Conferences soft matter and biological physics 2001-2016

Information collected by Ulrich Schwarz. Click here for the current list.

Year 2001

place conference comments
14 - 19 Jan Evora, Portugal Chains@Interfaces 2001 -
15 - 26 Jan Canberra, Australia Biophysics: from proteins to cells -
24 - 27 Feb Orlando, FL, USA Nanoparticles 2001 -
5 - 9 March Wuppertal 2nd Wuppertal Conference on Spatial Statistics and Statistical Physics registration 450 DM 
4 - 6 March Lenox, MA, USA First International Symposium on Computational Cell Biology very computer-oriented, deadline 15 Jan, registration $550
12 - 16 March Seattle, Washington, USA APS March Meeting deadline 2 Feb, 5000 papers !, registration $400
26 - 30 March Hamburg DPG-Fruehjahrstagung Festkoerperphysik (incl. symposium on biomaterials) spring meeting German Physical Society on condensed matter
20 - 23 April Physik-Zentrum Bad Honnef Biomolecules at Soft Surfaces deadline 28 Feb
11 - 13 May Minneapolis, USA Electrostatic Interactions in Polymers, Colloids, and Biophysics -
21 - 25 May Santa Fe, NM, USA Principles of Soft Matter deadline 23 March 
5 - 8 June Dresden Dynamic Days Europe 2001 Max-Planck-Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems
25 - 30 June Dresden 1st International MTBio-Workshop on Function and Regulation of Cellular Systems: Experiments and Models deadline 28 Feb
27 - 30 June Schloss Ringberg, Bavaria International Workshop on Cells on Solid Substrates -
27 June - 1 Jluy Snowbird, Utah 2001 Summer Bioengineering Conference of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Tissue engineering, artifical organs, etc
15 - 20 July Bansko, Bulgaria Geometry, Integrability and Nonlinearity in condensed matter & soft condensed matter physics registration USD 200
2 - 27 July Les Houches, France Physics of biomolecules and cells summer school, deadline 1 March, registration FF 4500
15 - 20 July Eindhoven, NL Europolymer Congress very applied
15 - 21 July Cancun, Mexico STATPHYS 21 deadline 15 Feb
21 - 25 July Weingarten (old monastery near Lake Constance) 2nd International Conference on Scanning Probe Microscopy of Polymers deadline 15 March, registration DM 890
22 - 25 July Potsdam International Workshop on the Science and Application of Nanotubes deadline 1 March
20 - 25 Aug Il Ciocco Assembly and Self-Assembly at the Interface of Biology, Chemistry and Physics deadline 30 April
30 Jul - 3 Aug Kyoto, Japan 4th International Conference on Biological Physics deadline 16 April
17 - 19 Aug Helsinki, Finland Physics meets biology: From biomembranes to cationic liposomes deadline 15 April, registration 180 Euros
20 Aug - 2 Sep Haus (monastery) Altenberg near Cologne International Summer School Fundamental Problems in Statistical Physics X deadline April 20, DM 1500
27 - 31 Aug Lviv, Ukraine Modern problems of Soft Matter Theory -
27 - 31 Aug Trieste, Italy Interaction and Assembly of Biomolecules ICTP workshop, deadline 1 March
5 - 9 Sep Los Angeles, USA Electronic Interactions and Electron Dynamics in DNA -
5 - 8 Sep Aachen Europhysics Conference on Computational Physics -
16 - 20 Sep Kerkrade, NL Dynamical Properties of Solids XXVIII glasses, polymers, surfaces, confinment, etc; Forschungszentrum Juelich,
23 - 26 Sept Muenster Jahrestagung der Dt. Gesellschaft fuer Biophysik annual meeting German Society for Biophysics, deadline 1 July, registration 200 DM
25 - 27 October Atlanta Nanobiology 2001
28 October - 2 November San Francisco Conference of the American Vaccum Society Surface science, including biomaterials, tribology, nanoscience
13 - 16 Nov Kerkrade, NL Juelich Soft Matter Days deadline June 15, fee E 250 (students E 125)
25 - 28 Nov Autrans, France Self-Assembled Fibrillar Networks deadline 15 Aug, registration 200 Euros
28 Nov - 1 Dec Max Delbrueck Center, Berlin-Buch Cell migration in development and disease deadline Aug 31, registration fee DM 400 (students DM 150)

Year 2002

date place conference comments
9 - 12 Feb Tel Aviv University, Israel Physical and biophysical aspects of complex fluids 3rd binational franco-israeli conference, organized at Tel Aviv by Michael Kozlov and David Andelman
23 - 27 Feb San Francisco, CA, USA Annual Meeting of the American Biophysical Society deadline Oct 7 2001
4 - 15 March Forschungszentrum Juelich 33. Ferienkurs: Weiche Materie: Komplexe Materialien auf mesoskopischer Ebene in 2002, the annual summer school at the research center Juelich is on soft matter; note that only some talks are in English; deadline December 20
4 - 8 Mar MPI Kolloid- und Grenzflaechenforschung, Golm Pattern Formation by Molecular Self-Organization at Interfaces organized by Hans Riegler, Interface Division
7 - 9  Mar Sopron, Hungary MECO-27 statistical physics, including quantum phase transitions, systems far from equilibrium and disordered systems
11 - 15 Mar Regensburg Fruehjahrstagung DPG Festkoerperphysik
25 - 28 Mar Physik-Zentrum Bad Honnef 273. WE-Heraeus-Seminar: Micro to Macromechanics of Hierarchical Living Materials and Technical Structures Organized by E. Arzt, P. Fratzl, E. Frey and E. Sackmann
10 May - 31 July MPI Complex Systems, Dresden Topology in Condensed Matter Physics workshop
31 May - 6 June Helsinki, Finland SoftSimu 2002 - novel methods in soft matter simulation -
16 - 20 June Princeton University, USA NEC Lectures on Biophysics: Biological Networks -
18 - 21 June Strasbourg, France European materials research society spring meeting abstract deadline Jan 14, fee E 412
19 - 21 June Paris, France Seventh Claude ITZYKSON Meeting: Genes and physics -
1 - 16 July Boulder, Colorado, USA Boulder School for Condensed Matter and Materials Physics 2002: Physics of Soft Condensed Matter (Colloids, Liquid Crystals, Emulsions, Granular Matter and Foams) Organizers: Randall D. Kamien, Fred MacKintosh, Leo Radzihovsky, David A. Weitz, deadline March 4
12 - 24 Aug Cargese, Corse, France DNA and chromosomes deadline March 30
26 Aug - 27 Sept MPI Complex Systems, Dresden Chemical and biological activity in flows workshop
8 - 11 Sept MPI Molecular Cell Biology, Dresden Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft fuer Biophysik Annual meeting of the German society for biophysics; registration EUR 100, students EUR 40, deadline July 2002
14 - 18 Sept Konstanz 5th Liquid Matter Conference organized by Profs. Dietrich, Klein and Maret for the European Physical Society, deadline April 15 2002
16 - 27 Sept Magdeburg WE-Heraeus-Ferienkurs Strukturbildung und Selbstorganisation summer school on structure formation, organizers Mueller, Kassner and Engel, registration until end of July, no fees, in German
9 - 20 Sept Varna, Bulgaria Computer simulations of surfaces and interfaces summer school, deadline June 1 2001
22 - 26 Sept Marburg 293th Wilhelm und Else Heraeus Seminar: NanoBionics II - from Molecules to Applications deadline June 30
27 & 28 Sept Laboratory for the Research on the Structure of Matter, University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia, USA Bilateral symposium by the LRSM and the MPI of Colloids and Interfaces on Soft Matters Organizers Reinhard Lipowsky and Arjun Yodh
2 Oct Forschungszentrum Juelich Symposium on cooperativity in biophysical systems 1 day meeting without fee, organizers Erwin Frey, Peter Grassberger and Gunther Schuetz
13 - 16 Oct EMBL Heidelberg Functional Genomics: The Future of Biology -
 6 - 11 Oct Physikzentrum Bad Honnef DPG-Schule fuer Physik 2002: Physics of Cells organizers Sackmann and Zimmermann, application until July 1
23 - 26 Oct Houston, Texas, USA Annual Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society -
19 - 22 Nov Kerkrade, Netherlands Juelich Soft Matter Days 2002 Organizers Dhont, Gompper and Richter 

