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COURSES@CRG: Practical Summer Course: Modeling for Systems Biology

COURSES@CRG: Practical Summer Course: Modeling for Systems Biology

14/06/2015 19/06/2015
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COURSES@CRG: Practical Summer Course: Modeling for Systems Biology

CRG, Barcelona
We would like to invite you to the 5th Practical Summer Course: Modeling for Systems Biology. The 2015 edition of this successful course is again a joint initiative between the CRG and SystemsX.ch and will take place from Sunday June 14th till Friday June 19th, 2015 at the PRBB in Barcelona. The Systems Biology Summer Course provides a broad introduction to systems biology, with a focus on dynamical modeling of networks. The target audience is researchers, mainly PhD students and post-docs, ranging from engineering to pure biological background, that plan to model or be involved in modeling projects in Systems Biology. As such, the course is designed as a series of lectures, hands-on interactive practical sessions, and panel discussions. 
 

Sunday: As participants are not expected to have a modeler's background, Sunday optional sessions introduce basic concepts from elementary calculus, linear algebra, ordinary differential equations, and Matlab programming. An understanding of these concepts is highly recommended to be able to follow the course itself.

Monday: Deterministic systems - Modeling gene regulation, simple dynamical systems and bifurcation analysis

Tuesday: Stochastic systems - Formalism and consequences of molecular noise in biological systems, intrinsic versus extrinsic noise in gene regulation

Wednesday: Data analysis - Multidimensional scaling, pattern recognition and regression techniques

Thursday: Parameter inference - Local vs global optimization techniques, reverse engineering and optimal design of biological systems

Friday: Multicellular systems - reaction-diffusion models, spatial systems and pattern formation in biology

Download the schedule-Outline

Teachers:

  • Arthur Lander, University of California Irvine, USA
  • Marta Ibañes, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
  •  Jordi Garcia-Ojalvo, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
  •  Fernando Amat, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA
  •  Julio R. Banga, Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas IIM-CSIC,  Vigo, Spain      

Registration

The number of participants is limited to 22, from which 11 places will be reserved for scientists from the PRBB and SystemsX. The remaining positions will be open to candidates from institutes worldwide. Priority will be given to researchers who are likely to use this basic modeling knowledge to aid their research.

General registration fee: 400 EUR (includes participation in workshop, use of computers and all necessary software to participate in the course, coffee breaks, lunches and a welcome dinner).

Registration is open until 03/05/2015.

Selected participants will be sent an email and asked to reconfirm their attendance no later than 06/05/2015. They will also be asked to pay the registration fee.

Contact

Content-related questions:

Andreea Munteanu
CRG - Centre for Genomic Regulation
Dr. Aiguader, 88
08003 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Andreea dot Munteanu at crg dot eu

Registration questions:

Eva Navarrete
CRG - Centre for Genomic Regulation
Dr. Aiguader, 88
08003 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
T: +34 93 316 01 75
training at crg dot eu

Supported by:

We acknowledge support from the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, ‘Centro de Excelencia Severo Ochoa 2013-2017’, SEV-2012-0208 and SystemX.ch