A Graduate Student Professional Research Network Project of the
National Science Foundation
Physics of Living Systems Program

hosted by theĀ 
Center for Theoretical Biological Physics

Rice University

The Physics of Living Systems (PoLS) Student Research Network (SRN) is a trans-institutional community-based network of graduate students and graduate student educators all working on the physics of living systems. These institutions have been among the pioneers in stressing the use of both theoretical and experimental physics to further the understanding of biology and biomedicine. The network structure will allow students at participating institutions (and a select number of other students) to interact with their peers (both in-person and in-silico) and collectively help define the research agenda for this field. This program includes visiting research internships to other institutions, which will serve both as a way of broadening students perspectives on possible approaches to difficult research topics and as a way of creating collaborative ties between groups at the various sites. This structure will also enable the exploration of various means of educating these students in biology, while also ensuring that they develop and maintain a firm grounding in physics.


Upcoming Events
The Physics of Aging and Regeneration
May (6) 7-8, 2015

iPoLS Conference 2015
July (16) 17-20, 2015

Physical and Engineering Principles of Cell Structure and Function through Synthetic Biology
TBA - Arlington, Virgina

Past Events
International Physics of Living Systems Network (iPoLS)
2014 Annual Meeting - Munich, Germany
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For further information on upcoming and past National Science Foundation sponsored workshops, please visit physicsoflivingsystems.org

Participating Institutions