Agenda
15/01/2017 - 12:00 - PRBB

1st Biology for physics conference: Is there new physics in living matter?


External events of interest

Uri Alon, Carlos Bustamante, Hugues Chate, Paolo de los Rios...

The workshop brings about 20 prominent scientists for whom physics is an everyday source of inspiration to better understand biology



The workshop brings about 20 prominent scientists  who have been working over the past years on several biologically motivated problems, have made outstanding contributions in their respective fields and for whom physics is an everyday source of inspiration to better understand biology. This workshop is a forum where recent scientific results are presented by our invitees but dressed in a way to convey the audience with a personal view on the aforementioned questions and to trigger discussion and reflection on it.

The contents of the workshop are organized under the umbrella of a few selected themes all sharing the underlying playground of nonequilibrium physics, which is at the core of living matter. Topics will include emergent properties in physical biology (from pattern formation to cellular differentiation), cell and tissue mechanics, morphogenesis, single molecule biophysics and stochastic thermodynamics, evolutionary physics, information theory and biology, among others.

In addition to the invited talks the workshop will have 8-10 oral contributions selected by the organizing committee and the scientific member board on the basis of scientific originality and interest, plus ample time devoted for poster exhibitions by participants and researchers to promote exchanges and interaction between them and our invited speakers. Moreover two prizes will be awarded to the best selected posters. 

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