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Soft Matter and Biological Physics

EPJ E Topical Issue: Thermal non-equilibrium phenomena in fluid mixtures

Guest Editors: Fernando Bresme, Bjørn Hafskjold, Werner Köhler and François Montel.

Submissions are invited for a Topical Issue of EPJ E on “Thermal non-equilibrium phenomena in fluid mixtures”.

This special issue includes work presented at the international Meeting on Thermodiffusion. This was no. 14 in the series started in Toulouse in 1994. During the three decades since the start, our knowledge of coupled heat- and mass transport processes has grown, and we have seen many new applications of this knowledge. The purpose of this special issue is to present recent advances to the wider scientific community.


EPJ E Topical Issue: Tissue Mechanics

Submissions are invited for a Topical Issue of EPJ E on Tissue Mechanics.

Mechanical constraints are recognized as a key regulator of biological processes, from molecules to organisms, throughout embryonic development, tissue regeneration and in situations of physiological regulation and pathological disturbances [1,2]. The study of the influence of these physical constraints on living tissues, in particular on cells, and on organisms of the plant and animal kingdoms, has been the object for a decade of important works carried out at the interface between biology, physics and mechanics, constituting a new discipline: mechanobiology [3,4]. Tissues are living complex systems composed of a large number of cells, which confer to them their out-of-equilibrium behaviour. Cells within tissues exhibit heterogeneous properties in terms of shape, adhesion and dynamics. Such active materials give rise to emergent properties that include phase transitions, active turbulence and active nematic structures [5]. The dynamics of multicellular assemblies thus rely on mechanical properties that often differ from the ones observed in passive materials and instruct biological functions such as growth, migration and assembly.


F. Croccolo, G. Fragneto and H. Stark
We are happy to find such an accurate and well done editing work (as always with my experience with European Physical Journal series). We appreciate this. Thank you very much for your work.

Denis Goldobin

ISSN (Print Edition): 1292-8941
ISSN (Electronic Edition): 1292-895X

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