Year 2003

date place conference comments
15 - 20 Feb Kloster Banz near Bamberg Molecular organization for nanosystems Organized by universities Bayreuth and Ulm, deadline Oct 31 2002
1 - 5 Mar San Antonio, Texas Annual Meeting of the American Biophysical Society abstract deadline Oct 10 2002
3 - 7 Mar Austin, Texas, USA APS March Meeting -
22 - 25 Mar Lenox, Mass, USA 2nd International Symposium on Computational Cell Biology -
24 Mar - 3 April Bardøla Høyfjellshotel, Geilo, Norway  Forces, Growth and Form in Soft Condensed Matter : At the Interface between Physics and Biology NATO summer school, deadline Dec 15 2002
19 - 21 Mar Dresden Fruehjahrstagung DPG Festkoerperphysik -
29 Mar - 4 April San Feliu de Guixols, Spain EuroConference on Complex Fluid Interfaces co-chaired by Hartmut Loewen
3 - 4 April University of Heidelberg 7. Nachwuchstage Kolloid- und Grenzflaechenforschung annual meeting organized by the Kolloidgesellschaft, deadline 1 Feb 2003
9 - 12 April Naurod, near Wiesbaden 5th Supramolecular Science Students Symposium Minerva conference, 12 lectures by senior scientists from Germany and Israel, 24 student lectures, deadline for application Feb 14 2003
14-16 May University of Rostock Interface biology of implants registration deadline Feb 15, abstract deadline March 10
21 - 23 May Forschungszentrum Juelich Workshop biology and physics at interfaces: from single molecules to cells organizers Rudolf Merkel, Andreas Offenhaeusser and Rene Gail
21 - 26 June Castelvecchio Pascoli, Italy EuroConference on Biological Surfaces and Interfaces deadline 31 March, physical chemistry focus
25 - 29 June Key Biscayne, Florida, USA ASME Bioengineering Conference -
5 - 9 July Alicante, Spain Fourth European Biophysics Congress The third European Biophysics Congress was held in Munich (Germany) 9-13 September 2000; deadline Feb 28
7 July LMU Muenchen Festkolloquium fuer Herbert Wagner Festredner Kroll, Seifert, Peisl, Laessig, Mecke
1 - 5 Sept Lausanne, Switzerland European Congress on Advanced Materials and Processes (EUROMAT 2003) session on Biofunctional Materials Surfaces organized by Bengt Kasemo, deadline Jan 31
14-18 Oct Badajoz, Spain First International Meeting on Applied Physics (APHYS 2003) lots of bio and nano subjects, but rather applied
20 - 31 Oct MPI Complex Systems, Dresden Motion, sensation and self-organization in living cells -
26 - 30 Oct Weingarten Monastery at Lake Constance 313. WE-Heraeus-Seminar on fiber systems in materials science and biology/medicine organizers Profs. Arzt (Stuttgart) and Spatz (Heidelberg)
5 - 9 Nov Saint Louis, USA 4th International Conference on Systems Biology -
18 - 21 Nov Kerkrade, NL Juelich Soft Matter Days 2003 -

Year 2004

date place conference comments
19 Jan - 9 Jul Cambridge, England Statistical Mechanics of Molecular and Cellular Biological Systems organziers Tom Duke and others
14 - 18 Feb Baltimore, MD, USA 48th Annual Meeting Biophysical Society abstract deadline Oct 5
8 - 12 Mar Regensburg 1. Meeting DPG section Biological Physics registration on DPG website starting Oct 1 2003
14 - 17 Mar Dead Sea, Israel Physics of biomaterials and soft matter - Gentner Symposium in honor of Prof. Erich Sackmann -
21 - 25 Mar Kloster Banz near Bayreuth Minerva-Gentner Symposium on Optical Spectroscopy of Biomolecular Dynamics organizers Haran and Voehringer
22 - 24 Mar Feriendorf Gomadingen DGfB workshop on biophysics of cellular communication organizers Thomas Heimburg and Joachim Wegener
22 - 24 Mar Bad Honnef WE-Heraeus-Seminar Nano-Physics of DNA organizer Joachim Raedler
22 Mar - 2 Apr Juelich 35th Spring School of the IFF: Physics meets biology - from soft matter to cell biology deadline Jan 16
22 - 26 Mar Montreal, Quebec, Canada APS March Meeting abstract submission deadline 12/05/03
7 - 9 Apr Les Houches, France Soft Matter, biology and statistical physics - Michael Schick 65th birthday meeting organizers Andelman, Netz, Orland; link might not work under Netscape
19 - 22 Apr Bad Honnef WE-Heraeus-Seminar Molecular Motors organizers Erwin Frey and Frank Juelicher
10 - 12 May Bad Honnef WE-Heraeus-Seminar Exploring the Nanostructures of Soft Materials with X-rays organizers Fink, Salditt and Grunze
17 - 21 May Santa Fe, NM, USA 24th Annual Conference on Statistical Physics of Macromolecules organized by the Center for Nonlinear Studies at Los Alamos National Laboratory
17 - 28 May McGill University Montreal Systems Biology Dynamics: from Genes to Organisms summer school
17 - 21 May MPI PKS Dresden Hair cells deadline Feb 29
12 - 16 June Helsinki, Finland Cytoskeletal dynamics -
4 - 9 July Bangalore, India Statphys 22 deadline Feb 1
11 - 15 July Prague Polymer biomaterials: biomimetic and bioanalogous systems -
2 - 14 Aug Cargese, Corse DNA and chromosomes: physical and biological approaches deadline April 1
23 - 27 Aug Gothenburg, Sweden The 5th International Conference on Biological Physics (ICBP2004) deadline May 31
10 - 15 Sep Giens, France Structure and dynamics of polymers and colloidal systems deadline May 28
13 - 24 Sep Magdeburg WE-Heraeus-Ferienkurs Dynamik in d�nnen Schichten und Grenzfl�chen in German, organizers Stannarius, Kassner, Mueller
23 Aug - 17 Sep MPG campus Golm Fourth Helmholtz Summer School Computational Fluid Mechanics organizers Kurths and Ruediger, deadline May 31
5 - 8 Oct Ev. Akademie Tutzing WE-Heraeus-Seminar Biofunctional Interfaces organizers Bausch, Stutzmann and Eickhoff
9 - 13 Oct Heidelberg 5th International Conference on Systems Biology -
10 - 13 Oct Karlsruhe 2nd International DFG Symposium on Cell Migration in Development and Disease -
16 - 19 Nov Congresscentrum Rolduc, Kerkrade, NL Juelich Soft Matter Days 2004 organizers K.G. Dhont, G. Gompper, D. Richter
22 - 23 Nov Harnack-Haus Berlin 14th Wolfgang-Ostwald-Kolloquium on Fluids at Interfaces and in Pores organized by Regine von Klitzing

Year 2005

date place conference comments
27 Dec - 7 Jan Jerusalem, Israel 22nd Winter School in Theoretical Physics: Biological Networks and Evolution Organizers Boris Shraiman, Uri Alon, Naama Barkai, Nathalie Questembert-Balaban
12 - 16 Feb Long Beach, CA, USA Annual meeting of the Biophysical Society -
4 - 9 Mar Berlin DPG Fruehjahrstagung: Physik seit Einstein thanks to Einstein, this year all sections convene at one place
12 - 15 Mar near Amsterdam, NL Workshop on Brownian motion: 100 years after Einstein -
12 - 18 Mar Gosau, Austria Systems Biology: From Molecules and Modeling to Cells Organizers Hans Westerhoff, Roland Eils and Karl Kuchler, registration deadline Dec 10 2004
16 - 19 Mar Heidelberg Jahrestagung Dt. Gesellschaft fuer Zellbiologie -
19 - 23 Mar Lenox, USA 3rd International Symposium on Computational Cell Biology -
21 - 25 Mar Los Angeles, CA, USA APS March Meeting -
28 Mar - 1 Apr San Francisco, USA Materials Research Society Spring Meeting, Symposium L: Structure and Mechanical Behavior of Biological Material organizers R. Wang, B. Landis, F. Silver and P. Fratzl
31 Mar - 2 Apr Mosbach 56th Mosbacher Kolloquium on Molecular Machines organizers Baumeister, Brunner and Neupert
4 - 6 Apr Physikzentrum Bad Honnef 344th WEH-seminar on understanding the self-organization of charged polymers organizers Christian Holm and Matthias Ballauff
4 - 8 Apr Marburg NanoBionics III - from Molecules to Applications -
10 - 14 Apr Warwick, UK IoP2005: Physics, a century after Einstein organizer Michael Berry
22 - 24 Apr Kloster Huenfeld bei Fulda Workshop Computer Simulation and Theory of Macromolecules 2005 organizers Helms and Grubmueller, deadline Mar 11
28 - 30 Apr Muenchen Adhesion meeting 2005 Abstract deadline Jan 16
22 - 26 May Physikzentrum Bad Honnef 347th Wilhelm und Else Heraeus-Seminar: Dynamics of cell and tissue structure organizers Peter Fratzl, Benny Geiger, Ulrich Schwarz
30 May - 1 June MPI PKS, Dresden Towards the Future of Complex Dynamics: From Laser to Brain organizers Markus Baer, Holger Kantz and Alessandro Torcini
10 - 17 June Kazimierz, Poland The 1st Warsaw school of statistical physics organizers Cichocki, Napiorkowski and Piasecki
24 - 26 June EMBL Heidelberg EMBO YIP Symposium on Quantitative Biology organizers Blanche Schwappach, Philippe Bastiaens, Gerlind Wallon
2 - 6 July Utrecht 6th Liquid Matter Conference Previous conferences were held in Lyon (1990), Firenze (1993), Norwich (1996), Granada (1999) and Konstanz (2002).
11 - 22 July ENS Paris Bio-Image Summer School Paris 2005 organizers Amblard, Lavery, Triller
18 - 22 July Dresden European Conference on Mathematical and Theoretical Biology (ECMTB05) -
26 July - 1 Aug Sicily, Italy 100 years of Brownian Motion - a ESF-STOCHDYN Conference organizers include Peter Haenggi and Lutz Schimansky-Geier
21 - 28 Aug Krogerup H�jskole, Denmark Physics of Life - From Single Molecules to Networks deadline July 1
22 - 25 Aug Berlin 5th International Workshop on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology organizers DeLisi (Boston), Kanehisa (Kyoto) and Heinrich (HUB), deadline April 15
28 Aug - 1 Sept Washington DC 230th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Symposium on Surface Chemistry, Self-assembly and Cell Biology organizers R. Nagarajan and S. Safran
3 - 7 Sept Dresden ELSO meeting on frontiers of cellular, developmental and molecular biology ELSO = European life scientist organization
5 - 8 Sept Bad Herrenalb CFN summer school on nanobiology DFG-Center for Functional Nanostructures Karlsruhe
20 - 21 Sept Leipzig Workshop: Soft Matters in Biological Physics preceeding the conference Diffusion Fundamentals
25 - 28 Sept Arnold Sommerfeld Center for Theoretical Physics, Munich Brownian Motion: A Paradigm of Soft Matter and Biological Physics organizer Erwin Frey
5 - 7 Oct Institute of Physics, London Multiscale Modelling in Biological Systems conference chairs include Massimo Noro from Unilever
20 - 24 Oct Boston 6th ICSB 2005 organizers James Collins, Marc Kirschner, Eric Lander, Andrew Murray and Peter Sorger, registration begins April 2005
22 - 28 Oct Firenze, Italy Toscana Workshop on Cells@Interfaces deadline Aug 28
28 - 29 Oct Heidelberg Challenges in Modeling and Applied Analysis on the occasion of Willi Jäger's 65 birthday
28 - 30 Oct University of Notre Dame, USA Biocomplexity Workshop VIII: Applications of Methods of Stochastic Systems and Statistical Physics in Biology -
1 - 4 Nov Gustav-Stresemann Institut Bonn Juelich Soft Matter Days 2005 organizers Dhont, Gompper and Richter

