In a Nutshell
WHAT THIS CONFERENCE IS ABOUT
The growing plant is a fascinating system involving multiple fields. Biologically, it is a multi-cellular system controlled by complex bio-chemical networks. Physically, it is an example of an "active solid" – an extended solid system, whose element (cells) are active, performing mechanical work to drive the evolving geometry. Computationally, it acts as a distributed system, processing a multitude of local inputs into a coordinated developmental response. The goal of this meeting is to provide a rare opportunity to bring together researchers from these different but complementary disciplines, and study the plant as a living, information-processing organism, which uses physical laws and biological mechanisms to alter its own shape, and negotiate its environment.
Yasmine MerozTel Aviv University
Idan EfroniHebrew University of Jerusalem
Eran SharonHebrew University of Jerusalem
Ido RegevBen Gurion University of the Negev
Sigal Savaldi-GoldsteinTechnion Israel Institute of Technology
AN INTERDISCIPLINARY LINEUP
Tomas BohrTechnical University of Denmark
Arezki BoudaoudENS de Lyon
Stéphane DouadyParis Diderot University
Yoël ForterreAix-Marseille University
Hillel FrommTel Aviv University
Anja GeitmannMcGill University
Daniel GoldmanGeorgia Institute of Technology
Alain GorielyUniversity of Oxford
Eleni KatiforiUniversity of Pennsylvania
Evelyne KolbSorbonne Université
Dorotha KwiatkowskaUniversity of Silesia in Katowice
L. MahadevanHarvard University
Alexis MaizelHeidelberg University
Yasmine MerozTel Aviv University
Bruno MouliaINRA Clermont-Ferrand
Naomi OriHebrew University of Jerusalem
Alexis PeaucelleParis Diderot University
Staffan PerssonUniversity of Melbourne
Anne-Lise Routier-KierzUniversité de Montréal
Richard SmithJohn Innes Centre
Thomas SpeckUniversity of Freiburg
Joop VermeerUniversity of Zurich
TENTATIVE, WILL BE UPDATED
Trip to Massada and the Dead Sea
EIN GEDI, THE DEAD SEA, ISRAEL
The Ein Gedi Hotel is located in the land of Genesis - between the Dead Sea, flowing rivers and green gardens. Here guests enjoy natural springs, a modern spa, a beautiful swimming pool, tours throughout the year, and wild, exotic nature. The hotel is situated within a luxuriant botanical garden that encompasses the paths of the compound, and offers participants the following activities free of charge:
Entrance and transportation to the
Ein Gedi Hot Springs.
Tour of the Ein Gedi Botanical Garden
Entrance to the hotel's Synergy Spa
Conference participants are offered discounted room prices - available at registration.
From Ben Gurion International Airport take the train to Beer-Sheva station (schedules can be found here).
From there, as well as from big cities such as Tel Aviv or Jerusalem, you can reach by bus (schedules can be found here).
You can reserve a taxi to the hotel: Transportation Yossi Tz`hnobr: 050-4085000, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transportation from will be arranged from central locations - stay tuned.
Deadline for registration and abstract submission: February 15 2020
The registration page will also allow to book accommodation on site.
* Travel scholarships are available for students, please apply at registration.
Places are limited, we encourage to register soon.
SEE YOU IN ISRAEL!