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7th September 2022
12:30 to 13:30 Registration and lunch
13:30 to 13:40 Welcome and Introduction Mike Cates (University of Cambridge)
Session 1: Cellular Assemblies (Chair: Ludovic Berthier (Université Montpellier)
13:40 to 14:20 Viscoelastic Effects in Embryology Lisa Manning (Syracuse University)
14:20 to 15:00 Mechanical and Metabolic Cell-Cell Interactions governing Biofilm Formation Knut Drescher (Universität Basel)
15:00 to 15:20 Tea, Coffee and Posters
15:20 to 16:00 Self-replication in Reconfigurable Organisms Josh Bongard (University of Vermont)
Michael Levin (Tufts University)
Session 2: Geophysical Soft Matter (Chair: Peter King (Imperial College London)
16:00 to 16:40 Subglacial Soft Matter Katarzyna Warburton (Dartmouth College)
16:40 to 17:20 Magma as Soft Matter Ed Llewellin (Durham University)
17:20 to 18:15 Posters, Networking and Drinks Reception
8th September 2022
Session 3: Nonequilibrium Phase Transitions (Chair: Peter Olmsted (Georgetown University)
09:15 to 09:55 Nonreciprocal Phase Transitions Vincenzo Vitelli (University of Chicago)
09:55 to 10:35 Active Phase Separation Leticia Cugliandolo (Sorbonne Université)
10:35 to 10:55 Tea, Coffee and Posters
10:55 to 11:35 Predicting Transitions far from Equilibrium Eric Vanden-Eijnden (Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences), (New York University)
Session 4: Soft Matter Industry Challenges (Chair: Emanuela Del Gado (Georgetown University)
11:35 to 12:00 Characterisation Challenges for Microstructures in Complex Personal Care Formulations James Cosby (Unilever)
12:00 to 12:25 Liquid Crystal Materials for AR/VR Applications Owain Parri (Merck)
12:25 to 12:50 Industrial Challenges of the Agriculture Sector Jamie Walters (Calyxia )
12:50 to 13:45 Lunch and Posters
Session 5: Liquid Crystals and LC Elastomers (Mark Warner Memorial) (Chair: Peter Palffy-Muhoray (Kent State University))
13:45 to 14:25 Advancing the Functional Utility of Liquid Crystalline Elastomers at the Nexus of Computation, Materials Processing, and Chemistry Timothy White (University of Colorado Boulder)
14:25 to 15:05 Director Controlled Liquid Crystal Network Deformation - A Tribute to Mark Warner Dirk Broer (Technische Universiteit Eindhoven)
15:05 to 15:25 Tea and Coffee
15:25 to 16:05 Adaptive Colloids and Topological Solitons Enabled by Nematic Elastomers Ivan Smalyukh (University of Colorado)
Session 6: Elevator Pitches from Early Stage Researcher Poster Exhibitors (Chair: Mike Cates (University of Cambridge)
16:05 to 16:10 The Kinematics of Active Liquid Crystal Skyrmions Tomás Alvim (Universidade de Lisboa)
16:10 to 16:15 Butter Oil and Derived Lipid-Formulations for Delivery Of Poorly Soluble Small Drug Molecules Amrutha Arimboor Sunny (University of Central Lancashire)
16:15 to 16:20 Thermodynamic Lubrication in the Elastic Leidenfrost Effect Jack Binysh (University of Bath)
16:20 to 16:25 Investigating the Molecular Driving Forces of Liquid-Liquid Phase Separation in Intrinsically Disordered Proteins Ellen Carrick (University of Bristol)
16:25 to 16:30 Density Instabilities and Compaction Efficiency in a Tapped Granular Pile Paula Gago (Imperial College London)
16:30 to 16:35 Rheology of Marine Sponge Tissue Reveals Anisotropic Mechanics & Tuned Dynamics Emile Kraus (University of Pennsylvania )
16:35 to 16:40 Couple Stress in The Vertex Model Of Cellular Monolayers Christopher Revell (University of Manchester)
16:40 to 16:45 Intermolecular Protein Interactions in Addressing Formulation Challenges in Next Generation Biopharmaceuticals Emily Sakamoto - Rablah (University of Bristol)
16:45 to 16:50 Passive Particle in An Active Bath: Can We Tell It Is Out Of Equilibrium? Jeanine Shea (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz)
16:50 to 16:55 Visualizing Stresses in Colloidal Gel Strands Upon Failure Kristian Thijssen (University of Cambridge)
16:55 to 17:00 Localized Growth Drives Pore Space Patterning in Mesophyll Development Jack Treado (Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems)
17:00 to 18:00 Mixer Sessions and Posters
18:15 to 19:15 Mark Warner Memorial Recital, Music Room, Leckhampton House, Corpus Christi College
19:30 to 21:30 Workshop Dinner
9th September 2022
Session 7: Soft Matter for Health (Chair: Jennifer McManus (University of Bristol))
09:30 to 10:10 Protein Phase Transitions Tuomas Knowles (University of Cambridge)
10:10 to 10:50 Multivalency and Selective Binding Stefano Angioletti-Uberti (Imperial College London)
10:50 to 11:10 Tea, Coffee and Posters
11:10 to 11:50 Emergence of Spatial Structure in Growing Bacterial Biofilms and its Implications for Evolution Rosalind Allen (University of Edinburgh)
Session 8: Round Table Discussion (Chair: Daniel Read (University of Leeds))
11:50 to 12:40 Round table discussion: Soft Matter for Health
12:40 to 12:50 Wrap-up
12:50 to 13:50 Lunch, Posters and Finish