From Computational Biophysics to Systems Biology (CBSB11) (CBSB11)

Venue: Forschungszentrum Juelich

Location: Juelich, NRW, Germany

Event Date/Time: Jul 20, 2011 End Date/Time: Jul 22, 2011
Registration Date: Jun 15, 2011
Abstract Submission Date: Jun 15, 2011
Paper Submission Date: Jul 15, 2011
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This workshop is dedicated to Harold Scheraga who will celebrate
his 90th birthday later this year. Dr. Scheraga pioneered the use
of computers in chemistry and biology. His work inspired many of
the research areas that are the topic of this meeting, ranging from
biophysics to systems biology. In the spirit of Harold Scheraga's
work, we aim at bringing together researchers from physics, chemistry,
biology, and computer science to acquaint each other with current
trends in computational biophysics and systems biology,
to explore avenues of cooperation, and to establish together
a detailed understanding of cells at a molecular level.

This meeting is the fifth in a series of workshops of the same name
organized in both Germany and the USA. Its main focus will be on:

- Protein folding and aggregations
- Multi-protein complexes and supramolecular assemblies
- Cellular environments and interaction networks
- Models, Algorithms and Computers

CBSB11 will explore new approaches for connecting research at
these different levels of structure and complexity; and will
evaluate progress in computational methods, algorithms,
software and hardware in these target areas.

The workshop will act as a platform for in-depth discussion of cutting-edge
research results obtained by international scientists at all levels in their
careers. Invited talks will highlight recent algorithmic developments in and
successful applications of high-performance computing to life sciences.
A limited number of contributed talks and poster sessions
will allow participants at an early stage of their career to discuss
their ongoing research and to put it into the context of the workshop.


Additional Information

We will waive conference fees for all accepted students. Five students/postdocs will receive "CBSB11 Outstanding Young Researcher" awards that include stipends of up to Euro 300 to cover transportation and lodging costs. The Five award winners are expected to give award talks. Participants have to pay a registration fee of Euro 150, with the exception of invited speakers, students that are accepted for a poster or oral contribution, and members of the Forschungszentrum Jülich, of the German Research School for Simulation Sciences and of MTU. The registration fee includes coffee breaks, lunch, conference dinner, and a copy of the workshop proceedings.