Year 2006

date place conference comments
9-20 Jan Les Houches, France Fluid foam physics: a model for complex systems early registration until Oct 2005
18-22 Feb Salt Lake City, Utah, USA Biophysical Society Annual Meeting Abstract submission deadline October 2
6 Feb - 3 Mar MPIPKS Dresden, Germany Dynamics on Complex Networks and Applications organizers include J. Kurths
13-17 Mar Baltimore, MD, USA APS March meeting registration deadline January 20
19-23 Mar Eilat, Israel Optical Spectroscopy of biomolecular dynamics II organizers include Gilad Haran and Helmut Grubmüller
27-31 Mar Dresden DPG spring meeting together with EPS; deadline for contributions Nov 15
27-31 Mar Berlin 77th Annual Meeting of the Gesellschaft für Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik e.V. minisymposium on cell mechanics
5 - 7 Apr FZ Jülich Workshop on mesoscale simulation techniques for soft matter systems Organizers R. G. Winkler and G. Gompper
3 Apr - 30 Jun Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, Santa Barbara, CA, USA New Physical Approaches to Molecular and Cellular Machines organizers D. Bensimon, R. Bruinsma, P. Nelson, A. Parsegian
23 - 26 Apr Primosten, Croatia 31st Conference of the Middle European Cooperation in Statistical Physics (MECO 31) -
18 - 28 Apr Trieste Workshop on driven states in soft and biological matter organizers G. Menon, J. Prost, S. Ramaswamy, M. Rao
17 - 19 May Rostock Germany 2nd International Symposium Interface Biology of Implants organizers include James Kirkpatrick
18 - 20 May EMBL Heidelberg EMBO Workshop on Signals and Mechanics in Directed Cell Migration organizers include Pernille Rorth
May 23 - June 2 McGill University, Montreal, Canada Systems Biology Dynamics Summer School organized by Centre for Nonlinear Dynamics in Physiology and Medicine
June 2 - 5 EMBL Heidelberg EMBO Workshop on Principles of Self-Organization in Living Matter organizers Philippe Bastiaens and Eric Karsenti
June 5 - 9 Sitges, Barcelona, SPAIN XX SITGES CONFERENCE on STATISTICAL MECHANICS: Physical Biology: from Molecular Interactions to Cellular Behavior organizers Giancarlo Franzese, Manel Naspreda Marti and J. Miguel Rubi
June 6 - 9 Forschungszentrum Jülich NIC workshop: From Computational Biophysics to Systems Biology registration until April 30
Jun 19 - 23 MPIPKS Dresden, Germany Physics of Biological Systems organizers F. Jülicher, J. Howard, A. Hyman
Jun 24 - July 1 Dubrovnik, Croatia From Solid State To BioPhysics III -
June 25-30 Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA, USA GRC Signaling By Adhesion Receptors -
June 26 - 29 Harnack Haus, Berlin Bio-Systems Berlin 2006 organizers Reinhard Lipowsky, Peter Fratzl, Juergen Rabe and Angelo Valleriani
July 1 - 8 Belgrade, Serbia Summer School and Workshop Cell and Tissue Engineering speakers include Ilka Bischofs-Pfeifer, Donald Ingber, Dimitrije Stamenovic and Joyce Wong
26 Jun - 21 Jul MPIPKS Dresden, Germany Constructive Role of Noise in Complex Systems organizers Alexander Neiman and Arkady Pikovsky
26 Jun - 21 Jul Boulder school, Colorado, USA Physics of Soft Matter: Complex Fluids and Biological Materials -
June 19 - July 1 Cargese, Corsica, FRANCE DNA and Chromosomes 2006: Physical and Biological Approaches deadline Feb 28
July 5 - 8 Prato, Italy International workshop on mesoscale and multiscale description of complex fluids deadline Feb 15
29 Jul - 4 Aug Munich, Bavaria, Germany 5th World Congress of Biomechanics abstract deadline Jan 30
Sept 9 - 12 Stuttgart 2nd Conference Foundations of Systems Biology in Engineering chaired by Prof. Matthias Reuss
Sept 18 - 22 Freiburg Multiscale Modeling Materials (MMM) organized by Fraunhofer Institutes Freiburg
Sept 20 - 22 Heidelberg University BIOMS-Workshop Methods of Molecular Simulation 2006 organized by Frank Noe and others
Sept 24 + 25 Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe Workshop on new strategies in regenerative biology: the marriage of biology and materials science organizer Ulrich Knapp
Sept 24 - 29 Physikzentrum Bad Honnef DPG Physics School 2006 on Active Biomimetic Materials organizers Josef Käs and Reinhard Lipowsky
Sept 25 - 29 Crete, Greece Dynamics Days Europe 2006 organized by George Tsironis and Theo Geisel
Sept 25 - Oct 6 Beijing, China Bio-Systems Summer School, Beijing 2006 organized by Reinhard Lipowsky, Xiaosong Chen and Angelo Valleriani
Oct 4 - 6 Physikzentrum Bad Honnef DFG Kolloquium im SPP 1164: Nano- und Mikrofluidik organized by Karin Jakobs
October 8-13 Yokohama, Japan The Seventh International Conference on Systems Biology (ICSB 2006) -
Oct 9-11 Arnold Sommerfeld Center for Theoretical Physics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich NONEQUILIBRIUM PHENOMENA in CLASSICAL and QUANTUM SYSTEMS organizers Jan von Delft, Erwin Frey and Stefan Kehrein
Oct 14 - 17 EMBL, Heidelberg The 3rd EMBL Biennial Symposium: From Functional Genomics to Systems Biology -
Oct 19 - 23 EMBL, Heidelberg Molecular Microbiology: Dynamics, Evolution and Expression of Procaryotic Genomes -
Nov 14 - 17 Gustav Stresemann Institut, Bonn Juelich Soft Matter Days 2006 organizers Dhont, Gompper and Richter
Dec 3-6 Schloss Ringberg, Bavaria Self-organization and morphogenesis in biological systems -
December 3 - 6 Cold Spring Harbor Engineering Principles in Biological Systems -

Year 2007

date place conference comments
March 3-7 Baltimore, MD, USA 51st Annual Meeting Biophysical Society -
March 5-9 Denver, Colorado, USA APS March Meeting deadline Nov 20
March 6 - 9 Cold Spring Harbor Computational Cell Biology abstract deadline Jan 5, organizers Tyson, Loew and Pollard
March 14-16 Heidelberg, Germany Workshop on computer simulations of soft matter and biosystems organized by the Schwarz group together with the VW-Foundation
March 14-17 Frankfurt/Main, Germany 30. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Zellbiologie (DGZ) -
March 26-30 Regensburg DPG spring meeting deadline abstracts Dec 15; deadline registration Feb 19
April 9 - 13 San Francisco, CA, USA MRS Spring Meeting -
April 16-18 Ladek Zdroj, Poland 32nd Conference of the Middle European Cooperation in Statistical Physics (MECO32) -
April 30 - May 11 Evry, France (near Paris) Two-week seasonal school on biological complexity and modeling organized by the Epigenomics Project
May 2-4 FZ Juelich NIC Workshop From Computational Biophysics to Systems Biology (CBSB07) organized by the John von Neumann Institute for Computing (NIC)
May 21 - 23 Amherst, USA University of Massachusetts Amherst / University of Heidelberg Workshop Modeling and Computation in Physics, Mathematics and Biology HD organizer Dieter Heermann
May 29 - June 2 Harnack-Haus Berlin Minerva School on Biological and Bio-inspired Materials organized by Paul Zaslansky and Peter Fratzl
July 1-6 Singapore ICMAT 2007 - International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies -
July 1-6 Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain ESF-EMBO Symposium on biological Surfaces and Interfaces organizer Marcus Textor
July 2 -July 27 Boulder, Colorado, USA Boulder School 2007: Biophysics -
July 7 - 12 Vienna, Austria 32th FEBS Congress: Molecular Machines and their Dynamics in Fundamental Cellular Functions -
July 9 - 18 San Diego Workshop on Biological Dynamics of Cellular Processes organizers Herbert Levine and Wouter-Jan Rappel
July 9-13 Loughborough University, UK Dynamics days Europe 2007 -
July 14 - 19 Imperial Collage London 6th European Biophysics Congress -
Aug 13 - Oct 6 St Etienne de Tinee near Nice, France EU Training course on Systemic approaches to biological physics organizers Ray Goldstein, Frank J�licher and Albrecht Ott
Aug 20 - 22 Bad Herrenalb, Black Forest, Germany CFN Summer School 2007 on Nano-Biology -
Sep 24-26 Heidelberg University, IWR Methods of Molecular Simulation 2007 organizers include Petra Imhof
1-5 October Eurogress Aachen, Germany International Soft Matter Conference 2007 Supported by SoftComp
1-6 October Long Beach, CA, USA The 8th International Conference on Systems Biology -
Oct 7-10 Biarriz, France Franco-Israeli Trends in soft matter, biophysics and microfluidics -

