physcial chemistry of biointerfaces 2

The goal of this five-day series of lectures and hands-on sessions is to provide the attendants with a thorough overview of basic concepts from physics, chemistry, and biology that form the foundations of the interdisciplinary field of biointerfaces and to illustrate how these concepts are applied in everyday research.

The workshop is aimed at graduate students working in the broadly defined field of soft interfaces.

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0 - 10:15 Surface forces with a focus on biointerfaces
Jacob Klein (Weizmann Institute, Israel) Proteins and other amino acid polymers: adsorption and self-assembly
M.A. Cohen Stuart (Wageningen University, the Netherlands). Cell membranes: the physics perspective.
Michael Kozlov (Tel Aviv University, Israel) Fluorescence methods for studying complex interfaces
Cecile Leduc (University of Bordeaux, France) Engineered Surface Modifications To Precision-Direct Biological Responses
Buddy Ratner (University of Washington, WA, USA)
10:15 - 11:00 Coffee break / Posters Coffee break / Posters Coffee break / Posters Coffee break / Posters Coffee break / Posters
11:00 - 12:15 Forces that Drive Self-Aseembly
Julio Fernandez (Columbia University, NY, USA) Polymer Physics at Interfaces and Surfaces
Jens-Uwe Sommer (Leibniz-Institute of Polymer Research, Dresden, Germany) Cell membranes: the biology perspective
David Daleke (Indiana University, IN, USA) Mechanotransduction of stem cells
Sarah Cartmell (University of Manchester, UK) Taking Advantage of Disorder: on Amorphous and Crystalline Phases in Biomineralization
Julia Mahamid (Max Plank Institute for Biochemistry, Germany)
12:15 - 13:00 Coffee break / Posters Coffee break / Posters Coffee break / Posters Coffee break / Posters Coffee break / Posters
13:00 - 14:15 Blame Boltzmann: The important role of entropy in bio- & soft matter science
Mirjam Leunissen (AMOLF, The Netherlands) Review of thermodynamics: phase equilibrium, phase diagrams
Nicholas L. Abbott (University of Wisconsisn-Madison, USA) Proteins: structure / function / analysis
Oscar Millet (CIC bioGUNE, Bilbao, Spain) Biophysics of cytoskeleton and cell adhesion
Jenny Gallop (Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge, UK) Biosensors
Fredrik Höök (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)

10 Jul - 17 Jul 2012

San Sebastian
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