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Frontiers in Biophysics: Modelling and Experiment is a weekend retreat that
is being organized by graduate students and faculty in biophysics and
mathematical biology at Simon Fraser University and the University of
British Columbia. This event is meant to unite the biophysics & modelling in
molecular and cell biology research community in the Vancouver area. The
retreat will occur between October 13th-15th and will be located at Loon
Lake Lodge in Maple Ridge, B.C.
During this weekend, connections between researchers at our respective
institutions will be created or strengthed, especially for those who are
interested in modeling problems in cellular and molecular biology, single
molecule studies, networks of interacting biomolecules, and whole cell
approaches to biophysics. The retreat will also broaden horizons and
inspire new graduate students by immersing them in a dynamic and active
research environment, and exposing them to research avenues of which they
may not have been aware.
The retreat will offer students (graduate and undergraduate) an opportunity
to present their research in a relaxed but focused environment, meet and
converse with keynote speakers of international renown (see Participants
page for further details), and the chance to strengthen research ties within
the local biophysics community. The number of participants is limited to
less than fifty so that an intimate, yet interactive, environment is
maintained. There will be plenty of time for scientific discussion, great
food, and outdoor activities!
Frontiers In Biophysics: Modelling and Experiment is sponsored by the
Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS), Simon Fraser
University's Department of Physics, and the Pacific Institute of Theoretical
Physics (PITP). It is part of the activities of the PIMS collaborative
research group on Mathematical Modelling and Computation in Biology.