Year 2008

date place conference comments
Jan 6-12 Aspen Center for Physics Winter conference on decision making in single cells organizers Sharad Ramanathan and Peter Swain
Feb 2 - 6 Long Beach, CA, USA spring meeting Biophysical Society abstract deadline Oct 1
Feb 18-22 Cargese, Corse, France Pierre-Gilles de Gennes winter school Cargese 2008: Biophysical topics in cell adhesion, motility, and neuroscience deadline for applications Dec 15
Feb 25 - 28 Berlin spring meeting German Physical Society includes Biological Physics, deadline Nov 15
March 1 to April 15 Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics China (KITPC), Beijing Collective Dynamics in Information Systems chairs include Silvio Franz and Haijun Zhou
Mar 3-14 Forschungszentrum Jülich 39th IFF spring school: Soft matter: from synthetic to biological materials deadline Dec 21
Mar 10 - 14 New Orleans, Louisiana March meeting American Physical Society abstract deadline Nov 27
April 6 - 11 Les Houches (French Alps) Workshop on Collective Effects in Cell Biophysics organizers Patricia Bassereau and Jean Francois Joanny
April 12-17 Hotel Eden Roc, Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain ESF-UB Conference Systems Biology organized by Luis Serrano, Roel van Driel and Rudolf Aebersold
May 12-14 Warwick Systems Biology Centre Workshop Cytoskeletal Patterns and Architectures organized by Nigel Burroughs and Till Bretschneider
May 15-17 College de France, Paris DeGennesDays organized by the Fondation Pierre Gilles de Gennes
May 19-21 FZ Jülich From Computational Biophysics to Systems Biology (CBSB08) deadline April 15
May 22-24 Dresden Systems Biology of Mammalian Cells organized by HepatoSys
May 28 - Jun 1 Amsterdam, NL 8th World Biomaterials Congress includes session on Cell and Matrix Elasticity
June 8-13 Physikzentrum Bad Honnef DPG - Physics School 2008: Biophysics at Interfaces organized by Joachim Spatz and Tamas Haraszti
June 18-21 Woods Hole, MA, USA Symposium on Cellular, Molecular and Tissue Mechanics organizers Krishna Garikipati and Ellen Arruda
June 27 - July 17 Cold Spring Harbor, USA Computational Cell Biology Course deadline April 30
June 28 - July 3 Athens, Greece 33rd FEBS Congress & 11th IUBMB Conference - Biochemistry of Cell Regulation deadline April 15
June 29 - July 4 Mount Holyoke College, MA, USA GRC on SIGNALING BY ADHESION RECEPTORS organizers James Nelson and Clare Waterman
July 7-10 Nottingham, UK Summer workshop in mathematical medicine and biology -
July 28 - Aug 9 Cargese, Corsica, France Dynasoft 08: Dynamics of soft matter organizers Dominique Langevin and Liliane Leger
Aug 6-9 Santa Fe, NM, USA The Second q-bio Conference on Cellular Information Processing organized by Los Alamos biophysics
Aug 20-21 Bad Herrenalb, Black Forest KSOP Summer School 2008 annual meeting by the Graduate School at Karlsruhe
Aug 25-30 The International Wissenschaftsforum Heidelberg European Science and Society Summer School (E4S) Deconstructing and Reconstructing Life organized by PhD students and faculty of the three institutes: European Molecular Biology Laboratory, European Institute of Oncology, and Harvard Kennedy School of Government
Aug 31 - Sept 5 Hall in Tirol, Austria Summer School Simulation of Macromolecules on Different Scales organized by Thomas Gruhn
Sept 10-17 Jerusalem, Israel PhD School and Conference on Complexity -
Sept 14-16 Heidelberg Quantitative Analysis of Dynamic Processes in Membrane Transport and Translocation -
Sept 18-20 Heidelberg Hengstberger Symposium on Imaging Host-Pathogen Interactions organizers Maik Lehmann and Freddy Frischknecht
Sept 15-19 Technical University Munich, Garching, Germany Ion Specific Phenomena in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology organizers Roland Netz and Dominik Horinek
Sept 28 - Oct 1 FU Berlin German Biophysical Society Meeting 2008 -
Oct 6-8 MPI Complex Systems Dresden Blebs and Cell Cortex Mechanics in Cell Movement organizers Frank Juelicher, Ewa Paluch and Erez Raz
Oct 6-8 Barcelona Barcelona BioMed Conference on Morphogenesis and cell behaviour -
Oct 9-11 Stuttgart BioStar 2008 - 3rd congress on regenerative biology and medicine -
Oct 13-17 DKFZ Heidelberg Monitoring biochemical interactions in living cells organizers Rainer Pepperkok and Matthias Weiss
Nov 7-8 EMBL Heidelberg Systems and Synthetic Biology: Scientific and Social Implications -
Nov 11-14 Gustav-Stresemann-Institut Bonn Jülich Soft Matter Days 2008 organized by Jan Dhont, Gerhard Gompper and Dieter Richter
Dec 13-17 San Francisco 48th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology -

Year 2009

date place conference comments
Jan 5 - Feb 6 Institut Henri Poincare, Paris Statistical physics of active matter organizers H Chate, JF Joanny, J Prost, R Voituriez
Feb 22-26 Cargese, Corsica Pierre-Gilles De Gennes Winter School on Cytoskeleton, Contractility and Motility deadline Jan 1
Feb 28 - Mar 4 Boston, MA Biophysical Society's 53rd Annual Meeting -
Mar 7-13 Alpbach, Austria 3rd FEBS advanced lecture course on systems biology -
Mar 16-20 Pittsburgh, PA APS spring meeting -
Mar 18-19 FZ Juelich MESOSOFT - Mesoscale simulations of soft matter out of equilibrium organizers Roland Winkler and Gerhard Gompper
March 22-27 TU Dresden Spring meeting of the German Physical Society (Condensed Matter Section) -
Mar 30 - Apr 1 Leipzig MECO 34 organized by Wolfhard Janke
May 12-15 Heidelberg German symposium on systems biology 2009 -
May 18-29 Shanghai, China HGS Spring School on Multiscale Methods and Modelling in Biophysics and Systems Biology organized by Dieter Heermann (Heidelberg) and Li Yixue and Liu Lei (Shanghai)
June 4-6 MPI Muenster Symposium Molecular Cell Dynamics organized by SFB 629, no fees or registration required
June 10-12 Bioquant Heidelberg Summer school mathematical modeling in cell biology organized by Thomas Hoefer, Jan Eufinger and Angela Oberthuer
June 21 - 25 Physics Center in Bad Honnef Physics of Biological Function organizers Michael Laessig and Ulrich Gerland
June 29 - July 7 Physikzentrum Bad Honnef Workshop: Learning from Single Molecules -
July 6-31 Les Houches The physics and mechanics of biological systems organizers Martine Ben Amar, Alain Goriely and Martin Mueller
Jul 20 - Aug 1 Cargese, Corsica, France DNA and Chromosomes 2009: Physical and Biological Approaches organizers A Braslau, J van Noort and P B Arimondo
Aug 5-9 St. John's College in Santa Fe, New Mexico 3rd annual q-bio conference on cellular information processing The q-bio Summer School will precede the conference.
Sept 8-11 Bad Herrenalb, Black Forest CFN summer school nanobiology -
Sept 6-13 Primosten, Croatia Physics of cells: from the edge to the heart conference in honour of Erich Sackmann on the occasion of this 75th birthday
Sept 7-12 Munich World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering -
Sept 28 - Oct 1 MPI PKS Dresden Workshop on Energy Dissipation in Nanocontacts and Molecular Bonds -
Oct 2-6 EMBL Heidelberg EMBO Conference Series on Morphogenesis and Dynamics of Multicellular Systems organizers Damian Brunner, Darren Gilmour and Eric Wieschaus; abstract deadline July 31
Oct 5-7 Bayreuth 14th Fall seminar on Nonlinear Dynamics 2009 organized by H. R. Brand, T. Fischer, I. Rehberg, and W. Zimmermann
Oct 15-16 Berlin Joint Meeting on the Application of SPM & Optical Tweezers for Life Sciences organized by JPK
Oct 19-21 Physikzentrum in Bad Honnef 3rd European Meeting on Cell Mechanics organizers Rudolf Merkel, Ben Fabry, Francois Gallet, Daniel Isabey, Daniel Navajas
Oct 26-30 MPI PKS Dresden Physical Principles of Protein Behavior in the Cell organizers Markus Porto, H. Eduardo Roman and Michele Vendruscolo
Nov 10-13 Bonn, Germany Juelich Soft Matter Days 2009 abstract deadline June 15; organized by Profs. Dhont, Gompper and Richter

