Single-Molecule Biophysics

Les Houches

Feb 2nd – Feb 7th 2020

The 1st Single-Molecule Biophysics meeting at École de Physique in Les Houches, France.

Chairs

Prof. David Rueda (Imperial College London)
Prof. Nynke Dekker (TU Delft)

Invited speakers

Prof. Steven M. Block (Stanford University)
Prof. Thomas Perkins (University of Colorado Boulder)

This meeting aims to explore the dynamics and mechanics of fundamental biological processes at the single molecule level (e.g., DNA- or RNA-protein interactions, protein-protein interactions, molecular motors, membrane biophysics, etc.). Experiments that control and probe physical parameters such as force, torque, stochasticity and thermal fluctuations play a major role in understanding biology at this scale. New techniques that enable new assays in this field will also be presented.

During this meeting the attendees are invited to share their latest (unpublished) work on their field. The format of the meeting is based on that of the bi-annual Single Molecule Biophysics meeting in Aspen (CO, USA), where participants are selected based on their abstract. All participants present their work with a poster and/or, when selected, with a short talk. 

Beautifully set with a view on the Mont Blanc Massive, the École de Physique can accommodate 70 participants; PIs, PostDocs and PhD students are welcome to submit an abstract before September 27th at 23:59 CEST. Before October 15th you will get to hear whether your abstract has been accepted.

The cost of the conference is expected to be €500-600, including full board accommodation. Extracurricular activities and transportation (e.g. for ski rental, lift passes) are at the participant’s own expense.

Les Houches, France