Faraday Discussion 139: The Importance of Polymer Science for Biological Systems (FD139)

Venue: University of York

Location: York, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Mar 26, 2008 End Date/Time: Mar 28, 2008
Registration Date: Feb 25, 2008
Early Registration Date: Jan 28, 2008
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This unique international Discussion meeting will bring together researchers from different backgrounds (physical chemistry and biology) to share their knowledge and foster new collaborations and directions.

Topics that will be discussed during the meeting are:
• Cell Interactions
• Membranes and Walls
• Proteins and Polysaccharides
• Natural and Synthetic Polymers

Chairs: Professors Tony Ryan (Sheffield, UK) and Athene Donald (Cambridge, UK)

Confirmed speakers:
L Mahadevan (Harvard University, USA)
David J Mooney (Harvard University, USA)
Jean-François Joanny (Institut Curie, Paris, France)
Daniel A Hammer (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
Wolfgang P Meier (University of Basel, Switzerland)
Peter Fratzl (Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Golm, Germany)
David Tirrell (California Institute of Technology, USA)
+ others

Poster Abstracts Deadline – 28 January 2008
If you wish to present a poster, please see the website for guidelines on submitting an abstract.

Faraday Discussion 139 is organised by the Faraday Division of the RSC and is co-sponsored by the Institute of Physics. IOP members are eligible to attend the conference at RSC member rate.

For more details on the programme and how to register visit the website www.rsc.org/FD139 or contact RSC Conferences on conferences@rsc.org.