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Student Workshop Details
Summary of students' feedback and response
There are several good reasons for a researcher to enter the area of membrane biophysics. The first and most important is to be able to address questions of great relevance to frontier themes in biology. But there is also the motivation of understanding biomembranes as examples of remarkable physical systems in their own right. On the bio-medical side, the development of synthetic membranes which can aid in the encapsulation and delivery of drugs is a significant challenge.
The purpose of this international school is to provide an introduction to the general field of membrane biophysics. It will cover basic as well as advanced material in this field, including the areas mentioned above. The lectures will center around biologically relevant questions - the effect of anesthetics on membrane properties and the structure of rafts in lipid membranes are two illustrative examples - and will use these questions to illustrate how different biophysical tools may be developed and used to study them. It will also emphasize the role of theoretical analysis in the understanding and modelling of experimental data.
Who Can Apply?
This school is targeted at PhD students, post-doctoral fellows and junior research scientists either working in, or planning to work in, the general area of membrane biophysics. It is also open to students in the general area of biophysics. A prior background to this field would be helpful but is not essential.
- Last date for applying : OVER
- Acceptance of application to be confirmed by 15 October, 2007
- P. B. Sunil Kumar, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India. Members
- G. Besold, University of Southern Denmark.
- J. H. Ipsen, University of Southern Denmark.
- G. I. Menon, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, India.
- O. G. Mouritsen, University of Southern Denmark.
- V. A. Raghunathan, Raman Research Institute, Bangalore, India.
- S. Senapati, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India.
- S. Vemparala, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, India.
- MEMPHYS - Center for Biomembrane Physics, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark.
- PRISM - Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, India.
- Raman Research Institute, Bangalore, India.
- Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India.