Location & dates EMBL Heidelberg, Germany 2 - 4 Nov 2017
Deadlines Registration closed Abstract submission closed

EMBL Courses and Conferences during the Coronavirus pandemic

With the onsite programme paused, many of our events are now being offered in virtual formats.

Registration is open as usual for many events, with back-up plans in place to move further courses and conferences online as necessary. Registration fees for any events affected by the COVID-19 disruption are fully refundable.

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  • Shape, form and motion
  • Cellular decisions and patterning
  • Cellular networks and regulation
  • Variability and limits
  • Evolutionary dynamics

Why attend?

The explosion in biological data gathering that we have witnessed in the last decades has not alleviated our lack of understanding of how living systems work. There is a perception that theoretical analysis can help to bridge the gap between facts and concepts, and consequently the last few years have witnessed a substantial increase in the number of studies combining experiments and modeling. This conference will be aimed at exploring the key quantitative principles underlying modern biology. The talks and activities within the meeting will examine the extent to which general principles can be used to describe biological systems, in the light of the explosion of quantitative data coming from all corners of biology. To that end, we intend to bring together researchers working on a variety of biological problems from a quantitative perspective, which showcase some of the shared conceptual threads that are used in problems ranging from quantitative immunology to development.

Who should attend?

Participants will include established investigators, junior group leaders, and early-stage researchers, both at the postdoctoral and graduate student levels, with diverse backgrounds, both in terms of the model systems being studied and the methods used (theory and experiments).


EMBL Courses and Conferences are kindly supported by our Corporate Partnership Programme

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  • New England Biolabs logo
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