Physical Biology Circle Meeting

International Focus Workshop
30 January - 1 February 2023

The Physical Biology Circle Meeting will bring together European researchers at the leading edge of research in experimental and theoretical biological physics. The meeting aims to discuss research topics at the interface between physics and biology and to foster interactions between key European institutions in this quickly growing field. Emphasis is put on the active participation of junior researchers with lots of opportunities for contributed talks by PhD students and postdocs. All fields of biophysics are welcome.

We plan an on-site workshop.

Topics include

  • Tissue mechanics
  • Stochastic thermodynamics
  • Phase separation
  • Epigenetics
  • Chromatin dynamics
  • Biological hydrodynamics
  • Active matter
  • Cell signalling
  • Morphogenesis
  • Soft matter

Keynote speakers

Otger Campàs, TU Dresden
Maximina H. Yun, TU Dresden

Node coordinators

Aurélie Bertin, Institut Curie
Sara Cuylen-Häring, EMBL Heidelberg
Alba Diz-Muñoz, EMBL Heidelberg
Stephan Grill, MPI-CBG Dresden
Edouard Hannezo, IST Austria
Anna Kicheva, IST Austria
Karsten Kruse, University of Geneva
Franziska Lautenschläger, Universität des Saarlandes
Francois Nedelec, Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge
Albrecht Ott, Universität des Saarlandes
Ewa Paluch, University of Cambridge
Guillaume Salbreux, University of Geneva
Pablo Sartori, IGC Portugal
Thomas Surrey, CRG Barcelona
Xavier Trepat, IBEC Barcelona
Jeroen van Zon, AMOLF

Scientific coordinators

Pierre Haas
Dresden, Germany

Frank Jülicher
Dresden, Germany

Steffen Rulands
Munich, Germany


Katrin Lantsch
(Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany)


Poster [pdf-file]


Only applications from members of participating institutions can be considered.

The application for on-site participation is closed.

The application deadline for online participation is 10th January 2023.

The number of attendees is limited.
The registration fee for the international focus workshop is 140 Euro and should be paid by all on-site participants.
Costs for accommodation and meals will be covered by the Max Planck Institute.


Scientific program

Monday, 30th January 2023, registration 07:30 to 16:30
Monday, 30th January, 10:00 to Wednesday, 1st February 2023, 18:00: scientific program


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