Practical info

Who, what, where, when, how? Find all relevant info about the symposium below.


On the 23rd of April the symposium will take place from 09.00 until 16.40.

09:00Doors open
09:30 – 9:55Intro Remon te Brake, Vinod Subramaniam and Rao Vutukuri
9:55 – 11:15 Lectures Stijn van der Ham (Exploring Particle-Lipid Membrane Interactions Using Giant Unilamellar Vesicles), Gobert Heesink (From Molecules to Disease: Investigating the Early Biomolecular Interactions in Parkinson’s Disease) and Carsten Wloka (Biological Nanopores as Electrical Transducers for Real-Time Metabolite Quantification)
11:15 – 11:40Break
11:40 – 12:40Lectures Maria Carla Piastra (Biophysical computational models in neuroscience: an example in epilepsy treatment) and Avishek Das (Are bacterial cells limited by information about their stochastic environment?)
12:40 – 13:40Lunch break
13:50 – 14:50Lectures Wiendelt Steenbergen (Laser speckle: hindrance or help?) and Serge Lemay (Plastic fantastic: single polymers as labels for biosensing)
14:50 – 15:15Break
15:15 – 16:25Lecture Kasia Tych (Shedding Light on Protein Folding and Dynamics: Unveiling Molecular Mysteries with Optical Tweezers) and Jan Lipfert (Using physics to understand and fight viruses)
16:25 – 16:35Closing words by Rao Vutukuri
16:35 – 19:00Drink


The symposium will take place in the ‘Waaier 3’ building on University of Twente. Click on the buttons below to find out how to get to the university.


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Entrance fee

If you would like to come to the symposium, you have to pay a certain entrance fee. We don’t know the exact prices for certain, but there is a maximum:

  • Arago- and NNV-member: max. 4,-
  • Arago- or NNV-member: max. 9,-
  • Other: 14,-

Any other burning question?

If you have any other burning question that is not answered on this page please mail the symposium committee! They are happy to answer all of your questions. If the button below doesn’t work, please mail to