Support is available for 1-2 day workshops around a specialised topic which can stimulate research through new or evolving collaborations between physicists and biologists. The purpose of these events is to focus on a subject area to stimulate collaborative research and grant applications. The events will involve national and international speakers and provide network members with the opportunity to present their work. Possible activities also include Advanced Masterclasses to strengthen common expertise and break-out sessions to crystallise topics for collaboration. Successful collaborations and ideas nurtured from workshops may be further considered for support through a Sandpit application.
A number of proposed topics for workshops have been outlined below. Applications are not however limited to these topics.
Plant growth mechanics and signalling
New horizons in bioimaging
The physics of epigenetics
Bioenergy in processing of biological waste
Control of cell shape, size, in eukaryotes
Evolution and statistical mechanics
Engineering biomimetic machines
Phase-separation/transition in biological systems
Biophysics of ageing
Novel strategies in drug discovery and biologics