Computational Systems Biology Workshop

8 August 2012


Systems Biology is the ability to obtain, integrate and analyse complex data sets from multiple experimental sources using interdisciplinary tools. Computational Biology involves the development and application of data-analytical and theoretical methods, mathematical modeling and computational simulation techniques to study the dynamics of biological, behavioural, and social systems.

The Charles Perkins Centre has an ambitious integrative strategy that aims to connect the multiplicity of factors and scales that link diet to health. These include not only the biological and medical factors, but also the social, behavioural and economic dimensions.

The Centre wishes to create a Computational Systems Laboratory to research and apply mathematical and computational approaches to integration across the disciplinary interfaces. The aim of the Lab is to offer support to the many interested computational scientists across the University and provide a physical focal point for collaboration and interaction. It will also help foster a multidisciplinary culture through close partnerships with other academics contributing to the work of the Centre.

The event will feature a mix of short talks, breakout session and open discussion. It will provide the opportunity for individuals to get involved in shaping the way the Lab forms and functions.

The Charles Perkins Centre is also delighted to have Professor Hiroaki Kitano, President of the Systems Biology Institute in Japan, visit us. As well as providing a seminar at the workshop, Prof Kitano will contribute insight into the successes and pitfalls of running a successful computational systems centre.

Time: 11.00am - 4.00pm

Location: Darlington Centre Conference Room, 174 City Road Darlington

Cost: Free

Contact: Ali Ayoub

Phone: 9351 2688

Email: 540103413b4a2c46372a1d0a2d0155297d535633661302