Why living matter is worth its conceptual and synthetic challenge?
10-11th December 2015
ENS 29 and 45, rue d’Ulm
Salles Jaurès et Dussane
Workshop under the hospices of the CNRS-PSL Interdisciplinary Action “Domestication et fabrication du vivant”
Speakers: Dieter Braun (LMU, Munich), Pietro Corsi (University of Oxford), René Doursat (CNRS Gif), Roland Lehoucq (CEA Saclay), Dominique Lestel (ENS, Paris), Uwe Meierhenrich (Université de Nice), Istvan Praet (Roehampton University), Yannick Rondelez (ESPCI ParisTech), Jean-Sébastien Steyer (CNRS/MNHN), John Sutherland (MRC Cambridge).
Organizing Committee: André Estevez-Torres (CNRS and Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris), François Guyot (Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle and Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris); Ludovic Jullien (Université Pierre et Marie Curie and Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris), and Raphaël Plasson (Université d’Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse and INRA, Avignon)
The emergence of life on Earth has long been a major field of questioning for humans. Indeed living matter has always appeared highly singular against the background of “inert” matter so as (i) to interrogate its emergence and (ii) to attempt to convey its original features to inanimate objects.
In the course of the XXth century, both latter perspectives have started to be interrogated at the cellular level with a continuously increasing content of information about the molecular components of living cells as well as about their interactions and reactivity. Two different perspectives have been adopted, focusing either on the formation of cell components, or on the onset of cell dynamic organization. Lire la suite Why living matter is worth its conceptual and synthetic challenge?