January 27-28, 2016 | Ballston, VA
Virginia Tech Research Center
José Onuchic, Rice University
Joan-Emma Shea, University of California, Santa Barbara
Modeling and Dynamics in Molecular Biophysics | Synopsis
We are in changing times with theory and modeling having a major impact in changing our understanding of molecular biophysics. The quantity and quality of new data cannot be understood and interpreted as in the past. Modeling of all this information requires an interdisciplinary integration with theoretical approaches coming from the physical sciences. More importantly, starting from modeling, we can start to search for underlying processes governing complex biological processes that have the potential to lead us into real theories in biology. Although this strategy involves all fields in biological sciences, molecular biophysics has been leading these advances and thereby completely changing the way the biological sciences are done with a full integration of theory and experiments.
General Workshop Schedule
January 26 – Evening get-together for available attendees at the workshop hotel.
January 27 & 28 – Full Days of short participant talks and group discussion.
January 27 – Group dinner at area restaurant
Participants will contribute to an article for Physical Biology addressing topic’s recent past, present and future. NOTE: Talks will be video-taped for posting on the workshop website.