Complexity in Multicellular Environments

18 September 2013 - Barcelona

ECCS’13 Satellite Meeting


Organizing committee and contacts:

Saúl Ares

Spanish National Biotechnology Centre (CNB) - CSIC, Madrid, Spain

Javier Buceta

Computer Simulation and Modeling (Co.S.Mo.) Lab, Parc Científic de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Luis G. Morelli

Departamento de Física, UBA, and IFIBA - CONICET, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Invited Speakers:

Tobias Bollenbach, IST Austria

Marta Ibañes, University of Barcelona

Johannes Jaeger, Centre de Regulació Genòmica, Barcelona

Enrique Martín Blanco, Molecular Biology Institute of Barcelona

David Míguez, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Nick Monk, University of Sheffield

Javier Muñoz-García, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Christian Schröter, Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge

James Sharpe, Centre de Regulació Genòmica, Barcelona

Xavier Trepat, Institut de Bioenginyeria de Catalunya (IBEC)

Ekkehard Ullner, University of Aberdeen

Complex collective behavior develops in multicellular biological systems from the interaction of individual cells. The emergence of complexity in this context relies on the crosstalk of a hierarchy of spatiotemporal scales, from molecules to cells and to tissues (and back), that ultimately determine a biological function. The objective of this workshop is twofold. On the one hand, we aim at unveiling the “big picture” of these processes by combining the point of view of experimental biologists and theorists. On the other hand, we also aim at promoting collaborations between these groups. Thus, the idea is that the workshop should not simply be a framework to present state-of-the-art research but, more importantly, a vehicle to discuss, collaborate, and learn how and why complexity arises in this framework.

Format of the meeting:

The satellite will show a balance between the point of view of Experiment and Theory and open discussion will be highly promoted. Keynotes will be lectured in a format of 30 min (talk) + 10 min (discussion) and will be complemented with contributed talks in a format of 15 min (talk) + 5 min (discussion).

Deadline for registration:    July 27, 2013

Hosted by ECCS’13, Barcelona:

image by C. Schröter

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