19th European Student Colloid Conference

Bordeaux / France

from 24 to 27 June 2024

WELCOME!

The European Colloid & Interface Society (ECIS) invites you to attend the 19th European Student Colloid (ESC) Conference, to be held in Bordeaux, France, from 24 to 27 June 2024.

The Bordeaux scientific community welcomes master students, PhD students and post docs working in colloids and interface science. The interdisciplinary nature of colloid science means that this conference will be of benefit to those working in materials science, nanotechnology, biotechnology, and many areas of physical-chemistry.

During the ESC conference, young researchers can network and present their work in a relaxed and welcoming environment with scientific discussions invigorated by seven experienced teachers during plenary sessions. Recent events attract around 100 attendees from more than a dozen countries. Many students from the University of Bordeaux and members of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) have been involved to organize this meeting to maximize fun and learning for our visitors during the 19th ESC in Bordeaux!

Venue

Bordeaux, the host city

Bordeaux offers an appealing and culturally diverse atmosphere, shaped by numerous influences as a port city situated on the Garonne river. With its UNESCO-listed architectural treasures, proximity to Europe’s largest dune (Dune du Pilat) and a lifestyle revolving around fine food and wine, this destination caters to all tastes.
The regional capital of south-west France, Bordeaux, is only a two-hour ride on the TGV high-speed train from Paris. It is located 45 minutes from the sea, two hours from Spain and three hours from the picturesque Pyrenees. The quality of life in Bordeaux is superb, and it’s famous for numerous tourist attractions.

Bordeaux is renowned as the world capital of wine, giving its name to France’s oldest and most prestigious wine-growing area. The wine festival takes place at the end of the conference; a perfect opportunity for those who wish to extend their stay over the weekend after the ESC!

The streets behind the magnificent 18th-century buildings along the quays reflect the city’s long history. The old port warehouses have been turned into trendy museums and breweries, which visitors can travel between on foot, bicycle or rollerblades along the riverbank footpaths. From Saint Michel to the Chartrons, from Saint Seurin to Saint Pierre, the old and the new blend in perfect harmony.

Venue

Bordeaux, the host city

Bordeaux offers an appealing and culturally diverse atmosphere, shaped by numerous influences as a port city situated on the Garonne river. With its UNESCO-listed architectural treasures, proximity to Europe’s largest dune (Dune du Pilat) and a lifestyle revolving around fine food and wine, this destination caters to all tastes.
The regional capital of south-west France, Bordeaux, is only a two-hour ride on the TGV high-speed train from Paris. It is located 45 minutes from the sea, two hours from Spain and three hours from the picturesque Pyrenees. The quality of life in Bordeaux is superb, and it’s famous for numerous tourist attractions.

Bordeaux is renowned as the world capital of wine, giving its name to France’s oldest and most prestigious wine-growing area. The wine festival takes place at the end of the conference; a perfect opportunity for those who wish to extend their stay over the weekend after the ESC!

The streets behind the magnificent 18th-century buildings along the quays reflect the city’s long history. The old port warehouses have been turned into trendy museums and breweries, which visitors can travel between on foot, bicycle or rollerblades along the riverbank footpaths. From Saint Michel to the Chartrons, from Saint Seurin to Saint Pierre, the old and the new blend in perfect harmony.

Topics Covered

BIOMEDICAL ASPECTS OF COLLOIDS AND VECTORIZATION

SURFACTANTS, MICELLES AND INTERFACIAL PHENOMENA

COLLOIDAL PARTICLES AND SELF-ASSEMBLY

FOOD COLLOIDS AND INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS

POLYMER SOLUTIONS, GELS AND PHASE BEHAVIOUR AND SYNTHETIC CELLS

SURFACE FORCES, INTERACTIONS IN COLLOIDS

COLLOIDAL DISPERSIONS, FOAMS, EMULSIONS, SUSPENSIONS

THEORETICAL MODELING AND COMPUTER SIMULATIONS OF COLLOIDS

IMPORTANT DATES

For submission send your abstract to escconf2024@crpp.cnrs.fr

Abstract Submission

March 22, 2024

Extended deadline submission
March 29, 2024

Notification of Acceptance

April 12, 2024

Early Registration and Payment

April 30, 2024

Conference

June 24 – 27, 2024

REGISTRATION

REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW

Registration Fees

Registration packages

Before April 30

After April 30

Registration

400 €*

450 €*

Registration
+ Room in student residence for PhD Students and Masters

400 €
+ 150 €
= 550 €*

Registration
+ Room in student residence for Postdocs

400 €
+ 210 €
= 610 €*

Before April 30

Registration:
400 €*

Registration + Room in student residence for PhD Students and Masters:
400 € + 150 € = 550 €*

Registration + Room in student residence for Postdocs:
400 € + 210 € = 610 €*

Before April 30

Registration:
450 €*

Please kindly note that the registration process can be finalized only after having received the payment.

