Physics of Life: NCBS-ICTS Monsoon School 2013

The life sciences increasingly depend on quantitative measurements, multi-scale models, and large datasets. The Monsoon School on the Physics of Life will

(i) Expose undergraduate students from mathematics, physical sciences and engineering backgrounds to exciting problems in biology through research talks by biologists and physicists. Topics include: the structure and function of biomolecules; the organization of cells; the development of organisms from embryos to adults; the structure and function of the brain; populations and ecosystems; and aspects of evolution.

(ii) Provide pedagogical instruction on a range of mathematical topics, so that students will be better prepared to enter Ph.D. programmes in computational biology, systems biology, biophysics, and related areas. Topics include: biophysics and soft-matter physics, ranging from aspects molecules to those of cells and tissues; information processing and decision making, at the level of cells or of the brain; stochastic processes in molecules or populations; dynamical systems models of genetic networks or biomechanical systems.

For a list of speakers and other information, visit the ICTS site.

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