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The 10th National Conference on Soft Matter and Biophysics

  Sponsored by the Chinese Society of Physics, the Chinese Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics and the Chinese Chemical Society, and organized by the College of Physical Science and Technology, and the Research Institute for Biomimetics and Soft Matter, Xiamen University, the 10th National Conference on Soft Matter and Biophysics was held from March 24th to 27th, 2017 in Xiamen International Convention and Exhibition Center.  Prof. Zhongcan Ouyang, the academician of CAS, served as the General Chair, and Dr. Li Ming, the research fellow of the Institute of Physics, CAS, served as the conference secretary. The executive chairs were Prof. Chenxu Wu, the Distinguished Yong Scholars, and Prof. Xiang Yang Liu, the State Distinguished Professor of the Recruitment Program of Global Experts of China, who are the Dean and vice Dean of the College of Physical Science and Technology, Xiamen University, as well.
  The conference attracted over 450 delegates from more than 100 universities, colleges, research institutes at home and abroad. Many of them are domestic and foreign academicians, the State Distinguished Professors of Recruitment Program of Global Experts of China, Outstanding Young Scholars, as well as the enshrines of the Young overseas high-level talents introduction plan, and experts and scholars actively working in the forefront of soft matter.  They were from USA, UK, South Korea, Singapore etc.
  Prof. Rafi Blumenfeld, Prof. Masao Doi, Prof. Qi Ouyang, Prof. David Weitz, Prof. Zhongqun Tian, Prof. Fabio Marchesoni, and Prof. Chao Tang, seven domestic and foreign academicians, experts and scholars delivered brilliant keynote lectures to the conference. In the four parallel sessions, 160 experts and scholars from universities and research institutions at home and abroad, also reported on the the progress and achievements in the areas of the soft matter, living matter, discrete particles, continuum systems and complex systems.
  During the conference, the Organizing Committee have reached the agreement that the 11th National Conference on Soft Matter and Biophysics will be held in the Chongqing University in 2019.