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Brief Description

NSF's Physics of Living Systems (PoLS) program funds networking activities among graduate students and educators working on the physics of living systems. This trans-institutional student research network (SRN) includes a variety of activities to encrouage regular interactions between students and faculty at participating institutions. For more information or to access the PoLS "intranet", send e-mails to participants or contribute to the PoLS blog, visit

The PoLS SRN includes or will include the following activities:

  • Annual meetings
  • Luncheons at conferences network participants attend
  • Video meetings or presentations
  • PoLS student research exchange visits

2012 PoLS annual meeting, Yale University

The second annual PoLS SRN meeting was held at Yale University on July 10-13, 2012. It featured a one-day symposium sponsored by the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Institute for Biological, Physical and Engineering Sciences as the kickoff event on July 10th. The rest of the days featured research presentations and a group outing (see schedule below).

Participants: Students and faculty from UCSD/Rice, Princeton, Yale, UIUC, University of Maryland, Harvard, and Georgia Institute of Technology will be attending the 2012 annual meeting plus iPoLS representatives.

Tutorial Download: There was a fair amount of interested in having Dr. Jeff Moffitt's tutorial "Microfulidics: Physics and Biology" avilable online. So, if you are interested, you can download it here.

To see the schedule for the 2012 annual meeting, click HERE

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