Beilstein Bozen Symposium 2018 Information and Noise: Chemistry, Biology and Evolution Creating Complex Systems on 5-7 June 2018

The Beilstein Bozen Symposium 2018 on Information and Noise: Chemistry, Biology and Evolution Creating Complex Systems will be held on 5–7 June 2018, in the Hotel Jagdschloss Niederwald, Rüdesheim, Germany.

This symposium will address the chemical and information processes involved in the creation of complex systems. This covers areas of research where chemistry, physics, biology and informatics come together. It will examine not only current theories for molecular evolution – but will also cover transitions in information: from chemistry to biology to life; how do complex molecules arise; what defines a complex chemical system; systems biology, compartmentalization and networks; chemistry and information; evolutionary biology and minimum sufficient information for evolution to start; retrosynthesis (microbiology definition) of metabolic pathways.

Registration is open; please see our website for more details:

Talks will be on the 5th, 6th and 7th June. Traveling to and from on the 4th and 8th.

Speakers include:

Stefan T. Arold / King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
Luca Cardelli / Microsoft Research
Irene Chen / University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Tim Clark / Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Lee Cronin / University of Glasgow, UK
Antoine Danchin / Institute of Cardiometabolism and Nutrition, Paris, France
Ken A. Dill / Stony Brook University, New York, USA
Andrew Ellington / The University of Texas at Austin, USA
Ramon Grima / University of Edinburgh, UK
Philipp Holliger / MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK
Ulrich Kutschera / University of Kassel, Germany
Victor de Lorenzo / Centro Nacional de Biotecnologia, Madrid, Spain
Lara K. Mahal / New York University, USA
Thomas Ouldridge / Imperial College London, UK
Juli Peretó / Universitat de Valencia, Paterna, Spain
Doug Philip / University of St. Andrews, UK
Kepa Ruiz-Mirazo / University of the Basque Country, San Sebastian, Spain
Susan Stepney / University of York, UK
Ajit Varki / University of California, San Diego, USA
David H. Wolpert / Santa Fe Institute, USA

The Beilstein-Institut hosts this interdisciplinary symposium every two years. The secluded setting and the limited number of participants, provide a very convivial atmosphere for the ready exchange of thoughts and ideas. Please see our website for information about previous and other symposia:

There are still some slots available for poster presentations. Please see the website for more information.

The hotel is located on the Rheingau heights above Rüdesheim.  Rüdesheim is located ca. 50 km west of Frankfurt airport which can be reached by almost all airlines from Europe and Overseas. Travel by train is via Mainz and Wiesbaden to Rüdesheim.

We would be delighted to be able to welcome you there. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Martin G. Hicks, Ph.D.


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