TAU-ESPCI International Summer School on “Self-organization and self-assembly: from Physics and Chemistry to Biology”


Tel Aviv University and ESPCI Paris have had fruitful collaborations for several years, especially for research projects. Form 8th to 12th September 2019, an International Summer School will take place at Tel-Aviv in this framework on the development of self-assembly and self-organization in physics, chemistry and biology.

Self-organization and self-assembly are spontaneous organization arising from local interactions between building blocks. These mechanisms govern ordering in very different systems from molecules, colloids or larger particles, and even biological systems. They can lead to original materials with new properties. During this summer school we aim at discussing different aspects of self-assembly and self-organization in soft matter. We will start with general concepts, and then develop examples in chemistry, physics and biology. We will also review the techniques that allow the self-assembled structures to be quantitatively characterized. Last, examples of applications and properties of new materials will be discussed.
One additional day will be devoted to an advanced workshop to go further into research related to the main topics.
Thanks to the support of Fonds ESPCI Paris and Direction of ESPCI Paris all expenses will be covered for students working in ESPCI Paris labs. Please contact Olivia du Roure for further informations.

Program on the Summer School Website

Registration online