Summer School 2006
XIII INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL “NICOLÁS CABRERA”
FRONTIERS IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Biophysics of Biological Circuits: From Molecules to Networks
Miraflores de la Sierra, Residencia La Cristalera, 19-22 September 2006
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Gonzalo García de Polavieja, Biofísica (INC, UAM)
Raúl Guantes, Biofísica (INC, UAM)
Juan F. Poyatos, Evolutionary Systems Biology (CNIO, CNIO)
Marisela Vélez, Biofísica (INC, UAM)
Secretary: Marta Irimia (INC, UAM)
The school is planed for participants coming from different disciplines but with strong interest in Biophysics. Our goal is to introduce them to some relevant biological problems for which a physical approach, conceptual as well as experimental, has firmly contributed to their understanding. To this end, we have divided the School in three sections sharing a common framework: the view of biological networks as modular assemblies where the properties of individual elements as well as the behavior of the modules can be studied with present day experimental techniques.
The topics included in this course are divided according to the following categories:
Biophysics of genetic networks: Design principles of genetic circuits, noise in gene expression, regulation and control of genetic networks.
Biophysics of neuronal circuits: Dynamics of neural networks, olfactory processing, problems in visual attention.
Biophysics of individual molecules: Biophysics of molecular motors, biomechanics, behavior of single molecules in living cells.
Biophysics of genetic networks
Attila Becskei, Institute of Molecular Biology, Zurich
Mark Goulian, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Pablo Iglesias, The Johns Hopkins University, USA
Biophysics of neuronal circuits
Fabrizio Gabbiani, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Bjorn Brembs, Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany
Dmitri Chklovskii,Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA
Biophysics of single molecules and cell organization
Patricia Bassereau, Institut Curie, France
Marileen Dogterom, AMOLF, Netherland