Contact : Vincent Démery
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Tel : 33(0)140794552


The Gulliver seminars take place every Monday at 11:30 am in the F304 room, and last one hour including questions. The seminars are in English, and the scientific topics are mainly those studied in the laboratory.

Seminars  (6)

  • Wilhelm Huck (IMM, Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands)
    Lundi 11 décembre 11:30-12:30 - Bibliothèque PCT - F3.04
    Dissipative systems showing signs of life
    Complex networks of chemical reactions together define how life works. We are familiar with the metabolic networks studied in biochemistry, and in recent decades many regularly recurring network motifs have been uncovered that are responsible for much of the functional behaviour in signalling or genetic networks. (...)
  • Dominic Vella (University of Oxford, United Kingdom)
    Lundi 18 décembre 11:30-12:30 - Bibliothèque PCT - F3.04
    Thin elastic sheets at three-dimensional liquid interfaces
    The interaction of a thin elastic object, such as a polymeric sheet, with a liquid interface occurs in a range of problems : from the everyday case of wet dog hairs clumping to the stiction of components during the fabrication of Microelectromechanical System (MEMS). Much previous work has focussed on (...)
  • André Estevez-Torres (Laboratoire Jean Perrin, CNRS et Sorbonne Université, Paris)
    Lundi 8 janvier 2018 11:30-12:30 - Bibliothèque PCT - F3.04
    Synthesis of spatio-temporal structures with DNA molecular programs
    The question that motivates my research is to what extent non-equilibrium molecular systems can create order at the macroscopic scale, in particular spatial order. In an attempt to answer this question I will describe an approach that may be called "synthetic biology outside of cells". Firstly, I will introduce a (...)
  • Benoit Scheid (TIPs laboratory, Université Libre de Bruxelles)
    Lundi 15 janvier 2018 11:30-12:30 - Bibliothèque PCT - F3.04
  • Matthieu Roché (Laboratoire Matière et Systèmes Complexes, Université Paris 7 Denis Diderot)
    Lundi 22 janvier 2018 11:30-12:30 - Bibliothèque PCT - F3.04
  • Jordi Ignés-Mullol (University of Barcelona)
    Lundi 29 janvier 2018 11:30-12:30 - Bibliothèque PCT - F3.04
    Control of Active Materials by means of Addressable Soft Interfaces
    Motor-proteins are responsible for transport inside cells. Harnessing their activity is key towards developing new nano-technologies or functional biomaterials. Cytoskeleton-like networks, recently tailored in vitro, result from the self-assembly of subcellular autonomous units. Taming this biological activity (...)
General recommendations for the speakers

The audience is often heterogeneous - because of the wide range of scientific topics covered in the lab - so prefer planning a talk for a broad audience. It is recommended to spend several slides on a general introduction, and to make at least the first half of the seminar understandable for non-specialists. The seminar is in English, and speakers are thus invited to prepare their slides in English.

The seminar starts at 11:15 AM. The speaker is asked to arrive in the lab at least 15 minutes in advance to set up the slideshow. The talks last typically 45 minutes, and are followed by a discussion time.


Practical information

Elie Raphaël
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Olivier Dauchot
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ESPCI Administrator
Stéphanie Ledoux
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CNRS Administrator
Solange Rogue
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