30 june 2019
All speakers are kindly requested to provide their presentations at least 30 minutes before the session starts. Please, notify in the title of the presentation the name of the presenting author, date of the presentation, session title. Read more >>


26 june 2019
The Bus Transfers Schedule from Hotels to the Venue and back can be found here


21 june 2019
If you plan to attend the City Tour on July 02, please register until June 24, 2019!


19 june 2019
Participants who have registered for the visit to PIK reactor may check the visit date in the lists




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St. Petersburg is Russia's second largest city, with a population of 5 million perched at the eastern tip of the Baltic Sea and the Neva River… But ask anybody in Russia what they think about St. Petersburg and you'll have the impression it's the cultural capital of the country. Read more...







“I am a research scientist working at the boundary between physical chemistry and physical pharmacy.  I graduated from the Universities of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Oxford, and after almost a decade serving as first responsible scientist of the neutron reflectometer FIGARO at the Institut Laue-Langevin, I have recently taken up a Senior Lectureship at the University of Manchester.  I am also a committee member of the Neutron Scattering Group of the Institute of Physics in the UK.  In my research, surface-sensitive experimental techniques including optical and neutron reflectometry are applied to probe mixed systems at the air/water interface with the aim of solving complex interactions mechanisms that can be dominated by non-equilibrium effects.  Indeed the dynamic behaviour of soft matter systems is of particular interest. 

The type of information accessible advances the understanding of phenomena in various soft matter systems spanning synthetic polymer/surfactant mixtures to mixtures involving drugs, drug carriers, proteins, peptides and DNA.  Several of the scientific problems of interest to me are related to healthcare include cancer targeting, general anaesthesia and antibiotic resistance.”