Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ucl-institute-for-the-physics-of-living-sys...


08.50-09.00  Welcome

Session 1 - Imaging and AI

09.00-09.30  Alan Lowe (UCL)
09.30-10.00  Sabrina Simoncelli (UCL)
10.00-10.30  Break and Discussion

Session 2 - Modelling, Motility and Cancer

10.30-11.00  Angelika Manhart (UCL)
11.00-11.30  Chris Barnes (UCL)
11.30-12.00  Break and Discussion

Session 3 - Keynote Speakers

12.00-13.00  Michael Levin (Tufts University) and Josh Bongard (University of Vermont) - "Xenobots: computer-designed synthetic organisms reveal the plasticity of morphogenesis"

13.00-14.00 Lunch and Discussion

Session 4 - Mechanics and Development

14.00-14.30  Yanlan Mao (UCL)
14.30-15.00  Julien Vermot (Imperial College London)
15.00-15.30  Break and Discussion

Session 5 - Compartments and Boundaries

15.30-16.00  Andela Saric (UCL)
16.00-16.30  Jody Rosenblatt (King's College London)
16.30-17.00  Closing and Discussion