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International Workshop on
"Polymers with spatial and mechanical constraints"
July 7-9, 2016


Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti,
Campo S. Stefano 2945
Venice - Italy


 

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Scientific background

The configurations and function of large biological molecules such as DNA and RNA can be nowadays manipulated either through confinement in nano-fluidic volumes or by applying pico-forces by using optical/magnetic tweezers and atomic-force microscopes. These very recent techniques obviate the need for cloning and molecular amplification steps and enable researchers to detect physical phenomena that in the past would have been obscured by ensemble averaging. These devices can be used not only to study the dynamical and mechanical properties of biomolecules but also to obtain genomic information and to characterise biological interactions at molecular level.

These phenomena will be addressed by this workshop, spanning from application of these devices in the generic science to the exploration of the underlying physics. The workshop, by gathering eminent researchers in nano-fluidics, biophysics, material physics and computational physics (see list below) will integrate state of the art micro-manipulation single molecule experiments, theory and computational approaches.



Organizers


Cristian Micheletti
Affiliation: SISSA, Trieste
Address: Via Bonomea 265, I-34136 Trieste, Italy
Phone: +39 040 378730
Fax: +39 040 3787528


Enzo Orlandini
Affiliation: Dipartimento di Fisica, Universit├  di Padova and Sezione INFN Padova
Address: via Marzolo 8, I-35000, Padova, Italy
Phone: +39 049 8277171
Fax    : +39 049 8277102
 


Attilio L. Stella
Affiliation: Dipartimento di Fisica, Universit├  di Padova and Sezione INFN Padova
Address: via Marzolo 8, I-35000, Padova, Italy
Phone: +39 049 8277171
Fax    : +39 049 8277102


Participants

Tapio Ala-Nissila
University School of Science,
Aalto, Finland.

Tobias Ambiorsoon
Department of Theoretical Physics,
Lund University, Sweden.

Elena Angeli
Department of Physics,
University of Genova, Italy.

Fulvio Baldovin
Dipartimento di Fisica,
Universita' di Padova and Sezione INFN, Italy.

Zuzana Benkova
Slovak Academy of Sciences,
Bratislava, Slovakia.

Paolo Bettotti
Department of Physics,
University of Trento, Italy.

Anthony Birnie
Delft University of Technology,
Delft, The Nederlands.

Michele Caraglio
Department of Physics
University of Padova, Italy.

Enrico Carlon
Institute for Theoretical Physics,
Katholieke Universiteit , Leuven, Belgium.

Peter Cifra
Slovak Academy of Sciences,
Bratislava, Slovakia.

Lucia Coronel
SISSA
Trieste, Italy

Giuseppe D'Adamo
SISSA
Trieste, Italy

Cees Dekker
Delft University of Technology,
Delft, The Nederlands.

Giovanni Dietler
Laboratoire de Physique de la Matiere Vivante Institut de Physique de la Matiere Complexe,
EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

Erwin Frey
Arnold Sommerfeld Center for Theoretical Physics,
Universitat Munchen, Germany.

Max di Ventra
Department of Physics University of California,
San Diego, USA.

Patrick Doyle
MIT,
Cambridge, MA, USA.

Alexander Y. Grosberg
School of Physics and Astronomy,
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA.

Suckjoon Jun
Biological Science,
University of California, San Diego, USA.

Yacov Kantor
School of Physics and Astronomy,
Tel Aviv University, Israel

Mehran Kardar
MIT,
Cambridge, USA.

Christos Likos
Faculty of Physics,
Wien, Austria

Ludwig Lizana
Umeň University
Sweden

Dmitrii Makarov
Department of Chemistry,
University of Texas, Austin, USA.

Mattia Marenda
SISSA
Trieste, Italy

Christian Matek
Department of Physics,
Tech. Univ. Munich, D-85748 Garching, Germany.

Ralf Metzler
Department of Physics,
Tech. Univ. Munich, D-85748 Garching, Germany.

Davide Michieletto
School of Physics and Astronomy,
University of Edinburgh, UK

Negar Nahali
SISSA
Trieste, Italy

Dino Osmanovic
Department of Physics,
Bar-Ilan University, Israel.

Yitzhak Rabin
Department of Physics,
Bar-Ilan University, Israel.

Aleksandra Radenovic
Laboratory of Nanoscale Biology,
EPFL,Lausanne, Switzerland.

Walter Reisner
Department of Physics,
Mc Gill University, Montreal, Canada.

Felix Ritort
Departament de Fisica Fonamental,
Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.

Takahiro Sakaue
Department of Physics,
Kyushu University 33, Fukuoka, Japan.

Gary Slater
Department of Physics,
University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada.

Antonio Suma
SISSA
Trieste, Italy

Ugo Valbusa
Dipartimento di Fisica,
Universita degli Studi di Genova, Italy.

Lisa Weiss
Faculty of Physics,
Wien, Austria

Stu Whittington
Department of Theoretical Chemistry,
University of Toronto, Canada.