BioInformulation will bring Industry and Academia together to explore how biological materials behave in formulations and composite materials.  By bringing together potential partners across academic and industry we endeavour to catalyse collaboration in this field, seeking to use forthcoming funding opportunities to benefit companies of all sizes.  

Leading scientists will present the latest research developments in studying biological materials in complex fluids, such as formulations, and discuss commercialisation routes.  We invite you to join us to discuss outstanding challenges and opportunities to implement innovation through scale-up. 

Take the opportunity to present your research or product at the poster session and participate in 1:1 meetings with potential new business partners or academic collaborators. 


Preliminary Agenda  


09.30 Registration and coffee.  

09.45 Welcome (Dr Tiffany Wood, Edinburgh Complex Fluids Partnership)  

10.00 What Can Formulation Science Learn from Biological Physics?  (Prof Cait MacPhee, University of Edinburgh)  

10.30 Measuring Motility - Differential Dynamic Microscopy in the Field (literally!) (Dr Jochen Arlt, University of Edinburgh, and Dr Katie Burton RAFT Veterinary Consultants)

10.50 Refreshments 

Insights into Biological Physics 

11.20 Dr Rosalind Allen - The Role of Polymer-Mediated Cohesion in Bacterial Suspensions 

11.35 Dr Ryan Morris - Microbes in Confined Environments

11.50 Dr Teun Vissers - Tools to Analyse Adhesion and Dynamics of Microbes

12.05 Prof Davide Marrenduzzo  - Topological Patterns in Gel Electrophoresis of DNA Knots 

12.20 Dr Simon Titmuss - Using Neutrons and X-rays to Probe Interfaces in Soft and Biological Matter

Industry’s perspective

12.35 Lawrence Okorafor, Croda Europe - Creating Value through Bioformulation: A Croda Perspective

12.50  Loris Fossier Marchan, IBioIC - Industrial Adventures in Biotechnology

13.05 Dr Alison Frew, Scottish Enterprise - Growing the Leadership Pipeline in Life and Chemical Sciences



13.10 Lunch

14.00 1:1 meetings booked by appointment.

14.00 Poster session until 16.00 

14.45 Tea/coffee and cake 

16.00 Facility tour

17.00 Close