From Functional Genomics to Systems Biology - EMBO Conference Series

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  • The EMBO ‘From Functional Genomics to Systems Biology’ conference has served as an important venue in helping to shape the field and generate a community of scientists that come from very diverse disciplines. The common goal is to understand the systems level properties of complex systems at all scales from molecular processes to cells, tissues and organisms. The meeting was initiated in 2002 and has been held every two-years at EMBL Heidelberg, Germany, with the 2012 meeting being the sixth biennial conference.

    Due to the excellent line up of speakers, the interactive atmosphere and lively discussions after the talks, the feedback from both the participants and speakers at past meetings has always been excellent, with many 2010 speakers calling the meeting ‘the highlight of the year’. For 2012, there is a full program of confirmed speakers available online. Given their caliber, at the cutting edge of genomics, the 2012 meeting will be a major event and a must attend for people interested in Genomics and Systems biology.

    Aims of event

    The main objective of this conference is to bring people together from these diverse disciplines to exchange ideas, promote cross-disciplinary collaborations and to form a synthesis of appropriate systems-level approaches.


    The meeting is purposely very broad and covers all aspects of functional genomic approaches to systems biology, going from the genome to phenotype. These include:

    • general principles of transcription
    • transcriptional networks
    • protein interactions
    • functional interaction networks (synthetic lethal screens, genetics, RNAi)
    • synthetic biology
    • multi-dimensional data integration and qualitative and quantitative modeling


    EMBL Corporate Partnership Registration Fee Fellowships

    There are a limited number of EMBL Advanced Training Centre Corporate Partnership Programme (CPP) Registration Fee Fellowships available for this conference. Please indicate your interest for an EMBL CPP Registration Fee Fellowship when submitting your abstract. During the abstract submission phase (step 2 after you have registered for the conference) there will be a small field to complete your reasons for requesting this fellowship.

    The recipients of these fellowships will be selected by the scientific organiser during the abstract review. They will be mainly awarded to the authors of interesting abstracts from countries in need of scientific strengthening.

    If you are awarded a fellowship, you will be notified after the completion of the abstract review. This is usually two months before the conference start date. If you have already paid your registration fee by this date, the conference office will request your bank details and will reimburse the registration fees.

    Confirmed Speakers

    • Karen Adelman, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, USA
    • Rudolf Aebersold, Institute of Molecular Systems Biology, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Switzerland
    • Patrick Aloy, Structural Bioinformatics and Network Biology, Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Spain
    • Brenda Andrews, The Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research, University of Toronto, Canada
    • Jürg Bähler, Professor of Cellular Systems Biology, University College London, United Kingdom
    • Peer Bork, Senior Scientist and Strategic Head of Bioinformatics, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
    • Søren Brunak, Technical University of Denmark and University of Copenhagen, Denmark
    • Frank Buchholz, Functional Genomics in mammalian cells: Applications to cancer- and stem cell- biology, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Germany
    • Wouter de Laat, Biomedical Genomics, Hubrecht Institute, The Netherlands
    • Anne-Claude Gavin, Biomedical Networks, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
    • Nevan J. Krogan, Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, University of California, San Francisco, USA
    • Dana Pe'er, Department of Biological Sciences, Columbia University, USA
    • Norbert Perrimon, Professor of Genetics, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA
    • Yitzhak Pilpel, Bioinformatics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
    • Frank Pugh, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Penn State University, USA
    • Nikolaus Rajewsky, Max-Delbrück-Centrum for Molecular Medicine, Germany
    • Mitinori Saitou, Anatomy and Cell Biology, Kyoto University, Japan
    • Pamela A. Silver, Department of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School, USA
    • Athanasios Typas, Typas Group, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
    • Hiroki R. Ueda, Laboratory for Systems Biology, RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, Japan
    • Alexander van Oudenaarden, Professor of Physics and Biology, Hubrecht Institute, The Netherlands
    • Bas van Steensel, Chromatin Genomics, The Netherlands Cancer Institute, The Netherlands
    • Marian Walhout, Program in Molecular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA
    • Gregory A. Wray, Center for Evolutionary Genomics, Duke University, USA
    • Michael B. Yaffe, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
    • Richard A. Young, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, USA
    • Gaël Yvert, Genetics of Intra-Specias Variations, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France
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