Photographs from the Summer School are available here and a report of one participant's experience can be read here.
The COBRA Summer School on Biological and Chemical IT covered different aspects of biological
and chemical information technology (BioChem IT). This included topics such as:
- Chemical computing
- Molecular computing
- Bacterial computing
- Protocell technologies
- Electronic chemical cells
- Hybrid microfluidic systems
Students learnt state-of-art modelling and simulation approaches as well as actual implementations of BioChem IT.
Lectures were provided by an interdisciplinary faculty taken from physics, chemistry, biology and computer science, guaranteeing
a creative mix of theory and practice. Beside lectures, the school included significant space for workgroups, where students were able to
interact in small teams.
- Harold Fellermann, University of Southern Denmark, Molecular Computing: Physio-Chemical Modelling
- Tetsuya Yomo, Osaka University, Constructive Approach to Life's Characteristics
- Jasmin Fisher, Microsoft Research Cambridge & University of Cambridge, Executable Biology
- Steen Rasmussen, University of Southern Denmark & Santa Fe Institute, Living Technologies and Bottom-up Protocells
- Klaus-Peter Zauner, University of Southampton, Informed Matter: The Confluence of Information Processes and Material Science
- Maurits de Planque, University of Southampton, Microscale BioChemIT Devices - Applications & Fabrication
- Angel Goni-Moreno, Manchester Metropolitan University, On Genetic Logic: Design, Modelling and Simulation
- Pasquale Stano, Roma Tre University, Liposome Technology for Minimal Cells, Synthetic Communication, Smart Drug Delivery
- Jerzy Górecki, Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University, Warsaw, Reaction-Diffusion Computing
- Norman Packard, European Centre for Living Technology (ECLT), Applied Experimental Design
- Irene Poli, University of Venice, Evolutionary Designs of Experiments
- Peter Dittrich, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Chemical Computing
- Philip King, University of Southampton, Introduction to PDMS Microfluidics: Make Your Own Microfluidic Chip
Lecturers' CVs are available here. Programme and abstracts are available here.
We acknowledge the financial support of the Future and Emerging
Technologies Proactive initiative, within the ICT theme of the Seventh Framework Programme for Research of the European Commission.
Photograph: Summer School participants in discussion.