Information networks in biological systems

Oct. 18 - Oct. 22, 2021

The event


We are pleased to announce you that CENTURI 2021 Scientific meeting (CSM2021) will be devoted to “Information networks in biological systems”. It will take place from October 18 to October 22, 2021, at the Institut d'Études Scientifiques de Cargèse in Corsica, France.

Each year, CENTURI gathers leading scientists from all over the world to tackle interdisciplinary and contemporary challenges in biology, physics, mathematics and computer science. CENTURI 2021 Scientific meeting will focus on how information networks underlie the organisation and dynamics of biological systems with examples in the fields of cell and developmental biology, neuroscience, immunology and social behaviour.

Research in the past couple of decades have shown that biological information can be encoded not only biochemically but also in the mechanics of a system. Length and time scales of a system can emerge from cross-talk between its physical and biochemical properties. Moreover, the geometry of the space in which mechano-chemical information flows is itself informative: networks of information are spatially defined, which may dictate how molecules, cells and organisms self-organise. This conference will bring together a diverse set of scientists in biology, physics and computer science to discuss these questions.

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We believe that our conference is a unique opportunity to foster new collaborations and exchange about a wide range of topics in life sciences and we would be glad to welcome you there.

If you want to register to give a short talk or present a poster, please fill and upload the template available online during your registration.


Registration deadline: September 30,2021

Abstract submission deadline: July 16, 2021


Registration fees: 300€

Organizing committee:

Rosa Cossart (INMED)
Christophe Eloy (IRPHE)
Thomas Lecuit (IBDM)
Pierre Milpied (CIML)
Kheya Segupta (CINAM)
Olivier Théodoly (LAI)

The programme

CENTURI 2021 scientific meeting is happy to welcome 18 invited speakers in cell biology, biophysics, developmental biology, neurosciences, immunology and ethology:

  • Dmitriy Aronov (USA)
  • Alain Barrat (France)
  • Andrea Cavagna (Italy)
  • Hugues Chaté (France)
  • Laura Colgin (USA)
  • Iain Couzin (Germany)
  • Nikta Fakhrii (USA)
  • Adrienne Fairhall (USA)
  • Jay Groves (USA)
  • Kenneth Harris (England)
  • Johanna Ivaska (Finland)
  • Mor Nitzan (Israël)
  • Madan Rao (India)
  • Clément Sire (France)
  • Cécile Sykes (France)
  • Pavel Tolar (England)
  • Raphaël Voituriez (France)
  • Rafael Yuste (USA)

The programme of the meeting will be announced shortly.

The venue

CENTURI 2021 Scientific meeting will take place at the Institut d'Études Scientifiques de Cargèse (Corsica, France).


Institut d’Études Scientifiques de Cargèse

Menasina D81

20130 Cargèse


Accommodation will be provided in the Institut d’Études Scientifiques de Cargèse (IESC) and in the neighbouring village.







Registrations to CENTURI 2021 scientific meeting are open until September 30, 2021. To register, please fill the form below. Once your registration has been validated, a link to our payment platform will be sent to you. The only method of payment is by credit/debit card. If you need a purchase order, please contact Mélina De Oliveira (

Please note that we will not be able to proceed to any registration refunds.


To give a short talk, please submit your abstract before July 16, 2021. Abstracts (300 words, text only) must be submitted online during your registration. The template is available on the registration page.

The number of talks being limited, a selection will be made by the Organising Committee. Abstracts not selected for a short talk might be selected to present a poster.

Registrations for posters are open until August 1st, 2021.


Registration fees: 300€

The registration fees cover access to all talks and poster sessions, a copy of the symposium abstract booklet, accommodation (hotel room) as well as lunches and dinners during the event.