About the Workshop
Size and shape are fundamental features of biological systems. Both are multi-level systems properties that ultimately emerge from the interplay between the genetic, molecular, and cellular levels of biological organization. Rather than considering size and shape as sub-aspect of multiple disciplines, this EMBO Workshop takes an inter-disciplinary look at how biological systems gauge and specify spatial dimensions. Topics include size regulation at the subcellular, cellular, organ, and organismal level, and our invited speakers collectively represent the genetic, cell/developmental, biophysical,and evolutionary research communities. Together, we will explore the molecular mechanisms and physical principles underlying size and shape as one of the remaining open challenges in biology.
About the venue:
NCBS/INSTEM constitutes a truly exciting conference location. As one of India’s premier research institutions, the NCBS/INSTEM campus offers excellent conference facilities, beautiful gardens, open architecture and a vibrant and welcoming research community. Add to this the warm, sub-tropical climate of Bangalore, open-air poster sessions in the evenings and bar facilities close to a swimming pool. And unbeatably cheap registration fees and comparatively cheap flight connections to Bangalore airport, ~ 30 min from campus. And, of course, exciting science. In short: Well-worth the trip.