Developing Concepts for Systems Biology (11th BTK Workshop)

Venue: St Hugh\'s College

Location: Oxford, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Sep 03, 2004 End Date/Time: Sep 06, 2004
Registration Date: Jul 16, 2004
Early Registration Date: Apr 05, 2004
Abstract Submission Date: Apr 05, 2004
Paper Submission Date: May 01, 2004
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Are there theoretical approaches that can help to bridge the gap between the molecules of the cell and physiology and phenotype? In the firm belief that there are, the BTK holds biennial workshops to provide a forum for a vivid exchange of ideas between experimenters with a keen eye for quantitative aspects, theoreticians with a keen eye for the experimental practice and those in between. A long-standing concern of the BTK has been theoretical approaches to understanding the behaviour of cell systems, particularly transport and metabolism, and more recently signal transduction. A key theme of the 2004 meeting will be to explore the extent to which such approaches can be scaled up to provide an interpretative framework for the large data sets that are now being obtained by genomic, proteomic and metabolomic methodologies. This is in the belief that systems biology must become predictive if it is to assist in designing new medical treatments and engineering cells for biotechnological ends.
The International Study Group of Biological Thermodynamics, Control and Kinetics (BioThermoKinetics, or even BTK, in short) is a self-organising collective devoted to the quantitative understanding of the kinetics, thermodynamics and control of biological processes at the cellular level. There are no specially-invited speakers. Everyone attends on an equal basis and is encouraged to bring a poster, since the poster sessions and round table discussions are a central feature of the workshop. The programme of short oral presentations will be selected from the submitted poster abstracts.


Additional Information

Preliminary registration opened March 2004. Registration including board and lodging from GBP 340. Contact