NetSciReg'13 - Network Models in Cellular Regulation
June 4, 2013 - Copenhagen

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The NetSciReg'13 symposium will explore recent advances in understanding the interplay between regulatory network structure and cellular function. It will approach the topic from three distinct angles in separate sessions, and conclude with a panel discussion:
  1. Effects of network structure on regulatory dynamics
       Theme: How much can we learn about the dynamics of a regulatory network from its wiring structure?

  2. Design principles of small regulatory circuits
       Theme: Are there general design requirements for building small regulatory circuits with distinct biological functions?

  3. Interdependence of regulatory network evolution and dynamics
       Theme: How did evolution shape the function and dynamics of cellular regulatory networks?
  4. Panel Discussion: The future of mechanistic modeling in biology
       Theme: What do we (speakers, audience, invited panelists) think is missing from our conceptual or technical repertoire?
       Moderator: Dr. Erzsébet Ravasz Regan, Center for Vascular Biology Research, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center / Harvard Medical School

Invited Speakers (confirmed):

  • Dr. Kim Sneppen, Professor, Director for center for Models of Life,
    Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen
  • Dr. Pawel Paszek, BBSRC David Phillips Fellow,
    Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester
  • Dr. Zoltán Toroczkai, Professor of Physics and Computer Science & Engineering,
    University of Notre Dame
  • Dr. Sergei Maslov, Tenured scientific staff member of the Biology Department,
    Brookhaven National Laboratory

Winning abstract:

  • Dr. Tim Rogers, Prize Fellow, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Bath


  • Mix ideas that originate from top-down focus on regulatory networks with insight from smaller-scale modeling, tightly coupled to experimental biology.
  • Spark new questions, seed the development of new approaches, and advance our understanding of regulatory network biology on multiple levels of organization.

Registration: Free of charge. Web registration is closed, but please e-mail me if you would like to attend.

   Erzsébet Ravasz Regan
   Center for Vascular Biology Research
   Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center / Harvard Medical School