1st Biology for Physics Conference


Is there new Physics in Living Matter?



15th – 18 th January 2016



Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB) · C/ Dr. Aiguader, 88



Dr. Felix Ritort, University of Barcelona


Plenary Talk:

“Evolutionary tradeoffs and the geometry of biological design space” by Dr. Uri Alon, Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel)



The Division of Physics for Life Sciences from the European Physical Society (EPS) will organise the conference entitled “Biology for Physics: Is there new physics in living matter?” next January in Barcelona. The workshop aims to bring about 25 prominent scientists who have been working over the past years on several biologically motivated problems, have made outstanding contributions in their respective fields and for whom physics is an everyday source of inspiration to better understand biology.


Topics will include:

• Physical principles of mechanochemical networks: new challenges for soft matter physics

• Systems biology and self-organization: from active matter to cells and tissues

• Stochastic thermodynamics: from single molecules to complex machinery

• Physics of biological evolution: from the second law to the selection of structures


With the support of: University of Barcelona, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Institut de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia, Obra Social “la Caixa”, EMBO and Small Biosystems Lab


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