Meeting PARIS 2017


2017 Annual Meeting of the International Physics of Living Systems (iPoLS) Network



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DATES: June 25-29, 2017

ORGANIZERS: Catherine Villard (CNRS – Institut Curie & PSL University), Emmanuel Margeat (CNRS – Montpellier), Jean-Baptiste Manneville (Institut Curie), Erel Levine (Harvard University)

LOCATION: Institut Pierre-Gilles de Gennes for microfluidics, 6 rue Jean Calvin – 75005 Paris


The conference will start on  June 25th with an evening registration and a cruise-dinner on the Seine River. It will be followed by three and half days of networking and talks from students and faculty members of the international PoLS Network.

Following the succesfull innovations established during the 2016 meeting, the sessions will be arranged by topic, and a poster session and « Unconferences » will be organized.
The conference will be organized at the Institut Pierre-Gilles de Gennes for microfluidics, in the heart of Paris center.

TOPICS COVERED (Tentative List) : 

  • Novel concepts in theory and simulations (eg. deep learning, information processing)
  • Living systems on a chip
  • Motility
  • Sensing & signaling
  • Intracellular self-organisation
  • Cellular regulation, morphology and growth
  • Collective phenomena
  • Molecular Structure and function
  • Evolution
  • Experimental methods
  • Cell & tissues mechanics and dynamics
  • Gene structure & expression
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Computational methods
  • Neural Systems
  • Education


  • Robert H. Austin (Princeton University, USA)
  • Curtis G. Callan Jr. (Princeton University, USA)
  • Marco Cosentino-Lagomarsino (Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France)
  • Thierry Emonet (Yale University, USA)
  • Erwin Frey (LMU Munich, Germany)
  • Daniel Goldman (Georgia Tech, USA)
  • David Hu (Georgia Tech, USA)
  • Oleg Igoshin (Rice University, USA)
  • Anatoly Kolomeisky (Rice University, USA)
  • Don C. Lamb (LMU Munich, Germany)
  • Andrew M. Leifer (Princeton University, USA)
  • Erel Levine (Harvard, USA)
  • Herbie Levine (Rice University, USA)
  • Zan Luthey-Schulten (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champain, USA)
  • Jean-Baptiste Manneville (CNRS, Paris, France)
  • Emmanuel Margeat (CNRS, Montpellier, France)
  • Michael Murrell (Yale University, USA)
  • Garegin Papoian (Maryland University, USA)
  • Andrea Parmeggiani (Université de Montpellier, France)
  • Joshua Shaevitz (Princeton University, USA)
  • Jerson L. Silva (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • Simon Sponberg (Georgia Tech, USA)
  • Arpita Upadhyaya (Maryland University, USA)
  • Catherine Villard (CNRS, Paris, France)