Cellular Heterogeneity: Role of Variability and Noise in Biological Decision-Making

Country: Germany

City: Heidelberg

Abstr. due: 21.01.2015

Dates: 15.04.15 — 18.04.15

Area Of Sciences: Biology;

Organizing comittee e-mail: http://www.embo-embl-symposia.org/symposia/2015/EES15-02/contact/index.html

Organizers: EMBL

 

The purpose of this symposium is to bring together researchers across different disciplines with a shared interest in studying the origins and consequences of variability in biological systems, ranging from stochastic molecular fluctuations to emerging cell population-level phenomena. The symposium will highlight the important role that single-cell approaches now have across the whole life sciences, be it in studying the dynamics of a molecular system in tissue culture cells or developing organisms, in understanding cell fate decisions during stem cell differentiation, in interpreting results from large-scale perturbations, or in mapping the cellular heterogeneity underlying drug resistance in cancer.

Topics

Cell population phenomena
Noise, variability, and heterogeneity in development
Quantitative cell biology at the single-cell level
Single-cell technologies
Theoretical aspects/modelling
Disease

Conference Web-Site: http://www.embo-embl-symposia.org/symposia/2015/EES15-02/index.html