Physics of Living Matter 15

Oct. 01 & 02, 2020

The event

The PLM series started 15 years ago from an interest to promote the interface between the Life and Physical Sciences in Cambridge. Over the years, PLM has grown from a local meeting to a popular international event that attracts interdisciplinary scientists from all around the world. Since 2018, a new partner has joined PLM: the Turing Centre for Living Systems (CENTURI, Aix-Marseille University, France) and the 2018 PLM symposium took place in Marseille.

© P.Recouvreux (IBDM - team Lenne)
© P.Recouvreux (IBDM - team Lenne)

In 2020, PLM will be back in Marseille for its 15th edition that will take place on October 01 & 02. In addition to an exciting programme presented by renowned international speakers, oral presentations will be selected from the submitted abstracts.

CENTURI organisers: 

Emmanuelle Helfer
Thomas Lecuit
Pierre-François Lenne
Tâm Mignot
Hervé Rouault

Cambridge organisers

Andre Brown
Kevin Chalut
Kristian Franze
Ewa Paluch



The programme

©S. Tlili (IBDM - CPT - LAI)
©S. Tlili (IBDM - CPT - LAI)

PLM15 is happy to welcome  14 invited speakers:

Bragg lecture:
Rob Phillips

Turing lecture:
Lisa Manning

Guillaume Charras
Mathieu Coppey
Thierry Emonet
Matthias Kaschube
Marie Manceau
Matthias Merkel
Mathieu Piel
Bénédicte Sanson
Germán Sumbre
Jacqueline Tabler
Sander Tans
Massimo Vergassola

The venue

PLM15 will take place at the Palais du Pharo (Marseille, France).


Palais du Pharo

58 Boulevard Charles Livon

13007 Marseille







Registrations to PLM15 are open until September 11. To register, please fill the form below. Once your registration has been validated, a link to our payment platform will be sent to you. The only method of payment is by credit/debit card. If you need a purchase order, please contact Mélina De Oliveira (

Please note that we will not be able to proceed to any registration refunds.


To give a short talk, please submit your abstract before May 10, 2020. Abstracts (300 words, text only) must be submitted online during your registration. The template is available on the registration page.

The number of talks being limited, a selection will be made by the Organising Committee. Abstracts not selected for a short talk might be selected to present a poster.

Registrations for posters are open until July 30, 2020.


Registration fees: 

  • Students: 80€
  • Researchers: 125€

The registration fees cover access to all talks and poster sessions, a copy of the symposium abstract booklet, lunch (October 01 & 02) & dinner (October 01).

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