The scope of this workshop will be to
highlight the strength of multidisciplinary approaches to Biology.
Specifically we desire to demonstrate how the integration of
mathematical-modeling, molecular-interaction networks, evolution,
comparative genomics, bioinformatics, knowledge bases, and the physics of
cellular structures can be applied to empirical experimental biology.
We expect to learn the types of research questions are applicable and
are being pursued within quantitative bioscience groups. We also hope
learn what types of programs exist in this new discipline of biological
sciences through interactions with the speakers which attend the workshop
and how they were implemented at their respective institutions.
Session I: Chairs: Randen Patterson and Melik Demirel
8:00 Introduction by Nina Fedoroff
8:15 Jayanth Banavar, Penn State, From gene expression to genetic networks - a maximum entropy approach
9:05 John Hogenesch, U. Penn, Cell based screening approaches in the characterization of molecular and pathway function.
10:00 coffee break
10:15 Harley McAdams,
Stanford, A systems perspective on the Caulobacter cell cycle control system
11:05 Damian van Rossum, Penn State, Towards decoding protein function from primary amino acid sequences
11:35 Reka Albert, Penn State, Dynamic modeling of signal transduction networks
12:05-2:00 Poster session and Lunch (Click For Poster Abstract)
Sesssion II: Chairs: Melik Demirel and Randen Patterson
2:00 Ivet Bahar, U. Pitt, Network Models for Protein Dynamics and Allostery
2:50 Richard Rand,
Cornell, Mathematical models of circadian rhythms in eyes
3:45 Arhur Lesk, Penn State, Systems Biology of Protein Structures
4:15 Closing Remarks by Dean Dan Larson
The workshop is sponsored by the Huck Institutes of Life Sciences
Randen Patterson, Biology
Melik Demirel, Engineering Science
Arthur Lesk, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Nina Fedoroff, Biology
Jayanth Banavar, Physics
If you have any questions please do not
hesitate to contact Prof.
Randen Patterson 814-865-1668 or Prof.
Please contact the
Penn Stater Hotel,
1-800-233-7505 or e-mail
Getting to Penn State:
University Park Airport (SCE) offers daily flights to and from Philadelphia,
Washington (Dulles), Detroit and Cincinnati. (taxi service are available for
Car: Click for
driving directions to Penn Stater Hotel
Registration: fee for the workshop is $55 (faculty/postdoc) and
free for students. Please bring a check payable to Penn State University to the registration desk on September 7th.(Note to PSU attendees: we accept purchasing cards)
If you are presenting a poster, the registration will be waived.