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Applications of Methods of Stochastic Systems
and Statistical Physics in Biology
October 28-30, 2005
Presented by the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Biocomplexity @ Notre Dame
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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.
Alan Perelson (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
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Dennis Bray (Cambridge University, UK)
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Albert Libchaber (The Rockefeller University)
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Avner Friedman (The Ohio State University)
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