Paris Biological Physics
Community Day 2017

Friday 10th November 2017
Centre Culturel Irlandais @ 9am
Salle Michel Guillaume - 5 rue des Irlandais, 75005 Paris

No fees. No pressure. All fun.

The Paris Biological Physics Community Day (PBPCD 2017) is a conference organized by young researchers of biological physics in the Paris area. We aim to bring together enthusiastic researchers in biophysics in the Paris area to create an opportunity for meeting and sharing knowledge.

The meeting is intended for researchers working in diverse areas of biophysics.
It is going to be a day of conviviality and scientific enthusiasm, we envision to have a dynamic and informal atmosphere. In the program the talks of the invited speakers are interleaved with short presentations by young investigators.

The event is organized on behalf of GDRI (Groupement De Recherche International "Evolution, Regulation and Signaling") which also provides the funding.

No registration and no fees: lunch, coffee breaks and closing cocktail included!! Just come at the Centre Culturel Irlandais.

For any questions, contact us on the event page:

Keynote Speakers

  • Agnese Seminara Laboratoire de Physique de la matière condensée, Université de Nice, FR
  • Christophe Danelon TU Delft/Department of Bionanoscience, NL
  • Sander Tans AMOLF,Amsterdam, NL
  • Peter Swain Synthetic and Systems Biology, University of Edinburgh, UK
Click to download the conference poster (pdf)


9h00 - 9h30Welcome
9h30 - 11h00
  • Christophe Danelon

    Building a synthetic minimal cell

  • Gizem Ozbaykal

    Mechanics of bending and cell shape recovery in Escherichia coli

  • Yanan Liu

    The dynamics of flexible filaments in shear flow

11h00 - 11h30Coffee Break
11h30 - 13h00
  • Agnese Seminara

    Olfactory based navigation in mice

  • Min-Yeong Kang

    A comprehensive model of gas exchange in the human lung

  • Pierre Illien

    Exothermicity is not a necessary condition for enhanced diffusion of enzymes

13h00 - 14h30Lunch @ Serre Room
14h30 - 16h00
  • Sander Tans

    Single cell dynamics from bacterial growth to organoid infection

  • Zhanna Santybayeva

    Photonic Force Microscopy: topographical imaging at femto-Newton forces

  • Francesca Rizzato

    Inferring protein mutational landscapes from sequence data

16h00-16h30Coffee Break
  • Peter Swain

    An intracellular organization of extracellular information

  • Carmina Angelica Perez Romero

    Studying transcription dynamics in live fly embryos

  • Alexandre Deloupy

    Stochastic gene expression in bacillus subtilis

18h00Social Dinner & Cocktail @ Serre Room / ENS rooftop


Short talks:


Talks & Coffee Breaks:

Centre Culturel Irlandais,
Room Michel Guillaume
5 rue des Irlandais


École normale supérieure,
Rooftop - Serre room
24 Rue Lhomond
see map


École normale supérieure,
Rooftop - Serre room
24 Rue Lhomond
see map



A. Allard1, F. Bansept2, E. Brambilla3, C. Duchêne4, E. Oldewurtel5, M. P. Touzel6, G. Saggiorato7, S. Song8

1Institut Curie, 2Laboratoire Jean Perrin (UPMC), 3Millidrop, 4Physique et Mécanique des Milieux Hétérogènes (PMMH), ESPCI, 5Institut Pasteur, 6 ENS Paris, 7LPTMS (Uni. Paris-Sud), 8Laboratoire Matière et Systèmes Complexes, Institut Jacques Monod (Uni. Diderot)


Groupement de recherche international "GDRI Evolution, Regulation and Signaling"

GDRI, Groupement de recherche international "GDRI Evolution, Regulation and Signaling"

And the support of:
Marco Cosentino Lagomarsino Genomique des Microorganismes, Genomic Physics Group
Aleksandra Walczak Laboratoire de Physique Theorique, École normale supérieure
and Viviane Sebille.