Physics of Cells: PhysCell 2022

This workshop brings together scientists from a broad range of discplines who are interested in exploring and applying the basic physical principles that underlie the behavior of living cells. This extends from the protein scale up to the tissue level with input from the physical and the biological sciences. We hope to stimulate exchange of ideas between theoreticians and experimentalists, and between physicists, chemists and biologists. Participation of young and emerging scientists is highly encouraged and several slots are reserved for contributed lectures.

 

Topics include:

  • Reconstituted systems

  • Lipid membranes

  • Active cytoskeleton networks

  • Phase transitions in cells

  • Mechanics of the nucleus and chromatin

  • Cell adhesion and migration

  • Cell mechanics

  • Physics of Cancer

  • Tissues and development

 

Students and postdocs not presenting an oral talk are expected to participate through poster presentation.

 

Please apply early, as this meeting may become oversubscribed before the deadline.

The meeting is held in conjunction with an advanced school preceding the conference for graduate and postdoctoral students. Registration for the school can be made using this link.

Image courtesy of CRC 1027, Saarbrücken.

APPLICATION & ABSTRACTS SUBMISSION IS NOW CLOSED

EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE

26 July 2022

 

Organizers

Shelly Tzlil
Shelly Tzlil
Chair
Technion, IL
Franziska Lautenschlager
Franziska Lautenschlager
University of the Saarland, DE
David Sprinzak
David Sprinzak
Tel Aviv University, IL
Rhoda Hawkins
Rhoda Hawkins
University of Sheffield, GB
Ayelet Lesman
Ayelet Lesman
Tel Aviv University, IL
Assaf Zemel
Assaf Zemel
Hebrew University, IL

 
Scientific Advisory Board
Patricia Bassereau
Institute Curie, FR
Dennis Discher
University of Pennsylvania, US
Rudolf Merkel
Forschungszentrum Julich, DE
Erich Sackmann 
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen, DE
Alexander Bershadsky
National Univeristy of Singapore, SG
Gijsje Koenderink
TU Delft and VU University Amsterdam, NL
Florian Rehfeldt
Universitat Bayreuth, DE
Ana Suncana Smith
Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen, DE
 

Invited Speakers

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David Andelman
Tel Aviv University, IL
Alexander Bershadsky
Alexander Bershadsky
National Univeristy of Singapore, SG
Patricia Bassereau
Patricia Bassereau
Institute Curie, FR
Anne Bernheim-Groswasser
Anne Bernheim-Groswasser
Ben-Gurion University, IL
Chase Broedersz
Chase Broedersz
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen, DE
Dennis Discher
Dennis Discher
University of Pennsylvania, US
Guillaume Charras
Guillaume Charras
University College London, GB
Ben Fabry
Ben Fabry
Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen, DE
Kristian Franze
Kristian Franze
Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen, DE
Margaret Gardel
Margaret Gardel
University of Chicago, US
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Daniel Harries
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, IL
Ariel Kaplan
Ariel Kaplan
Technion, IL
Kinneret Keren
Kinneret Keren
Technion, IL
Michael Kozlov
Michael Kozlov
Tel-Aviv university, IL
Sarah Koster
Sarah Köster
George-August-Universitat, DE
Lisa Manning
Lisa Manning
Syracuse University, US
Joachim Radler
Joachim Radler
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen, DE
Florian Rehfeldt
Florian Rehfeldt
Universitat Bayreuth, DE
Erich Sackmann
Erich Sackmann
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen, DE
Samuel Safran
Samuel Safran
Weizmann Institute, IL
Taher Saif
Taher Saif
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US
Ulrich Schwarz
Ulrich Schwarz
Univeristy of Heidelberg DE
Sebastian Streichen
Sebastian Streichan
UC Santa Barbara, US
Ana Suncana Smith
Ana Suncana Smith
Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen, DE
Xavier Trepat
Xavier Trepat
Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), ES
David Weitz
David Weitz
Harvard University, US
 

Programme

 

Poster Instructions

Posters will be presented on poster boards

Please see below the technical details for preparing your poster:

  • Posters should be prepared on one sheet.

  • Poster boards are in portrait format.

  • All the material necessary for attaching the poster to the poster board is available onsite.

  • The size of your poster should not exceed 130 cm high x 90cm wide. 

  • Title and author(s) of your poster should appear at the top of the poster in bold lettering

  • All text and illustrations should be easy to read from a distance of 2 meters. 

 

Application & Abstract Submission

APPLICATION & ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE

15 June 2022

PARTICIPANTS WILL BE NOTIFIED OF ACCEPTANCE BY

12 July 2022

REGISTRATION DEADLINE

26 July 2022

Applications for oversubscribed meetings will only be considered by the conference chair if more seats become available due to cancellations.

