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IHRS-BioSoft Symposium

Registration form, Deadline: 6 October 2014

IHRS BioSoft Symposium 2014

When studying biological organisms, one is confronted with the sheer complexity of the physiological processes that are essential for life.

Every biological system requires a delicate hierarchical organization of interactions spanning from processes in a single cell to the collective behavior characterizing bionetworks.

This symposium aims at providing an interdisciplinary event to bring together the complementary skills of experimentalists and theoreticians to better understand the role of forces, flow and fluctuations within biological systems.

Organizers: S. Dasgupta, G. Saggiorato, G. Fabris, M. Balbach

Invited Speakers

BiomimeticsA. Roux
Developmental BiologyL. Hufnagel
Cell MotilityE. Sackmann
CytoskeletonJ. Guck
MorphogenesisP. F. Lenne
Collective BehaviorP. Silberzan
BionetworksT. Mora

Tentative Program

9:00-9:10Introduction to the symposium
9:10-10:00BiomimeticsA. Roux - Univ of Geneva (Switzerland)
10:00-11:00Developmental BiologyL. Hufnagel - EMBL Heidelberg (Germany)
11:00-12:00Cell MotilityE. Sackmann - TU München (Germany)
12:00-13:00Lunch buffet
13:00-14:00CytoskeletonJ. Guck - TU Dresden (Germany)
14:00-15:00MorphogenesisP. F. Lenne - IBDM, Marseille (France)
15:00-15:30Coffee & tea break
15:30-16:30Collective BehaviorP. Silberzan - Institute Curie, Paris (France)
16:30-17:30BionetworksT. Mora - ENS, Paris (France)
17:30-17:45Valedictory remarks
17:45-19:00Poster session


The symposium will be held at Forschungszentrum Jülich, building 4.7, auditorium (opposite to the central library). The lunch buffet and the poster session will be at the foyer of the central library.

 Campus map (PDF, 1 MB)

Registration, costs and poster submission

Posters can be presented by anyone who registers. Please provide an abstract with up to 200 words. Students and young researchers are encouraged to present their work – this is a great chance to discuss with the invited speakers and the faculty. We will try to accommodate all posters, but priority will be given to those submitted earlier.

Registration form, Deadline: 30 October 2014

Registration is free of charge and is now open until 6 October 2014 subject to availability. Note that due to limited seats registration is mandatory for all, including IHRS BioSoft fellows and FZ Jülich employees. Participation will be confirmed on a first come, first served basis.

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Additional Information

Poster download

IHRS-BioSoft symposium poster



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