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May 08, 2008

GATech Conference: Frontiers in Multi-Scale Systems Biology

Georgia Tech is getting into interdisciplinary science, at least when it comes to biology. Apparently, they're launching a new "institute" called the Integrative BioSystems Institute which is supposed to bring folks together from different biological disciplines to approach the big problems in biology (and by "biology", it seems that they mainly mean molecular and cellular biology, i.e., genes, proteins, metabolites, neurons, etc.). Anyway, to kick off their new center, they're throwing a big party, I mean, a big conference. The upside, of course, is that it should be chock full of speakers on a wide range of biological topics, and potentially a good place to learn about interesting questions.

GA Tech's Frontiers in Multi-Scale Systems Biology

October 18-21, 2008 at Georgian Terrace Hotel, Atlanta, GA

Organizers: Jeffrey Skolnick (Co-Chair), Eberhard Voit (Co-Chair), David Bader, Lynn Durham, Richard Fujimoto, Jessica Gilmore, Melissa Kemp, Patricia Sobecky, LaDawn Terry, Eric Vigoda.

Description: Frontiers in Multi-Scale Systems Biology will highlight representative topics of multi-scale systems biology including: genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, molecular inventories and databases, modeling and simulation, high-performance computing, enabling experimental and computational technologies, and applications in cancer, neuroscience and the environment.

Conference themes are
1. The creation of key molecular inventories that drive integrative biological systems analyses at all significant levels of biological organization.
2. Enabling experimental technologies for the investigation of multi-level, multi-scale integrative biological systems.
3. Innovation in high-performance computing, modeling and simulation, with applications in multi-scale integrative biology.
4. Applications of enabling experimental and computational technologies and molecular inventories.

posted May 8, 2008 06:18 PM in Conferences and Workshops | permalink