Intracellular Phase Transitions: RNA, Protein, Lipids and Beyond
20-22 April 2015
Program Organizers: Cliff Brangwynne (Princeton CBE); Mikko Haataja (Princeton MAE); Ned Wingreen (Princeton MolBio)
Phase Transitions have emerged as a powerful and ubiquitous organizing principle within living cells. 2D phase transitions in lipid bilayers may serve as a mechanism for organizing membranes and associated signal transduction networks. More recently, 3D liquid-liquid phase transitions have been shown to occur within the cytoplasm and nucleoplasm of living cells, and appear to underlie the assembly of RNA/protein organelles. This workshop will bring together researchers at the cutting edge of theoretical and experimental work to understand the rules governing these phase transitions, and how they are coupled to a host of biological functions, from signal transduction to gene regulation.
WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING CONTRIBUTED TALKS OR POSTERS -- DEADLINE WAS FEBRUARY 20.
Participants are encouraged to contribute oral and/or poster presentations. Please be sure to register for the meeting, and email a title and brief (one paragraph) abstract to: cborsack@exchange.Princeton.EDU, by Feb 20. Please indicate preference for oral or poster presentation.
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