46 Rue d'Ulm
The course will explore Active Matter in biological systems across scales, from self-organization and assembly at the protein level to cellular motility and collective motions at larger scales. It will show how the principles of active matter are critical to describe the functioning of cellular processes and the emergence of complex behaviors in living systems. Specifically, the courses will cover the following key topics : out-of-equilibrium and active systems in biology (such as self-organization of the cytoskeleton and cellular motility), collective behaviors at different scales (from active cellular nematics and tissue dynamics to swarm of animals), phase transition and membrane-less organelles in cells.
The course will bring together thought leaders in dialogue with the next generation of early career scientists to advance the integrative study of active matter in biology. It will include hands-on digital workshops every afternoon. The students will choose between blocks of workshops ("Physical simulations of cytoskeletal dynamics with Cytosim" or "Mechanics and growth of tissues" ; "Physics of Microswimmers" or "Chemically controlled phase-separation").
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