november 2015 18&19

Université Paris-Sud Salle des colloques Bât. 338


In every living organism or cell, a large number of electric and ionic phenomena occur simultaneously. These are often complex processes, where several elementary chemical reactions can lead to a global response of entire systems, which can then affect their interactions with their environment. The interplay between the different processes is, in essence, multiscale, while their investigation is usually sequentially performed at each scale by different research teams. This EABS workshop aimed at gathering different groups dealing with the electro-activity of biological systems in order to benefit from their methods and results. In turn, it provided a multiscale point of view of the problems associated with the generation, reception and propagation of electric fields, electrons and ions within biological systems.

This international and multidisciplinary workshop, EABS 2015, brought together scientists and students (master and PhD) not only to learn how living systems integrate, take advantage and combine electric and ionic activities to their issues, but also to exchange recent results and to stimulate further interactions. Each day, four sessions across scales (submicron systems, cells, multicellular systems, animals) were organized with plenary lectures of leading scientists in the different fields, selected talks of young researchers and a poster session.


  • Eric Raspaud, Laboratoire de Physique des Solides, Université Paris-Sud, Orsay - France
  • Christian Marlière, Institut des Sciences Moléculaires, Université Paris-Sud, Orsay - France
  • Christophe Regeard, Institute for Integrative Biology of the Cell (I2BC), Gif-sur-Yvette - France
  • Renaud Cornut, NIMBE - CEA, Gif-sur -Yvette- France
  • Rachel Meallet-Renault, Institut des Sciences Moléculaires, Université Paris-Sud, Orsay - France

The organizers are grateful to PALM’emergence program.


Sabine Hoarau (assistance & secretary) and Mélanie Decraene (financial management), Laboratoire de Physique des Solides, Université Paris-Sud, Orsay - France


The organizers would like to thank Sabine Hoarau, Mélanie Decraene, Nathalie Farnabe (financial management at DR4, CNRS, Gif sur Yvette), Anne Vanbiervliet and Anaïs Vergnolle (Pôle Communication et diffusion des sciences d'Orsay), Elisabeth Cosnuau (Bâtiment des Colloques du Campus d'Orsay)

Sponsors – Exhibitors

The workshop was supported in part by

  • 1) the French Research Program "Investissements d'Avenir" of LabEx PALM (Physics-Atoms-Light-Matter) ANR-10- LABX-0039-PALM. The fundings from e-ABS and PhysBioPS projects have been greatly acknowledged.
  • 2) the "Division de la Recherche" of the "UFR des Sciences d'Orsay" - University Paris-Saclay.
  • 3) the French Chemical Society
  • 4) JPK instruments
  • 5) Nanosurf
  • 6) Zurich Instruments
PALM Université Paris Sud Société Chimique de France
nanosurf Zurich Instruments JPK Instruments