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Theo Murphy meeting organised by Dr Charley Schaefer, Professor Lorna Dougan, and Professor Gareth McKinley FRS. 

The meeting will bring together an international and interdisciplinary community of researchers working on rheology and rheophysics within biological systems. Examples include viscoelasticity of the intra- and extracellular medium, sinovial fluids, blood, saliva, mucus, silk etc, as well as new experimental, theoretical, and computational methods.

The schedule of talks and speaker biographies will be available shortly. Speaker abstracts will be available closer to the meeting date. Meeting papers will be published in a future issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A.

Poster session

There will be a poster session on Monday 16 October. If you would like to apply to present a poster please submit your proposed title, abstract (not more than 200 words and in third person), author list, name of the proposed presenter and institution to the Scientific Programmes team no later than Friday 30 June 2023. Please include the text 'Poster submission' in the email subject line. Please note that places are limited and posters are selected at the scientific organisers' discretion. Decisions will be made by Friday 14 July 2023.

Attending the meeting

This meeting is intended for researchers in relevant fields and is a residential meeting. 

This is an inclusive meeting that welcomes academics and industrial researchers at any stage in their career, and with any research interest that is related to the theme 'Complex Rheology in Biological Systems'. We encourage the participation of female researchers and researchers from under-represented groups. PhD students are also welcome to attend. Places for the event are limited, and to maximise interactions between participants, priority will be given to those who submit a poster abstract.

  • Free to attend
  • Registration is now open. Please apply to attend
  • This is an in-person meeting
  • Catering options will be available to purchase during registration. Participants are responsible for booking their own accommodation 

Enquiries: contact the Scientific Programmes team