REGISTRATION FEE

REGISTRATION FEE INCLUDES

  • Participation in the Workshop

  • 4 light lunches and coffee with snacks at official breaks

  • Informal get-together

  • Excursion

  • Drinks at 2 informal poster sessions

  • Conference party

 

Optional tours (with extra payment necessary) will be be offered. Please see here

 

PAYMENT
Payment is to be made by bank transfer (as below), or by credit card. Details will be available on the registration form:

 

Account name: Target Conferences Ltd.
Bank Leumi
Ahad Ha'am Branch number 811
31 Montefiore St.
Tel Aviv
Account number: 604900/95
Swift: LUMIILIT
IBAN: IL830108110000060490095

REGISTRATION CANCELLATION POLICY

- prior to July 16, 2022: full refund less €60 handling fee

- from July 17 until August 15, 2022: 50% refund

- from August 16, 2022: no refund

 

Travel Grants

GRANTS ARE AVAILABLE VIA THE APPLICATION FORM

TRAVEL GRANTS

A limited number of travel grants and registration fee waivers are available for participants.

Applicants do not need to apply separately for these but should indicate on the registration form if they wish to be considered.

Selection of awardees is handled directly by the organizers. Priority is given to participants of any nationality working in laboratories in Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Turkey, as well as from EMBC Associate Member States Chile, India, Singapore and Taiwan. More information is available on the EMBO Travel Grants' page.

 

 

CHILD CARE GRANTS

EMBO Courses and Workshops offers grants to offset additional child care costs incurred by participants or speakers when participating at any EMBO Courses and Workshop funded meeting. Eligible costs include fees for a caregiver or child-care facility, travel costs for a caregiver, or travel costs for taking the child to the meeting etc. Please indicate on the registration form whether you would like to be considered for the grant. Please also describe how you intend to use the child care grant and specify the sum that you will need.

 

Accommodation

Ein Gedi Hotel

Kibbutz Ein Gedi
M.P. Dead Sea 8698000

Official check-in and check-out times:
Check-in: 15:00 (Sunday-Friday, and later on a Saturday, as rooms become available)
Sunday- Friday Check-out: 11:00
Saturday Check-out: 14:00

For further details about accommodation please contact:
physcell2022.reg@target-conferences.com

The above prices to be understood as per night and for the dates of the Conference (September 12-16, 2022).

The daily rates include Bed & Breakfast and Dinner.

*No shared accommodation will be arranged for participants not taking the full 4 nights.

PAYMENT FOR ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation booking is completed through the online reservation form.

Full payment is to be made at time of reservation.

Note that once shared rooms have been pre-booked, changes may not be confirmed if we have already assigned a room-mate. Changes will therefore only be made/confirmed on a case by case basis according to availability.

With regard to all participants – the hotel has the right to refuse reduction in room nights once pre-booked and participant will be liable for full payment as per booking form and confirmation.

Payment for accommodation may be made by bank transfer*, credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners) or invoice to your institution (following receipt of purchase order/"hazmanat avoda").

Target Conferences is the official travel agent for the workshop and will be offering special reduced rates for accommodation at the Ein Gedi Hotel.

Target Conferences Ltd.
PO Box 51227, Tel Aviv 6713818, Israel
Tel: +972 3 5175150
Fax: +972 3 5175155
E-mail: physcell2022@target-conferences.com

If Target Conferences does not receive the purchase order prior to the event, participant must pay on-site and obtain reimbursement from his/her institution following the event.

Bank Transfers should be made to the following account:
Account name: Target Conferences Ltd.
Bank Leumi
Ahad Ha'am Branch number 811
31 Montefiore St.
Tel Aviv
Account number: 604900/95
Swift: LUMIILIT
IBAN: IL830108110000060490095

 

*Please ensure that the name/s of the participants and workshop name (Physcell2022) are clearly stated on the bank transfer. Bank transfer charges are the responsibility of the payer and should be paid at source in addition to the accommodation and tour costs.

ACCOMMODATION CANCELLATION POLICY

- until August 1, 2022: full refund less €60 handling fee

- from August 2 until September 1, 2022: full refund less one night

- as of September 2, 2022 no refund

 

Transportation

INTERNATIONAL ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE INFORMATION

Flights

Participants should book their flights to Ben Gurion International Airport (near Tel Aviv).

A group transfer will be provided from the Weizmann Institute to Ein Gedi on Monday, September 12, 2022. Participants arriving in Israel beforehand and not participating in the school may also avail themselves of this transfer.

Further details will be posted closer to the time.

 

Transfers from Ben Gurion International Airport directly to Ein Gedi and return to Ben Gurion Airport

Workshop transportation

Departure transfers on Friday, September 16, 2022 will be provided to Ben-Gurion Airport via Jerusalem from the workshop venue at 13:30 pm.

 

Shared Airport Transfers

Arrival transfers from Ben-Gurion International Airport to Ein-Gedi

A shared airport transfer service to Ein-Gedi is available at 55 euro per person. Possible wait – up to 2 hours. If reserved, please approach the „LIMO CIRCLE LINES“ counter at Ben-Gurion Airport situated in the Arrivals Hall, on the upper ground floor near the car rental (accessible by escalators).