Year 2010

date place conference comments
Jan 31 - Feb 3 Weizmann Institute and Dead Sea, Israel De Gennes Days: Physics of Cellular Mechanosensing -
Feb 20-24 San Francisco Biophysical Society 54th Annual Meeting -
Feb 22-26 Cargese, Corsica Pierre-Gilles de Gennes Winter School 2010: Cytoskeleton, Contractility and Motility organizers Cecile Sykes, Laurent Blanchoin and Pekka Lappalainen
March 7-12 Weizmann Institute, Israel International Student Workshop on Lipid Domains -
Mar 15-19 Abbaye des Prémontrés, Pont-à-Mousson, France MECO 35 - 35th Conference of the Middle European Cooperation in Statistical Physics -
Mar 15-19 Portland, OR APS March Meeting -
Mar 21-26 Regensburg DPG March meeting -
May 23-27 Weizmann Institute Israel Physics 2 Life: A workshop and school on biological physics organizers M. Elbaum (chair), R. Bar Ziv, G. Haran, J. Klein, N. Gov, E. Moses, I. Rousso, S. Safran, T. Tlusty
Jun 3-5 Freiburg Systems biology of mammalian cells -
June 6-8 Traverse City (Michigan, USA) From Computational Biophysics to Systems Biology (CBSB10) Michael Feig and Ulrich H.E. Hansmann
June 13-31 Woods Hole, MA, USA Physiology Course Directors Clare Waterman and Dyche Mullins
June 14-18 Udine, Italy CISM course on Nano- and Micro-Mechanics of Living Cell Adhesion -
June 28-30 London The physical cell deadline Feb 1
July 5-9 Graz, Austria Modeling in Biomechanics and Mechanobiology at Different Length Scales organizer Gerhard A. Holzapfel
July 5-8 Granada, Spain International Soft Matter Conference 2010 -
July 19-23 Cairns, Australia STATPHYS 24 -
Aug 1-6 Singapore 6th World Congress on Biomechanics 2010 deadline March 1
Aug 29 - Sept 3 Physikzentrum Bad Honnef 464th Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Seminar on Self Organization in Cell Assemblies and Tissues organizers Claus Fütterer and Josef Käs
Aug 30 - Sept 10 Warsaw, Poland The 23rd General Conference of the Condensed Matter Division of the European Physical Society -
Sept 1-3 Oxford Physics meets Biology -
Sept 20 - Oct 2 EMBL Heidelberg Microscopy, Modeling and Biophysical Methods organizers Lars Hufnagel and Francois Nedelec
Sept 23-26 Bioquant Heidelberg CNC 2010 - First CellNetworks Conference in Heidelberg organized by Michael Brunner and Thomas W. Holstein
Oct 3-6 Bochum Annual meeting DGfB -
Oct 3-4 Bayreuth 15th Fall Seminar on Nonlinear Dynamics organizers H. R. Brand, T. Fischer, I. Rehberg, and W. Zimmermann
Oct 4-8 Freiburg 5th international conference on multiscale materials modeling -
Oct 6-7 MPI PKS Dresden The Dynamics of Nonlinear Stochastic Systems International Focus Workshop dedicated to the 60th birthday of Lutz Schimansky-Geier
Oct 11-13 HITS, Heidelberg Biological Diffusion and Brownian Dynamics Brainstorm 2 organized by Paolo Mereghetti and Rebecca C. Wade
Oct 11-14 Edinburgh, GB 11th International Conference on Systems Biology -
Nov 9-12 Singapore The 4th Mechanobiology Workshop and Biophysical Society Joint Meeting: Actin, the Cytoskeleton and the Nucleus -
Nov 14-19 Hotel Eden Roc, Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain Molecular Perspectives on Protein-Protein Interactions organizers Jacob Piehler, University of Osnabrück, DE, Gideon Schreiber, Weizmann Institute of Science, IL, Colin Kleanthous, University of York, UK

Year 2011

date place conference comments
Mar 5-9 Baltimore Biophysical Society 55th Annual Meeting -
Mar 13-18 University of Dresden Annual meeting German Physical Society - Biological Physics Section 75. Jahrestagung der DPG und DPG Frühjahrstagung der Sektion AMOP (SAMOP) und der Sektion Kondensierte Materie (SKM)
March 21 - 25 Dallas, Texas APS March Meeting -
Mar 21-25 MPI PKS Dresden Mechanics and Growth of Tissues: From Development to Cancer Scientific Coordinators: Suzanne Eaton, Jean-François Joanny, Frank Jülicher, Jacques Prost
April 5 - 7 Lviv, Ukraine 36th Conference of the Middle European Cooperation in Statistical Physics (MECO 36) -
April 12-15 ETH Zurich CECAM-workshop on Computational multiscale biomechanics organizers Emanuele Paci and Frauke Graeter
May 15 - 19 Engelberg Switzerland SPATIAL 2011 - Systems Dynamics of Intracellular Communication organized by Philippe Bastiaens, Joerg Stelling and Jeff Twiss
May 24-26 NIH Bethesda MD USA Frontiers in Cell Migration & Mechanotransduction organized by Rick Horwitz, Tom Parsons and Martin Schwartz
June 28-July 2 Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland 8th European Conference on Mathematical and Theoretical Biology -
July 3-6 Heidelberg Research conference Cellular Nano-Sciences organized by Joachim Spatz
Aug 23-27 Budapest 8th European Biophysics Congress
August 24-30 Heidelberg International Summer School Cellular Systems organized by Joachim Spatz
August 29 - September 02 Stanford, CA, USA IUTAM Symposium on Computer Models in Biomechanics: from Nano to Macro organizers Ellen Kuhl and Gerhard Holzapfel
Aug 28 - Sept 1 Mannheim and Heidelberg The 12th International Conference on Systems Biology -
Sept 6-8 Vienna 8th Liquid Matter Conference -
Sept 7-10 Bad Herrenalb, Black Forest CFN Summer School Nanobiology -
Sept 10-13 Vienna The EMBO meeting 2011 -
Sept 18 - 23 Physikzentrum Bad Honnef DPG School on Single Molecule Spectroscopy organizers Jürgen Köhler and Matthias Weiss (Bayreuth)
Oct 3 - 7 Primosten (Croatia) Geometry of Interfaces organizers Gerd Schroeder-Turk (Erlangen) and Stephen Hyde (Canberra)
Oct 9-12 Bayreuth 16th Fall Seminar on Nonlinear Dynamics annual meeting
October 13-15 Leipzig 2nd symposium Physics of Cancer organized by Josef Kaes, Sarah Koester and Harald Herrmann
17-19 October Amsterdam, NL 4th European Cell Mechanics Meeting organized by AMOLF
Oct 30 - Nov 3 Beijing 17th International Biophysics Congress (17th IBC) (IUPAB) -
Oct 29 - Nov 2 Lake Maggiore, Italy Meeting on actin-based motility deadline June 30
Nov 7-8 ISIS Strasbourg Cell Physics Days organized by Daniel Riveline and others
Nov 15-18 Bonn Juelich Soft Matter Days -
Dec 12 - 15 Bad Honnef 484th Heraeus Seminar: Physics of Biological Function – Multicellular Systems organized by Ulrich Gerland and Erwin Frey
Dec 12-15 Paris International Curie school “Cell Shape Changes: Cell Motility and Morphogenesis” organized by Julie Plastino and Cécile Sykes

