Physics of Life 2016, 4th NCBS-Simons Annual Monsoon School

Organizers : Madan Rao, Mukund Thattai, Sandeep Krishna, Shachi Gosavi and Shashi Thutupalli
Venue: NCBS, Bangalore
Dates: Jun 15 - 24, 2016

Monsoon School- Physics of Life 2016 VIDEO

Batch of 2016


Biology is essentially an interdisciplinary field and is in the forefront of modern physics and information sciences. The goal of this school is to:

(i) expose undergraduate students from mathematics, physical sciences and engineering backgrounds to exciting problems in biology through research talks by biologists, physicists and computer scientists. 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 of 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; genetic networks and feedback systems; biomechanics and robotics.

Location: Malgova


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9:30-11:00 ArnabArnab  ManojManojManojMukundProject Presentations
11:00-11:30Tea-BreakTea-BreakTea-Break  Tea-BreakTea-BreakTea-BreakTea-BreakTea-Break
11:30- 13:00IntroductionRichard


Project development ShashiKavitha JainKavitha JainMukundProject Presentations
13:00-14:00LunchLunchLunch  LunchLunchLunchLunchLunch
14:00-15:00 Roop MallikMaithreyi Narasimha  Namrata GundiahDasaradhi PalakodetiSunil LaxmanAmitabh JoshiCareer discussion

(PLEASE NOTE TIMING 15:00 - 16:00) Usha Vijayraghavan

BreakBreak  BreakBreakBreakBreakBreak
15:30-17:30 TutorialsTutorials  TutorialsTutorialsTutorialsTutorialsTutorials
17:30-19:30 BreakBreak  BreakBreakBreakBreakBreak
19:30-20:15DinnerDinnerDinnerSchool dinner DinnerDinnerDinnerDinnerDinner

Namrata Gundiah (IISc, Bangalore)
Amitabh Joshi (JNCASR, Bangalore)
Sunil Laxman (InStem, Bangalore)
Roop Mallik (TIFR, Mumbai)
Maithreyi Narasimha (TIFR, Mumbai)
Dasaradhi Palakodeti (InStem, Bangalore)
Usha Vijayraghavan (IISc, Bangalore)


Arnab Bhattacharyya (IISc, Bangalore)
Manoj Gopalkrishnan (TIFR, Mumbai)
Kavita Jain (JNCASR, Bangalore)
Vijaykumar Krishnamurthy (ICTS, Bangalore)
Richard Morris (NCBS, Bangalore)
Mukund Thattai (NCBS, Bangalore)
Shashi Thutupalli (NCBS, Bangalore)

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