Workshop Details
Characterizing Landscapes: From Biomolecules to Cellular Networks
06/14/2010 - 06/18/2010
Meeting Description:

Biological systems are complex, but finite in size. They are usually organized in a hierarchical and heterogeneous fashion. Functionally relevant events occur at almost all temporal and spatial scales. These unique features present new challenges to the physical methods required to study such multiscale phenomena. The traditional methods are often found to be insufficient. Therefore, new conceptual frameworks and investigation techniques are needed.

In this proposal, we plan to bring together a set of leading experts in the field of biophysics to address several important biophysical problems. Typical topics are ruggedness and funnel-like behavior of the landscape at the molecular and cellular network levels, and multiscale simulation techniques for studying complex biological systems.

A hopeful outcome of the workshop is a unified picture of this emerging field, so as to stimulate more research in various frontier directions. Of particular importance is the identification of important biological questions in addition to exchanging ideas of methodology development.

Meeting Venue:

Telluride Intermediate School
725 West Colorado Telluride CO 81435

Characterizing Landscapes: From Biomolecules to Cellular Networks Registered Meeting Participants:
Participant Organization
Chan, Hue Sun University of Toronto
Chang, Chia-en University of California, Riverside
Chong, Lillian University of Pittsburgh
Cui, Qiang Dept. of Chem. UW-Madison
Dill, Ken University of California, San Francisco
Frauenfelder, Hans Los Alamos National Laboratory
Gai, Feng University of Pennsylvania
Hoff, Wouter Oklahoma State University
Komatsuzaki, Tamiki Hokkaido University
Li, Wenfei Kyoto university
Liang, Jie University of Illinois at Chicago
Lu, H Peter Bowling Green State University
Lubchenko, Vassiliy Chemistry, University of Houston
Ma, Ao Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Papoian, Garegin The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Plotkin, Steven University of British Columbia
Sasai, Masaki Nagoya University
Wall, Michael Los Alamos National Laboratory
Wang, Jin SUNY at Stony Brook
Whitford, Paul Los Alamos National Laboratory
Xie, Aihua Oklahoma State University
Xing, Jianhua Virginia Tech
Zhong, Dongping The Ohio State University

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