The Physics of Biological Systems: From Biomolecular Nanomachines to Tissues and Organisms
When: 10-15 July, 2016.
Where: Residencia La Cristalera, Miraflores de la Sierra, Madrid, Spain.
Conference Announcement Poster: Click Here
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Institute Nicolás Cabrera Website: Click Here
Phone: +34 91 497 4689
Fax: +34 91 497 8734
Raúl Guantes, Biophysics and Systems Biology Lab, Materials Science Institute Nicolás Cabrera, UAM.
David G. Míguez, Biophysics and Systems Biology Lab, Materials Science Institute Nicolás Cabrera, UAM.
Víctor Muñoz, National Biotechnology Center, CEI CSIC-UAM.
School Scopes and Goals
The advances in experimental techniques and the explosion of data are allowing the characterization of biological systems with an unprecedented accuracy, which is turning Biology into a quantitative science. Since Physics is the language of the quantitative, the goal of this Summer School is to explore how physical concepts and tools expand our understanding of the complex functions and organization of living systems. By bringing together leading scientists who work at the interface of both disciplines, the School will offer a comprehensive view of some of the more interesting open problems in Biology and how they can be approached (and experimentally tested) from a physics perspective.
The School is aimed at an interdisciplinary audience (biologists, physicists, mathematicians and engineers) interested in the quantitative description of biological phenomena. Lectures will provide both primers for the non-specialist and updates of the latest advances on the selected topics, with many opportunities of interaction between the School participants.
The School is organized in a series of topics (from the micro to the macro scale) with the unifying description of physical biology.
- The physics of biomolecules and assemblies.
- Physical principles of biological networks.
- Physics of tissues and organisms.
List of Speakers
|Jordi García-Ojalvo||Universidad Pompeu-Fabra, Barcelona, Spain.|
|James Briscoe||The Francis Crick Institute, London, UK.|
|Thomas Gregor||Princeton University, USA.|
|Alfonso Martínez-Arias||University of Cambridge, UK.|
|Pieter Rein ten Wolde||AMOLF, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.|
|Jané Kondev||Brandeis University, USA.|
|Kirill Korolev||Boston University, USA|
|Edo Kussell||New York University, USA.|
|Lingchong You||Duke University, USA.|
|José Onuchic||Rice University, USA.|
|William A. Eaton||National Institutes of Health, USA.|
|Devarajan Thirumalai||University of Texas Austin, USA.|
|George Lorimer||University of Maryland, USA.|
|Yann Chemla||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.|