About the Workshop
Immune cell responses are triggered by molecular-scale interactions with antigens that are amplified to induce cellular and multicellular responses. Deciphering the complexity of immune cell function has traditionally been the realm of biologists, but as experiments become more quantitative physics is playing an increasingly important role. Researchers specialising in statistical physics, non-linear physics, active matter, and soft matter have been crucial to deciphering and predicting the behaviour of the molecules and cells that participate in the immune response. The principal objective of this EMBO Workshop is to bring together researchers with similar interests but from different fields in the life and physical scientists to create a forum to discuss ideas spanning immune cell biology, biological physics, and mechanobiology to gain a better understanding of the initiation and coordination of the immune response.
Keywords : Immune cell biology / Antigen recognition / Biophysics / Mechanobiology / Multiscale modelling
This workshop is in the frame of the School of Physics of Les Houches.
Les Houches School of Physics has been welcoming physicists from around the world since 1951. The School has seen the biggest names in modern physics training young researchers at the start of their careers, some of whom have since won Nobel Prizes for physics. The school perpetuates a tradition of excellence, while continuing to adapt to the evolutions of science.