February 15 2021


MC Meeting
9:00 to 10:30 MC Meeting (Part I)
10:30 to 11:00 Virtual coffee break
11:00 to 12:30 MC Meeting (Part II)
12:30 to 13:50 Lunch break
Scientific Meeting
13:50 to 14:00 Welcome address
Nucleic acids and genetic material | Chair: Davide Michieletto
14:00 to 14:40 Raquel Oliveira
Guiding topoisomerase 2 activity during mitosis
14:40 to 15:20 Alice Pyne
Base-pair resolution analysis of the effect of supercoiling on DNA structure and flexibility
15:20 to 16:00 Aleksandre Japaridze 
Chromosome organisation and replication in bacteria: What can we learn by re-shaping cells?
16:00 to 16:15 Virtual coffee break
16:15 to 16:40 Andrea Bonato
Competition with diffusing slip-links simplifies the topology of knotted ring polymers
16:40 to 17:05 Dusan Racko
Towards loop extrusion with pseudo-topologically and non-topologically bound SMC’s


February 16 2021
Polymers | Chair: Achille Giacometti & Angelo Rosa
9:30 to 9:55 lvan Coluzza
Evolution of protein folding and aggregation in mixtures
9:55 to 10:20 Maya Kleiman
Plant surface microstructure effect on interaction with microorganisms
10:20 to 10:45 Emanuele Locatelli
Interplay between self-propulsion and topology in active polymers
10:45 to 11:10 Cristian Micheletti
Directional translocation resistance of entangled viral RNAs
11:10 to 11:25 Virtual coffee break
11:25 to 11:50 Andrey Milchev
Entropic unmixing in nematic blends of semiflexible polymers
11:50 to 12:15 Luca Tubiana
Simulating supramolecular arrangement of rings: Equilibrium properties of sheets and annular catenanes
12:15 to 13:00 Pitch Talks
Manuel Carrer
Membrane disruption mechanism in the presence of antimicrobial peptides
Aurica Chiriac
Supramolecular self-assembly hydrogels based on hyaluronic acid with a squaric acid copolymer
Cedrix J. Dongmo Foumthuim
Can the roles of polar and non-polar moieties be reversed in non-polar solvents?
Elham Ghobadpour
A lattice model for simulating the dynamics of randomly branching double-folded ring polymers
Charlie McTernan 
Topological chirality in a molecular knot with eight crossings
13:00 to 14:00 Lunch Break
Theory | Chair: Antti Niemi
14:00 to 14:25 Agnese Barbensi
F-distance of knotoids and protein structure
14:25 to 14:50 Dmitry Melnikov
Effective field theory models and secondary structure of proteins
14:50 to 15:15 Franco Ferrari
Connecting topology in polymer systems with industrial applications:  An attempt based on the Wang-Landau algorithm and numerical topological invariants
15:15 to 15:40 Gia Maisuradze
(Mis)Folding dynamics of a WW domain
15:40 to 15:50 Virtual coffee break
Proteins | Chair: Patrícia Faísca & Joanna Sulkowska
15:50 to 16:30 Ya-Ming Hou
A chaperone for the trefoil-knot fold of a tRNA methyl transferase
16:30 to 16:55 Bartosz A. Greń | Wanda Niemyska 
Machine learning to study entanglement in Nature
16:55 to 17:20 João Especial
Heterogeneous native interactions modulate knotting performance in proteins
17:20 to 17:45 Rafal Augustyniak
How knotted proteins are degraded?
17:45 to 18:10 Pawel-Dabrowski-Tumanski
Deep learning in recognizing the proteins’ topology


February 17 2021
Complex fluids | Chair: Gareth Alexander
9:30 to 9:55 Jordi Ignes-Mullol
Active microfluidic transport in two dimensions: Flow control, synchronization, frustration, and active boundary layers
9:55 to 10:20 Marcell Tibor Máthé
Defects induced by anchoring transitions of nematic fluids at solid and gas interfaces
10:20 to 10:45 Maria Helena Godinho
Cellulose-based liquid crystalline systems for soft photonic applications
10:45 to 11:10 Peter Salamon
Liquid crystal spherical caps in magnetic field
11:10 to 11:35 Guilhem Poy
Control of the flow of light with soft topological solitons
11:35 to 11:50 Virtual coffee break
11:50 to 12:20 Pitch talks (All WGs)
Claire Doré (WG5)
Two-dimensional active nematic in the vicinity of a geometrical boundary
Martina Clairand (WG5)
Dynamics of topologically linked active nematic emulsions
Michal Kohout (WG5)
Photosensitive Liquid Crystals and their Application in Magnetic Nanocomposites
Suman Majumder (WG2)
Knot are generic stable phases in semiflexible polymers
Mariarita Paciolla  (WG2)
Effective potentials and gelation in solutions of linear and/or ring polymers with reversible bonds
Maria Rapa (WG2)
Encapsulated essential oils into collagen nanofibers as potential wound dressings

There may be changes to the program until the event.