Year 2012

date place conference comments
Jan 2-7 Aspen, USA 2012 Winter Conference in Biological Physics: Growth and Form: Pattern Formation in Biology organized by Susan Coppersmith, M. Cristina Marchetti and Clare Yu
Jan 5-20 Monte Verità, Switzerland WINTER DOCTORAL SCHOOL IN BIOPHYSICS - 3cycle de la Physique en Suisse Romande: CELLULAR BIOPHYSICS : MOLECULES, MEMBRANES, AND MECHANICS organizers Prof. Suliana Manley, EPFL, Prof. Aurelien Roux, UniGe, Dr. Stephan Grill, MPI, Prof. Giovanni Dietler, EPFL
Feb 25-29 San Diego Biophysical Society Annual Meeting 2012 -
February 27-March 2 Boston APS March meeting -
March 25-30 TU Berlin DPG spring meeting -
May 2-4 DKFZ Heidelberg International Conference on Systems Biology of Human Disease 2012 -
May 21 - July 13 KITP Santa Barbara KITP worshop on the "Physics and Mathematics of cancer" organized by R. Bruinsma, J.-F. Joanny, F. Tamanoi and A. Levine
June 3-5 University of Tennessee Conference Center in downtown Knoxville, TN From Computational Biophysics to Systems Biology 2012 (CBSB12) organizer Ulrich H.E. Hansmann, Jerry M. Parks, Loukas Petridis, Jeremy C. Smith
June 18-21 Physikzentrum Bad Honnef Heraeus-Seminar Physics of the Extracellular Matrix organizers Barbara Aichmayer, Richard Weinkamer, Peter Fratzl
June 25 - July 7 Cargese, Corsica Biological complex fluids organizers Dominique Barthès-Biesel, Chaouqi Misbah, Petia Vlahovska, Christian Wagner
July 1-5 Marburg, Germany Conference on Mathematical Modelling of Microbiological Systems (M3S) related to LOEWE-Center for Synthetic Microbiology (SYNMIKRO)
July 9-11 Leipzig, Germany 4th Conference on Systems Biology of Mammalian Cells (SBMC) 2012 -
July 9 - 21 Cargese, Corsica Summer School "From nonlinear Physics to Biology and Medicine" organizer Martine Ben Amar, Pasquale Ciarletta, Martin M. Müller, Luigi Preziosi
July 23 - Aug 3 Cargese, Corsica Summer school Emergent order in Biology organizers Pierre Sens, Matthew Turner and Massimo Vergassola
July 22-27 Banff, CA BIRS Workshop 12w5048, Tissue Growth and Morphogenesis: from Genetics to Mechanics and Back organizers Christian Dahmann (Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics), James J. Feng (University of British Columbia), Leonid Pismen (Technion, Israel)
July 23 - Aug 3 Cargese, Corsica Emergent order in Biology 2011 organizers Pierre Sens, Matthew Turner and Massimo Vergassola
July 23 - Aug 4 St Bees, UK Theory of Condensed Matter Summer School: Physics by the Sea 2012 organizers Marzena Szymanska and Dr Andrea Jimenez Dalmaroni
July 25-27 LMU Munich Workshop on Complex transport in strongly interacting systems organized by Thomas Franosch and Erwin Frey
July 30 - Aug 4 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2012 Physics of Living Cells Summer School organizer Jaya Yodh
Sept 2-9 South of France PhysCell2012 follow-up to PhysCell2009
Sept 3-5 Oxford, England Physics meets biology 2012 -
Sept 7-9 EMBL Heidelberg Morphogenesis and Dynamics of Multicellular Systems -
Sept 12-15 Regensburg Actin Dynamics Meeting 2012 organized by DGZ
Sept 19-21 MPI Golm, Potsdam, Germany Biomembrane Days Potsdam 2012 in honor of Wolfgang Helfrich; organizers Thomas Weikl and Reinhard Lipowksy
Sept 23-28 2012 Physikzentrum Bad Honnef DPG Physics School on Forces and Flow in Biological Systems organizers Ulrich Schwarz (Heidelberg) and Gerhard Gompper (Jülich)
Sept 23-26 Goettingen, Germany Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Biophysik (DGfB) e.V. 2012 organizers Helmut Grubmueller and Andreas Janshoff
Sep 24–28 Sperlonga, Italy Second Sperlonga Summer School on Mechanics and Engineering Sciences: Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Soft Active Matter organizers Antonio Di Carlo (Università Roma Tre, Italy) and Ignacio Pagonabarraga (Universitat de Barcelona, Spain). The School will take place inside the fascinating monument of Santa Maria, the most ancient church of Sperlonga (early 12th century).
Sept 24-28 Trieste, Italy ICTP workshop on Physical Virology deadline June 1, local organizer Matteo Marsili
Sept 30 - Oct 5 Les Houches Active Soft and Biological Matter: A Conference in honour of Jacques Prost -
Oct 7 - 10 Bayreuth Annual Bayreuth workshop on non-linear dynamics 2012 -
Oct 8 - 13 Engelberg, Switzerland autumn workshop 2012 -
Oct 15-19 Singapore MMM 2012 - Multiscale Materials Modeling Conference -
Nov 7-9 Forschungszentrum Juelich Juelich BioScience 2012 organizers Gerhard Gompper, Gunnar Schroeder, Birgit Strodel, Dieter Willbold
Nov 26-30 Monash University Prato Centre in Italy CECAM school cum workshop "Fluid-Structure Interactions in Soft-Matter Systems: From the Mesoscale to the Macroscale" organizers Burkhard Duenweg, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, and Ravi Jagadeeshan, Monash University
Nov 28 - Dec 7 Trieste, Italy ICTP school on Quantitative Systems Biology deadline July 31, local organizer Matteo Marsili
Dec 10-11 Institut H. Poincare (IHP) at Paris Statistical Physics and Information Processing in Biology -
Dec 15-19 San Francisco, CA, USA 2012 ACSC Annual Meeting chairs Ron Vale and Tony Hyman

Year 2013

date place conference comments
Feb 2-6 Philadelphia, USA Annual meeting of the BPS -
Feb 10-14 Dead Sea, Israel Batsheva de Rothschild Seminar on Soft Matter and Biophysics organized by Rony Granek, Yoav Tsori, Anne Bernheim and Oleg Krichevsky
Feb 18-21 Hawai THE FIRST ANNUAL WINTER Q-BIO MEETING Quantitative Biology on the Hawaiian Islands - Synthetic Biology -
Feb 25-27 Erlangen 2nd International Workshop on Nonlinear Response in Complex Matter -
March 10 - 15 Regensburg Annual spring meeting of the German Physical Society (section condensed matter and division biological physics) -
March 18 - 22 Baltimore, Maryland, USA APS March meeting -
April 24-28 Dead Sea, Israel Spatial 2013: From Spatial Signaling to Sensing Spatiality -
May 13-15 Grenoble, France Euromech Colloquium on dense flow of soft objects organized by G. Coupier, P. Parmottant and R. Seemann
May 22-25 Ferry Stockholm-Mariehamn and Hotel Arkipelag, Mariehamn, Åland, Finland Statistical Mechanics of Biological Cooperativity -
May 27-31 Strasbourgh EMRS spring meeting 2013 -
June 3-7 Madrid, Spain XXXIII Dynamics Days Europe -
June 16-29 Leuven (Belgium) Fundamental Problems in Statistical Physics XIII -
June 20-21 Heidelberg, Germany COS symposium Building Beauty - From Genes to Shape -
June 24-26 Brighton, England Physics of emergent behaviour – from single cells to group of individuals organized by Robert Endres and Giovanni Sena
27 June - 5 July Villa del Grumello, Como, Italy Lake Como School of Advanced Studies (LCSAS): Workshop on Quantitative Laws of Genome Evolution chair Marco Cosentino Lagomarsino
June 24-28 Jeju Island, South Korea Collaborative conference on Materials Research (CCMR) 2013 -
June 30 - July 2 Courant Institute of NYU, New York City, USA Programmable self-assembly of matter organizers Paul Chaikin (NYU), Oleg Gang (BNL), Alexei Tkachenko (BNL)
Jun 30 - Jul 3 Bad Honnef 539th WEH-seminar on micro- and nanostructured interfaces for biological and medical research organizers Joachim Spatz, Christof Woell and Cornelia Lee-Thediecke
Jul 21 - Aug 6 Santa Fee and San Diego, USA Seventh Annual q-bio Summer School in parallel: The Seventh q-bio Conference
Jul 22 - Aug 30 KITP, Santa Barbara Program on New Quantitative Approaches to Morphogenesis organizers Thomas Lecuit, Ewa Paluch, Joel Rothman, Boris Shraiman
Jul 22-26 Seoul, South Korea STATPHYS 25 -
Aug 18-23 Colby-Sawyer College, New England Gordon Research Conference on Bio-Soft Matter: Dynamical and Structural Complexity chairs Andreas R. Bausch and Robijn F. Bruinsma
Sept 9-12 Bayreuth, Germany Bayreuth Summer School on Biophysics 2013: Forces and Dynamics in Cells -
Sept 9-13 Freudenstadt, Black Forest International Conference on Geometry and Physics of Spatial Random Systems organized by the corresponding DFG Research Group
Sept 15-19 Rome International Soft Matter Conference 2013 -
Sept 18-20 Stuttgart Particles 2013 chaired by Prof. Manfred Bischoff and Prof. Ekkehard Ramm
Sept 18-21 Amsterdam 8th European Conference on Intermediate filaments in Health and Disease Organizers: Elly Hol, Gijsje Koenderink, Peter van Tintelen and Arnoud Sonnenberg
Sept 19+20 Cambridge, UK Physics of living matter organizers Kristian Franze, Alexandre Kabla, Alfonso Martinez-Arias, Jana Voigt
Sept 24 - 27 Leipzig, Germany Symposium Physics of Cancer 2013 -
Sept 29 - Oct 1 Goettingen Workshop Physics of the Embryo organizers Joerg Grosshans, Christoph Schmidt and Christian Dahmann
Sept 28 - Oct 2 Obergurgl, Austria CellMech 2013 -
Oct 3-6 EMBL Seeing is Believing - Imaging the Processes of Life organizers Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz and Jan Ellenberg
Oct 7-9 HITS Heidelberg Third Biological Diffusion and Brownian Dynamics Brainstorm: BDBDB3 local organizer Rebecca Wade
Oct 21-26 Cargese, Corsica Quantitative Biology of Signaling -
Nov 2+3 Chicago Imagery for Insight into Material Structure: A Symposium in Honor of Thomas A. Witten -
Nov 5-8 Trieste Conference on Friction and Energy Dissipation in Man-made and Biological Systems -
Dec 9-11 Bad Honnef 547th WEH-seminar on physics and biology of directed movements of cells and organisms organizers Benjamin Kaupp, Victor Sourjik and Timo Struenker
Dec 14-18 New Orleans 2013 ASCB Annual Meeting -

