Although talks will be upon invitation only, advisors are welcome to recommend outstanding students and postdocs working in relevant subject areas to for junior talks. Lunch will be free with registration.

9:00-9:30: welcome coffee

Really small biomechanics – single molecule

9:30-10:15 Frédéric Pincet (plenary) Mechanics of molecular assembly and membrane rearrangement during neurotransmission: pore dynamics, energy and regulation
10:15-10:37 Sarah Klein Stochastic cargo transport by teams of molecular motors
10:37-11:00 Shashank Shekhar Ménage à trois – Mechanics of formin and its competition with other proteins at the actin filament barbed end

11:00-11:30: coffee break

Kind of small biomechanics – cell scale

11:30-12:15 Karsten Kruse (plenary) Spontaneous actin polymerization waves and amoeboidal cell motility
12:15-12:37 David Gonzalez-Rodriguez Mechanical Instability of Mitochondrial Shape
12:37-13:00 Marco Leoni Cell polarization driven by substrate-mediated intracellular interactions – consequences for migration and chemotaxis

13:00-14:00: lunch

Kind of large biomechanics – tissues

14:00-14:45 Michel Milinkovitch (plenary) The Physics of Skin Appendages and Skin Colour in Vertebrates
14:45-15:07 François Robin Sequential contraction and exchange of apical junctions drives zippering and neural tube closure in a simple chordate
15:07-15:30 Sham Tlili Cellular aggregates in microfluidic channels : a way to probe tissue mechanics at the cell scale

15:30-16:00: coffee break

Really large biomechanics – organisms

16:00-16:45 Fritz-Olaf Lehmann (plenary) The Physics and Biology of Insect Flight Propulsion
16:45-17:07 Hervé Elettro Elasto-capillary windlass : from spider webs to synthetic meta-actuators
17:07-17:30 Florine Paraz Flapping flexible plate: from caudal fin to submarine propulsor

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