UCL Systems Biology

The Company of Biologists




The Physics of Living Matter explores how the techniques, methods and general philosophy of the Physical Sciences can be applied to Biology. It is concerned with the structure and organization of biological systems and has the cell at its centre. From there, it extends both down to the molecular realm and upwards towards the tissue/organism level.

Day 1 – Thursday 13 September

Session 1 - Dynamic cell organisation (2pm to 5.30pm)
Chair: Buzz Baum (UCL, London, UK)
Justin Molloy (NIMR, London, UK)
Rafael Rodriguez Daga (CABD, Sevilla, Spain)
Pascal Martin (Curie, Paris, France)
Tony Hyman (MPI, Dresden, Germany)
Martin Howard (John Innes, UK)

5.30-6.30pm - Bragg lecture
Host: Alfonso Martinez Arias (Cambridge, UK)
Speaker: Roger Brent (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Centre, USA)

6.30-8.30pm Posters and drinks


Day 2 – Friday 14 September

Session 2 - Evolved information processing systems (9am-12.30pm)

Chair: James Briscoe (NIMR, London, UK)
Calin Guet (IST, Vienna, Austria)
Victor Sourjik (ZMBH, Heidelberg, Germany)
Chris Barnes (UCL, London, UK)
Ben Lehner (CRG, Barcelona, Spain)
Ulrike Gaul (LMU Munich, Germany)
Bela Novak (Oxford)

Session 3 - Emergence in cell ensembles (2.00pm-4.00pm)

Chair: Guillaume Charras (UCL, London, UK)
Jean Paul Vincent (NIMR, London, UK)
Tariq Enver (UCL, London, UK)
Thomas Risler (Curie, Paris, France)
Eric Siggia (Rockefeller, New York, USA)