-Event- RIKEN BDR Symposium 2020 Data: 3/2/2020-3/4/2019 Location: Japan
Recent advances in computational methodologies and artificial intelligence have now enabled us to investigate entangled secrets of life that had long remained unsolvableC including one of the most fundamental properties - emergence. Emergence is the integrative property of an entity that does not appear in its components or in their simple summation. Biosystems consist of multiple biological scalesC from molecular to whole body levelsC and often exhibit unique properties that are only manifested at higher scales established by self-assembly or self-organization of components from lower scales. Well-known examples of emergent phenomena include tissue formation by multiple cells differentiated from a single stem-cell type and higher-order organ networking to integrate different tissues. ThusC emergence is a common key concept for addressing mechanisms of lifeC across different life science fields. This symposium will cover the latest research advances of emergent phenomena with a focus on computational and engineering approachesC including cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligenceC to understand emergent properties in biology.
The second RIKEN BDR Symposium targets a wide range of relevant topicsC including (i) Origin of lifeC (ii) Protein/RNA self-assemblyC (iii) Intracellular organelle formationC (iv) Cell assembly and organ formationC and (v) Brain function and its underlying principle. We hope that this symposium will be a great opportunity for all participants to stimulate cross-disciplinary interactions and discussions that open new avenues of life science studies.
We encourage the submission of abstracts for the poster session from many scientists to increase opportunities for lively and informative exchange of views. A small number of poster abstracts will be selected for oral presentations. A limited number of travel fellowships for graduate students and post-docs traveling to Japan will also be available.