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2019 Seminars and conferences


Mini Symposium: Cell-surface interactions – observations and implications

  • Michael Dustin, Professor, Kennedy Institute, University of Oxford, U.K.
    Supramolecular basis of T cell helping and killing
  • Pontus Nordenfelt, Associate Professor, Nordenfelt Lab, Lund University
    Quantitative live imaging of Integrin activation during cell migration
  • Christelle Prinz, Professor, Solid State Physics, Lund University
    Nanowires interfacing living cells
  • Marta Bally, Associate Senior Lecturer, Department of Clinical Microbiology, Umeå University
    Cell-surface mimics to study virus-membrane interactions

Jonathan Brewer, Dr, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, SDU, Denmark
The nanoscopic molecular pathway through human skin

Linnéa Gunnarsson, Bachelor Student, Physical Chemistry, Lund University
Characterization of DOPC and DOPG Vesicles in two Choline Chloride-Based Deep Eutectic Solvents

Victoria Junghans, PhD Student, Physical Chemistry, Lund University
Protein Dimensions and Interactions at Immune-Cell Contacts

Börje Sellergren, Professor, Biofilms Research Center for Biointerfaces, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Malmö University
Reversible self-assembled monolayers (rSAMs): Stimuli-responsive lipid bilayer-like monolayers for protein, virus and cell recognition

Martin Malmsten, Professor, Physical Chemistry, Lund University, and Department of Pharmacy, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Interplay between amphiphilic peptides and nanoparticles for selective membrane destabilization and antimicrobial effects

Cinzia Giannini, Dr, Institute of Crystallography, National Research Council, Bari, Italy
Supra and Sub Molecular Investigation of Pathologic Tissues by X-Ray Scanning Microscopy

Vinay S. Swaminathan, Ph.D., Wallenberg Molecular Medicine Fellow, Assistant Professor (Assoc. Senior Lect.), Faculty of Medicine, Division of Oncology and Pathology, Lund University
Emergent properties during cell migration: From molecules to cell collectives

Frank Heinrich, Associate Research Professor and NIST Associate, Physics Department, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Structure of the KRas / Raf1 protein complex at the lipid membrane

Wilson Poon, Professor of Natural Philosophy, School of Physics & Astronomy, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, U.K.
The Physics of Conching Chocolate: Taking rheology from the lab to the factory

Professor Kazue Kurihara, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
Low temperature surface force apparatus (SFA) for ice

Lucio Isa, Professor, Laboratory for Interfaces, Soft Matter and Assembly, Department of Materials, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Controlling Active Brownian Motion by Feedback

Feifei Peng, PhD Student, Physical Chemistry, Lund University
Pre-Defence Seminar: A microfluidic toolbox to fabricate, sort and characterize thermoresponsive colloidal molecules and their assemblies

Roseanna N. Zia, Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, U.S.A.
“Phase Mechanics” of arrested colloidal gels: A new paradigm for non-equilibrium phase transitions in soft matter

Rita Franzén, BSc Student, Physical Chemistry, Lund University
An investigation of the nano-size extracellular vesicles by the colloidal characterization of EVs and EVs fluids

Shan Anjum, MSc Student, Physical Chemistry, Lund University
Collective behaviour in binary pusher and puller suspensions

Anna Stradner, Professor, Physical Chemistry, Lund University
Edible Soft Matter: Different Routes to Protein Gels and Glasses

Guillem Onyos de Plandolit Ruiz, MSc Student, University of Barcelona, Spain
Adsorption of lysozyme on Silica Surfaces and Specific ion effects  

Dora Bardfalvy, PhD Student, Physical Chemistry, Lund University
Lattice Boltzmann simulations of bacterial turbulence

Reidar Lund, Dr, Associate Professor at the Department of Chemistry, University of Oslo, Norway
Understanding the mode of action of antimicrobial peptides: a physical chemistry approach

Nikol Labecka, MSc Student, Physical Chemistry, Lund University
Master Examination

Matthias Karg, Professor, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Germany
Soft microgels for smart surface nanostructuring: Structural diversity and optical properties

Jon Pallbo Arvidsson, PhD Student, Physical Chemistry, Lund University
Aggregation behavior and peptide-lipid interaction in an amyloid model system

Christopher Ward, Research Engineer at Physical Chemistry, Lund University
Tech Update Seminar

Erika Eiser, Dr, Department of Physics, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Micro-rheology in DNA Hydrogels

Daphne Le, MSc Student, Lund UniversityEffect of ß-galactosidase on the spin-coated lipid layer of a lipid sponge phase as carrier for enzyme by ATR-FTIR

Cedric Koolen, MSc Student, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Dynamics and Rheology of Colloidal Ellipsoids

Paolo Mezzani, Master Student, Universita Degli Studi Di Milano, Italy
Detecting brain tumors with diffusion MRI: a computational study

Shigeyuki Komura, Dr, Department of Chemistry, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan
A three-sphere microswimmer in a structured fluid

Jitka Čejková, Dr, Chemical Robotics Laboratory, University of Chemistry and Technology Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
Artificial life in chemical systems: droplets as liquid robots

Mini-Symposium: Lipid self-assembly - structure, function and applications
Professor John Seddon, Imperial College London, UK: Curvature and Packing Frustration in Inverse Phases of Lipids
Professor Dr Thomas Hellweg, Bielefeld University, Germany: Interaction of the Bio-surfactant Escin with DMPC-based model membranes 
Professor Martin Malmsten, Copenhagen University, Denmark: Effect of Oxidation on the Physicochemical Properties of Polyunsaturated Lipid Membranes
Dr Ann Terry, Max IV, Lund, Sweden: Dynamics of Amyloid Protein Fibril Elongation by contrast variation SANS
Professor Johan Engblom, Malmö University, Sweden: Skin, creams and the ambient from a 3D perspective
Dr Thomas Ederth, Linköping University, Sweden: Interactions of a lysosomotropic detergent with lipid bilayer membranes

Thomas Hellweg, Professor, Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany
Acrylamide based thermosensitive microgels: From colloidal solutions to crosslinked smart membranes 

Andreas Dahlin, Associate Professor, Division of Applied Chemistry, Department of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg
Macromolecular Gates

Johan Larsson, PhD Student, Physical Chemistry, Lund University
Structural and functional behaviour of alkylglycosides

Frank Scheffold, Professor, Department of Physics, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Active and passive microrheology in dense emulsions from the glassy to the jammed regime

Peter Kasson, Senior Lecturer, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Molecular Biophysics, Uppsala University
Protein-membrane interactions and membrane organization in enveloped viral entry

Vince Craig, Professor, Applied Mathematics, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
The fundamental series: A new perspective on ion specificity unveiled by non-aqueous solvents

Gerd Schröder-Turk, Visiting Associate Professor, Murdoch University, Perth, Australia
Butterfly nanostructures a glimpse of intracellular membrane development - and why the class of bicontinuous minimal surface matters to Biology 

Amélie Fuentes, BSc Student, Lund University
Understanding T-cell triggering under different in vitro conditions

Shehed Allafta, BSc Student, Lund University
Adsorption of yeast lipids at the solid-liquid interface – effect of mono and divalent cations, temperature and pH

Jonathan Ekstrand, MSc Student, Lund University
How to separate microscopic brain tissues in multidimensional correlation MRI? A study on the optimal design of 5D diffusion-relaxation bins