Category Archives: Announcement

Announcement: ICSB2013 in Copenhagen

It is my great pleasure to announce that I coorganize the 14th International Conference on Systems Biology, which will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark on August 30 – September 3, 2013.


The conference will feature presentations on a wide spectrum of systems biology topics from a truly spectacular lineup of international, high-profile keynote and session speakers.

Confirmed keynote speakers:
Alexander van Oudenaarden, NL
Anne-Claude Gavin, DE
Ben Neel, CA
Bernhard Palsson, DK
Chris Voigt, USA
Dana Pe’er, USA
Doug Lauffenburger, USA
Elaine Mardis, USA
Gene Myers, DE
Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, USA
Kim Sneppen, DK
Lars Steinmetz, DE
Levi Garraway, USA
Marc Vidal, USA
Matthias Mann, DE
Peer Bork, DE
Philippe Bastiaens, DE
Rama Ranganathan, USA
Ruedi Aebersold, CH
Stuart Kauffman, USA
Wendell Lim, USA

Confirmed session speakers:
Bernd Bodenmiller, CH
Bob Murphy, USA
Chris Newgard, USA
Eske Willerslev, DK
Felix Naef, CH
Gerard Manning, USA
Giulio Superti-Furga, AU
Greg Stephanopoulos, USA
Haja Kadarmideen, DK
Hans Westerrhoff, NL
James Faeder, USA
Janine Erler, DK
Jasmin Fisher, UK
Jens Nielsen, DK
Lukas Pelksman, CH
Morten Sommer, DK
Neal Rosen, USA
Norbert Perrimon, USA
Rune Linding, DK
Søren Brunak, DK
Thomas Sicheritz Pontén, DK
Mikkel W. Pedersen, DK
Julio Saez-Rodriguez, UK
Michael Lee, USA
Luis Serrano, ES
Nevan Krogan, USA
Seán O’Donoghue, AU
Jonatahn Karr, USA

Organizing committee
Niels-Henrik Holstein-Rathlou
Søren Brunak
Jens Christian Brings Jacobsen
Lars Juhl Jensen
Jens Christian Brasen
Rune Linding
Morten Sommer
Jørgen K Kanters
Olga Sosnovtseva

To find out more, please check out the conference web site.

Announcement: From genomes to cells and systems

Later this year Peer Bork, Jeroen Raes, Roland Krause, David Torrents, and I will be organizing the EMBO practical course “Computational biology: From genomes to cells and systems”. It will take place October 14-20 in L’Escala Girona, Catalonia.

In times when high-throughput data are the norm rather than the exception, computational skills to turn masses of data into tangible biological insights have become crucial. This course will teach advanced computational methods for analysis of high-throughput data in molecular biology, covering both inter-individual and inter-species variation in (meta-)genomes and linking it to clinical applications. The course will span protein and pathway level variation from single genomes to entire microbial communities.

To participate in this course, fill in the online application form at the latest July 31, 2012. The registration fee is 250 euros for participants from academia, and 600 euros for industry.

Announcement: Computational analysis of protein-protein interactions for bench biologists

Once again I will be one of the teachers on an EMBO Practical Course. This time we will be teaching wet-lab biologists about how to do computational analysis of protein-protein interactions. The course will take place September 2-8 at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in Berlin, Germany.

The course aims to help bench scientists become more effective at exploiting the wide range of commonly-used databases and bioinformatics tools that can be used to identify, understand, and predict protein interactions by analyzing their structure, sequences, and other features.

The target group for the course are experimental scientists needing to analyse interaction data in their work, and who have limited experience using bioinformatics tools and resources. The course covers analyses and tools that are applied after potential interactions have been identified. It does not cover analysis of the raw data from, for example, mass spectrometry.

To apply for the course, fill in the online application form. The registration deadline is Friday June 15th 2012. The course fee is 200 euros for academics and 1000 euros for scientists from industry.

Announcement: PTMs In Cell Signaling

It is my great pleasure to announce the 2nd Copenhagen Bioscience conference “PTMs In Cell Signaling”, which will take place in Helsingør, Denmark on December 3-5, 2012.

The conference will feature a truly excellent lineup of speakers: Philippe Bastiaens, Søren Brunak, Ivan Dikic, Gerald Hart, Tim Hunt, Steve Jackson, Doug Lauffenburger, Jiri Lukas, Matthias Mann, Andre Nussenzweig, Brenda Schulman, Henrik Semb, Eric Verdin, Forest White, Michael Yaffe, and Juleen Zierath.

The conferences is limited to 220 participants. It is fully sponsored by the Novo Nordisk Foundation who covers the conference fee, hotel, transport and meals during the conference. Participants cover their own travel expenses.

To find out more, please check the conference web site.