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EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS


iPoLS 2016 Annual Meeting
July 24-27, 2016 | Cambridge, MA
Hosted by Harvard University
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Center for the Physics of Living Cells Summer School
July 24-30, 2016 | Urbana, IL
Hosted by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
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Focused Summer Lectures
August 8-12, 2016 | Los Alamos, NM
Hosted by Los Alamos National Labs
More details to follow.


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


PAST EVENTS


WORKSHOP: Modeling and Dynamics in Molecular Biophysics
January (26) 27-28, 2016
Organizers
José Onuchic, Rice University
Joan-Emma Shea, University of California, Santa Barbara
Funders  
National Science Foundation
Krastan B. Blagoev, Physics of Living Systems
Theresa Good, Molecular and Cellular Biosciences
Kamal Shukla, Molecular Biophysics

WORKSHOP: Design Principles for Engineering Biology
November (10) 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

Funder and Funder Contacts 

National Science Foundation

OAD – Directorate for Engineering (ENG)

Friedrich Srienc, Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering, CBET
Susanne von Bodman, Systems and Synthetic Biology, MCB
David Rockcliffe, Chemistry of Life Processes, Chemistry
Krastan Blagoev, Physics of Living Systems, Physics

iPoLS Conference 2015
July (16) 17-20, 2015

Workshop Organizer

Dave Thirumalai, University of Maryland

Funder and Funder Contacts 

National Science Foundation

Krastan B. Blagoev, Physics of Living Systems Program

Kamal Shukla, Molecular Biophysics Program

WORKSHOP: Physics of Wear, Tear, Aging and Failure in Living and Nonliving Systems
May (6) 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  
National Science Foundation
Krastan B. Blagoev, Physics of Living Systems Program
Kamal Shukla, Molecular Biophysics Program
Glenn Foundation for Medical Research 

Physical, Engineering and Biological Limits of Brain Measurements

May (29) 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

Funder and Funder Contact 

National Science Foundation

Krastan B. Blagoev, Physics of Living Systems Program


Connecting the Biological and Physical Principles of Mammalian Aging 

Talk Video

May (14) 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

Funder and Funder Contact 

National Science Foundation

Krastan B. Blagoev, Physics of Living Systems Program


Design, Engineering and Selection of Novel Proteins

May (11) 12-13, 2014—Arlington, Virginia

Workshop Organizer
Michael Hecht, University of North Carolina
Funder and Funder Contact 
National Science Foundation
Michele McGuirl, Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences

Quantitative Theories of Learning, Memory, and Prediction
May (7) 8-9, 2014—Arlington, Virginia

Workshop Organizers
Danielle Bassett, University of Pennsylvania
Nancy Kopell, Boston University
William Bialek, Princeton University
Funder and Funder Contacts 
National Science Foundation
Krastan B. Blagoev, Physics of Living Systems Program
Betty K. Tuller, Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences

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


Cell Decision Making Workshop
June (9) 10-11, 2013—Arlington, VA


Physical and Mathematical Principles of Brain Structure and Function
Workshop

May (5) 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


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