10/04/2013 - 09:00 - Auditori PRBB

“Computational approaches to networks, cells and tissues”



Organizers: James Sharpe (CRG) and Hernán López-Schier (Helmholtz Zentrum München)

The aim of this meeting is to bring together leading scientists working on data-driven computational modelling, with a common interest in unraveling the fundamental mechanisms that govern cell and tissue biology. Because this field of research is still budding, it is essential to exchange ideas and train the next generation of researchers to join the field. A key challenge is to cope with multiscale systems. In other words, it is increasingly recognized that many levels of organization must be treated as equally important, in particular: the molecular, cellular and tissue levels. We have thus selected speakers working at each of these different levels. These pioneers, from around the world, are each combining quantitative data and computer modeling, and in some cases, pursuing projects which are already combining the different levels into unified models.


  • Alexander AULEHLA, Developmental Biology, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg DE
  • Javier BUCETA, Theoretical and In Silico Modeling of Biological Systems Group (The.Si.M.Bio.Sys.), Parc Científic de Barcelona, Barcelona ES
  • Rico COEN, John Innes Centre, Norwich Research Park, Norwich UK
  • Miki EBISUYA, Graduate School of Medicines, Kyoto University, Kyoto JP
  • Niels GRABE, Hamamatsu Tissue Imaging and Analysis (TIGA) Center, BIOQUANT, University Heidelberg, Heidelberg DE
  • Jeremy GREEN, Department of Craniofacial Development, King’s College London, London UK
  • Veronica GRIENEISEN, Computational & Systems Biology, John Innes Centre, Norwich Research Park, Norwich UK
  • Shigeru KONDO, Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Osaka University, Osaka JP
  • Lucia MARUCCI, Gene Regulation, Stem Cells and Cancer Programme, Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG), Barcelona ES
  • Juan Manuel PEDRAZA, Physics Department, University of the Andes, Bogotá CO
  • Stanislav SHVARTSMAN, The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton (NJ) US
  • Gürol SÜEL, Section of Molecular Biology, Division of Biological Sciences, UC San Diego, San Diego US
  • Fabian THEIS, Institute of Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, Helmholtz Zentrum München and Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Technische Universität München, Munich DE

James Sharpe (CRG) and Hernán López-Schier (Helmholtz Zentrum München)

PRBB Auditorium
Dr. Aiguader 88
08003 Barcelona