Soft and Biological Matter
The joint Tel Aviv University-ESPCI Paris Workshop

Programme | Registration | Practical Information

The cooperation between Tel Aviv University and ESPCI Paris is on the move ! Already, on 20 September 2016, the first official step has taken place : the signature of a joint PhD thesis supervision. And now, it’s our pleasure to announce the second step !

On 6 and 7 of March, a joint workshop between Tel Aviv University and ESPCI Paris will take place in Paris.
This event will be an occasion to learn more and jointly discuss Soft and Biological Matter through about two dozens talks.
Below, the titles of the talks are enlisted for your convenience.



Registration (click here) is open until 31 January 2017.
Any further question ?
Do not hesitate to contact stephanie.ledoux (arobase)

Practical Information

The workshop will take place at the Pierre Gilles de Gennes Institute (IPGG) and is open to all, from PhD students to senior researchers, engineers, and administrative staff.
It is completely free of charges.

IPGG Amphitheatre 6 rue Jean Calvin 75005 Paris
  • Line 7 Subway station : Censier Daubenton
  • RER B Station : Luxembourg + 5 min Bus 21 or 27 (Bus stop : Berthollet - Vauquelin)

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Naomi Oppenheimer (Tel Aviv University)

Lundi 24 juin 11:30-12:30 - Bibliothèque PCT - F3.04

Membrane Hydrodynamics and Their Role on Protein Interactions

Vast research has been devoted to studying the equilibrium properties of membranes as elastic surfaces. Much less attention has been given to their in-plane dynamics, which is crucial for protein function. In this talk, I will describe the basics of membrane hydrodynamics and give a few implications of the results : (1) Hindrance of chemical reactions taking place in a membrane, (2) Fluid mediated self-assembly of ATP synthase proteins in a membrane, or of artificial rotating colloids.

We will see that there is a strong resemblance between a system of rotating proteins and vortices in an ideal 2D fluid. The Hamiltonian nature of both systems allows for various conservation laws which derive certain states of matter. In particular - crystallization, hyperuniformity, and activity-induced phase separation.