This Gordon Research Seminar on Stochastic Physics in Biology focuses on the interplay between statistical physics and biology. Here we want to understand how biological systems not only confront, but exploit noise to maximize their fitness. For this meeting, we explore the relationship between biological functions and computation. How do we quantify cellular information? What is the formal logic of noisy, biological systems? How do cells make decisions from limited information? We focus on some key model systems: cell-signaling, neuronal activity, and gene regulation.
Here we give a platform for PhD students, post-docs and early career scientists to communicate their cutting-edge findings to a broad audience of both experimentalists and theorists.
The seminar will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS, either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.
The seminar chair will select speakers from abstracts submitted by October 16, 2020. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Information section above.
Gordon Research Seminars are 2-day meetings which take place on the Saturday and Sunday just prior to the start of the associated GRC. The GRS opens with a 1-hour introductory session on Saturday afternoon, followed by a poster session, dinner and a 2-hour session in the evening. Sunday morning begins with breakfast and is followed by another 2-hour session, a second poster session, and lunch. A final 1-hour session takes place just after lunch, and the associated GRC begins later that evening.