Organising committee

Local Organising Committee


Rhoda Hawkins, University of Sheffield (Chair)

Guillaume Charras, University College London



Ewa Paluch, University College London

Teuta Pilizota, University of Edinburgh

International Organising Committee


Florian Rehfeldt, University of Goettingen (Chair)

Jocelyn Etienne, University of Grenoble-Alpes

Susanne Fenz, Würzburg University

Timon Idema, Delft University of Technology

International Advisory Board


Rudolf Merkel (Rudi), Forschungszentrum Jülich (President)

Erich Sackmann, Technical University of Munich (Honorary) 

Patricia Bassereau, Institut Curie, Paris

Dennis Discher, University of Pennsylvania

Ana Suncana Smith, University of Erlangen-Nurnberg

Gijsje Koenderink, AMOLF, Amsterdam

Joachim Spatz, Max-Planck-Institute for Medical Research, University of Heidelberg

Alexander (Sasha) Bershadsky, Weizmann Institute

Key dates

  • Early booking deadline for exhibitors:
    29 March 2018
  • Abstract submission deadline [extended]:
    25 May 2018
  • Early registration deadline:
    29 June 2018
  • Registration deadline:
    17 August 2018