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Theory of Living Matter Group

The Theory of Living Matter group is a new initiative to build a network for researchers interested in theoretical analysis and modelling biological phenomena in Cambridge. The group aims to bring together theoretically oriented scientists (physicists, mathematicians, computer scientists and others) and biologists on a postdoctoral or young group leader level. This initiative follows the ideas of the Physics of Living Matter initiative and the Physical Biology network, but our network focuses on the theoretical and modelling aspects of quantitative biology. For biologists, the network provides a local platform via which connections to theorists can be established and collaborations for data analysis and modelling can be initiated. For theorists, the network provides a way to connect with each other to discuss methods, keep up with the most exciting developments in biological research and connect to biologist with interesting phenomena to model.

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“Machine Learning for 'Genomical' data”

Theory of Living Matter is back with an informal pub meeting. In this meeting with Sudhakaran Prabakaran (University of Cambridge, Department of Genetics), we will focus on machine learning. It will take place on the 31st January 2018 at the Panton Arms in Cambridge.

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Biological and Statistical Physics Discussion Group

The Biological and Statistical Physics Discussion Group aims to share our research interests in Theoretical Physics and Biology and learn from each other in the form of meetings. Meetings take place biweekly on Thursdays at 12pm in the TCM seminar room (530, Mott building, Cavendish Laboratory).

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Pint of science 2018

The Pint of Science 2018 festival will be held on the 14th to 16th May 2018 in pubs around Cambridge.

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Blog post about the Theory of Living Matter group

The speaker from our first regular meeting, Prof. Alfonso Martinez-Arias, has written an interesting and encouraging article on the Theory of Living Matter group and collaborations between physicists and biologists in general.

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Organisers (alphabetically)

Shlomit Edri

PhD Student

Developmental Biology

Adrien Hallou



Édouard Hannezo

Group Leader

Theoretical Biophysics

David Jörg


Theoretical Physics

Céline Labouesse



Imen Lassadi



Xiaoyan Ma



Ben Steventon

Group Leader


Vikas Trivedi



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