National Centers for Systems Biology

Annual Meeting 2009

A key aim of the meeting was to introduce NIH staff to the exciting field of systems biology and the activities of the National Centers for Systems Biology. On the first day of the meeting, PIs (or other senior investigators) defined systems biology in the context of their Center’s work and then provided compelling examples of what they had achieved. Each Center also had a presentation from a junior investigator. The talks were followed by a discussion led by a panel of PIs whose purpose was to engage the audience. The second day of the meeting included a discussion of common activities and community building. Among the topics that were discussed were (i) common elements of systems biology and possibilities for cooperation, (ii) relevant training opportunities, (iii) coordination of outreach efforts, and (iv) creation of a portal for the Centers and other community activities.
[ Video Day 1 ] [ Video Day 2 ] [ Comment from NIGMS Jim Anderson ]


July 12 (Sunday) 7:30-9pm at Hyatt
Welcoming reception


July 13 Day 1, Morning Session
Lister Hall Auditorium, National Institutes of Health

8:15 – 8:30 Welcome: Karin Remington, Director Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, NIGMS

8:30 – 9:25 Center for Modular Biology
8:30 – 9:05 Principal Investigator: Andrew Murray, Harvard University Presentation (PDF 1MB)
9:05 – 9:15 Yaakov Benenson
9:15 – 9:20 Questions

9:25 – 10:20 Center for Cell Decision Processes
9:25 – 10:00 Principal Investigator: Peter Sorger, MIT/Harvard Medical School
10:00 – 10:10 Julio Saez-Rodriguez
10:10 – 10:15 Questions

10:20 – 10:50 Coffee break

10:50 – 11:45 Center for Quantitative Biology
10:50 – 11:25 Principal Investigator: David Botstein, Princeton University Presentation (PDF 8.3MB)
11:25 – 11:35 Amy Caudy
11:35 – 11:40 Questions

11:45 – 12:00 Panel Discussion on Research

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch Lister Hill Center Cafeteria

Afternoon Session
Lister Hall Auditorium, National Institutes of Health

1:00 – 1:55 Center for Systems Biology
1:00 – 1:35 Co-Director: John Aitchison, Institute for Systems Biology
1:35 – 1:45 David Reiss Presentation (PDF 5.6MB)
1:45 – 1:50 Questions

1:55 – 2:50 Center for Genome Dynamics at the Jackson Laboratory
1:55 – 2:30 Principal Investigator: Gary Churchill, Jackson Laboratory Presentation (PDF 17.2MB)
2:30 – 2:40 Ron Korstanje
2:40 – 2:45 Questions

2:50 – 3:20 break

3:20 – 4:15 Center for Complex Biological Systems
3:20 – 3:55 Principal Investigator: Arthur Lander, University of California, Irvine Presentation (PDF 14.5MB)
3:55 – 4:05 Tau-Mu Yi
4:05 – 4:10 Questions

4:15 – 4:30 Panel Discussion on Education and Training

4:30 – 5:00 Lightning Talks
15 lightning presentations of posters: 2 min and one slide each. Suitable posters will be selected by Center Directors

5:00 – 6:00 Poster Session I

Evening Sessions
Dinner at local area restaurants
Dinner and closed door session for NIH staff and directors of systems biology – restaurant to be announced; will be either within metro or walking distance (about 15 minutes).


July 14 Day 2, Morning Session
Lister Hall Auditorium, National Institutes of Health

8:30 – 9:25 Systems Biology Center New York
8:30 – 9:05 Principal Investigator: Ravi Iyengar, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
9:05 – 9:15 Samuel Isaacson
9:15 – 9:20 Questions

9:25 – 9:55 Community activities
Randy Smith (Center for Genome Dynamics): Training and education
Leslie Roldan (Cell Decision Processes Center): Outreach
Imogen Hurley (Center for Genome Dynamics): Portal

9:55 – 10:55 Coffee break and Poster Session II

10:55 – 11:50 Duke Center for Systems Biology
10:55 – 11:30 Principal Investigator: Philip Benfey, Duke University Presentation (PDF 2.2MB)
11:30 – 11:40 Steve Haase
11:40 – 11:45 Questions

11:50 – 12:45 Chicago Center for Systems Biology
11:50 – 12:25 Principal Investigator: Kevin White, University of Chicago
12:25 – 12:35 Elena Lucchetta
12:35 – 12:40 Questions

12:45 – 1:00 Panel Discussion on Outreach and Community Activities

1:00 – Meeting adjourned