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The mission of this workshop is to help building a bridge over the gap between physics, where one seeks to understand detailed properties of relatively simple systems, and biology, which studies the overall behavior of highly complex systems. A particularly interesting area where the relative simplicity of a physical system can profitably meet the complexity of life, is the study of biopolymers such as proteins, in particular the so-called protein folding problem.
In terms of the format the goal of the workshop is to organize a stimulative environment for the discussion of principle problems in proteins dynamics and contribute to the development of new techniques to approach them. It is expected that the joint participation of specialists in physics, math, chemistry and biology will increase the efficiency of the proposed meeting and lead to the generation of new interesting ideas in each field separately.
- Phenomenology of proteins – structures vs physical/chemical/biological properties
- Energy functions for protein folding and dynamics – all-atoms and beyond
- Coarse graining
- Universality – scaling properties and structural building blocks (protein solitons)
- Computational challenges – what can lattice QCD give to proteins
- Protein dynamics and energy landscapes
- Knots in proteins – how they form
Check this webpage for program updates.
The program will include the main conference on the week of June 19 to 23, when the most participation is expected. The details of the conference program can be found at the bottom of this page.
Besides the conference minicourses for graduate students on protein research are planned together with a post-conference workshop. The current program of minicourses includes
June 12 to 16
- Diego Ferreiro "Frustration in proteins"
- Angel Garcia "Modeling proteins under extreme conditions "
- Victor Muñoz -- minicourse on experimental studies of protein folding and stability
- Piotr Sulkowski and Joanna Sulkowska "Knots in proteins"
June 19 to 23
- Paul Whitford -- structure-based model workshop
June 26 to 30
- Hue Sun Chan -- set of 3 lectures on aspects of protein folding.
Poster session is planned for June 19.
Talk titles and abstracts (if available) can be accessed at the bottom of this page.
List of speakers
- Antonio Pereira de Araujo (University of Brasilia, Brazil)
- Ugo Bastolla (Center of Molecular Biology - UAM, Spain)
- Hue Sun Chan (University of Toronto, Canada)
- Vinicius Contessoto (State University of Sao Paulo - UNESP, Brazil)
- Cezary Czaplewski (Iniversity of Gdansk, Poland)
- Pawel Dabrowski-Tumanski (University of Warsaw, Poland)
- Laurent Dardenne (National Laboratory of Scientific Computation - LNCC, Brazil)
- Olga Dudko (University of California - San Diego, USA)
- Diego Ferreiro (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina)
- Angel Garcia (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA)
- Kingshuk Ghosh (University of Denver, USA)
- Valentin Gordeliy (Eber Institute of Structural Biolology, France & ICS - Research Center Juelich, Germany)
- Alexander Gorsky (Insitute of Information Transmission Problems, Russia)
- Konrad Hinsen (Center of Molecular Biophysics - CNRS - Orleans, France)
- Alexander Molochkov (Far Eastern Federal University, Russia)
- Victor Muñoz (University of California - Merced, USA)
- Thomas Needham (Ohio State University, USA)
- Leandro Cristante de Oliveira (UNESP - Rio Preto, Brazil)
- Ronaldo Junio Oliveira (Federal University of Triangulo Mineiro, Brazil)
- Jose Onuchic (Rice University, USA)
- Garegin Papoian (University of Maryland, USA)
- Rodrigo Romcy-Pereira (Brain Institute, Brazil)
- Jennifer Ross (University of Massachusetts - Amherst, USA)
- Adam Sieradzan (University of Gdansk, Poland)
- Joanna Sulkowska (University of Warsaw, Poland)
- Piotr Sulkowski (University of Warsaw, Poland)
- Paul Whitford (Northeastern University, USA)
- Michael Woodside (University of Alberta, Canada)
In order to assist the organizing staff to timely issue invitation and visa letters, book accommodation and communicate important information, the prospective particpants are kindly asked to regsiter by clicking on the "Register" button at the top of this page.
The policy of the International Institute of Physics with respect to organization of events demands collecting a registration fee from the participants. The current ammount of the registration fee is set to
400 Brazilian reals for students;
800 Brazilian reals for professionals.
Registration deadline: May 14, 2017
The city of Natal is located at the north-eastern part of Brazil, closest to Africa and Europe. Home of sandy dunes and magnificent beaches, it is an attractive destination for South American and, more recently, European tourists. We recommend to visit the Wikipedia page of Natal for general information about the city.
The event will take place in the new building of the International Institute of Physics on the campus of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN) in Natal. The participants will have access to the facilities of the IIP, including auditorium, offices, seminar rooms and discussion rooms.
Accommodation and Transportation
We expect the participants to select their preferred accommodation type. For those participants staying for a short period (up to two weeks) the reasonable choice of the accommodation would be a room in the hotel. In the case of a longer stay, it is advisable to rent an apartment. The recommended location for the accommodation of the IIP guests is Ponta Negra, the coastal district of Natal. Both hotel and apartment reservations can be made through the organizing committee. During the program a bus transportation will be organized from one of the hotels in Ponta Negra to the IIP building.