Outline of the meeting


The central goal of the Biology and Physics of the Bacterial Chromosome Conference is to construct an integrated model of chromosome structure and function in the context of the living bacterial cell. This goal can only be realized through a multi-disciplinary approach and close collaboration. In the recent years, collaborations between biologists and physicists have generated several key discoveries in the understanding of bacterial chromosome structure. The Biology and Physics of the Bacterial Chromosome Conference was specifically organized to recognize the role of this inter-disciplinary work and foster new collaborations and ideas. The conference was initiated in 2011 at the Lorentz Center in Leiden (Netherlands) by Remus Dame, Olivier Espéli, David Grainger and Paul Wiggins. Following the success of the initial meeting, a second meeting was held in the University of Birmingham (UK) in June 2014. The Collège de France Conference would be the third iteration of this conference. We believe the conferences in Leiden and Birmingham were an important platform for fostering these collaborations as well as developing new collaborations in in this area in the past five years.  We expect the Collège de France Conference will help perpetuate this multi-disciplinary work and will promote the formation of new bridges between research on bacterial chromosome structuring, genome expression and subcellular architecture. 


Organizing committee

Olivier Espeli (Collège de France, Paris, France)

Remus Dame (University of Leiden, The Netherlands)

David Grainger (Univeristy of Birmingham, UK)

Paul Wiggins (Washington University, Seattle, USA)


Invited speakers

Andrew Spakowitz (Stanford University, USA)

Achillefs Kapanidis (Oxford University, UK)

Romain Koszul  (Pasteur Institute, Paris, France)

Nynke Dekker (University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands)

Marcelo Nollmann (Centre for Structural Biochemistry, Montpellier, France)

David Bates (Baylor college, Houston, USA)

François Xavier Barre (Institute of Integrative Biology of the Cell , Gif sur Yvette, France)

Tung Le (John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK)

Daniela Barilla (University of York, UK)


According to the level of novelty and adequation with the topics of the sessions revealed by their abstract 20 participants will be selected for an oral presentation  of their work and 40 will be selected for a poster presentation. Because of space lmitations we may not be able to propose a poster presentation to every participant.


Registration fees

- 200 euros (including welcome party, Lunches and coffee breaks)

- 160 euros (Discount rate) for member of the GDR ADN and The "societé francaise de biophysique"

The deadline for payment is July 1st 2016.

Because of space availability the maximum number of participants  to the meeting is 130. No more registrations will  be accepted when this number will be reached.

For questions about registration: biophychrom2016@sciencesconf.org

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