Sep 23 – 25, 2020
Europe/Warsaw timezone

The conference ‘Dynamics of biological systems: from viruses to populations’ is aimed to gather together researchers working in the fields of quantitative biology and physics. The focus of the conference is to discuss the spatio-temporal properties of various biological systems. We want to highlight differences and similarities when biological systems are scaled up both in size and numbers. The conference contributions will be divided into five thematic sessions (viruses, bacteria, cells, populations, and medical biology), covering a range of topics like COVID-19, microbial communities, the evolution of drug resistance, developmental patterning, cellular mechanics, population dynamics, nonlinear dynamical systems, and emergent properties of biological systems.

The conference is a continuation of the series of Biological Complexity in Cracow meetings and is hosted by the Garage of Complexity, Jagiellonian University.

Registration: The registration will be through Registration is free. Participants who want to present during the conference are encouraged to submit a short abstract for a talk.  The contributed talks will be between 15-20 minutes. We also expect short oral contributions around 5 minutes instead of classic poster session (2-3 slides).

Note: To register or submit an abstract for this event, you'll need an Indico account. First of all, create CERN lightweight account then when you log in with that account on the Indico website, you'll be asked to create an Indico account. If you don't have CERN lightweight account, you can get information about how to create it by visiting this link:

Deadline for registration: September 15 extended to September 22

Deadline for abstract submission: September 15 (CLOSED)

Venue: The conference will be virtual. All talks will be available through MS Teams. We plan to have virtual chat rooms to comment on the talks. The number of participants will be limited to 200 participants due to technical capabilities. Everyone who has registered should receive the invitation e-mail to join the MS Teams. If you have not received the invitation, please write to Richard Ho (

Social event: Interactive Jazz concert! We would like to cordially invite you to participate in the online Jazz Concert. Featuring Nikola Kołodziejczyk (piano) and Mateusz Pliniewicz (violin),  two polish renowned jazz musicians. They will play their own compositions and improvise on the topic of the conference: biological systems dynamic, viruses, and populations.

Video contest: Everyone registered might submit a 30-second movie illustrating the dynamics of biological systems. It can be a real-life phenomenon captured with a phone or computer-rendered visualization -- aim for creativity! Upload your movie to the Google Drive (or any cloud drive), generate a link, and send in an email with 2-3 sentences describing the movie to and 

The most inspiring and mind-blowing videos will be awarded prizes!

Scientific Committee: Katarzyna Dziedzic-Kocurek, Jakub Mielczarek, Marcin Zagorski

Local Committee: Richard Ho, Adela Staszowska, Maciej Majka, Damodar Rajbhandari

Jagiellonian University



Honorary Patronage: Prof. dr. hab Ewa Gudowska-Nowak, Dean of the Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Applied Computer Science, Jagiellonian University

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