From Solid State To BioPhysics (BIO-CHALLENGE-1)

Venue: Croatia Hotel

Location: Cavtat, Croatia

Event Date/Time: Jun 13, 2002 End Date/Time: Jun 19, 2002
Early Registration Date: Mar 31, 2003
Abstract Submission Date: Feb 15, 2002
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Despite the continuing successes of solid state physics, it is natural to
expect ever more overlap and even a 'transfer' of some successful models and
measurement methods to the flourishing and challenging soft-matter and
bio-sciences. Understanding of the living matter with its enormous complexity
may require techniques and approaches at least partly elaborated in solid state
physics. The 'conventional' condensed matter physics places the emphasis on
structure-property relationships and on common denominators, while the
bioscience focuses more on the functionality, and subtle differences between
the systems are often crucial. The interplay between the theory and experiment
is important yet, while established physics tends to strive to achieve
quantitative agreements, the bioscience often remains at the level of
phenomenological description. The goal of this conference is the
interdisciplinary discussion of the aforementioned and other new challenges
among leading scientists in solid state, soft-matter and bio-science. All
original contributions on relevant topics are strongly encouraged.


This is not 'standard' bio-physics conference, as it bridges the
advances in condensed matter physics with challenges in soft-matter
and bio-sciences; the methods of solid state can be successfully
extended into bio-sciences and the overlapp andpresent and
future challenges will be openly discussed among a relatively
small group of leading scientists.