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Scientific Programme

Download the detailed scientific programme: SysBio2011-Scientific Program-detail
Updated on February 11, 2011

Download the pre-course programme: Precourseprorgamme and abstracts
Updated on February 15, 2011

Download the black board and computer practical programme: sysbio-bbcpprogram
Updated on February 23, 2011

Plenary Symposia

Plenary Symposia will each be introduced and moderated by the indicated chair person. Lecturers will then discuss their methodologies, discuss these in detail with the students and then show their most recent Systems Biology discoveries.

  • Symposium D: Discovery (of components, interactions and network interference).
    Sunday, February 27, 2011
  • Symposium T: Looking down (Generating biological insights from Top-down systems).
    Monday, February 28, 2011
  • Symposium B: Looking up (Bottom-up Systems Biology)
    Tuesday, March 1, 2011
  • Symposium E: Identifying design/Evolutionary principles
    Wednesday, March 2, 2011
  • Symposium W: Making Systems Biology Work
    Thursday, March 3, 2011

Keynote Lectures

  • Keynote Opening Lecture - (Hans Lehrach) evening Saturday, February 26, 2011
  • Final Keynote Address (Luis Serrano) - Thursday, March 3, 2011

List of Confirmed/Invited Lecturers & Chairs

Last update: January 26, 2011

Rüdi Aebersold Akira Funahashi Ursula Kummer Birgit Schöberl
Rudi Balling Jeff Hasty Joseph Lehar Luis Serrano
Philippe Bastiaens Matthias Heinemann Hans Lehrach Jacky Snoep
Angela Brand Adriano Henney Pedro Mendes Irina Surovtsova
Frank Bruggeman Dagmar Iber Andrew Millar Jens Timmer
Carsten Carlberg Jeroen Jeneson Maria Nardelli Bas Teusink
Saso Dzeroski Ursula Klingmüller Jens Nielsen Natal van Riel
Johan Elf Edda Klipp Uwe Sauer Hans Westerhoff
David Fell Karl Kuchler Marcel Schilling  

Oral Presentations

Selected "Short Talks" will be delivered during afternoon sessions by principal investigators, graduate students and postdocs. These presentations will be selected by the Scientific Advisory Board on the basis of submitted abstracts. All selected speakers will be notified by e-mail to submit study material in PDF-format about their talk for the students.

Please deliver your presentation on a USB-Stick at least two hours before your talk is sheduled. We will supply OS X 10.5 and Windows Vista Laptops for your presentations. Available software for presentations includes Adobe Acrobat 9, Keynote 2008 (OS X), Microsoft Powerpoint (Win: 2007, OS X: 2008), OpenOffice 3.2 as well as Quicktime and common audio/video codecs. The preferred presentation type is Powerpoint. For any special requirements please contact the meeting office.

Poster Sessions

The poster session represents a vital part of the SysBio 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. In small-group sessions lecturers will provoke intensive discussions about the postersand about careers and research plans with the individual students.

Poster size: The maximum allowed size for a poster is 120cm height by 90cm width (= 47 x 35 inches). The posters will by attached to the boards via adhesive tape, which will be supplied by the organizer. If you have not been notified about giving an oral presentation, you have been selected for a poster presentation.

Blackboard Teaching

In Black board teaching sessions teachers carefully selected for this mode will explain in the simplest possible terms and in highly interactive mode, principles and methodologies.

last updated: January 24, 2011

Sunday (27.2.), Monday (28.2.) and Wednesday (2.3.)
4:30 pm
bb: Frank Bruggeman "Modeling of molecular stochasticity in cell biology?" (intermediate/advanced)
bb: Saso Dzeroski "Machine learning for systems biology" (intermediate/advanced)
bb: Bas Teusink & Matthias Heinemann "FBA/Stoichiometric System Analysis" (basic/intermediate)

5:30 pm
bb: Dagmar Iber "Modeling Signal Transduction" (basic/intermediate)
bb: Edda Klipp "Introduction to Sensitivity Analysis" (basic/intermediate)
bb: Marcel Schlling "Advanced Parameter Estimation" (intermediate/advanced)
bb/cp: Jeroen Jeneson & Natal van Riel "Physiological modeling" (basic/intermediate)

Computer Practicals

Computer practicals will demonstrate modern modeling and data analysis tools hand on. Students are advised to bring their own laptops to the practicals as the number of laptops provided by the organizers will be very limited. The software used for the practicals will be made available at the course site.

last updated: January 24, 2011

Sunday (27.2.), Monday (28.2.) and Wednesday (2.3.)
4:30 pm
cp: Akira Funahashi "CellDesigner" (basic/intermediate)
cp: Ursula Kummer/Pedro Mendes "Introduction to modeling (using Copasi) (basic/intermediate)

5:30 pm
cp: Jacky Snoep "Standards for Computational Modeling" (basic/intermediate)
cp: Irina Surovtsova "Dynamical simplification of multiscale nonlinear biochemical networks" (intermediate/advanced)
bb/cp: Jeroen Jeneson & Natal van Riel "Physiological modeling" (basic/intermediate)


Lecturers will explain their systems biology methodology in detail in interaction with the students during tutorial sessions.

Precourse Teaching

On Saturday February 26, four optional parallel preparatory courses will be held from morning until evening. These courses are intended to teach the basics to stundents who are not firm in the respective topics. The four courses are:

  • Cell biology in a nutshell (Ursula Klingmüller & Maria Nardelli)
  • Computing in a nutshell (Ursula Kummer)
  • Mathematical biochemistry in a nutshell (David Fell)
  • Molecular genetics in a nutshell (Karl Kuchler)

Registering for one of these courses will require an extra night’s accommodation and meals, which we will book for you and it will require us to charge an extra registration fee. Please be aware that the number of places for these preparatory courses are limited and acceptance for these courses will be communicated by the organizers. Detailed information (registration, costs etc.) is attached to the acceptance email.

Young Investigator Awards

All abstracts with graduate students or postdoctoral fellows as first authors are subject to scientific evaluation by selected members of the SAB. The best abstract in each topic (5 in total) shall receive the "SysBio2011 Young Investigator Award".

Scientific Advisory Board (SAB)

Rüdi Aebersold Douglas Kell Steve Oliver
Lilia Alberghina Boris Kholodenko Bernhard Palsson
Uri Alon Hiroaki Kitano Masaru Tomita
Barbara Bakker Ursula Klingmüller Roel van Driel
Marta Cascante Ursula Kummer Barry Wanner
Igor Goryanin Sang Yup Lee Jacky Snoep
Stefan Hohmann Erik Mosekilde