Flows of molecules at the nanometers scale play an important role in many biological, chemical and physical systems and have important applications in the near future. 

Ions and macromolecules are transported across lipid membranes by highly selective nanoscale protein channels. The study of these processes and their imitation in artificial structures, fabricated by chemical synthesis or micro-fabrication, offers many opportunities for applications in ultrasensitive detection of molecules: rapid sequencing of DNA, RNA or proteins, studies of conformation (secondary structure of RNA, protein folding), or molecular interactions. Furthermore, nanoscale channels, such as nanoslits or individual nanotubes offer the possibility to explore new phenomena appearing for molecular flows confined in nanometers scales. New transport behavior and functionalities can be developed by taking benefit of the specific couplings occurring at these scales (electrostatic, surface properties, ….). Applications are numerous in the domains of desalination, ultra-filtration, energy harvesting.

The specific aim of this discussion meeting is to bring together researcher working on the transport in nanofluidic systems both from simulation or theoretical approaches and experimentalists. The purpose of this meeting is to create collaborations that, in turn, will advance the field and put forth new issues that the community needs to tackle. It follows the workshops organized in Institut Henri Poincaré in 2013 and EPFL in 2014 on the same research theme.

It will take place in ENS de Lyon from July 9th to 12th 2018. The workshop is free (registration and abstract submission) upon registration with maximum of 80 participants.

Confirmed speakers list :

  • C. Dekker (Delft TU, Netherlands)
  • M. Wanunu (Northeastern Univ., USA)
  • U. Keyser (Cambridge Univ., UK)
  • A. Aksimentiev (Urbana Champaign Univ., USA)
  • J. Tegenfeldt (Lund Univ, Sweden)
  • L. Bocquet (ENS Paris, France)
  • A. Radenovic (EPFL, Switzerland)
  • J. Eijkel (Twente Univ., Netherlands)
  • J. Pelta (Cergy Univ, France)
  • Y. Rabin (Bar Ilan Univ. Israel)
  • M. Muthukumar (U Mass, USA)
  • J. Behrends (Freiburg Univ., Germany)
  • F. Mugele (Twente Univ., Netherlands)
  • M. Chen (U Mass, USA)
  • J. Kasianowicz (NIST, USA)

Organizers :

  • F. Montel (ENS Lyon, France)
  • C. Cottin-Bizonne (Lyon Univ., France)
  • A.L. Biance (Lyon Univ., France)
  • J. Mathé (Evry Univ., France)
  • M. Winterhalter (Jacobs Univ., Germany)
  • A. Zilman (Toronto Univ., Canada)



Registration is now Open !

Registration and abstract submission are open from March 1st to June 1st 2018.

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