Archives de la catégorie: conférences/écoles


Workshop Physics and biology of plant growth (Jan 30-Feb 2 2023, Ein Gedi, Israel)

The growing plant is a fascinating system involving multiple fields. Biologically, it is a multi-cellular system controlled by complex bio-chemical networks. Physically, it is an example of an « active solid » – an extended solid system, whose element (cells) are active, performing mechanical work to drive the evolving geometry. Computationally, it acts as a distributed system, processing a multitude of local inputs into a coordinated developmental response. The goal of this meeting is to provide a rare opportunity to bring together researchers from these different but complementary disciplines, and study the plant as a living, information-processing organism, which uses physical laws and biological mechanisms to alter its own shape, and negotiate its environment.

Info and registration:

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Workshop Designing soft matter in and out of equilibrium (Jan 30-Feb 3 2023, Leiden)

We would like to invite you to our workshop:

Designing soft matter in and out of equilibrium
30 January – 3 February 2023
Lorentz Center, Leiden, The Netherlands

More information about the program is available here:
Please feel free to contact us if you are interested in attending.

Prof. Marjolein Dijkstra (Utrecht University)
Prof. Thomas M. Truskett (University of Texas at Austin)
Dr. Alberto Pérez de Alba Ortíz (Utrecht University)


Workshop Grandes transformations (Aussois, Jan23-Jan27 2023)

Le colloque Aussois 2023 de l’Association MECAMAT a pour thème :
Grandes transformations : aujourd’hui… demain

Le colloque se tiendra du 23 au 27 Janvier 2023 au Centre CNRS Paul Langevin à Aussois.
Les informations relatives au colloque sont disponibles sur notre site : avec un programme alléchant ! (

La date limite d’inscription est fixée au 31 Octobre 2022


Workshop From Soft Matter to Biophysics (Les Houches, Jan29-Feb3 2023)

A workshop in honour of Jean-François Joanny.

Over the last two decades, knowledge acquired on inert soft matter systems has led to spectacular progress in the development of a quantitative understanding of biological systems. These fundamentally out-of-equilibrium systems range from the molecular constituents of the living cell via cells and tissues to schools of fish and herds of wildebeest.

This research at the crossroad of soft-matter and biological physics gave birth to a new field in statistical physics, known as “active matter”. Active matter is characterized by its non-equilibrium nature originating from the microscopic constituents of the material themselves. Examples involve the collective behavior of bacteria swarms to bird flocks, enzyme activity and growing tissues, or the whiplike motion of the swimming sperms tail.

The search for generic theories and universal physical features, ranging from inert soft matter to biological systems, has been the hallmark of the distinguished scientific work of Jean-François Joanny.

In honor of his achievements, this workshop is organized with a focus on the physical properties of soft matter, active and biological systems.

Registration will be opened from October 25th to November 4th 2022


Workshop Insect bio-inspired (Edinburgh Nov 17-18 2022)

Dear Colleagues,
Please find the link to a workshop interesting for the community, mixing up biology, soft matter physics and engineering.

All the best
Prof. Jérôme Casas, 
Institut de Recherche sur la Biologie de l’Insecte
IRBI Tours


CISM – Call for Proposals for Courses

We are writing to let you know that course proposals, for the 2024 CISM programme, are welcome. Final decisions on courses for 2024 will be taken during the meeting of the Scientific Council on March 31, 2023.
The deadline for proposal submission for the academic year 2024, is March 1, 2023.

The proposals submission is available at
All proposals should be sent to


Workshop Active days – Challenges in Active Matter (Cergy, 5-7 Dec 2022)

Active Matter (AM) is a new, fast growing interdisciplinary field at the interface between biology and statistical physics that aims to understand ensembles of active particles. The term “active” refers to the ability of the particle to convert energy into work, e.g. to self-propel. The ultimate goal of Active Matter is to develop a material science of living systems and shed light on highly relevant and diverse topics such as bacterial infections, cancer growth, tissue formation, and embryogenesis, as well as on the design and synthesis of biomimetic materials, which are likely to play a fundamental in medicine in the coming years.

Deadline registration: October 17, 2022


Symposium Mechanics Morphogenesis Development and Evolution (Institut Pasteur, 12-13 Dec 2022)

How can mechanics constrain the evolution of shape or be a source  of morphogenetic innovation? The Qbio initiative at Institut Pasteur is organising a two-day symposium in the campus on December 12th and 13th 2022 which will cover the interplay between mechanics, evolution, morphogenesis and development.

This interdisciplinary symposium will combine a large range of approaches (morphometric analysis, modeling, soft-matter physics, comparative morphogenesis, epistemology) and diverse organisms (plants, yeast, algae, cnidarians, insects and vertebrates) with diverse and excellent speakers. This symposium is meant to be an open platform for discussion between physicists, mathematicians and biologists on relevant biological questions, and to foster interactions between topics/systems which normally have few occasions to interact.

The full program can be found on our website .

Registration is free but mandatory (before November 14th):

If you have any query, please contact:


Biological fluid mechanics of transport, growth and actuation at the APS March meeting (Las Vegas, March 6-10, 2023)

We are writing to draw your attention to the upcoming March Meeting of the American Physical Society in Las Vegas (March 6-10, 2023). We are organizing a session on Biological Fluid Mechanics of Transport, Growth and Actuation (02.01.20). 

Sessions at APS consist of several 10-minutes talks. We will have a long invited talk by Jake Socha (Virginia Tech) on fluid transport in insects. 

One of our goals is to get contributions from diverse and complementary communities, across biomechanics, applied mathematics, and engineering to bring fresh viewpoints and exciting new problems to the audience of APS March meeting, traditionally focused on soft matter, non linear and statistical physics. 

The deadline for abstract submission is October 20, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. ET. Abstracts can be submitted here:

Organizers: Joel Marthelot (IUSTI), Martin Brandenbourger (IRPHE) and PT Brun (Princeton University)


11th Conference of the International Marangoni Association (IMA11), Bordeaux, FRANCE 19-22 June 2023.

You are cordially invited to participate in the 11th Conference of the International Marangoni Association (IMA11) which will take place in Bordeaux, FRANCE at the Campus of Talence (« Haut-Carré ») on 19-22 June 2023.
More information can be found on the following website:

We are looking forward to meeting you in Bordeaux in 2023.

Best Regards,
Professor Sakir AMIROUDINE
Institut de Mécanique et d’Ingénieries, UMR CNRS 5295
Université de BordeauxBât A11, 351 cours de la Libération CS 10004 33405 Talence 
Tel :  +33 (0) 5 40 00 34 03