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1st Biology for Physics Conference: Is there new Physics in Living Matter?

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The workshop entitled ¨Biology for Physics: is there new physics in living matter?¨iwill take place in Barcelona, Spain, from 15-18 January 2017. The workshop is organised under the auspices of the Division of Physics for Life Sciences from the European Physical Society [EPS], and will be held at the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park [PRBB].

Topics of the conference 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

Detailed information can be found on the website of the conference.



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