"The Bilayers at ILL or BILL” has been a forum to gather scientist working with model membranes to meet and discuss scientific challenges, where the latest one at ILL 11-13 December 2019. This meet has attracted 150-200 scientist in the field of biomembrane biophysics. Now we are planning for the next to take place in Lund, the site of ESS and Max IV on the 13-15 June 2022. Suitably we will call the meeting Bilayers at ESS – BESS. This is all in the spirit of the close collaboration between ILL and ESS. The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers working with on the physico-chemical characterization of lipid bilayers by means of experimental (including scattering and direct space techniques) and  theoretical approaches.

Where: Scandic Star Hotel, Lund
When: Monday June 13 - Wednesday June 15, 2022
Registration fees: 350 EUR for senior researchers & 250 EUR for PhD students and Postdoc
Key dates:
Extended deadline for abstract submission (ONLY POSTERS): May 31, 2022
Registration deadline: May 13, 2022
Payment deadline: June 8, 2022


Rumy Dimova, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam, Germany
Georg Pabst, Universität Graz, Austria
Michihiro Nagao, NIST, USA
Hanna Barriga, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Sebastian Himbert, McMaster University, Canada
Gerhard Groebner, Umeå University, Sweden
Susan Daniel, Cornell University, USA
Samuli Ollila, University of Helsinki, Finland


Scientific committee
Giovanna Fragneto, ILL
Yuri Gerelli, Ancona, Italy
Marité Cardenas Gomez, NTU
Luke Clifton, ISIS
Alexandros Koutsioumpas, JCNS-MLZ
Alessandra Luchini, PSI
Elizabeth Kelly, NIST
Anton Le Brun, Australia

Local organizing committee
Tommy Nylander, Lund University
Marie Skepö, Lund University
Åsa Grunning, Lund University
Hanna Wacklin-Knecht, ESS


Scandic Star Hotel, Glimmervägen 5, Lund

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Scandic Star Hotel, Lund

Senior researcher - 350 EUR

PhD students and Postdoc - 250 EUR



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