Non-Equilibrium Polymer Dynamics


A Complex Systems Dynamics (CoSyDy) Meeting at Imperial College London


Venue: Seminar Room 3.03 in the Royal School of Mines, Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, London

Time and date: 1-5pm, Monday, June 26, 2017

Organisers: Chiu Fan Lee (Bioengineering) & Gunnar Pruessner (Mathematics)


Polymers play a central role in biology and in diverse technological applications. In this meeting, we will survey some of the latest developments in our theoretical and experimental understanding of polymer dynamics in the non-equilibrium regime.


Speakers

Joao Cabral (Imperial College London)

Patrick Ilg (University of Reading)

Letitia Jean (University of Oxford)

Anđela Šarić (University College London)



Graduate student speaker

Jenny Poulton (Imperial College London)



12:00 – 13:15  Buffet lunch in Room 3.03 in the Royal School of Mines
13:15  Welcome
13:20 – 14:00

 Joao Cabral (Imperial College London)
 Waves of solidification for 3D patterning

14:00 – 14:40

 Anđela Šarić (University College London)
 Proteins united: simulations of functional and pathological assembly

14:40 – 15:00

 Jenny Poulton (Imperial College London)
 Kinetic models for the autonomous production of persistent polymer copies

15:00 – 15:40  Coffee break
15:40 – 16:20

 Letitia Jean (University of Oxford)
 Hydrogel formation by a pathogenic amyloid peptide

16:20 – 17:00

 Patrick Ilg (University of Reading)
 Simple models for polymer dynamics near surfaces

17:00  Wine and snacks in Room 3.03 in the Royal School of Mines

Attendance is free and open to everyone. However, for catering purposes and due to space limitation, please register here. Registration deadline is June 22, 2017.