Cellular migration depicts one of the most vital processes for complex life formation and is a major origin for devastating diseases upon malfunction. While hundreds of different migratory relevant molecules have been identified over the past decades, underlying mechanisms for cell migration including cell morphology and protein complex formation are only insufficiently understood and rarely rendered into mathematical models using theoretical as well as numerical methods. In order to accomplish these important scientific needs we will develop new 2D and 3D mathematical models for cell migration driven by experimental observations. At the same time, theoretical predictions can result in the development of completely new theories allowing new experimental approaches as well as hypothetical testing and validation in experimental laboratories.
In order to achieve some of these goals, this two-week workshop aims to bring together internationally renowned mathematicians, theoretical and experimental physicists as well as biologists to deliver topical and in-depth cross-interdisciplinary lectures fundamental to understanding of underlying the spatiotemporal processes associated with cell migration and pattern formation as well as the potential of modelling-based approaches. Keynote speakers will include world-leading experts in modeling and numerical methods and the most relevant aspects in cell migration and pattern formation from diverse areas such as mathematics, theoretical and experimental physics, and biology. All aspects will be presented by theoreticians and experimentalists and will facilitate deep discussions among participants in order to evolve and develop key research questions solvable through modeling and simulations in a joint effort. Research groups will be developed to tackle specific research questions designed and presented through the lectures and seminars and these will form the basis for short-, medium- and long-term research collaborations during the 6 month period. The workshop will take place at the Isaac Newton Institute, Cambridge, UK.
Deadline for applications: 08 April 2015
- Registration Package: £405
- Student Registration Package: £300
The Registration Package includes admission to all seminars, lunches and refreshments on the days that lectures take place, wine reception and formal dinner, but does not include other meals or accommodation.
Registration and Accommodation
- Accommodation Package (13 nights): £990
The Accommodation Package includes a registration fee, bed and breakfast accommodation at Wolfson Court from the evening of Sunday 12 July 2015 to breakfast on Saturday 25 July 2015, together with lunches and refreshments during the days that lectures take place. The formal dinner is also included, but no other evening meals.
- Accommodation Package (6 nights): £555
The Accommodation Package includes a registration fee, bed and breakfast accommodation at Wolfson Court from the evening of Sunday 12 July 2015 to breakfast on Saturday 18 July 2015, together with lunches and refreshments during the days that lectures take place. The formal dinner is also included, but no other evening meals.
Formal Dinner Only
- Formal Dinner: £TBC
Participants on the Accommodation Package or Registration Package, including organisers and speakers, are automatically included in this event. For all remaining participants who would like to attend, such as Visiting Fellows, programme participants or their guests, the above charge will apply.
Accommodation in single study bedrooms with shared facilities, breakfast and lunches are provided at Wolfson Court, adjacent to the Institute.
Lunch will be served at Wolfson Court in the Cafeteria from 12:30 to 13:30 on days that lectures take place.
- Accommodation Package and Registration Package participants should present their badge as payment for their meal
- Those issued with a blue Institute door entrance card can add money onto the card via the Porters' Lodge at Wolfson Court
- Other participants must purchase their meal using their dining card via the Porters' Lodge (forms can be found on the registration desk or at the Porters' Lodge)
Participants are free to make their own arrangements for dinner.
The Formal Dinner will take place on Wednesday 15 July at Emmanuel College, Old Library. Participants on the Accommodation Package or Registration Package, including organisers and speakers, are automatically included in this event.