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PoLNET2 2018 Symposium: Molecules, Mechanics, Medicine and More!

Posted on 7 February 2019

An exciting symposium of cutting-edge interdisciplinary science at the interface between the life and physical sciences.

University of York, 10 December​

Winter symposium 2018

This symposium celebrated the cutting-edge interdisciplinary science which has been explored during themed workshops funded by the Physics of Life Network 2. The day was organised in the Biology building at York University in association with BPSI York and welcomed over 80 delegates. Fruitful discussions and networking were stimulated through poster sessions and invited talks which showcased research excellence in interdisciplinary collaborative projects at the life and physical sciences interface. Symposium talks included; the Physics of Animal Health (Cyril Rauch, Nottingham), Evolution (Bhavin Khatri, Imperial/Crick) Multi scale Mechanics (Lorna Dougan, Leeds), Bio computation (Sarah Harris, Leeds), Epigenetics (Davide Michieletto, Edinburgh), Cancer (Steve Smye, Leeds) and Anti microbial resistance (Jamie Hobbs, Sheffield). The symposium also organised a conference call with Kate Bowman and Luke Boldock (EPSRC) to answer community questions related to major UKRI funding announcement for 'Building Collaboration at the Physics of Life Interface' which was timed to co-incide with this meeting.