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FEBS-SysBio2009: The 3rd FEBS Advanced Lecture Course on Systems Biology: From Molecular Biology to Biological Function

March 7-13, 2009
Alpbach, Austria

Dear Participants,

Thank you for participating at FEBS-SysBio2009. Without your contributions this course would not have been such a succes. We hope you all safely arrived back home again and enjoyed the lectures, tutorials and other scientific interactions. At the moment we are working on collecting the talks and permissions to upload these and videos as well as pictures to this website.


On behalf of the Scientific Advisory Board, it is a pleasure to invite you to the third FEBS Advanced Lecture Course on Systems Biology: From Molecular Biology to Biological Function.

Systems Biology is one of the most prominent newly emerging interdisciplinary science areas. By connecting fields such as genomics, proteomics, cell biology, medicine, molecular biology, biochemistry and genetics, with mathematics, bioinformatics, engineering and computation, it enables discovery of yet unknown principles underlying the functioning of living cells. At the same time testable and predictive models of complex cellular pathways and eventually of whole cells are generated, which are useful for efficient experimental design and bioengineering and the network-based design of drugs and therapies. FEBSSysBio2009 will cover essential and state-of-the-art aspects of SysBio from principles and methods through the modeling of living systems to applications in biotechnology and medicine.

The Federation of the European Biochemical Societies, FEBS, is the main sponsor of this exciting event. Additional contributions from key Systems Biology funding organizations such as BMBF and EUFP7(BioSim), from learned societies such as ESMTB, from Systems Biology centers such as NISB/BioCentrum Amsterdam and Systems-X.ch and from companies such as AstraZeneca, DSM, Elsevier and Unilever facilitate the organization of FEBSSysBio2009 and the participation of its students.

We were able to commit many leading experts to participate as lecturers, tutors, black-board teachers and informal poster discussants and we are thus confident that FEBS-SysBio2009 will again be an outstanding lecture course with an exquisite scientific program. It will open the doors for regular student training in Systems Biology in Europe, provide a basis for a human network of young Systems Biology experts, and provide a centre for other Systems Biology discussions between scientists and funders.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Alpbach, Austria.

The Course Organizers

Hans Westerhoff (The Netherlands, UK) Karl Kuchler , Walter Glaser (AT)
Edda Klipp, Ursula Kummer (DE) Frank Bruggeman, Anneke Koster (NL)
Uwe Sauer (CH) Jacky Snoep (RSA)


Jul. 27, 2010: FEBSX-SysBio 2011: The Joint FEBS/SystemsX-SysBio2011 Advanced Lecture Course which is the next instance of this course will take place in Innsbruck, Austria, February 26 – March 4, 2011. More information can be found at the FEBSX-SysBio 2011 Website.

Mar. 4, 2009: The pickup schedule for the FEBS-Sysbio2009 shuttlebuses and taxis is now available for download in the Travel Details Authorization required section.

Feb. 24, 2009: Numerous updates: The final programme is now available (full version in Course Material sectionlogin required). The Course Material section has been added with materials for students such as publications, presentations and software to prepare for the course. In addition, participants can now preselect which of the parallel courses they would like to attend (Course Selectionlogin required). Updates in the Scientific Programme section include information on available presentation software and the maximum poster size.
Reminder: If you do not know your password you can retrieve it with your registration e-mail address using the forgotten password link at the top of the page.

Feb. 15, 2009: An updated version of the programme is available for download in the Scientific Programme Section. The Social Programme has also been updated.

Feb. 11, 2009: An updated version of the programme is available for download in the Scientific Programme Section. The Social Programme has also been updated.

In addition, it is now possible to login to our site with the e-mail and password from your registration confirmation e-mail. Logging in will give access to a travel details section, where you can register your travel data, food preferences and ski rental to help us better coordinate shuttle bus times and room bookings. Please enter your travel details until 19th February.

Feb. 3, 2009: The programme for download has been updated in the Scientific Programme Section.

Feb. 4, 2009: Additional information on reimbursement procedures for FEBS YTF awardees has been added to the Application Details section.

Feb. 3, 2009: A preliminary version of the programme is available for download in the Scientific Programme Section.

Jan. 29, 2009: Information on the satellite meeting: ERASysBio Satellite Workshop: European Standards for PhD Training in Systems Biology 7th March 09, Alpbach, Austria can now be found under Satellite Meetings.

Jan. 28, 2009: All registrees should have received per e-mail a letter with their acceptance status for the course, the precourses as well as grants. If you have registered and have not received an e-mail about your application status please contact us. The preliminary programme will be posted shortly on this website.

Jan. 23, 2009: We are finalizing the accepted participants list at the moment. As soon as we have sent out the acceptance letters, we will post the information here. We are very sorry for the delay.

Nov. 27, 2008: Due to technical problems with the FAX machine please send all documents as e-mail attachements instead.

Nov. 4, 2008: the online Registration is now open.

Oct. 29, 2008: Major updates have been made to the website.

Organizing Institution

FEBS logo FEBS: The Federation of European Biochemical Societies is one of the largest organisations in European life sciences, with nearly 40.000 members distributed among 36 Constituent Societies and 7 Associated Member Societies in 43 countries. FEBS seeks to promote, encourage and support biochemistry, molecular cell biology and molecular biophysics throughout Europe in a variety of ways.

FEBS-SysBio2009 supporters

Agilent Logo AstraZeneca Logo AstraZeneca Logo
BioSim Logo BMBF Logo DSM Logo
Elsevier Logo FEBS Journal ESMTB Logo
MCISB BBSRC Dechema Logo
Steinbeis Fdn. SystemsX.ch Logo Unilever Logo
Alpbachtal Seenland Tourismus Logo DTC-MCSB ERASysBio Logo
MFPL, Medical Universiyt and University of Vienna
ENFIN Logo NucSys Logo Boehringer Ingelheim Logo