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Workshop CBSB 2011

Since 2006, a series of successful workshops with the title "From Computational Biophysics to Systems Biology" (CBSB) has been held, three times in Jülich and once in the USA. Its goal is to bring together scientists from various scientific fields to bridge the gap between biological simulations at the molecular level and approaches to describe biological systems at the cellular level and beyond.

This fifth workshop will take place from 20 to 22 July 2011 at Forschungszentrum Jülich. It is jointly organized by JSC, the German Research School for Simulation Sciences (GRS), and Michigan Technological University (MTU). It 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, and his work has inspired many of the research areas that are the topic of these workshops. In the spirit of Harold Scheraga's work, this workshop will enable 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 together to establish a detailed understanding of cells at a molecular level. Invited talks will highlight recent algorithmic developments in the life sciences and successful applications of high-performance computing. Several panel sessions will stimulate the exchange of views between the various scientific fields and the different approaches to understanding the biological systems in question.

For the full programme, see http://www.fz-juelich.de/cbsb11, where links to the programmes and proceedings of the earlier workshops can also be found.
(Contact: Dr. Walter Nadler, ext. 2324)


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