Travel time to Ein-Gedi: Approx. 2.5 hours.

This service should be reserved on the Registration & Accommodation form providing full flight details.

 

Departure transfers from Ein-Gedi to Ben-Gurion International Airport

A shared airport transfer service from Ein-Gedi is available at 55 euro per person.

This service should be reserved on the Registration & Accommodation form providing full flight details.

Travel time to Ben-Gurion Airport: Approx. 2.5 hours. It is very much recommended to be at Ben-Gurion Airport 4 hours before your return flight.

 

Optional Tours

All tours are optional and need to be booked in advance via the registration form.

Optional Tour A
CAESAREA, NAZARETH
Saturday, September 10, 2022

All day: Arrivals to Israel
Overnight: Cinema Hotel or similar, Tel Aviv

 

Sunday, September 11, 2022
Full day tour with a drive along the coastal highway to Caesarea. Visit the fortress, the Roman theater and enjoy a detailed explanation about the importance of this port. Continue to Nazareth, with the Church of Annunication – one of the biggest churches in the middle East. Return to Tel Aviv for overnight (overnight included in Tour B below).

 

Rate per person sharing twin room: € 240

Supplement for single room: € 100

 

Rate includes: Overnight at the Cinema Hotel (or similar) on a bed and breakfast basis, touring in an airconditioned motorcoach including the services of a licensed guide, entrance fees as per itinerary.

Rate does not include: Lunches, dinners, incidentals of a personal nature and tips to guide and driver.

 

Optional Tour B
TEL AVIV
Sunday, September 11, 2022

All day: Arrivals to Israel, or participate in Tour A above
Overnight: Cinema Hotel or similar, Tel Aviv

 

Monday, September 12, 2022
Check out of the hotel for a drive to Sarona, one of the first Templar settlements. Proceed to Rothschild boulevard for a description of the Unesco ‘White City’ with the Bauhaus buildings. Continue to the Ayalon Institute before meeting with other participants at the Weizmann Institute in Rehovot. Proceed to Ein Gedi, the Workshop venue.

 

Rate per person sharing twin room: € 240
Supplement for single room: € 100

 

Rate includes: Overnight at the Cinema Hotel (or similar) on a bed and breakfast basis, touring in an airconditioned motorcoach including the services of a licensed guide, entrance fees as per itinerary.

Rate does not include: Lunches, dinners, incidentals of a personal nature and tips to guide and driver.

 

Optional Tour C
BETHLEHEM/JERUSALEM (with overnight)
Friday, September 16, 2022

Following sessions drive to Bethlehem for a visit to the Church of Nativity. Time permitting proceed to Herodian before going to Jerusalem for overnight.

Check in to Prima Royale Hotel or similar for overnight.

 

Saturday, September 17, 2022
Departure or optional extension

 

Rate per person sharing twin room: € 240
Supplement for single room: € 125

 

Rate includes: Overnight at the Prima Royale Hotel (or similar) on a bed and breakfast basis, touring in an airconditioned motorcoach including the services of a licensed guide, entrance fees as per itinerary.

Rate does not include: Lunches, dinners, incidentals of a personal nature and tips to guide and driver.

 

ALL TOURS ARE BASED ON A MINIMUM PARTICIPATION OF 15.

TOURS CANCELLATION POLICY

- until August 15, 2022: full refund less €60 handling fee if no accommodation has been booked/cancelled

- as of August 16, 2022: no refunds

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Covid Regulations

REQUIREMENTS FOR ENTRY INTO ISRAEL HAVE BEEN RELAXED

AS OF MAY 23, 2022

We still encourage you to always check official website to make sure you comply with all requirements:

Ministry of Health - State of Israel

 

ENTRY OF NON-ISRAELI CITIZENS BY AIR

All persons can visit Israel [vaccinated and non-vaccinated]. 

PRE-FLIGHT REQUIREMENTS

  • You DO NOT NEED to present a negative result on a COVID test before boarding a flight to Israel.

  • You DO NOT NEED to have PCR testing upon arrival to Israel, and isolation is not required.

  • You NEED to complete and submit the entry statement form within 48 hours prior to departure to Israel. 

  • You NEED to have a health insurance policy with coverage for the treatment of COVID-19.

DEPARTURE OF NON-ISRAELI CITIZENS BY AIR

Check the policy of your destination.

It is your responsibility to inquire about the border policy at your destination and requirements regarding the arrival of foreign nationals, in matters such as pre-arrival COVID tests, arrival statement forms, documentation of your vaccination, or recovery status (COVID certificates), and isolation requirements.  

 

Click here for the guidelines on testing travelers leaving Israel.

 

MAKE SURE YOU ARE ALLOWED TO TRAVEL

If you don't know if you are a confirmed case, or if you must stay in isolation, or whether you are denied international travel, you should check the website of the Immigration and Population Authority.

Confirmed COVID19 cases or individuals who are required to stay in isolation at the time of arrival at the airport will not be allowed to board the flight and will be subject to penalty according to law. 

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