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Sunday October 16 -  Wednesday, October 19, 2016
 Dasheri auditorium, NCBS-inStem campus, Bangalore
Organizers:  Sandeep Krishna & Sunil Laxman

Funding: Simons Foundation, Wellcome Trust DBT India Alliance, NCBS, InStem

Cellular communities is one of the three focus themes of the Simons Centre for the Study of Living Machines, located at NCBS, and in this meeting we plan to cover three broad areas of research relating to cellular communities:

  1. heterogeneity in genetically identical populations of cells,
  2. competition and cooperation in multispecies communities
  3. mechanisms of information transfer between cells/organisms.

We are aiming for a small, intimate meeting with short talks and lots of discussion time, where people would feel comfortable speaking about their latest ideas, even those still under development. There will be a good mix of people from theory, modeling and experimental backgrounds in this meeting, working with both eukaryotes and prokaryotes.

Applications are invited from graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty members interested in the topic of the meeting. Exceptional senior undergraduates who have performed research on a subject overlapping with the meeting topic may also apply.  

Applications are now closed for this meeting!