2005 NIGMS Systems Biology/Complexity Centers Meeting

Lister Hill Center Auditorium
National Library of Medicine
Building 38A
Bethesda, MD

Start Date: 1/11/2005 1:30 PM

End Date: 1/12/2005 5:00 AM

Purpose of the Meeting: The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) is hosting the first Systems Biology Initiative annual meeting to demonstrate the multidisciplinary research projects and training programs being conducted by the NIGMS-supported national centers. This meeting aims to provide a platform for researchers both within and outside the centers to share their scientific discoveries, technological advances, new ideas, and challenges in the emerging field of systems biology. It is also the intention of the organizers to promote communication and collaboration among the participating research groups, so that good experiences are shared and difficulties are examined.

Preliminary Program:

January 11, 2005

1:30 - 1:45 pm — Welcome
Jeremy Berg, Director, NIGMS

1:45 - 3:15 — Center for Cell Dynamics, University of Washington
Speakers: Garrett Odell, Kimberly Littlefield, Ed Munro, and George von Dassow

3:15 - 3:45 — Break

3:45 - 5:15 — Center for Modeling Integrated Metabolic Systems, Case Western Reserve University
Speakers: Gerald Saidel and Henri Brunengraber

January 12, 2005

8:00 - 8:30 am — Refreshments

8:30 - 10:00 —Center for Cell Decision Processes, MIT
Speakers: Peter Sorger, Scott Manalis, Brigitta Tadmor, and Nika Stoop-Myer

10:00 - 10:30 — Break

10:30 - 12:00 — Center for Modular Biology, Harvard University
Speakers: Andrew Murray, Laura Garwin, Michael Laub, and Aviv Regev

Noon - 1:00 pm — Lunch

1:00 - 2:00 — Center for Quantitative Biology, Princeton University
Speaker: David Botstein

2:00 - 2:30 — Break

2:30 - 5:00 — Panel Discussion: Challenges in Systems Biology

5:00 — Adjourn

Participation: This meeting is open to the public. There is no registration fee. However, registration is required for attending the meeting. Up to 150 participants can register on a first-come, first-served basis at www. nigmsmeeting.com/registration.html

For more information about the meeting or to request reasonable accommodation to participate, contact Dr. Jerry Li at (301) 594-0682 or email lij@nigms.nih.gov.