Institute for the Physics of Living Systems


IPLS Lecture Series “Introduction to Biophysics”

13 January 2023–14 July 2023, 11:00 am–12:00 pm

These lectures will take place on alternate Fridays during term time, providing students and postdocs a general introduction to the various fundamental questions and approaches used in interdisciplinary research on living systems.

Event Information

Open to



Guillaume Charras


2nd Floor Seminar Room (2.30), LMCB
MRC Building
Gower Street

The lectures will take place every two weeks on Fridays from 11am-12pm in the LMCB Seminar Room (Room 2.30, MRC Building).

13 January 2023

Cell and tissue mechanics
Guillaume Charras

10 February 2023

Advances in fluorescence microscopy techniques and their application to the study of immune processes
Sabrina Simoncelli

24 February 2023

Introduction to synthetic and engineering biology
Chris Barnes

10 March 2023

Microfluidic technologies for studying mechanics in health and disease 
Emad Moeendarbary

24 March 2023

Multi-scale mathematical modelling in biology
Philip Pearce

21 April 2023

Modelling spatiotemporal patterning in development and evolution
Zena Hadjivasiliou

3 May 2023
*Wednesday instead of Friday

Atomic force microscopy on supramolecular organisation, assembly and disruption in the bacterial outer membrane
Bart Hoogenboom

19 May 2023

Mathematical modelling of mechanics in tissue growth control 
Yanlan Mao

2 June 2023

Self-organization of microtubule cytoskeleton and mitotic spindles
Maxim Molodtsov

21 June 2023

*Wednesday instead of Friday

Bridging quantum science and biosciences
Alexandra Olaya-Castro

7 July 2023

Cell polarity and intracellular patterning processes
Nate Goehring

14 July 2023Modelling spatiotemporal pattern formation across scales in development and evolution
Zena Hadjivasiliou