The flat registration fee includes:

Admission to the Conference
Lunches
Coffee and refreshments
Conference Dinner
*VAT is included in the fees according to French VAT Law

Invited teachers

Seven internationnally renowned scientist will present in person. Their presentations will cover the main areas of colloid and interface science touching some of the current challenges of the field. They will present a unique combination of a university lecture and a plenary talk in 50 minutes, followed by a 10 minutes long Q&A section.

Agustín Mihi

Marleen Kamperman

Debora Berti

Pawel W. Majewski

Frank Smallenburg

Jan Vermant

Katherine Elvira

Local organizing committee

SUPPORTING SENIOR COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Glenna L. Drisko / Etienne Ducrot
Guillaume Fleury / Emilie Pouget
Serge Ravaine

JUNIOR ORGANIZERS
Megan Parker
Matheus de Souza Lima Mendes

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Information for presenters

For poster presenters: the maximum sizes of your posters are 95 cm (width) × 145 cm (length), that is, portrait (vertical, ‘standing’) orientation. We cannot fix posters in landscape (horizontal, ‘lying’) orientation! We provide the materials to fix your poster so you do not need to bring any such items with you.

For oral presenters: the duration of your contribution will be 20 minutes: ca. 15 minutes talk + 5 minutes of Q&A. Important note: we highly recommend that you bring your presentation and upload it to the computer in the lecture room, instead of using your own PC. We cannot guarantee an easy connection of your device with the projectors and that may result in unnecessary delays in the programme. In case you need to present from your PC, please let us know upon registration to test your presentation in advance.”

For submission send your abstract to escconf2024@crpp.cnrs.fr

ACCOMMODATION

Not included in the flat registration fee.

Private rooms on campus in student residences

A limited number of rooms have been pre-booked on campus in the a student residence and can be an easy and economical option for your stay during the conference. They can be rented on a first-come, first-served basis at a pre-negotiated price from Sunday 23 June to Thursday 27 June as an option during registration (before 30 April only). The rooms are very close to the conference hall, less than a 5 minute walk. Each single occupancy room is fully furnished (including bed linens) and contains a private bathroom. You will be able to heat up a meal in a communal kitchen, or in an individual kitchen if one is available. Free internet access in the building and final cleaning are included. For a 4-day stay, the total price is 150 € per room for PhD students and Masters, and 210 € for postdocs (all taxes included) to be selected as an option during the registration stage.

Revolugo Platform

If you prefer to book an hotel, you can use the platform bellow.

TRAVEL TO BORDEAUX

Travelling Documents

Bordeaux is  easily accessible to most European cities, either by train (SNCF, Bordeaux Saint Jean train station) or by plane (Bordeaux Merignac Airport). The documentation required varies, depending on your nationality. A valid passport is required for a stay of up to 90 days except citizens of European Union countries, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway who may enter France with their national identity card. Some non-EU third country nationals require a visa. Further detailed information can be obtained from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

From Bordeaux Merignac Airport to the University of Bordeaux

Public transport (Tram line A) offers a link between Bordeaux Airport and downtown Bordeaux, after which participants should transfer to Tram line B until reaching Droyen Brus tram stop.   

From SNCF Saint-Jean train station to the University of Bordeaux

For information, prices and reservations, please visit www.sncf-connect.com/en-en/ 

From the train station, visitors can take the bus line 1 to Place Victoire, then transfer to Tram line B. The tram stops at Droyen Brus, located on the University campus.

car

Bordeaux is at 5.5 hours from Paris (highway A10), 2 hours from Toulouse and 2 hours from the Spanish borders.

SPONSORS

CONTACT

ESC2024 Secretariat