Webconference - Physics-Biology Interface
The webconference organized by ITMO Molecular and Structural Bases of Life (BMSV) of the Aviesan Alliance entitled "Physics-Biology interface" will take place on Thursday, December 17th 2020.
This scientific day will feature a series of lectures by leaders in the field and younger researchers.
“Advances in biology opened up new areas of research that are developing at the interface with physics.
Physicists make a major contribution to this interface, with the development of new instruments allowing the massive data acquisition, the manipulation of single molecules and the observation of biological phenomena at increimanasingly higher temporal and spatial resolutions. These developments offer new perspectives for solving previously unaffordable biological questions.
Furthermore, theoretical approaches from physics are now necessary to tackle new problems, in particular those linked to cellular heterogeneity, and how this heterogenity is regulated or filtered ; or those linked to newly identified cell compartments, devoid of membranes and very dynamic, which may constitute an essential breakthrough in our vision of cellular organization and functioning.
A detailed understanding of all these complex phenomena requires new conceptual frameworks developed in physics (quantum, statistics, signal theory, thermodynamics out of equilibrium, study of polymers and colloids, etc.) which will make it possible to model living things from the atomic scale to integrated cellular systems.”
This conference is dedicated to the interface between biology and physics and aims to promote interactions between the two communities by illustrating the currently emerging questions and new scientific challenges.
Up to six short talks, selected from abstracts, are planned. The abstract submission form is to be downloaded and returned completed, from the registration site. The deadline for abstract submission is Thursday, December 3rd 2020.