Institute for the Physics of Living Systems


UCL Institute for the Physics of Living Systems Annual Symposium 2024

20 June 2024, 8:50 am–5:00 pm

IPLS Symposium 2024

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 Symposium will take place on 20 June 2024 as an in-person event.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to







Jas Gill-Thind


Jeremy Bentham Room (JBR)
Wilkins Main Building
Gower Street
United Kingdom

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. We have limited spaces so please register early to avoid disappointment.
Refreshments and lunch will be provided.
Please register by 10th June 2024 for joining instructions.

Directions: The Jeremy Bentham Room (JBR), is located in the Wilkins Building. Please walk through the quadrangle and take the entrance to the right. Please turn left along the South Cloisters and then walk up the stairs on your right, beside the UCL Main Library. 


08.50-09.00  Welcome and Introduction

Session I

09.00-09.30  The evolution of kinetic proofreading
Kabir Hussain (IPLS, UCL)

09.30-10.00  Katie Long (King’s College London)

10.00-10.30  Break and Discussion

Session II

10.30-11.00  A universal robustness to spatio-temporal variation in pattern formation​​​​​​​
Mohit Dalwadi (IPLS, UCL)

11.00-11.30  Multiscale Mechanics of Organ Morphogenesis
Rashmi Priya (Francis Crick Institute)

11.30-12.00  Break and Discussion

Session III - Keynote Speaker

12.00-13.00  Satyajit Mayor (University of Warwick and NCBS Bangalore) 

13.00-14.00  Lunch and Discussion

Session IV

14.00-14.30  Bayesian model discovery for biochemical networks​​​​​​​
Vahid Shahrezaei (Imperial College London)

14.30-15.00  Self-organisation through nonequilibrium catalytic activity​​​​​​​
Jaime Agudo-Canalejo (IPLS, UCL)

15.00-15.30  Break and Discussion

Session V

15.30-16.00  Early career researcher flash talks

16.00-16.30  Harnessing mixed realities to visualise and communicate scientific data
Jason Lynch (Datascape Realities)

16.30-17.00  Closing discussion and Drinks reception