1st FEBS Advanced Lecture Course - SysBio2005
Outline of the Course
Systems Biology is one of the most prominent newly emerging interdisciplinary science areas. It connects fields such as genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics, mathematics, engineering, cell biology and genetics, with mathematics and computation, so allow for the generation of testable and predictive models of complex cellular pathways and eventually whole cells. This 1st FEBS Course on Systems Biology shall cover all essential aspects of Systems Biology from principles and methods to applications and modeling in living systems.
The Federation of the European Biochemical Societies, FEBS, is the main sponsor of this exciting lecture course. Moreover, contributions from non-profit institutions, such as the BioCentrum Amsterdam, and the FP6 Research Program enabled the organization of FEBS-SysBio2005.
We were able to commit many leading experts to participate as lecturers, and we are thus confident that SysBio2005 will be an outstanding lecture course with an exquisite scientific program.
It will open the doors and hopefully act as the major regular platform for student training in Systems Biology in Europe.
We are looking forward to seeing you all in Gosau, Austria
There will be 5 Plenary Symposia, each moderated by the indicated chair acting as discussion leader. The chair shall also give an introduction to the topic of the particular symposium.
Tentative List of Invited Lecturers and Chairs
Symposium 1: Principles of Systems Biology
Symposium 2: Methods and Tools for Systems Biology
Symposium 3: Systems Biology in Prokaryotes
Symposium 4: Systems Biology in Unicellular Eukaryotes
Symposium 5: Systems Biology in Mammalian Cells
Finally, the SysBiol Course will be enriched by a Keynote Plenary Lecture delivered by Dennis Noble. A prominent scientist from the list of invited speakers shall deliver the Final Keynote Address to conclude the SysBiol2005 Course.
“Workshop Talks” of 20 min and “Short Talks” of 12 min will be delivered during afternoon and evening sessions by principal investigators and graduate students or postdocs, respectively. The SAB shall select all oral presentations of applicants based on submitted abstracts.
The poster session represents a vital part of the SysBiol Course. All abstracts not selected for oral presentations will be on display as posters during the entire course to provide ample time for informal discussions among students, participants and lecturers.
Workshop "Quantitative Data & Standardization"
A special 1-day evening workshop shall initiate training of students in the generation of quantitative biological data using standardized protocols suitable for molecular modeling in SysBiol.
Representatives of two EC-funded FP6 research networks. EUSYSBIO and SYMBIONIC, as well as members of the Yeast Systems Biology Network (www.YSBN.org), will gather for a closed 1-day sattelite workshop after the course. Another closed sattelite workshop supported by the European Science Foundation (ESF) will work out strategies for an ESF Forward Look Programme on Systems Biology. The ESF workshop shall discuss strategies for sustained SysBiol training and research programme development in Europe.
Young Investigator Awards
All abstracts submitted by graduate students or postdoctoral fellows as first authors are subject to scientific evaluation by selected members of the SAB. The best 3 abstracts shall receive the "SysBio2005 Young Investigator Award" at the end of the course.
Systems Biology Researcher Database
Within the EC-funded project EUSYSBIO, we have recently started to develop a database of systems biology researchers. The database should become a major European and global communication platform for systems biology scientists. The registration is free and we invite you to visit the website and register yourself at www.SysBiolDB.org Your registration will also help us to organize future conferences and training courses related to systems biology.
Soon to come - a short Timetable, including all types of scientific presentations, will provide a brief overview of FEBS-SysBio2005.