This workshop is organized in the context of our newly established center on "Multiscale Simulation Methods for Soft Matter Systems", which aims at bringing together two complementary areas, Applied Mathematics and Soft Matter Science, to tackle some of the most fundamental challenges of multiscale modelling. You can find more information on the vision and the activities of the center in our web page: Since women are underrepresented in both fields, the purpose of this workshop is to provide a platform where highly established female scientists and female junior researchers from both fields come together, get to know each other, and discuss their experiences. Of course, we also hope for fruitful and inspiring scientific discussions. We will be particularly interested to discuss innovative multiscale models, their analysis and numerical methods for soft materials, polymers or complex fluids, but models and techniques developed for other applications are welcome as well. Additionally some discussion panels and coaching sessions (New!) for promotion of women in science are planned.

There is no gender restriction for the audience, everybody is welcome :-). However, all the participants need to register.

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Anne-Florence Bitbol (Princeton, USA)

Alina Chertock (North Carolina State University, USA)

Anna Hundertmark (Mainz, Germany)

Eleni Katifori (University of Pennsylvania, USA)

Feng Yan Li (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA) 

Kirsten Martens (Grenoble, France)

M. Cristina Marchetti (Syracuse, USA) 

Sarka Necasova (Academy of Science Prague, Czech Rep.) 

Christine Peter (Konstanz, Germany)  

Tanja Schilling (Luxembourg University, Luxembourg 

Anja Schlömerkemper (Wuerzburg, Germany) 

Marialore Sulpizi (Mainz, Germany) 

Agnieszka Swierczewska-Gwiazda (Warsaw University, Poland)  

Konstantina Trivisa (University of Maryland, USA)  

Julia Yeomans (Oxford University, UK)


Financial Support

Partial financial support for accommodation or travelling expenses is available for a limited number of young female participants.  Funded applicants are expected to make a poster or oral presentation at the workshop. Applicants should send email to the Workshop Organizers, including their CV and a tentative title for their contribution and a brief description of its content. If you need financial support, we  ask you to apply by  July 31st.


We invite  female researchers to submit abstracts for contributed talks by July 31st and Posters by August 31st. Please click the "Submit"  tab on the menu bar to submit an abstract.  If you need financial support, we also ask you to apply by  July 31st.

The maximum number of participants is 60.  Registration will be closed as soon as this limit is reached, and latest on September 30th.


There is no registration fee for attending the workshop. However, in order to attend the workshop, registration is mandatory.  Please click the "Registration"  tab on  the menu bar which will guide you through the online registration process. In order to register,  you need to create an account on this website. Please, provide the information about your affiliation and postal address even if they are not marked as mandatory.


The workshop will start on Monday  26th of October at 8:50 AM and will end on Wednesday 28th of October at  6:00 PM.

 The program  includes invited talks (45 minutes +10 min time for discussion), contributed talks and a poster session. The full program is now available. Click on Program tab on the menu bar to  see the full schedule.  You can downlaod the booklet of conference including the abstracts by clicking on the Booklet tab.

Organising Committee

Sara Jabbari Farouji

Maria Lukacova

Friederike Schmid


For any further questions please contact us via the .

Conference Coordinator:

Markus Haack

Staudingerweg 9
Room 03-523
55128 Mainz

Tel: +49 (6131) 39-20490
Fax: +49 (6131) 39-20496







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