Workshop and Symposium

Physics and Computation in Immunology

August 22 - September 2, 2022

This is an exciting time for immunology, a field bridging scales from molecular recognition to public health. Immune systems recognise pathogens by complex, stochastic interactions with memory. Concepts rooted in physics and computational models play a key role in understanding the organisation and dynamics of immune systems, and to improve vaccines and therapies. This meeting aims to bring together scientists from different fields to discuss new, quantitative approaches in immunology across scales.

Workshop schedule:

Week 1: advanced courses and special lectures on molecular, organismic, and population-scale aspects of immunology.
Week 2: research colloquia with in-depth discussions

Confirmed speakers:

Grégoire Altan Bonnet (NIH, Bethesda)
Benny Chain (UCL, London)
Sarah Cobey (U of Chicago)
Simona Cocco (ENS Paris)
Deborah Dunn-Walters (U of Surrey)
Isabel Gordo (Instituto Gulbenkian, Lisbon)
Andrea I. Graham (Princeton U)
Benjamin Greenbaum (MSKCC, NY)
Marta Luksza (Mount Sinai, NY)
Thiery Mora (ENS Paris)
Arvind Murugan (U of Chicago)
Armita Nourmohammad (U of Washington)
Paul Thomas (St Jude, Memphis)
Gabriel D. Victora (Rockefeller U)
Andrew Yates (Columbia U, NY)
Roberta Zappasodi (MSKCC & Cornell U)

Organisation:

Arup Chakraborty (MIT)
Michael Lässig (U Cologne)
Aleksandra Walczak (ENS Paris)

Registration:

The application period is open until April 15, 2022.
Please apply here by filling in the first part only. In the abstract section, please provide a poster or short presentation abstract plus a short paragraph motivating your participation in the school. Students and post-docs please also have a letter of reference sent to cstitz@uni-koeln.de.
Registration fee (covers lodging in a shared room, shared transportation from Ajaccio airport, breakfast and lunches): 900EUR+20% VAT for students and 1100EUR+20% VAT for post-docs, faculty and others. A very limited number of single rooms may be available upon special request and for in special circumstances. These cannot be guaranteed before the start of the conference. They will include an additional cost of about 500EUR paid directly to the institute upon arrival. The workshop will adhere to strict Covid-19 rules of the French government that ensure the safety of all participants.

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