Report on the 1st Biology for Physics Conference
Is there new Physics in Living Matter?
Dr. Felix Ritort, University of Barcelona
On the 15th to 18th of January 2017 took place in Barcelona the 1st Biology for Physics Conference organised by the Small Biosystems Lab from the University of Barcelona under the auspices of the Division of Physics for Life Sciences from the European Physical Society (EPS).
The conference gathered about 170 participants and took place in the auditorium of the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB). Talks were presented by about 30 internationally leading experts who have made outstanding contributions in their respective fields, and for whom physics is a source of inspiration for better understand biology. In addition to talks we had ample time for poster sessions with 120 posters, mostly presented by young scientists, the core of the participants in the event.
The conference opened with a reception followed by a keynote talk by Dr. Uri Alon from Weizmann Institute (Israel) who talked about general laws governing genetic circuits and biological traits of organisms.