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Workshop: From Computational Biophysics to Systems Biology 2011

20 Jul 2011 09:00
22 Jul 2011 17:00
3 days

The workshop "From Computational Biophysics to Systems Biology 2011 (CBSB11)" will take place in the auditorium of Forschungszentrum Jülich from 20 - 22 July 2011. 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. His work inspired many of the research areas that are the topic of this meeting, ranging from biophysics to systems biology. In the spirit of Harold Scheraga's work, we aim at bringing together 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 to establish together a detailed understanding of cells at a molecular level.

This meeting is the fifth in a series of workshops of the same name organized in both Germany and the USA. Its main focus will be on:

  • Protein folding and aggregations
  • Multi-protein complexes and supramolecular assemblies
  • Cellular environments and interaction networks
  • Models, Algorithms and Computers

CBSB11 will explore new approaches for connecting research at these different levels of structure and complexity; and will evaluate progress in computational methods, algorithms, software and hardware in these target areas.

The workshop will act as a platform for in-depth discussion of cutting-edge research results obtained by international scientists at all levels in their careers. Invited talks will highlight recent algorithmic developments in and successful applications of high-performance computing to life sciences. A limited number of contributed talks and poster sessions will allow participants at an early stage of their career to discuss their ongoing research and to put it into the context of the workshop.