Biology Meets Physics Symposium
Date: 20 September 2019 Time: 09:00 - 18:00
We are delighted to present Queen Mary University of London's all day ‘Biology Meets Physics Symposium’. This will be a truly multidisciplinary event that reaches across world leading research at Queen Mary's Material Research Institute; The Institute of Bioengineering; the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences & Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. This research event takes place in the historic People’s Palace inside the beautiful Grade II listed Great Hall, a recently refurbished 1930s art-deco theatre in London’s buzzing Mile End.
The keynote speaker is Professor John O'Keefe (Nobel Prize winner in Physiology/Medicine 2014) and he will be joined by several other scientific disruptors. Professor John O'Keefe is Director of the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour and Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience in the Department of Cell Developmental Biology at UCL. He was awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine for the discovery of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain - an 'inner GPS' - that enables us to orient ourselves.
Biology Meets Physics: connecting physicists, engineers and biologists: only a few places remain!
9:00 – 9:30 Coffee and welcome
9:30 – 10:00 Steve Greenwald
Pulse waves to assess vascular disease
10:00 – 10:15 Sujith Pereira
A realistic flow phantom model of the carotid artery in preterm infants for training and research
10:15 – 10:30 Wesleigh Dawsmith
Examining the Potential of Microwave Dielectric Measurements to Track Hydration Status using a Bovine Blood Model
10:30 – 11:00 Jan Mol
Graphene nanoelectrodes for single-molecule biosensing
11:00 – 11:15 Matteo Palma
Carbon and DNA Nanotechnology meet Biology
11:15 – 11:30 Jordan Read
Magnetically responsive layer by Layer microcapsules can be retained in cell and flow conditions to promote local drug release.
11:30 – 12:00 Peter Hore
Mechanism of the magnetic compass of migratory songbirds
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 13:30
Social chromosomes and molecular diagnostics for pollinator health?
13:30 – 13:45 Christopher Duffy
The full dynamics of energy relaxation in large organic molecules: from photo-excitation to solvent heating
13:45 – 14:00 Anna Maltsev
Using statistical mechanics to understand intracellular calcium signals
14:00 – 14:15 Peter Thorpe
High-throughput, in vivo FLIM/FRET for studying cell division.
14:15 – 14:30 Oscar Pundell
Biophysical regulation of keratinocyte nuclear architecture
14:30 – 15:00 Victoria Sanz-Moreno
Actomyosin contractility in cancer: roles beyond cell migration
15:00 – 15:30 Tea
15:30 – 15:45 Isabel M Palacios
Identifying a mechano-chemical relationship between cytoskeletons and active motion of cytoplasmic components
15:45 – 16:00 Stephen Thorpe
Syndecan-4 is a cellular mechanotransducer that tunes cell mechanics
16:00 – 16:15 Ioannis Xanthis
Uni- but not bi-directional shear force activates endothelial cell ?1- integrin leading to calcium signalling
16:15 – 16:30 Conrad Mullineaux
Photonic properties of bacterial cells
16:30 – 16:45 Jose V. Torres-Perez
Mapping Mechanotransduction at Nanoscale Resolution
16:45– 17:45 Professor John O'Keefe (Nobel Prize winner in Physiology/Medicine 2014) Keynote speaker: The hippocampus as a cognitive map: an update
(Chair is Professor Yang Hao)
18:00 + Evening in Senior Common Room, with drinks and nibbles
|Location:||The Great Hall, People's Palace, Queen Mary University of London|