Modeling Complex Fluids and Gels for Biological Applications

University of Utah
May 4-6, 2017


Invited Speakers

Hector Ceniceros
University of California Santa Barbara

Michael Graham
University of Wisconsin

James Keener
University of Utah

Eric Shaqfeh
Stanford University

Becca Thomases
University of California Davis

Paulo Arratia
University of Pennsylvania

Aleks Donev
New York University

Jian Du
Florida Institute of Technology

Gwynn Elfring
University of British Columbia

Thomas Fai
Harvard University

James Feng
University of British Columbia

Henry Fu
University of Utah

Robert Guy
University of California Davis

Christel Hohenegger
University of Utah

Isaac Klapper
Temple University

Karin Leiderman
Colorado School of Mines

Owen Lewis
University of Utah

Sarah Olson
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Thomas Powers
Brown University

Chris Rycroft
Harvard University

David Saintillan
University of California San Diego

Varun Shankar
University of Utah

Saverio Spagnolie
University of Wisconsin

David Stein
Simons Foundation

Paula Vasquez
University of South Carolina

Grady Wright
Boise State University


Schedule and program


Please register using the online form. The deadline for registration is Thurs. April 27.

Once you have registered, please pay the registration fee ($50 Students, and $100-$150 Professionals) using the secure online payment system. Your registration fee covers the cost of the banquet, as well as refreshments during the conference.


There will be two poster sessions during the two-hour lunch breaks Thursday and Friday.
Poster abstracts and program.
We especially encourage students and postdocs to present posters!


The meeting will be held on the campus of the University of Utah in the Room 210 of the Aline Wilmot Skaggs Biology Building.


A limited number of hotel rooms have been reserved at The University Guest House at a discounted rate of $99 per night. To reserve a room with this room block, simply call the hotel, say you are with the conference "Complex Fluids in Biology", and ask for a room for your stay. The room block is available for reservation until April 3, 5:00 pm MDT. Unreserved rooms will then be released to general sale. Your room will be paid for directly by the conference organizers. You are only responsible for reserving a room.

There are many other hotel options in downtown Salt Lake City. The most convenient in terms of public transportation are those hotels near the TRAX Redline (public light rail service).


Thursday May 4 at the Himalayan Kitchen, 360 South State Street, directions

       Appetizers: 6:45-7:30
       Dinner: 7:30-9:00


Detailed conference map
Campus map

Local transportation

Use the TRAX Redline for convenient transportation between the conference venue and downtown Salt Lake City.

There is a Campus Shuttle for traveling between the conference venue and the conference hotels.

See the main shuttle page for a live tracker of all shuttles. The stop for the conference venue is President's Circle.

Travel Funds

Fellowships are available for some speakers and poster presenters to partially cover travel costs and per diem thanks to a grant from the NSF. Priority will go to junior researchers and to those without other NSF support.

Organizing Committee

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