Physics of Cells: From the Edge to the Heart
European Molecular Biology Organisation
Congress Centre, Hotel Zora, Raduća BB, Primošten 22202, Šibenik-Knin County, Croatia
6 September 2009 - 13 September 2009
The 1st European Molecular Biology Organisation conference on Cell Biophysics.
Living cells are immensely complex systems which are active and far from equilibrium. This means that unravelling the physics that underlie the working of cells is a significant challenge. Part of the challenge is bringing together disparate communities with complementary skills who are all interested in the cell. The initial aim of this conference is to bring together the very best minds in physics, chemistry and biology to exchange ideas, develop a common vocabulary, and define questions of mutual interest for future cooperation. The ultimate aim is to understand the mechanisms important for cell functions in a quantitative and fully controllable manner.
Topics addressed at this event will include:
Cell adhesion, the actin cytoskeleton and cell mechanics;
membrane structure, including mimetics and the extracellular matrix;
cells on patterned substrates;
the mechanics of biomolecules;
active systems and motility.