Monday 13 April

09:00 – 10:00               Welcome coffee

10:00 – 10:40               Clemens Bechinger: From Brownian to active Brownian motion:

Artificial swimmers as model systems for self-organization in biological systems

10:40 – 11:20               Holger Stark: Exploring microswimmers as a new class of soft-matter systems

11:20 – 11:40               Aidan Brown: Swimming in a Crystal

11:40 – 12:00               Mihael N. Popescu: Chemically active colloids under confinement

12:00 – 14:00               Lunch: CNRS

14:00 – 14:40               Cécile Cottin-Bizonne: Experimental studies of suspensions of active colloids

14:40 – 15:20               Ignacio Pagonabarraga: Collective response and emergent morphologies in  swimmer suspensions

15:20 – 15:40               Guillermo Zecua: Polarization of active Janus particles

15:40 – 17:00               Coffee & posters

17:00 – 17:40               Eric Clément: Bacterial suspensions: a living example of active fluid

17:40 – 18:20               Jonathan Howse: On the motion of colloidal janus nano-swimmers at the solid/liquid interface


Tuesday 14 April

09:00 – 09:40               Annette Taylor: Self-Motion of Aspirin Crystals at the Air-Water Interface

09:40 – 10:00               Véronique Pimienta: Autonomous motion and deformation of an oil drop on a surfactant solution

10:00 – 10:20               Bernard Pouligny: Motions of hot spherical particles at a water-air interface

10:20 – 10:40               Antonio Stocco: Enhanced active motion of Janus Colloids at the water surface

10:40 – 11:00               Coffee

11:00 – 11:40               Damien Baigl: Photocontrol of (re)active drops

11:40 – 12:00               Marjolein van der Linden: Water droplets also swim!

12:00 – 14:00               Lunch: CNRS

14:00 – 14:40               Frank Cichos: Mapping the Interactions of Photophoretic Microswimmers by Photon Nudging

14:40 – 15:20               Alexander Kuhn: Bipolar electrochemistry for generating directed motion

15:20 – 15:40               Mark Haw: Nanopropulsion by biocatalytic self-assembly

15:40 – 17:00               Coffee & posters

17:00 – 17:40               Wilson Poon: Bacterial nano-rheology: how E. coli swims in polymer solutions

17:40 – 18:00               Joakim Stenhammar: Phase behaviour of active Brownian particles


20:00                             Workshop dinner: Café de l'Opéra, Bordeaux Opera House


Wednesday 15 April

09:00 – 09:40               Larysa Baraban: Artificial swimmers in confined geometry

09:40 – 10:20               Gilgueng Hwang: Microrobotic Swimmers: fabrication, control and applications

10:20 – 10:40               Yoshio Mita: Sub-centimetre CMOS-MEMS Silicon Pond-skater

10:40 – 11:00               Coffee

11:00 – 11:40               Philippe Peyla: Jet formation of micro-algae in a channel. Stability and dynamics

11:40 – 12:00               Hao Wu: Amoeboid swimming in a confined geometry

12:00 – 14:00               Lunch: La Passerelle

14:00 – 14:40               Sébastien Michelin: Symmetry breaking and self-propulsion of autophoretic particles

14:40 – 15:00               Joost de Graaf: Lattice-Boltzmann Simulations of Self-Propelled Rods:

Snaking through a Micro Channel



Andreas Zöttl, Konstantin Schaar, Holger Stark: Influence of hydrodynamcs and noise on the detention time of microswimmers close to surfaces

Elsen Tjhung, Ludovic Berthier: Active fludization transition in dense suspensions of self-deformed particles

Vyacheslav R. Misko: The Dynamics of Self-Propelled Janus Colloids in Channels: Rectification, Autonomous Pumping and Binary Mixture Separation

G. Grosjean, G. Lagubeau, M. Hubert, N. Vandewalle: Remote control of magnetocapillary microswimmers

Yuki Okamoto, Isao Mori, Kentaro Kawahara, Eric Lebrasseur, and Yoshio Mita: Solar-Powered ElectroWetting for Silicon Pond-skater

Rémy Colin, Rongjing Zhang, Laurence Wilson, Victor Sourjik:Fast, high-throughput measurement of collective bacterial chemotaxis

W. E. Uspal, M. N. Popescu, M. Tasinkevych, S. Dietrich: Self-propulsion of a catalytically active particle near a planar wall: Sliding, hovering, and rheotaxis

Jayant Pande,Kristina Pickl, Harald Köstler, Ulrich Rüde, Laura Merchant, Timm Krüger, Jens Harting, Ana-Sunčana Smith: Swimmer shape and elasticity modulate the role of drag in micro-swimming

L. Bouffier, M. Sentic, G. Loget, Z. Fattah, J. Roche, B. Goudeau, D. Zigah, S. Arbault, N. Sojic, A. Kuhn: Electrochemical coupling of bubble-induced motion and light emission on bipolar swimmers

Katrin Günther, Andreas Bregulla, Alfred Kick, Frank Cichos, and Michael Mertig: Motility of coupled thermophoretic swimmers

Jiaji Cheng, M-H. Delville, Philippe Barois, Emilie Pouget, Reiko Oda: Advanced Nanocomposite Based on Silica Nanohelices Decorated with Gold Nanoparticles for Chiroptical Properties

Y. Gao, Andrew K. Balin, J.M. Yeomans, D.G.A.L. Aarts: Entropic orientational bistability in a magnetically confined colloidal gyroscope

Xiaolu Wang, Martin In, Christophe Blanc, Maurizio Nobili, Antonio Stocco: Motions of Active Colloids at the Air-Liquid Interface



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