NDIPB 2018


Nonequilibrium Dynamics and Information Processing in Biology


Biological systems consume chemical energy to gain information about their internal and external environment, store this information, and replicate it. Evolution has lead to ingenious solutions to perform these tasks in a fast and accurate way. In recent years, statistical physics has developed new approaches to study how information is processed out of equilibrium. These results open the way to understanding the general physical laws determining how living systems have evolved their information-processing capabilities. This mini-symposium will gather experts studying different facets of this problem, with the goal of discussing common approaches leading to a general theory of information processing in biology.


Dates:  7-9 February, 2018

VenueConference Center (meeting room 1), Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Okinawa, Japan

Invited speakers:

  • Kunihiko Kaneko (University of Tokyo)      
  • Namiko Mitarai (Niels Bohr Institute)
  • Luca Peliti (University of Naples)
  • Takahiro Sagawa (University of Tokyo)
  • Masaki Sano (University of Tokyo)
  • Susanne Still (University of Hawaii)           
  • Lei-Han Tang (Beijing Computational Science Center)
  • Tsvi Tlusty (Center for Soft and Living Matter, Ulsan)
  • Suriyanarayanan Vaikuntanathan (University of Chicago) 

Internal speakers:

  • Tosif Ahamed
  • ​Mahesh Bandi
  • Davide Chiuchiù
  • ​Amy Shen     


  • Simone Pigolotti (OIST)
  • Greg Stephens (OIST)


Program: PDF

Accommodation: OIST Seaside House  *check-out 9am

Transportation Schedule (PDF):

Date From To Pickup time
2/7(Wed) OIST Seaside House OIST Auditorium 8:30
OIST Auditorium OIST Seaside House 16:15
OIST Seaside House OIST Auditorium 8:30

OIST Auditorium → Nakijin Castle ruins (Admission JPY400 required)→ Sakae Restaurant
* In caes of rain, we will go to Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

Sakae Restaurant OIST Seaside House 21:00
2/9(Fri) OIST Seaside House OIST Auditorium 8:30
OIST Auditorium OIST Seaside House 17:00


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