Published May 2, 2013
Systems Biology of Stem Cells
June 9th-11th, 2013
The Beckman Center for the National Academies of Sciences, University of California, Irvine
Topics will include:
- NEW! Stem cell therapeutics and systems biology
- Gene regulatory networks underlying pluripotentcy
- Stem cells and morphogenesis
- Epigenetics and transcriptional control
- Lineage dynamics
- New approaches for identifying cancer stem cells
This symposium follows upon the highly successful symposium on the same topic held in May, 2010. A diverse set of experimental, mathematical and computational approaches for understanding stem cell regulation and behavior will be represented among the featured talks from invited speakers. A panel discussion will focus on the role that systems biology can play in stem cell therapeutics. A number of short talks will also be selected from submitted abstracts. Meeting activities will include a poster session and a banquet.
For more information on abstract submission, registration, and housing, please refer to our website http://ccbs.uci.edu/stemcell, or contact the meeting administrators: Naomi Carreon (email@example.com) or Karen Martin (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Early registration deadline: May 9, 2013
Abstract deadline: June 1, 2013 (or May 20 to be considered for a short talk at the meeting)
Published February 25, 2013
The UCSF Center for Systems & Synthetic Biology and Science Translational Medicine have teamed up to organize a symposium on “Cell-Based Therapeutics: The Next Pillar of Medicine” at UCSF on Friday, April 12, 2013. Participation is free and open to those planning to be in the Bay Area on April 12, but registration is required as space is limited. The premise of this forward-looking symposium is that cell-based therapeutics are poised to become the next ‘pillar’ in medicine, where traditionally small molecules and biologics have dominated. If biologics grew out of foundational research in molecular biology and protein engineering, then cell-based therapeutics will grow out of emerging research in cellular engineering, systems and synthetic biology. We would like to engage the basic science community to think about ways to harness our increasingly deeper understanding of how cells work and apply this knowledge towards innovative therapeutic applications. The symposium will feature extended discussion sessions where participants can share their ideas, with the overall goal to outline a roadmap for the development of this pillar in medicine. For a more detailed program of the day and to register, click here.
Published February 25, 2013
- The Seventh q-bio Conference, August 7-10, 2013, St. John’s College in Santa Fe, NM
- The Seventh q-bio Summer School, July 21-August 6, 2013, St. John’s College in Santa Fe, NM and University of California, San San Diego
Published February 25, 2013
The Art of Systems Biology and Nanoscience is an annual event in Santa Fe sponsored by The New Mexico Spatiotemporal Modeling Center.
Advanced microscopy, nanoscale engineering and computer simulations are powerful tools for taking ideas about science that are impossible to observe directly and translating them into images and animations that advance scientific understanding and also make science more accessible to the public. Very often, research at the interface of the biological and physical sciences creates beautiful images as well as new knowledge. You are invited to explore some of the newest and most fascinating images during a two-day public celebration at 333 Montezuma Arts at 333 Montezuma Avenue in the rail yard area of Santa Fe on March 29 and 30.
Published November 19, 2012
The UCSF iGEM program was recognized as part of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Outstanding Community Service Award to the UCSF School of Medicine. The UCSF iGEM program, originally started by Professor Wendell Lim of UCSF and George Cachianes of Lincoln High School in San Francisco, has been training high school students in team-based projects related to synthetic biology for the past 6 years. Congratulations to all who have been involved in making the program a success over the years! Read more about the AAMC award and UCSF’s other community service initiatives here.
The New Mexico Spatiotemporal Modeling Center will sponsor a meeting January 10-12, 2013 on Single Cell and Single Molecule Biology
Published October 30, 2012
The New Mexico Spatiotemporal Modeling Center will sponsor a meeting January 10-12, 2013 on Single Cell and Single Molecule Biology.
“Understanding Cell Behavior through Single Cell and Single Molecule Biology” is a conference in two parts.
Day one will be dedicated to a Symposium on Single Cell/Single Molecule Biology, with invited talks and contributed posters featuring these topics:
- Probes, imaging instruments and microfluidics devices for single cell and single molecule biology
- New biological insights resulting from application of these new tools in immunology and cancer
Members and trainees in all the NCSBs are cordially invited to join us in Albuquerque for a stimulating meeting.
Published October 19, 2012
The UCSF Center for Systems & Synthetic Biology 2012 iGEM team recently wrapped up their summer research by presenting a poster and presentation at the iGEM America’s West Jamboree at Stanford University. This year’s project investigated tunable bacterial symbiosis and was titled: “Cell Mates: Engineering Metabolic Cooperation and Cellular Codependence” The team consisted of 5 recently graduated students from Abraham Lincoln High School, 2 returning undergraduate students, a student from City College of San Francisco, and an exchange student from Peking University. Congratulations to the team on receiving a gold medal at the Jamboree! For more information on their project and results visit the 2012 UCSF iGEM website.
Published October 11, 2012
The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) has funded two new National Centers for Systems Biology (NCSB). They join 13 existing centers that are developing strategies and tools for studying complex biological systems and how they function in health and disease.
Published September 28, 2012
Mount Sinai School of Medicine has signed an agreement with Coursera that will make Mount Sinai graduate and medical school courses freely available online.
Mount Sinai will begin by offering three systems biology courses that focus on training students to use computation to convert the information in large and small data-sets in biomedical sciences to understand disease progression, adverse events in individual patients, and to predict efficacy of drug therapy. The three courses – Introduction to Systems Biology, Network Analysis in Systems Biology, and Dynamical Modeling Methods for Systems Biology – will be offered in 2013. The courses provide a solid basis for understanding the new era of personalized and precision medicine that is being made possible by advanced gene sequencing technologies.
The development of these courses has been supported in part by a grant to the Systems Biology Center New York from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences.
Introduction to Systems Biology (Course Director: Ravi Iyengar)
An introduction to current concepts of how cellular molecules come together to form systems, how these systems exhibit emergent properties, and how these properties are used to make cellular decisions.
Network Analysis in Systems Biology (Course Director: Avi Ma’ayan)
An introduction to network analysis and statistical methods used in contemporary Systems Biology and Systems Pharmacology research.
Dynamical Modeling Methods for Systems Biology (Course Director: Eric Sobie)
An introduction to dynamical modeling techniques used in contemporary Systems Biology research.
Published September 6, 2012
There are two kinds of people: Those for whom the phrase “scientific research” induces apathy and those who scooch up to the table, open a New Glarus Spotted Cow and eagerly discuss the known and unknown.
Fifty scientists who are gathered on Discovery World’s patio one rare, temperate July afternoon belong to the latter group. They include 40 men and 10 women from 12 universities and research institutions in four countries. For two days, they examined the detailed science of what one attendee calls the most important science research project in the country, one with enormous implications to human health – the Virtual Physiological Rat Project (VPR), housed at the Medical College of Wisconsin and funded by a $13 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.
Read the full story in Milwaukee Magazine at: http://www.milwaukeemag.com/article/962012-RatRace