May 27, 2024 to June 7, 2024
Albano Building 3
Europe/Stockholm timezone


Nordita, Stockholm, Sweden


The program will bring together a group of theoretical physicists, mathematicians, and experimentalists from biology, biophysics, and biomedical engineering to study the mechanisms by which i) protein assemblies, such as biopolymers, layers, and condensates, exert forces in cells, ii) protein assembly dynamics in cells are regulated by forces, and iii) the dynamics of force-generating assemblies are controlled by signaling pathways. The program will have an average attendance of about 20 scientists over a period of two weeks. It will enhance the formation of collaborative links between experiment and theory, as well as those between theorists using different methodologies. It will also clarify the links between apparently disparate, but related phenomena by bringing in individuals with a broad range of backgrounds. Finally, it will enhance the development of the mechanobiology community in the Nordic countries.


Nordita can provide a limited number of rooms in the Stockholm apartment hotel, BizApartments, free of charge for invited speakers and for some participants, after application evaluation (see Financial support section below). These hotel apartments are designed for long-stay accommodation with fully-equipped kitchens and standard amenities. For more details, see here. Subject to availability, it is also possible to arrange a larger apartment (for families) upon request. 

Please specify the type of accommodation you would like in the application form, including if you will make your own arrangements. Any special requests should be made using the comments section of the application form.

Financial support

Nordita can cover travel and accommodation expenses for a limited number of participants. If you would like to apply for financial support, please contact one of the event organizers, briefly motivating your request. We encourage participants to use their own travel grants if possible, to facilitate support for participants with reduced financial possibilities.


The application form is found in the menu on the left under "Application" or at this link.

If you would like to participate, please register at this link by Monday 1st of April 2024 (anywhere on Earth). In particular if you require accommodation, travel or visa support, it is critical that you apply by this deadline. 

After this deadline review of applications will begin and results communicated within three weeks. Later applications are considered on a rolling basis, subject to remaining capacity.

CAUTION! Occasionally scammers contact participants claiming to assist you with accommodation and travel arrangements etc. 

Please be vigilant and do not share information with them! Also, please notify the organizers if you are in any doubt about the legitimacy of an approach, and never hesitate to contact us with any further questions.

Sponsored by:


Albano Building 3
Hannes Alfvéns väg 12, 10691 Stockholm, Sweden
Go to map