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CBSB11 in Retrospect

The fifth workshop in the series "From Computational Biophysics to Systems Biology" (CBSB) took place from 20 to 22 July 2011 at Forschungszentrum Jülich. This particular workshop was dedicated to the forthcoming 90th birthday of Harold Scheraga who pioneered the use of computers in chemistry and biology. It was jointly organized by JSC, the German Research School for Simulation Sciences, and Michigan Technological University. Fourteen invited talks covered the wide spectrum of workshop themes for the more than 100 participating scientists from all over the world. Particular highlights were five award talks by young scientists, selected by the organizers from the submitted posters, and five panel sessions where the invited speakers exchanged their varying views and opinions on understanding molecular biological systems among themselves and with the audience. The participants eagerly exploited this opportunity to get first-hand information on controversial approaches and on perspectives about the future of the various fields. In his closing remarks, Prof. Scheraga emphasized that he was thrilled with the quality of the discussions and talks, particularly those by the young scientists, and by the wide range of topics covered.

For the full programme and pictures from the workshop, visit http://www.fz- juelich.de/cbsb11. Online proceedings of the workshop will be available soon.
(Contact: Dr. Walter Nadler, ext. 2324)


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