Applications of Methods of Stochastic Systems and Statistical Physics in Biology

Venue: University of Notre Dame

Location: Notre Dame, Indiana, United States

Event Date/Time: Oct 28, 2005 End Date/Time: Oct 30, 2005
Registration Date: Sep 15, 2005
Abstract Submission Date: Jun 15, 2005
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Some of the specific areas of focus of the Workshop are latest applications of stochastic and statistical methods in: single molecule biophysics, pattern formation in development, membrane dynamics and self-assembly (including lipid phase separation, motility and interaction with extra-cellular matrix), molecular and cellular aspects of gene expression (including DAN binding proteins and complexes, rigidity theory for structures (frameworks, panel or molecular structures, tensegrity structures) and study of motions and paths of linkages and polygons in protein folding, the energy landscape theory of protein folding, cell division, trans-membrane signaling, immunology and cardiac electrophysiology.


The objectives of the Workshop are to:

1. Discuss new methods of stochastic analysis and statistical physics of importance in biological modeling and suggest new
problems for modeling and experiment

2. Explore similarities and differences in the role of noise in complex biological phenomena

3. Promote interactions between physicists, mathematicians, biologists, chemists and engineers with interests in modeling stochastic behavior in biology

4. Provide a forum for junior faculty and graduate students to interact with a wide range of experts and attract new researchers to the field of biological modeling


Keynote Address: Dennis Bray, Cambridge University, UK

Public Lecture: Alan Perelson, Los Alamos National Laboratory

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