Antonio Celani (International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Italy), Stefano Di Talia (Duke University, USA) and Carl-Philipp Heisenberg (Institute of Science and Technology, Austria)
05 December 2016 to 16 December 2016
ICTP, Trieste, Italy

The School is focused on the basic physical and biological principles of the development of multicellular organisms.

The purpose of this advanced School is to provide both an introduction to the basic physical and biological principles of development, and an overview of recent breakthroughs and promising research directions in the field. 

The selected topics will include morphogen signaling, somatogenesis, control of growth and division, tissue mechanics and regeneration, both in model organisms (drosophila, zebrafish, mouse) and in humans.

Invited Lecturers include:

  • James Briscoe (Crick Institute, London)
  • Marie-Anne Félix (ENS, Paris)
  • Mauro Giacca (ICGEB, Trieste)
  • Thomas Gregor (Princeton University)
  • Anna-Katerina Hadjantonakis (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)
  • Frank Jülicher (MPIPKS Dresden)
  • Allon Klein (Harvard Medical School)
  • Arthur Lander (UC Irvine)
  • Andrew Oates (Crick Institute, London)
  • Kenneth Poss (Duke University)
  • Boris Shraiman (UC Santa Barbara)
  • Aryeh Warmflash (Rice University)
  • Eric Wieschaus (Princeton University)


  • Stefano Di Talia (Duke University)
  • Carl-Philipp Heisenberg (IST Austria)
  • Antonio Celani (ICTP)

Scientific Advisory Committee:

  • Vijay Balasubramanian (U. Pennsylvania)
  • Sanjay Jain (U. Delhi)
  • Vijaykumar Krishnamurthy (ICTS)
  • Matteo Marsili (ICTP)
  • Anirvan Sengupta (Rutgers U.)
  • Mukund Thattai (NCBS, Bangalore)
  • Michele Vendruscolo (U. Cambridge)
  • Massimo Vergassola (UC San Diego)

Previous editions of this school

    The call for applications for the Winter School on Quantitative Systems Biology is now open at the School web page:

      31 August 2016
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