We very much hope to welcome you to Oxford in person in July. However, given current travel restrictions and uncertainty about the safety of large meetings, we have decided to delay the decision as to whether Physics Meets Biology 2021 will take place online (only) or as a hybrid conference (both online and live in Oxford). Further information on registration fees and accommodation costs will be posted when the situation is clearer – this may be after the abstract submission deadline. Please note that, whether or not a physical meeting is possible, it will be an option to attend the conference online.
Biologically inspired Physics is an extraordinarily wide field, covering the behaviour of systems from single molecular machines to organisms and even ecosystems. Physics Meets Biology 2021 will provide a view of the most recent and exciting research across a broad range of topics and scales: its scope includes physical probes and imaging, bionanotechnology and synthetic biology, molecular machinery, cytoskeletal mechanics, signalling, control, neural systems, development, evolution and ecology. The conference is organised around an international programme of invited speakers and will include contributed talks and poster sessions. Its state of the art research coverage is designed to inform experts of the latest developments; it will also provide a valuable introduction to biophysical research for junior researchers including graduate students. Physics Meets Biology 2021 is the seventh in the series organised by the Biological Physics Group of the Institute of Physics.