Frontiers in Biophysics: Modelling and Experiment.

October 13-15, 2006, Loon Lake Lodge, BC

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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.

Loon Lake Lodge