This international summer school on biological physics offers young researchers in biological physics a curriculum based on: (i) recent successes with physical explanations of phenomena in bio-molecules and cells, (ii) the repertoire of methods and tools that lead to these successes, and (iii) introductions to subjects and methods believed to deliver the near future's successes in the same area.
This is training in science that students cannot find at home. Because of the rapid development of biological physics, there is a special need for international summer schools in this field these years. This need is compounded by the fact that many newly established local efforts in biological physics are staffed by scientists who migrated recently from other fields. This summer school, therefore, will render a much needed service to the biological physics community.
The invited lecturers at this school are some of the very scientists behind the field's recent successes, chosen with an eye to their cornmunication skills. Longer lecture series will be given on the subjects: "The Cell and its Physics, an overview" "Molecular Motors", "DNA-Protein Interactions", "Genetic and Biochemical Networks", "Micro-Manipulation Techniques and single molecule experiments", "Force Microscopy of Membranes and Cytoskeleton, and the Physics of Cell Adhesion and Motion". Shorter lecture series on hot subjects, and 1-2 seminars per week, will be scheduled at a date closer to the event in order to ensure timeliness. Evening seminars by participants will be organized during the school.