Self-organization and morphogenesis in biological systems
December 3-6, 2006, Schloss Ringberg, Tegernsee, Germany.
The study of the emergence of forms in biology has suffered from a lack of understanding of how dynamic interactions between agents can lead to the emergence of dynamic patterns. This meeting will focus on self-organization and the emergence of form at multiple levels - molecular, organellar, cellular and multicellular levels - covering issues such as self-assembly, reaction-diffusion properties, collective behavior, robustness and modularity. It will have a non-traditional format and will aim to be a highly interactive, discussion-driven meeting with the ultimate goal of stimulating further development of the field.
Postdoctoral fellows and senior graduate students interested in attending should submit an application via the application form by August 30, 2006. Early application is encouraged as limited spots are available.