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SSBSS 2014 : Synthetic and Systems Biology Summer School: Biology meets Engineering and Computer Science


When Jun 15, 2014 - Jun 19, 2014
Where Taormina - Sicily, Italy
Submission Deadline Mar 31, 2014
Notification Due Apr 15, 2014
Final Version Due Apr 15, 2014
Categories    synthetic biology   systems biology   metabolic engineering   computational biology

Call For Papers

Synthetic and Systems Biology Summer School: Biology meets Engineering and Computer Science
Taormina - Sicily, Italy, June 15-19, 2014


*Application Deadline: February 15 2014*

Recent advances in DNA synthesis have increased our ability to build biological systems. Synthetic Biology aims at streamlining the design and synthesis of robust and predictable biological systems using engineering design principles. Designing biological systems requires a deep understanding of how genes and proteins are organized and interact in living cells: Systems Biology aims at elucidating the cellular organization at gene, protein, cell, tissue, organ and network level using computational and biochemical methods.

The Synthetic and Systems Biology Summer School (SSBSS) is a full-immersion course on cutting-edge advances in systems and synthetic biology with lectures delivered by world-renowned experts. The school provides a stimulating environment for doctoral students, early career researches and industry leaders. Participants will also have the chance to present their results (Oral presentations or Posters) and to interact with their peers.

*List of Speakers*
Uri Alon, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Jef Boeke, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Jason Chin, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK
Virginia Cornish, Columbia University, USA
Angela DePace, Harvard University, USA
Paul Freemont, Imperial College London, UK
Tanja Kortemme, University of California San Francisco, USA
Giuseppe Nicosia, University of Catania, Italy
Sven Panke, ETH, Switzerland
Rahul Sarpeshkar, MIT, USA
Giovanni Stracquadanio, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Ron Weiss, MIT, USA

Other speakers will be announced soon.

School Directors
Jef Boeke, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Giuseppe Nicosia, University of Catania, Italy
Mario Pavone, University of Catania, Italy
Giovanni Stracquadanio, Johns Hopkins University, USA

Short Talk and Poster Submission
Students may submit a research abstract for presentation. School directors will review the abstracts and will recommend for poster or short-oral presentation. Abstract should be submitted by February 15, 2014. The abstracts will be published on the electronic hands-out material of the summer school.


Co-located Event: The 3rd International Synthetic Yeast Genome (Sc2.0) Meeting will be held in Taormina Friday June 20, 2014

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