Key dates

  • Abstract submission deadline:
    27 May 2015
  • Abstract submission deadline (poster only):
    4 August 2015
  • Early registration deadline:
    4 August 2015
  • Online accommodation booking deadline:
    10 August 2015
  • Registration deadline:
    1 September 2015

Links

Programme

Tuesday 8 September Wednesday 9 September Thursday 10 September
Poster Programme

Please note that the programme is subject to change.

The abstract book is available to download here (PDF, 2.5MB).

Tuesday 8 September

The conference will start on Tuesday 8 September 2015 at 11:30 and close on Thursday 10 September 2015 at 13:30.

The registration desk will be open from Tuesday 8 September 2015 at 9:30 for delegates to collect their conference materials.

11:30 Registration and refreshments
Manchester Institute of Biotechnology, University of Manchester
12:30 Lunch and exhibition
Atrium, Manchester Institute of Biotechnology
13:20 Welcome and introduction to the conference sponsors
Lecture Theatre, Manchester Institute of Biotechnology
Session 1
Chair: Steve J Eichhorn, University of Exeter, UK
13:30 (invited) Single molecule studies of proteins from extremophile organisms
Lorna Dougan, University of Leeds, UK
[view abstract pdf]
14:15 Elastic turbulence in DNA solutions measured with optical coherence tomography velocimetry
Thomas A Waigh, University of Manchester, UK
[view abstract pdf]
14:35 Investigating the protein gelation mechanism underlying natural silk fibre spinning
Peter R Laity, University of Sheffield, UK
[view abstract pdf]
14:55 Aggregation of nanoparticles on mixed polymer bilayers
David L Cheung, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland
[view abstract pdf]
15:15 Nanoparticle templating by block copolymer micelles: how polymer self-assembly controls nanoparticle size and substructure
Lucia Podhorska, Imperial College London, UK
[view abstract pdf]
15:35 Refreshment break and exhibition
Atrium, Manchester Institute of Biotechnology
Session 2
Chair: Anthony Higgins, Swansea University, UK
16:00 Structural colour using cellulose nanofibres
Stephen J Eichhorn, University of Exeter, UK
[view abstract pdf]
16:20 Structural colour: Making white from biological inspiration
Stephanie L Burg, University of Sheffield, UK
[view abstract pdf]
16:40 Reflections on the life and work of Sir Sam Edwards
Anthony Higgins, Tom McLeish and Athene Donald
17:30 IOP Polymer Physics Group AGM
17:45 Drinks reception and first poster session
Atrium, Manchester Institute of Biotechnology
18:30 Buffet dinner
Atrium, Manchester Institute of Biotechnology