Discussion Meeting
Vijay Balasubramanian (Univ Penn), Pallab Basu (International Centre for Theoretical Sciences), Sandeep Krishna (NCBS), Vijaykumar Krishnamurthy (International Centre for Theoretical Sciences) and Mukund Mukund (NCBS)
04 January 2016 to 07 January 2016
Ramanujan Lecture Hall, ICTS Bangalore

From the level of networks of genes and proteins to the embryonic and neural levels, information at various scales drives biological self-organization. Living systems process this information to an astonishing degree of accuracy  and generate the complex patterns of life. Physicists, mathematicians, engineers, and biologists are collaborating extensively to unravel the role of information in biological processes. This discussion meeting aims to focus on recent advances in the general principles of information processing and self-organization in living systems.


  • Vijay Balasubramanian, Univ Pennsylvania, USA
  • Upi Bhalla, NCBS-TIFR, India
  • Manoj Gopalakrishnan, TIFR, India
  • Stephan W Grill, BIOTEC, TU-Dresden, Germany
  • Ann M Hermundstad, Univ Pennsylvania, USA
  • Garud Iyengar, Columbia Univ, USA *
  • Gautam I Menon, IMSc, India
  • Sharad Ramanathan, Harvard Univ, USA
  • Madan Rao, NCBS-TIFR, India
  • Guillaume Salbreux, Francis Crick Institute, UK
  • G V Shivashankar, MBI, Singapore
  • Caroline Uhler, MIT, USA

* To be confirmed

Organising committee

  • Vijay Balasubramanian, Univ Penn
  • Pallab Basu, ICTS
  • Sandeep Krishna, NCBS
  • Vijaykumar Krishnamurthy, ICTS
  • Mukund Thattai, NCBS
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