Workshop Details
Characterizing Landscapes: From Biomolecules to Cellular Networks
07/07/2008 - 07/11/2008
Meeting Description:

Biological systems are complex, but finite in size. They are usually organized in a hierarchical and heterogeneous fashion. Functionally relevant events occur at almost all temporal and spatial scales. These unique features present new challenges to the physical methods required to study such multiscale phenomena. The traditional methods are often found to be insufficient. Therefore, new conceptual frameworks and investigation techniques are needed.

In this proposal, we plan to bring together a set of leading experts in the field of biophysics to address several important biophysical problems. Typical topics are ruggedness and funnel-like behavior of the landscape at the molecular and cellular network levels, and multiscale simulation techniques for studying complex biological systems.

A hopeful outcome of the workshop is a unified picture of this emerging field, so as to stimulate more research in various frontier directions. Of particular importance is the identification of important biological questions in addition to exchanging ideas of methodology development.


FYI some general info about housing:
TSRC offers a wide range of lodging options. Single bedroom
accommodations with kitchen start at $675/week, and 2- and 3-bedroom condos start at $970 and $1160/week,
respectively. Some condos have 2 beds per bedroom, or also have a loft, which may be a good option for students and postdocs or anyone looking to save money. Condos range from Basic or Value to Luxury depending upon your preferences. TSRC also offers excellent hotel rooms through Camel's Garden Hotel and Ice House, with daily maid-service and other hotel style amenities.

If you wish to share a condo with one or more other TSRC participants, you should work this out in advance of registering. In particular, one person should be designated as the head roommate. The person chosen head
roommate must register first as the head roommate. Then the other roommates register, indicating the name of the head roommate. If you need email addresses of the other invited participants, contact your workshop organizer.

Meeting Venue:

Telluride Intermediate School
725 West Colorado Telluride CO 81435

Characterizing Landscapes: From Biomolecules to Cellular Networks Registered Meeting Participants:
Participant Organization
Aldana, Maximino National University of Mexico
Bai, Yawen National Cancer Institute
Berry, R. Stephen The University of Chicago
CHAN, Hue Sun Department of Biochemistry, University of Toronto
Cui, Qiang UW-Madison
Dill, Ken Univ. of California, San Francisco
Dunker, A Keith Indiana University
Frauenfelder, Hans Los Alamos Nat Lab
Garcia, Angel Rensselaer
Kloczkowski, Andrzej Iowa State University
Komatsuzaki, Tamiki Hokkaido University
Lu, H Peter BGSU
Lu, Ting Princeton University
McMahon, Benjamin Theoretical Biology and Biophysics Group
Nussinov, Ruth SAIC-Frederick
Schultz, Daniel UCSD
Shea, Joan University of California, Santa Barbara
Wall, Michael Los Alamos National Laboratory
Wang, Jin SUNY at Stony Brook
Wang, Yongmei University of Memphis
Xiao, Jie Johns Hopkins University
You, Lingchong Duke University
Zou, Xiaoqin University of Missouri-Columbia
[CLONE] Shea, Joan University of California, Santa Barbara
[CLONE] Wang, Jin SUNY at Stony Brook

Telluride Science Research Center
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