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.
Key: Pedagogical Lectures (Green); Tutorials (Blue); Reserach Talks (Yellow); Game Design Session (Purple).
List of Speakers & Topics for Pedagogical Lectures:
Shashi Thutupalli (Simons-NCBS) - How to build a bacterium?
Kavita Jain (JNCASR) - Population dynamics
Priya Iyer (IISc) - Evolutionary game theory
Kripa Gowrishankar (Azim Premji University) - Active matter
Mohit Kumar Jolly (IISc) - Simple feedback loops, bistability, oscillations
Supreet Saini (IIT Bombay) - Evolution
Venkat Ramaswamy (Simons-NCBS) - Neuroscience & Machine Learning
List of Speakers for Research Talks:
Madan Rao (Simons-NCBS)
P. V. Shivaprasad (NCBS)
Hiyaa Ghosh (NCBS)
Anjana Badrinarayanan (NCBS)
Radhika Venkatesan (NCBS)
List of Shortlisted Candidates:
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.
Application Form: Submissions for the form are closed.