NetSciReg'15 - Network Models in Cellular Regulation
June 1, 2015 - Zaragoza, Spain

 NetSciReg'15 Flyer 
 Important Dates 
 Call for Contributed Talks 
 NetSci 2015 


The NetSciReg'15 symposium will explore recent advances in understanding the interplay between regulatory network structure, epigenetics and cellular function. It will approach the topic from four distinct angles, topics on which abstract submissions are welcome:
  1. Regulatory dynamics and regulatory network evolution
       Theme: How much can we learn about the dynamics of a regulatory network from its wiring structure? How did evolution shape the function and dynamics of cellular regulatory networks?

  2. Regulatory networks in health and disease
       Theme: Can we use large cellular networks to understand disease?

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

  4. Epigenetics in cellular regulation - network structure, dynamics and relationship to evolution
       Theme: How do epigenetic regulatory mechanisms interface with signaling and transcription to dictate cellular outcomes?
The one-day workshop will feature invited speakers as well as contributed talks, and will conclude with a pannel discussion:
  1. Pannel 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?

Invited Speakers (confirmed):

  • Dr. Sebastian Ahnert, Royal Society University Research Fellow
    Cavendish Laboratory at the University of Cambridge
    King's College, Cambridge, UK
  • Dr. Gábor Balázsi
    Laufer Center for Physical and Quantitative Biology
    Biomedical Engineering Department
    Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, USA
  • Dr. Chris Banerji
    Centre for Mathematics and Physics in the Life Sciences and Experimental Biology (CoMPLEX)
    University College London, UK
  • Dr. Anaïs Baudot
    CNRS - Aix-Marseille Université
    Marseilles, France
  • Dr. Florian Buettner
    The EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI)
    Cambridge, UK
  • Dr. Guillaume Filion
    Centre of Genomic Regulation (CRG), Barcelona, Spain
  • Dr. Benjamin Pfuety, CNRS Researcher,
    Laboratoire de Physique des Lasers, Atomes, et Molecules (PhLAM)
    Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris, France
  • Dr. Daniel Rico
    Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), Madrid, Spain
Winning abstract:
  • Pan-Jun Kim,
    Emergent Dynamics of Complex Living Systems,
    Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics,
    POSTECH, Pohang, Korea


  • 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: Please follow instructions for registering at the main NetSci2015 conference site at NetSci2015 Registration page. The NetSciReg'15 workshop can be attended separately from the main NetSci conference with a 1-day registration. In addition, please send me a quick e-mail notifying me that your plan to attend, so we all have enough coffee at break time.