From Molecules to Systems Summer and Winter schools
The development of younger researchers forms an important part of our programme. We are organising Summer and Winter Schools in 2014 and 2016 aimed at supporting young scientists working on the physics of life and helping them to develop their careers. Both Schools are aimed at early stage researchers – particularly PhD students and postdoctoral workers’, and are heavily subsidised by the network. Over the course of each week, there will be an intensive scientific programme covering a broad spectrum of topics in biological physics (including plenary lectures and a series of tutorial lectures), and opportunities for all attendees to present their work through poster and flash presentations. In addition there will be a variety of activities focussed on career development and broadening skills.
Both schools will encompass experiment and theory, and address a broad spectrum of important topics including microscopy, organisation, ecology, spectroscopy, single molecules, cells, collective behaviour, forces and membranes. We hope it will provide an opportunity for researchers to immerse themselves in state-of-the-art expertise in an intensive environment, giving them with a broad and deep cross-disciplinary framework from within which to approach the Physics of Life.