The main goal of this workshop is to identify the key challenges and ways forward in the application of information, communication and coding theory to biology, with the broad intent of assessing its potential as a unifying principle to understand biology across multiple scales and levels of organization capable of providing a common framework and leading to novel experiments, models and insights. The workshop will aim at generating a vision paper summarizing these findings and pushing forward a viable roadmap for approaching the identified challenges.
The workshop is logically divided into two full days covering three sessions each. The first day will seek to bring to the fore the main historical advances and pitfalls of the use of information, communication and coding theory in different domains of biology, and to identify novel approaches in each of these fields. The second day will identify and approach key challenges in further developing information, communication and coding theory for their application to biology, and discuss and put forward workable solutions and a reference roadmap for their development and implementation.
To achieve these goals, throughout the two days the workshop will encompass the following elements.
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This workshop is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. MCB-1945773 and jointly supported by the Directorate for Biological Sciences (MCB - Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences) and the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Directorate (PHY - Division of Physics; Physics of Living Systems).
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