EMBO Conference: Quantitative Principles in Biology
Event Nov 02 - Nov 04, 2017
Location: Heidelberg, Germany
The explosion in biological data gathering that we have witnessed in the last decades has not alleviated our lack of understanding of how living systems work. There is a perception that theoretical analysis can help to bridge the gap between facts and concepts, and consequently the last few years have witnessed a substantial increase in the number of studies combining experiments and modeling. This conference will be aimed at exploring the key quantitative principles underlying modern biology. The talks and activities within the meeting will examine the extent to which general principles can be used to describe biological systems, in the light of the explosion of quantitative data coming from all corners of biology.