Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual

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Dispersions: Drops, Particles and Bugs, Science, Startups and Success

2021, May 31 -- Jun 04

P. Chaikin (NYU)
D. Weitz (Harvard)
A. Fernandez-Nieves (U Barcelona)
J. Baudry (ESPCI)

Truly successful science should now also lead to innovation that drives commercialization, bringing the impact of scientific discovery to the public and benefiting society. Emulsions, colloids and dispersed phases are an area of physical chemistry where this is of particular importance. These materials have been the subject of extensive investigation and endless scientific fascination in the fields of physical chemistry and soft condensed matter physics. These materials also have myriad uses in applications, including emulsions for cosmetics and encapsulation, colloidal particles for rheology control and biomarkers. In addition, encapsulation of cells or bacteria in emulsion drops provides a means for studying their properties and their evolution. Scientific advances in these topics have also provided the innovations to drive commercial applications. Emulsions and particles provide encapsulation technologies that find uses if cosmetics, materials encapsulation and agriculture. Encapsulation of cells and bacteria in emulsion drops lead to new methods for drug discovery and evolution of new enzymes.

Jerome Bibette has been a leader in the study of emulsions and particles and has been a prolific innovator who has brought numerous scientific advances to the market through successful startup companies. This meeting will explore both the science and the technological and commercial potential of these topics. It will also celebrate Jerome’s 60th birthday.

Registration fee information

The registration fee for this conference is 300 eur.

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The registration fee must be paid to the account of the Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual after your application has been accepted.

Ibercaja (account number): 2085 2310 3803 3004 4193
IBAN: ES44 2085 2310 3803 3004 4193

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*Cancellation Policy*
A 30 euro charge will be applied for cancellations made up to 10 days before the conference start date.
A no refund policy will be applied to cancellations made after this date.

Bus Transportation

The center provides free buses:
From Barcelona, Universitat de Barcelona, Diagonal 686, Metro: L3 Palau Reial at 15:00h (Note that the bus stops opposite University of Barcelona, Facultat de Física i Química)

From Barcelona airport ('El Prat', Terminal T2A: on leaving exit, turn left and you will find a police building called 'Mossos d'Esquadra') at 15:30h.

Return buses:
From Benasque to Barcelona airport and then university, departure at 9:00h.
The trip by bus to Barcelona takes 4-5h. approximately. The trip by car only takes 3h 30m.

Bus trajectories and dates:
- Barcelona-Benasque, May 31.
- Benasque-Barcelona, Jun 04.

Registration & accommodation

Application deadline is April 01

Further Information.

  • List of participants.
  • Scientific program.
  • Pictures

This session has received financial support from the following institutions:

  • Ministerio de ciencia, innovación y universidades
  • Gobierno de Aragón
  • logo CSIC
  • DPH
  • Universidad de Zaragoza
  • Ayuntamiento de Benasque

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