Biologically inspired Physics is an extraordinarily wide field, covering the behaviour of systems from single molecular machines to organisms and even ecosystems.

Physics Meets Biology 2014 will provide a view of the most recent and exciting research across a broad range of topics and scales: its scope includes physical probes and imaging, bionanotechnology and synthetic biology, molecular machinery, cytoskeletal mechanics, signalling, control, neural systems, development, evolution and ecology. The conference is organised around an international programme of invited speakers and will include contributed talks and poster sessions. Its state-of-the-art research coverage is designed to inform experts of the latest developments; it will also provide a valuable introduction to biophysical research for junior researchers including graduate students. Physics Meets Biology 2014 is the fourth in the series organised by the Biological Physics Group of the Institute of Physics.

Keynote/invited speakers

Dr Siobhan Braybrook, University of Cambridge, UK
Dr Pietro Cicuta, University of Cambridge, UK
Professor Simon Foster, University of Sheffield, UK
Professor Jim Haseloff, University of Cambridge, UK
Professor Doris Heinrich, Leiden University, The Netherlands
Professor Stanislas Leibler, The Rockefeller University, USA
Professor Tim Newman, University of Dundee, UK
Professor Ewa Paluch, University College London, UK
Dr Felix Rico, INSERM, France
Professor Friedrich Simmel, TU München, Germany
Professor Ana-Suncana Smith, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Professor Christian Soeller, University of Exeter, UK
Dr Sarah Teichmann, EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute, UK
Professor Pieter Rein ten Wolde, FOM Institute AMOLF , The Netherlands
Professor Matthew S Turner, University of Warwick, UK
Professor Cornelis Weijer, University of Dundee, UK
Professor Julia Yeomans, University of Oxford, UK

Key dates

  • Abstract submission deadline:
    30 May 2014
  • Early registration deadline:
    30 July 2014
  • Registration deadline:
    22 August 2014


Conference handbook (PDF, 3.3MB)

First announcement (PDF, 1.33MB)