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Reunión de Usuarios y Desarrolladores de Métodos de Simulación de Aragón

Mechanisms driving the organization of intra-cellular organelles

Prof. Sunil Kumar, IIT Madras
Prof. Ignacio Pagonabarraga Mora, Universitat de Barcelona

DATE OF EVENT : 18/06/2012       DURATION : 3 day(s)

LOCATION : ZCAM Campus Actur C/ Mariano Esquillor s/n Edificio I+D 50018 Zaragoza


The main purpose of the workshop is to review the current status of our understanding of intracellular organization and discuss possible modeling approaches to test ideas. To make meaningful progress, we need to involve biologists , and experimental and theoretical biophysicists to exchange ideas and methodologies.

During past years there has been an increasing interest in the modeling and numerical analysis of the structural and dynamical behaviour of membranes. Although there has been relevant advances in the understanding of the implications of the molecular details of lipid molecules and lipid mixtures in the collective behavior of membranes and there has been recent advances in the development of coarse grained models for lipid molecules to reach larger length and time scales, there is still a lack of numerical studies which focus on the membrane role in intra-cellular processes.
We aim at bringing together specialists in numerical studies of membranes and experimentalists and theorists working in intracellular organelle studies. We aim at expanding the interests and expertise of computer simulators into this new area.

Specifically, we expect that this initiative will motivate researchers modeling membrane protein interactions and membrane dynamics to focus on extending, generalizing and applying their techniques to intracellular processes, an area in which there has been significant experimental advances in recent years and which require a more fundamental understanding.