Year 2014

date place conference comments
Jan 13-16 Paris Workshop on mechanics and growth of tissues coordinated by Yohanns Bellaïche, Suzanne Eaton, Jean-Francois Joanny and Frank Juelicher
Feb 10-14 KITP, Santa Barbara Active Matter: Cytoskeleton, Cells, Tissues and Flocks Coordinators: Iain Couzin, M. Cristina Marchetti, Sriram Ramaswamy, Christoph Schmidt
Feb 15-19 San Francisco, California Biophysical Society annual meeting -
Feb 17-20 Hawaii’s Big Island THE SECOND ANNUAL WINTER Q-BIO MEETING Quantitative Biology on the Hawaiian Islands -
March 3-7 Denver, CO, USA APS March meeting -
March 17-21 MPI PKS Dresden International Workshop on Brownian Motion in Confined Geometries -
March 24-26 Institut Curie, Paris Paris Interdisciplinary Workshop on Membrane dynamics organizer Timo Betz and Sandrine Daubeuf
Mar 30 - Apr 4 Dresden Annual meeting of the German Physical Society (DPG) condensed matter section biological physics division organized by Stefan Diez, Claudia Veigel and Helmuth Grubmueller
April 8-10 COVENTRY, ENGLAND Middle European Cooperation on Statistical Physics (MECO) -
May 5-7 EMBL Heidelberg EMBO conference on VISUALIZING BIOLOGICAL DATA -
May 5-7 IST Austria Vienna Stochastic Biology: from Cells to Populations organizer Tobias Bollenbach
May 12-14 Berlin 5th conference on systems biology of mammalian cells -
May 19-23 Universite Paris 7 Diderot Informal workshop on Forces in tissues registration deadline Feb 28, organizers Kaoru Sugimura, Pierre-Francois Lenne and Francois Graner
May 20-23 Okayama, Japan Second International Symposium on Mechanobiology (ISMB 2014) -
June 15-19 Sicily, Italy International Synthetic and Systems Biology Summer School -
June 17-19 Harvard Medical School International Conference on Systems Biology of Human Disease 2014 (SBHD) -
June 16-20 CISM Udine, Italy Mechanobiology of Cells and Tissues: Motility and Morphogenesis organizers Antonio De Simone and Marino Arroyo
June 24-27 Gif-sur-Yvette, in the south of Paris Second International Conference on Physics and Biological Systems -
July 6-11 Boston 7th World Congress of Biomechanics several interesting symposia in the cell-level biomechanics track, co-chairs CT Lim and SA Safran
July 15-18 Compiegne, France Symposium on Dynamics of Capsules, Vesicles and Cells in Flow (DynaCaps2014) -
July 20-25 Barcelona, Spain 11th World Congress on Computational Mechanics includes a minisymposium on Mechanobiology of cellular systems
July 29 - Aug 8 Cargese, Corse, France SOFT Matter – from fundamental aspects to industrial perspectives -
Aug 3-7 Brisbane, Australia 18th IUPAB Biophysics Congress -
Aug 24-29 Paris Condensed Matter in Paris 2014 including symposium on morphogenesis
Sept 1-3 MPI Potsdam, Germany Biomembrane Days 2014 organizers Rumiana Dimova, Thomas Weikl, and Reinhard Lipowsky
Aug 18-20 York, UK Mathematical Virology Workshop -
Sept 3-10 Oxford, England Physics meets biology Organised by IOP Biological Physics Group
Sept 8-12 Bayreuth 34th Dynamics Days Europe -
Sept 8-20 Heidelberg Microscopy, Modelling and Biophysical Methods organizers Francois Nedelec and Lars Hufnagel; application deadline: Monday 16 June 2014
Sept 14-17 Luebeck Germany Annual Meeting of the German Biophysical Society (DGfB) -
Sept 18+19 Cambridge, England Physics of living matter -
Sept 22-28 Rhodos, Greece, symposium at the ICNAAM 2014 conference with the title "Modelling of Biological Cells, Fluid Flow and Microfluidics" organizer I. Cimrak
Sept 23-26 Saarbruecken, Germany Cell Physics 2014 organized by SFB 1027 and GRK 1276
Sept 24-26 DKFZ Heidelberg Labeling & Nanoscopy organized by Hell group
Sept 28 – Oct 2 Bayreuth, Germany Bayreuth Summer School on Biophysics: Physics on the Scale of the Cell organizers Holger Kress and Matthias Weiss
Sept 29 - Oct 3 Carry le Rouet (Provence), France labEx INFORM lecture course on "Quantitative Biology of Signaling" -
Oct 1-2 Bioquant, Heidelberg BIOMS-workshop Modelling cellular systems -
Oct 5-11 Porquerolles, France EMBL workshop on Modeling Cellular Processes in Space and Time organized by Francois Nedelec
Oct 19-22 FZ Juelich SoftComp Topical Workshop: Proteins & Nanoparticles @ Membranes organizers Patricia Bassereau and Gerhard Gompper
Nov 11-14 Bad Honnef, Germany Juelich Soft Matter Days 2014 organizers Jan Dhont, Gerhard Gompper, Dieter Richter; abstract submission deadline June 13

Year 2015

date place conference comments
Feb 7-11 Baltimore BPS Annual Meeting 2015 abstract deadline Oct 1
March 2-6 San Antonio, Texas, USA APS march meeting -
March 3-6 Cold Spring Harbor Fifth Cold Spring Harbor meeting on computational approaches to cell biology: Cellular dynamics and models -
March 15-20 Berlin DPG annual meeting condensed matter section -
Mar 23-25 Institut Curie, Paris Paris Interdisciplinary Workshop on Cell Motility organizer Timo Betz
April 15-18 EMBL Heidelberg Cellular Heterogeneity: Role of Variability and Noise in Biological Decision-Making organizers L. Pelkmans, S. Altschuler
April 20-24 Lorentz Center Leiden NL Micro-flow and Survival - The Role of Slow Flows in Biological Physics deadline 31 January 2015
May 13-15 Barcelona, Spain 6th European CellMech Meeting deadline Jan 15
May 18-22 MPI PKS Dresden Random walks and nonlinear dynamics in the life of cells -
May 26-30 Roscoff, France Actin and Microtubule Cytoskeleton in Cell Motility and Morphogenesis: An Integrated View organized by Marie-France Carlier (CNRS, France) and Thomas Surrey (LRI, Cancer Rersearch UK)
June 22-24 Biarritz, France Fluid and Elasticity 2015 -
June 30 - July 8 Atlanta, GA, USA 2015 Annual Meeting for The Society for Mathematical Biology -
July 6-8 German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) at Heidelberg SBHD 2015 - International Conference on Systems Biology of Human Disease organized by Roland Eils & Peter Sorger
July 6-12 Jacobs University Bremen WE Heraeus Physics School on The Physics Behind Systems Biology organized by Nicole Radde and Marc-Thorsten Huett
July 9+10 Science Museum, London, UK Physics of Emergent Behaviour II - From molecules to planets organized by Drs. Robert Endres, Chiu Fan Lee, Giovanni Sena
July 14-16 IWH Heidelberg, Germany IWH-Symposium on Collective Cell Migration organized by Freddy Frischknecht, Heike Boehm and Ulrich Schwarz; registration deadline May 1
July 14-24 Newton Institute, Cambridge, England Program on Coupling Geometric PDEs with Physics for Cell Morphology, Motility and Pattern Formation: workshop on Modelling, Numerical Analysis and Applications Organisers: Bernd Hoffmann (Juelich), Dagmar Iber (ETHZ), Hans Othmer (Minnesota) and Reinhard Windoffer (Aachen)
July 18-23 Dresden, Germany 10th European Biophysics Congress -
July 19 - July 25 Lipari Island, Italy Computational Dynamic Analysis of Biological Processes organized by Alfredo Ferro (University of Catania)
Aug 2-8 Dresden Second Dresden Summer School in Systems Biology organized by Ivo Sbalzarini & Birgit Knepper
Aug 3 - Sept 5 KITP Santa Barbara Santa Barbara Advanced School on cellular evolution organized by Rob Phillips (Caltech) and Hernan Garcia (UC Berkeley)
Aug 5-8 Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA Ninth q-bio Conference -
Aug 9-14 Colby-Sawyer College NH GRC Soft Matter chairs Seth Fraden and Jean-Francois Joanny
Aug 30 - Sept 4 Bad Staffelstein, Germany Physics of cells: From molecules to systems (PhysCell 2015) -
Sept 7-11 Bad Herrenalb Black Forest Germany Geometry and physics of spatial random systems -
Sept 14-18 Newton Institute, Cambridge, England Program on Coupling Geometric PDEs with Physics for Cell Morphology, Motility and Pattern Formation: workshop on Cell Mechanics, Morphogenetics and Pattern Formation Organisers: Till Bretschneider (Warwick), Damir Khismatullin (Tulane), Sharon Lubkin (North Carolina State) and Christian Schmeiser (Vienna)
Sept 14-25 Goettingen, Germany Tissue as active matter organized by Joerg Grosshans, Christoph Schmidt and Fred Wolf
Sept 14-18 Berlin Shape Up 2015: Exercises in Materials Geometry and Topology -
Sept 21-25 FZ Juelich Summer School of the DFG Priority Programme 1726: Microswimmers - From Single Particle Motion to Collective Behavior organized by Gerhard Gompper
Sept 21-25 Lorentz center Leiden Active Liquids organized by Olivier Dauchot, Marjolein Dijktra, Sriram Ramaswamy, Julien Tailleur, John Toner
Sept 21-24 Erlangen, Germany Conference Particle Simulations 2015 organizers Thorsten Poeschel, Patric Mueller and Christian Scholz
Sept 24/25 Cambridge UK Physics Of Living Matter Symposium 10th Edition organized by Buzz Baum, Kristian Franze, Alexandre Kabla, Alfonso Martinez-Arias, Ewa Paluch
Sept 28-30 Barcelona, Spain IV International Conference on Particle-Based Methods (PARTICLES 2015) includes session Discrete Modeling in Cell and Tissue Mechanobiology organized by Jose Manuel Garcia-Aznar, Herman Ramon, Paul van Liederkeke and Roger Kamm
Sept 30 - Oct 2 EMBL Heidelberg BIOMS-EMBL conference: Physics of cells and tissues 2015 organized by Francois Nedelec, Ulrich Schwarz and Matthias Weiss for BIOMS
Sept 28 - Oct 2 Cargese, Corsica Quantitative Biology of Signaling -
Sept 29 - Oct 1 Dresden Symposium ENGINEERING LIFE 2015: Synthetic Biology meets Bioinspired Materials -
Oct 5-8 Potsdam, Germany Nonequilibrium Collective Dynamics: Bridging the Gap between Hard and Soft Materials organized by research training group GRK1558, Holger Stark and Sabine Klapp
Oct 6 - 15 EMBL Heidelberg Seeing is Believing - Imaging the Processes of Life organizers Jan Ellenberg and Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz
Oct 10-17 Porquerolles, France Practical course on modelling cellular processes in space and time application deadline Aug 20, organizers Francois Nedelec and Herve Turlier
Nov 10-13 Bad Honnef, Germany Juelich Soft Matter Days 2015 registration deadline Sept 7
Nov 16-20 Stellenbosch, South Africa Biophysics in the Understanding, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Infectious Diseases meeting -
Dec 7-9 Harnack-Haus Berlin Conference on multiscale motility of biomolecular machines organizers Stefan Klumpp, Reinhard Lipowsky and Christian Spahn

