The International Soft Matter Conference (ISMC 2022) was held on September 19-23 in Poznań, Poland.
This was the 6th edition of the triennial meeting of the soft matter-focused research community,
organized internationally under the auspices of the SoftComp Network of Excellence.
The ISMC 2022 is organized by the NanoBioMedical Centre of the Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, and Poznań Congress Center.

We would like to thank all the Participants, Speakers and Sponsors for taking part in the 6th International Soft Matter Conference 2022.

The Organizing Committee




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Registration for the ISMC 2022 is closed.

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The ISMC 2022 conference covered plenary and keynote talks, as well as oral contributions and posters.

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Silvia Marchesan, University of Trieste, Italy


  1. Thomas Angelini, University of Florida, USA
    Collective Cell Behavior in 3D Cell Assemblies—3D Printed Structures, Random Aggregates, and Perfectly Precise Arrays
  2. Anne-Laure Biance, Université Lyon, France
    Electrokinetics in soap bubbles: fundamentals and applications
  3. Luca Cipelletti, Universit​é Montpellier, France
    A unified state diagram for the yielding transition of soft colloids
  4. Eric Dufresne, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
    Living Droplets Get to Work
  5. Martin van Hecke, AMOLF/Leiden University, The Netherlands
    Infomatter: Emergent Memory and Computing in Complex Matter
  6. Kurt Kremer, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany
    Multiscale Modeling of Polymer Materials: Status and Perspectives
  7. Silvia Marchesan, University of Trieste, Italy
    Hierarchical peptide assembly into gels: from water-channels to cages
  8. Pierangelo Metrangolo, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
    Branched Superfluorinated Amphiphiles
  9. Francesco Sciortino, ​Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
    Gels of DNA nanostars
  10. Dimitris Vlassopoulos, Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser, FORTH, Greece


  1. Stefano Sacanna, New York University, USA
    Harnessing Coulombic Forces to Guide Colloidal Self-Assembly
  2. Eric Grelet, CNRS, France
    Decorating Filamentous Viruses:  Design & Self-Organization of Virus based Colloidal Molecule s
  3. Nicolas Vogel, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
    Self-assembly of soft particles at interfaces: Connecting molecular structure, interfacial morphology and resultant phase behavior
  4. Cecile Monteux, ESPCI Paris, France
    Oxidation reaction and reactant transfers in an aqueous foam
  5. Peter Schall, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Colloidal Architectures: Assembly and Applications
  6. Elie Raphael, UMR CNRS, France
    Glass t ransition at interfaces
  7. Costantino Creton, ESPCI, France
    Fast detection of early-stage damage in soft elastomers
  8. Haim Diamant, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    What hydrodynamic interactions tell us about the colloidal glass transition
  9. Cristian Micheletti, International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA), Italy
    Designed self-assembly of molecular knots, links and Olympic gels
  10. Tanniemola B Liverpool, University of Bristol, UK
    The mathematics of active matter
  11. Giovanni Volpe, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
    Playing with Active Matter
  12. Giovanni Ianniruberto, The University of Naples Federico II, Italy
    Fast flows of unentangled polymers
  13. Wiebke Drenckhan, Institut Charles Sadron, France
    Exploiting elastocapillarity in the mechanical self-assembly of drops and bubbles
  14. Andela Šarić, ​ Institute of Science and Technology Austria
    One  becomes two : non-equilibrium assemblies that split cells across evolution


  1. Jan Dhont, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany (Chair)
  2. Annie Colin, ESPCI Paris – PSL, France
  3. Achille Giacometti, Ca' Foscari University, Italy
  4. Julia Yeomans, University of Oxford, UK
  5. Robert Hołyst, Institute of Physical Chemistry Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
  6. Christian Ligoure, Laboratoire Charles Coulomb, France
  7. Luis Liz-Marzan, CICbiomaGUNE, Spain
  8. Madan Rao, National Centre for Biological Sciences, India
  9. Evelyne van Ruymbeke, Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), Belgium
  10. Peter Schurtenberger, Lund University, Sweden
  11. Andre Studart, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  12. Jacek Ulański, Jacek Ulański, Technical University of Lodz, Poland
  13. Gijsje Koenderink, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands


  1. Gerhard Gompper, University of Cologne, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
  2. David Andelman, Tel Aviv University, Israel
  3. Patricia Bassereau, Institut Curie, France
  4. Paul Beales, University of Leeds, UK
  5. Ewa Górecka, University of Warsaw, Poland
  6. Thomas Kodger, Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands
  7. Daniela Kraft, Leiden University, The Netherlands
  8. Lorna Dougan, University of Leeds, UK
  9. Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  10. Ignacio Pagonabarraga, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland & Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
  11. Lucia Pasquato, University of Trieste, Italy
  12. Emanuela Zaccarelli, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
  13. Jan Vermant, ETH Zürich, Switzerland Hiroshi Watanabe, Kyoto University, Japan
  14. Kathleen J. Stebe, University of Pensylvania, USA
  15. Jean-Louis Barrat, Université Grenoble Alpes, France
  16. Ramin Golestanian, Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization in Göttingen, Germany and Oxford University, UK


NanoBioMedical Centre

NanoBioMedical Centre (NBMC) was set up in 2011 by Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan in partnership with Poznań University of Medical Sciences, Poznań University of Life Sciences and Poznań University of Technology. It is a multidisciplinary research and education centre focused in nanoscience and nanotechnology. The main goal of NBMC scientific activity is to foster nanotechnology development and its application in different research areas, especially in biology, medicine and in material sciences.


MTP Group       

Poznań Congress Center, the integrated part of Grupa MTP, is a modern congress, exhibition, sports and entertainment centre with more than 4,000 conference seats, a VIP area and a space dedicated to exhibitors and sponsor booths. The showpiece of the Congress Center is the Earth Hall, considered by experts as one of the best large concert halls in Poland in terms of acoustics. The hall can accommodate nearly 1,800 people, and thanks to the ingenuity of designers it can be arranged with various layouts that work for scientific congresses, concerts or sporting events.



Poznań, the capital of the region of Greater Poland (Polonia Maior, Polish: Wielkopolska), is inhabited by over half a million well organized, economically minded and hospitable people. The city is located at the crossroad of the largest European transportation routes connecting Moscow with Berlin, Paris and Madrid and also Budapest and Prague with the Baltic coast and further on with the Scandinavian Peninsula. This location of the city, which favours the coexistence of many nationalities and cultures, was conducive to Poznań being an important meeting place in Europe.






  • This is the 6th  International Soft Matter Conferences (ISMC), which is held under the auspices of the SoftComp Network of Excellence.
  • The 5th ISMC was held in Edinburgh, UK from 3-7 June 2019.
  • The 4th ISMC was held in Grenoble, France from 12-16 September 2016.
  • The 3rd ISMC was held in Rome, Italy from 15-19 September 2013.
  • The 2nd ISMC was held in Granada, Spain from 5-8 July 2010.
  • The 1st ISMC was held in Aachen, Germany from 1-4 October 2007.


Adam Patkowski – Chairman
Grzegorz Nowaczyk - Co-chairman

Roksana Markiewicz – Executive secretary
Dorota Flak
Anna Maciejewska
Alicja Jorasz