Quantitative approaches to evolutionary genomics, systems biology, and ecology unravel several universal regularities connecting genome-scale observables, phenotypes and physiological traits. Putting aside any unrealistic ambitions of all-inclusive theories, some of these universal empirical trends might qualify as “biological laws” in a similar sense as “law” is understood in modern physics. Consequently, a current challenge for theoreticians is understanding how different universal features emerging empirically can be accounted for by simple mathematical models exploring quantitative laws at different levels, from physiology to evolutionary genomics.

The scope of this workshop is to give an overview of the current state of the field and put a researcher in the condition of performing research at the edge of the current knowledge. The workshop will primarily target PhD students and postdocs with a physics or mathematics background, but the school is open to anyone with background in (evolutionary) genomics, (evolutionary) biology, bioinformatics, ecology, interested in quantitative work.

Contact: info@lakecomoschool.org

Event supported by
Fondazione Cariplo

Physics of Living Systems Network
Institut du Calcul et de la Simulation
Società Italiana di Biofisica Pura e Applicata
Società Italiana di Biologia Evoluzionistica
Société française de biophysique

Local organization
Centro di Cultura Scientifica “Alessandro Volta”
Lake Como School of Advanced Studies

The Lake Como School of Advanced Studies (LCSAS) is a joint Institution of four Universities in Lombardy: Università degli Studi dell’Insubria, Università degli Studi di Milano, Università di Milano Bicocca, Università di Pavia. PhD students of these Universities are entitled to be awarded academic credits upon attendance of Schools or Workshops organized by the LCSAS.

F1000 Young Scientist Presentation Awards” will be awarded to three young scientists (either student or postdoc) for the best talks.