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.
Tentative List of Speakers:
Mukund Thattai, Simons-NCBS
Shashi Thutupalli, Simons-NCBS
Shachi Gosavi, Simons-NCBS
Kavita Jain, JNCASR
Priya Iyer, CES, IISc
Kripa Gowrishankar, Azim Premji University
P. V. Shivaprasad, NCBS
Hiyaa Ghosh, NCBS
Anjana Badrinarayanan, NCBS
Radhika Venkatesan, NCBS
Venkat Ramaswamy, Simons-NCBS
The schedule will be announced very soon.
All applicants must have completed atleast two years of their Undergraduate degree by June 2019, and not have participated in any of the previous Monsoon Schools. We encourage students from institutions across the country to apply for the Monsoon School.