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Due to space constraints, attendance at this work shop is by invitation only. If you would like to attend please email to the conference Chairman via the Conference Secretary.

Workshop on Nanomechanics of Biomolecules


In addition to the core funding from the Center Stephano Franscini supplementary funding for this conference has been provided by the ESF Programme SimBioMa, Matheon, the IMB-EPFL and the FSB-EPFL.

Matheon SimBioMa FSB and IMB

Centro Stefano Franscini
August 20-25 2006

Above the town of Ascona, on Lake Maggiore in the Italian speaking Ticino Canton of Switzerland south of the Alps.

Organizing Committee

John Maddocks, Applied Mathematics, EPF-Lausanne (Chair)
Richard James, Mechanics,
U. of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Richard Lavery, Biophysical Chemistry, CNRS, Paris
Michael Levitt, Computational Structural Biology, Stanford
Phil Nelson, Biophysics,
U. Penn, Philadelphia
Rob Phillips, Applied Physics, CalTech, Pasadena
Christof Schuette, Mathematics and Bioinformatics, Free University, Berlin
Jon Widom, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Northwestern, Chicago


In addition to members of the organizing committee the current list of accepted invitations to speak is:

Dr. Ralf Everears
Max-Planck-Institute für
Physik Komplexer Systeme
Dresden Germany

Prof. John E. Johnson
Department of Molecular Biology
The Scripps Research Institute
La Jolla USA

Prof. Jané Kondev
Brandeis University
Waltham USA

Prof. Yitzhak Rabin
Department of Physiks
Bar-Ilan University
Ramat Gan Israel

Prof. Robert Schleif
Johns Hopkins University
Department of Biology
Baltimore USA

Prof. Jose Vilar
Computational Biology Center
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York USA

Dr. Paul Wiggins
White Head Institute
Nine Cambridge Center
Cambridge UK

Prof. Ir. Gijs J.L.Wuite
Vrije Universiteit
Division of Physics & Astronomy / FEW
Amsterdam The Netherlands

Prof. Krystyna Zakrzewska
Institut de Biologie Physico-Chimique
Paris France

Prof. Robert L. Jernigan
L. H. Baker Center for Bioinformatics & Biological Statistics
Iowa State University
Ames USA

Elizabeth Villa
TCBG / Beckman Institute
University of Illinois
Urbana, IL USA

Prof. Julie Theriot
Dept of Biochemistry
Stanford University
Stanford, CA USA

Dr. Illya Horenko
Free University of Berlin
Scientific Computing
Berlin Germany


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