The main objective of the “Soft-Inter2014” school is to present a state of the art on self-assemblies and of their related concepts together with their characterization in the three disciplines, i.e. physics, chemistry and biology, in order to generate debates and communications in between scientific communities. An extremely didactic approach will be requested to the speakers, all of them being scientists involved in cross-disciplinary research of very high level. In addition, each two-hours course will be coupled to a brainstorming workshop hosted by the lecturer and a moderator of another discipline that will help in stimulating discussion. These discussions will compare the different views on the weak interactions, and help to identify purely semantic discrepancies on this adisciplinary concept.




The school is open to a wide audience. PhD, Post-doc as well as confirmed researcher are welcome.

The success of the school tightly depends of openness to other disciplines and of willingness to share ideas from both the lecturers and the participants.


Some photos are available on https://www.flickr.com/photos/127761797@N06/sets

You can complete the album by sending a mail to soft-inter2014@sciencesconf.org

A conducive place for adisciplinary discussions

Walled city, the capital of the sea, Saint-Malo has always been the appointment of all the adventures of all dreams ...
Location history and legends, the city has maintained authenticity conferred by its ramparts, its cobblestones and old stones.

With its panoramic views of the seafront, at high tide the conference room is transformed into a floating vessel.

The crossing of the bay and the visit of the Mont Saint-Michel abbey will offer unique moments of tranquility for discussions which could be continuing in one of the 40 bars of this famous Port


A joint action of

Maité Paternostre, Franck Artzner, Erick Dufourc, Stéphane Bressanelli, Céline Lentz


 CNRS Thematic School                 COST BioInspired Nanotechnologies
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                                                                                                             Jean-Pierre Aimé, Anne-Sophie Salvetat                 


With the additional financial support of :
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Rennes Metropole            University of Rennes 1              Cnano Nord-Ouest

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