Max Planck Symposium Systems Biology

Date: November 5 2004, 9 am - 6 pm
Place: Max Planck Campus Golm, large lecture room in the central building (click here for directions)
Flyer: click here to download PDF
Press: click here to download press release (PDF, in German)
Institutions: Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces (MPI-KG)
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology (MPI-MP)
Organizers: Reinhard Lipowsky, Ulrich Schwarz (MPI-KG)
Joachim Selbig, Mark Stitt, Lothar Willmitzer (MPI-MP)
Description: During the last years, molecular biology has witnessed a revolution mainly driven by the progress made in collecting molecular data through high-throughput methods. However, a simple list of the molecular components will by far not suffice to understand the way biological systems function. Rather we have to come to grips with the hierarchical and dynamic organization of biological systems. In order to achieve a systems-level understanding of biological systems, quantitative modelling will be crucial, because biological systems are far too complicated as to be understood simply in terms of rules of thumbs. With the Max Planck Symposium Systems Biology, we want to introduce students and scientists from the Berlin-Potsdam area to recent advances and possible future developments in this field. Moreover, we want to point out potential areas of common interest between the MPI of Molecular Plant Physiology (which is focused on systematic investigations of how environmental conditions determine plant physiology, in particular plant metabolism) and the MPI of Colloids and Interfaces (which has one focus on biomimetic systems, including efforts to understand and control the material properties of biological systems).
9.00 Welcome
9.10 Stefan Bornholdt, University Bremen: Physics of biological signalling networks
10.00 Michael Lässig, University Cologne: Structure and evolution of bio-molecular networks
10.50 Coffee break I
11.20 Edda Klipp, MPI Molecular Genetics Berlin: Systems biology of Yeast Stress Response
12.10 Dirk Bumann, MPI Infection Biology Berlin: Salmonella metabolism during infection
13.00 Lunch break
14.00 Reinhart Heinrich, Humboldt University Berlin: Metabolic Networks and Signal Transduction: Models and Theory
14.50 Hermann-Georg Holzhütter, Charite Berlin: The Principle of Flux Minimization: Computational Design of Reduced Metabolic Networks
15.40 Coffee break II
16.10 Stefan Schuster, University Jena: Recent developments in metabolic pathway analysis
17.00 Jens Timmer, University Freiburg: Systems biology of the JAK-STAT signalling pathway
17.50 Good-bye

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