Year 2016

date place conference comments
Jan 3-8 Aspen Aspen workshop on Populations, Evolution, and Physics organized by Jeff Gore, Oskar Hallatscheck, Edo Kursell
Jan 7-10 North Carolina, Chapel Hill 35th edition of Dynamics Days US -
Feb 16-19 Les Houches Les Houches School on NEW CHALLENGES IN THE PHYSICS OF THE BRAIN: FROM CELLS TO ORGANS organized by Alain Goriely (University of Oxford), Antoine Jérusalem (University of Oxford), Ellen Kuhl (Stanford University) and Julian A. Garcia Grajales (Oxford)
Feb 14-17 Vienna 41st Conference of the Middle European Cooperation on Statistical Physics -
Feb 26 - Mar 5 Innsbruck SysBio 2016 - Advanced Lecture Course on Systems Biology -
Feb 27 - Mar 02 Los Angeles BPS Annual Meeting 2016 abstract deadline Oct 1
Feb 28-Mar 4 Les Houches Les Houches school on Dynamics and Information Processing : from Cells to Tissues organized by A. Walczak and V. Hakim
March 6 - 11 Regensburg, Germany Spring meeting Biological Physics in the German Physical Society abstract deadline Dec 1
March 8 - 10 Hinxton, Cambridge, United Kingdom Single cell biology -
Mar 14 - 18 Baltimore APS spring meeting -
March 22 - 24 Amsterdam, NL Conference on Mechanobiology: mechanisms of force sensation and transduction that controls cell behavior in health and disease organizers Thomas Schmidt und Erik Danen
March 27 - April 2 Aspen Center of Physics Workshop on Physics of Development and Disease organizers Josef Kaes, Wolfgang Losert and Lisa Manning
April 4-8 Erlangen Imaging particles organizers Matthias Schroeter and Thorsten Poeschel
Apr 6-8 Munich Systems Biology of Mammalian Cells (SBMC2016) -
May 9-13 Universite Paris 7 Diderot Tissue mechanics in morphogenesis: Focus on theoretical modeling organized by Francois Graner, Pierre-Francois Lenne, Guillaume Salbreux
May 18-20 IST Austria in Klosterneuburg, Austria Information, Probability and Inference in Systems Biology Conference (IPISB2016) organizers Peter Swain and Gasper Tkacik
May 29 - June 1 EMBL Heidelberg EMBO EMBL Symposium on Microtubules: From Atoms to Complex Systems -
June 13-25 Lago di Como Lake Como Workshop on Quantitative Laws II: From physiology to ecology, from interaction structures to collective behavior organizers include Marco Cosentino Lagomarsino
June 19-24 Bates College, Maine GRC conference on Signaling by Adhesion Receptors organized by Alpha Yap and Chris Chen
Jun 20-23 Syracuse, USA Active and Smart Matter: A New Frontier for Science and Engineering organized by James Henderson, M. Cristina Marchetti, Joseph Paulsen, Ashok Sangani, Jennifer Schwarz
Jun 22-24 Saarbruecken Cell Physics 2016 organized by the Collaborative Research Center SFB 1027 Physical modeling of non-equilibrium processes in biological systems
Jun 26 - Jul 4 Quy Nhon, Vietnam Mechanobiology Conference (The XII rencontres du Vietnam Meeting) organized by Ada Cavalcanti, Benoit Ladoux, RM Mege, Pierre Nassoy, GV. Shivashankar, Yusuke Toyama, Jie Yan
July 4-8 Strasbourg, France European Summer School 2016 on Physics of Living Matter application until May 15th; physics students can earn three ECTS credit points; organizers Daniel Riveline and Ulrich Goerlach
Jul 4-10 Graz, Austria 7th Summer School on Biomechanics: Biomechanics of Soft Tissues: Multiscale Modeling, Simulation and Applications organized by Gerhard Holzapfel and Ray Ogden
Jul 18-22 Lyon Statphys 2016 Abstract submission (Oral): March 31, 2016
Jul 25 - Sep 16 KITP Santa Barbara KITP program From Genes to Growth and Form and summer course Mechanics and Mechanisms of Morphogenesis organized by Suzanne Eaton, Madhav Mani, Andrew Oates, and Boris Shraiman
Aug 17-19 Physikzentrum Bad Honnef 622. Wilhelm and Else Heraeus-Seminar on Neuronal Mechanics organized by Kristian Franze
Sept 4-9 Bad Honnef 623. Wilhelm and Else Heraeus-Seminar on Cellular Dynamics -
Sept 5-7 Berlin Biomembrane Days 2016 organized by Rumiana Dimova, Thomas Weikl, Reinhard Lipowsky, Stephan Sigrist
Sept 7-10 EMBL Heidelberg EMBO EMBL Symposium: Actin in Action: From Molecules to Cellular Functions -
Sept 10-13 Mannheim EMBO Meeting 2016 -
Sept 12-16 Grenoble 4th International Soft Matter Conference (ISMC2016) -
Sept 16-20 Barcelona International Conference on Systems Biology 2016 -
Sept 18-21 Rehovot and Tel Aviv, Israel BioSoft Frontiers: Physics of Soft and Biological Matter in honor of Sam Safran and David Andelman; organizers Nir Gov and Haim Diamant
Sept 19-23 Yallingup, Western Australia Boden research conference on complex shapes -
Sept 22-23 Cambridge Physics of living matters 11 -
Sept 24-30 Physikzentrum Bad Honnef Bad Honnef physics school on self-assembly in soft matter and biosystems organized by Regine von Klitzing and Ulrich Schwarz
Sept 25 - 28 Erlangen, Germany Annual Meeting of the German Biophysical Society -
Sept 27-30 Singapore Biophysical Society Congress on the Mechanobiology of Diseases -
Oct 3 - 6 Venice, Italy Venice meeting on fluctuations in small complex systems III -
Oct 4-7 Forschungszentrum caesar Bonn Microswimmers – From Single Particle Motion to Collective Behavior organized by Gerhard Gompper, Clemens Bechinger, Stephan Herminghaus, U. Benjamin Kaupp, Hartmut Löwen, Holger Stark, Roland G. Winkler for DFG Priority Programme 1726
Oct 9-14 Dijon, France 8th international conference on Multiscale Materials Modeling (MMM 2016) -
Oct 15 - 22 Porquerolles, France EMBO Practical Course on Modelling Cellular Processes in Space and Time organized by Francois Nedelec, Herve Turlier and KC Huang
Oct 17-21 MPI PKS Dresden Physical Biology of Tissue Morphogenesis - Mechanics, Metabolism and Signaling organized by Yohanns Bellaiche, Suzanne Eaton, Jean-François Joanny, Frank Juelicher
Nov 4+5 Madrid CNIC conference on mechanical forces in physiology and disease -
Nov 7+8 FZ Juelich Symposium in honor of Gerhard Gompper: From Membranes to Cells 2016 -

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