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Dynamics of biological systems: from viruses to populations - 23-25 September, VIRTUAL

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The conference ‘Dynamics of biological systems: from viruses to populations’ is aimed to gather together researchers working in the fields of quantitative biology and physics. The focus of the conference is to discuss the spatio-temporal properties of various biological systems. We want to highlight differences and similarities when biological systems are scaled up both in size and numbers. The conference contributions will be divided into five thematic sessions (viruses, bacteria, cells, populations, and mathematical models), covering a range of topics like COVID-19, microbial communities, the evolution of drug resistance, developmental patterning, cellular mechanics, population dynamics, nonlinear dynamical systems, and emergent properties of biological systems.

The conference is a continuation of the series of Biological Complexity in Cracow meetings and is hosted by the Garage of Complexity, Jagiellonian University in Kraków.

Registration: The registration will be through Registration is free. Participants who want to present during the conference are encouraged to submit a short abstract for a talk. 

Note: To register or submit an abstract for this event, you'll need an Indico account. First of all, create CERN lightweight account then when you log in with that account on the Indico website, you'll be asked to create an Indico account. If you don't have CERN lightweight account, you can get information about how to create it by visiting this link:

Deadline for registration: extended till September 22

Deadline for abstract submission: September 15 (CLOSED)

Venue: The conference will be virtual. All talks will be available through MS Teams. We plan to have virtual chat rooms to comment on the talks. The number of participants will be limited to 200 participants due to technical capabilities.

Social event: Interactive Jazz concert! We would like to cordially invite you to participate in the online Jazz Concert. Featuring Nikola Kołodziejczyk (piano) and Mateusz Pliniewicz (violin),  two polish renowned jazz musicians. They will play their own compositions and improvise on the topic of the conference: biological systems dynamic, viruses, and populations.

Video contest: Everyone registered might submit a 30-second movie illustrating the dynamics of biological systems. It can be a real-life phenomenon captured with a phone or computer-rendered visualization -- aim for creativity! Upload your movie to the Google Drive (or any cloud drive), generate a link, and send in an email with 2-3 sentences describing the movie to and

The most inspiring and mind-blowing videos will be awarded prizes!

Scientific Committee: Katarzyna Dziedzic-Kocurek, Jakub Mielczarek, Marcin Zagorski

Local Committee: Richard Ho, Adela Staszowska, Maciej Majka, Damodar Rajbhandari

Starts 23 Sep 2020, 09:00
Ends 25 Sep 2020, 18:00

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Theory of Complex Systems Department, Institute of Theoretical Physics, Jagiellonian University in Kraków
Garage of Complexity, The Jagiellonian University Makerspace

Honorary Patronage:
Prof. dr. hab Ewa Gudowska-Nowak, Dean of the Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Applied Computer Science, Jagiellonian University in Kraków

Funded by:
Ministry of Science and Higher Education
National Science Centre
Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange