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EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS


PoLS-T Network: High School Physics Education Monthly Speaker SeriesVIRTUAL
Hosted by Harvard University


2021 iPoLS Annual Meeting
December 13-16, 2021 | Montpellier, France


International Summer School & Genome Architecture and Function Workshop
March 23-25, 2022 | MIT – Cambridge, MA 


Physical Mechanisms in Neurodegenerative Disease Workshop
June 20-21, 2022 | Hosted by Rice University


Foundations of Machine Learning and its Applications for Scientific Discovery in Physical and Biological Systems Workshop
June 2022 (date to be announced) | Hosted by Rice University


PAST EVENTS


PoLS-T Network: Annual ConferenceVIRTUAL
June 29 – July 1, 2021 | Hosted by Harvard University


2021 iPoLS Education Meeting: Black in iPoLS
March 12-13, 2021


Building a Network to Support and Improve High-School Physics Education
July 13-17, 2020 | Harvard University | VIRTUAL


PoLS Summer School Canceled
Theoretical Methods in the Physics of Living Systems
July 20-27, 2020 | University of Maryland, College Park
This year’s topic is ‘Convergence of Machine Learning and Quantitative Modeling in Biology.’


Genome Architecture and Function Virtual Workshop
June 15-18, 2020 | MIT | VIRTUAL


iPoLS Annual Meeting
June 8-12, 2020 | Georgia Tech | VIRTUAL


Workshop: Convergent Paths towards Universality in Complex Systems
December 5-6, 2019 | Santa Fe Institute | Alexandria, VA


Genome Architecture and Dynamics Workshop and International Summer School
July 12-19, 2019 | Rice University | Varna, Bulgaria


IPoLS Annual Meeting
July 8-11, 2019 | Munich, Germany


Physics of Living Systems Education Meeting
March 1, 2019 | Baltimore, MD
Hosted by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and Johns Hopkins University


Workshop: Quantum Biology and Quantum Processes in Biology
November 26-27, 2018 | Johns Hopkins University | Tysons Corner, VA


Workshop: Integrating Neurophotonics, Statistical Physics, and Control Theory for Advancing Neuroscience
October 22-23, 2018 | Boston University | Alexandria, VA


2018 Physics of Living Systems Annual Meeting
June 22-26, 2018 | Houston, TX


Workshop: Synthetic and Artificial Cells
May 14-15, 2018 | Rice University | Alexandria, VA 


Workshop: Systems and Synthetic Biology for Designing Rational Cancer Immunotherapies
October 7-8, 2016 | Rice University |Tysons Corner, VA


IPoLS 2016 Annual Meeting
July 24-27, 2016 | Cambridge, MA
Website


Center for the Physics of Living Cells Summer School
July 24-30, 2016 | Urbana, IL
Hosted by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Information


Focused Summer Lectures
August 8-12, 2016 | Los Alamos, NM
Hosted by Los Alamos National Labs


Workshop: Systems and Synthetic Biology for Designing Rational Cancer Immunotherapies
October 8-9, 2016 | Rice University | Tysons Corner, VA
Hosted by Rice University


Focused Summer Lectures
August 8-12, 2016 | Los Alamos, NM
Hosted by Los Alamos National Labs


IPoLS 2016 Annual Meeting
July 24-27, 2016 | Cambridge, MA
Hosted by Harvard University
Website


Center for the Physics of Living Cells Summer School
July 24-30, 2016 | Urbana, IL
Hosted by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Information


WORKSHOP: Modeling and Dynamics in Molecular Biophysics
January 27-28, 2016
Organizers
José Onuchic, Rice University
Joan-Emma Shea, University of California, Santa Barbara

WORKSHOP: Design Principles for Engineering Biology
November 11-12, 2015 | Tysons Corner, VA (DC Metro)

Workshop Organizers

Jay D. Keasling, University of California, Berkeley

Ken A. Dill, Stony Brook University

Eberhard Voit, Georgia Institute of Technology

Erel Levine, Harvard University


iPoLS Conference 2015
July 17-20, 2015

Workshop Organizer

Dave Thirumalai, University of Maryland


 WORKSHOP: Physics of Wear, Tear, Aging and Failure in Living and Nonliving Systems
May 7-8, 2015
Workshop Organizers
Walter Bortz, Stanford University
Leonard Hayflick, University of California, San Francisco
Christopher Jarzynski, University of Maryland, College Park
Robert Laughlin, Stanford University
Arnold Levine, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
Herbert Levine, Rice University
James L. Smith, Los Alamos National Laboratory
 Workshop Funders  
Glenn Foundation for Medical Research 

Physical, Engineering and Biological Limits of Brain Measurements

May 30-31, 2014—Arlington, Virginia

Workshop Organizers

Jin Hyung Lee, Stanford University

Peter Littlewood, ANL/University of Chicago

Ivar Martin, Argonne National Laboratory

Partha Mitra, Cold Spring Harbor


Connecting the Biological and Physical Principles of Mammalian Aging 

Talk Video

May 15-16, 2014—Arlington, Virginia

Workshop Organizers

Robert Laughlin, Stanford University

Herbert Levine, Rice University

Jerry Shay, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Geoffrey West, Santa Fe Institute


Design, Engineering and Selection of Novel Proteins

May 12-13, 2014—Arlington, Virginia

Workshop Organizer
Michael Hecht, University of North Carolina

Quantitative Theories of Learning, Memory, and Prediction
May 8-9, 2014—Arlington, Virginia

Workshop Organizers
Danielle Bassett, University of Pennsylvania
Nancy Kopell, Boston University
William Bialek, Princeton University

The Physical Principles of Human Cancer Imaging Workshop
November 4-5, 2013—Boston, MA


Cell Decision Making Workshop
June 10-11, 2013—Arlington, VA


Physical and Mathematical Principles of Brain Structure and Function
Workshop

May 6-7, 2013—Arlington, VA
Workshop Video NOW AVAILABLE


Physics and Cancer II: Theoretical Foundations of Drug and Immune Resistance in Cancer
November 12-14, 2012


Locomotion Systems Science Workshop
May 29-31, 2012—Arlington, VA
Workshop Report Summary


Physics of Cancer Metastasis Workshop
November 1-2, 2010