The School is a general biophysics school that presents methods and studies of diverse systems of interest, from biomolecular complexes and assemblies to living cells and soft matter and naotechnology.
The 13th School is to be somewhat extraordinary, i.e. the school will sail from Split to Zadar along the Adriatic coast of Croatia in September 2016.
The Confined DNA project leader T. Vuletić, is the School Chair. The rest of the organization team comes from our project team, as well as from the Ruđer Bošković Institute and Phys.Dept. of the University of Zagreb.
It is a summer school with the longest tradition in biophysics and since the beginning it takes place in Croatia. The lecturers have always been of the highest quality, including top scientists in their respective disciplines and several Nobel laureates. The lecturers and students usually come from 20+ countries in EU and beyond. In 2016. M. Wanunu from USA will also teach on subjects at the interface of nano and biotechnology – a subject very much related to our project. According to the questionnaire that they filled, students were of rather diverse backgrounds, from molecular and structural biology, biochemistry, physical and computational chemistry to biophysics. Most of the students present a poster. Selected students present their work also with a short, 10minute talk. University of Zagreb awards 5 ECTS points to participants.