Physics of Living Matter 18

September 16 & 17, 2024

The event

Physics of Living Matter 18 - 2024

The PLM series started 17 years ago from an interest to promote the interface between the Life and Physical Sciences in Cambridge.

This annual international symposium aims to bring together the life and physical sciences to discuss important biological questions. This will be the 18th edition of what has become an exciting annual event for the interface physics-biology community. Since 2018, PLM has been organized every year, alternating between Cambridge ( and Marseille ( The conference will be held at the Pharo in Marseille on September 16 and September 17, 2024.

The 18th "Physics of Living Matter" Symposium is supported and organized by the Turing Centre for Living
Systems at Aix Marseille University.


Registration & abstract submission deadline: May 31, 2024


Organizing committee:

  • Florence Bansept (LCB)
  • Thomas Lecuit (IBDM)
  • Pierre-Francois Lenne (IBDM)
  • Emily Gehrels (CINaM)
  • Virgile Viasnoff (CINaM)

The program

CENTURI is happy to welcome 12 invited speakers :

  • Florence Bansept (Aix-Marseille Université)
  • Clotilde Cadart (Berkley)
  • Silvia de Monte (IBENS)
  • Zev Gartner (UCSF)
  • Benoit Ladoux (Institut Jacques Monod)
  • Wallace Marshall (UCSF)
  • Ed Munro (UChicago)
  • Diana Nunes Pinhero (IMP)
  • Jonathan Rodenfels (MPI-CBG)
  • Verena Ruprecht (CRG)
  • Pierre Sens (Institut Curie)
  • Gasper Tkacik (ISTA)

The venue

CENTURI will hold the Physics of Living Matter 18  at the Palais du Pharo (Marseille, France).


Palais du Pharo

58 Bd Charles Livon,

13007 Marseille






Registration fees: 

Students: 100€

Academics : 150€

Registered participants will receive a web link to pay the payment fees at a later date.