ICSB2016 Tutorial: Modelling and Simulation Tools in Systems Biology



Dates: Friday,16 September, 2016 (8:30 - 13:30)
Location: Barcelona, Spain

Hosted by: HITS - Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies


The participation in the tutorial is free of charge, but please register by August 25, 2016
REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO AUGUST 31st

This tutorial workshop is a satellite of the 17th International Conference on Systems Biology (ICSB).
Participants will learn how to set up computer models of biological systems (e.g. metabolic or signalling networks) using experimental kinetic data and how to simulate them in different systems biology platforms. Hands-on sessions, lectures and software demonstrations will be included, providing attendees with the necessary skills to access experimental kinetics data from available resources, to assemble computer models with these data, and finally to simulate the generated models using simulation tools. Also handling and exchange of biological models based on existing community standards will be demonstrated along with the basic principles of the underlying standard formats.

The topics will include:

  • Model setup using different software tools and systems biology platforms
  • Using experimental data for setting up quantitative models
  • Parameter estimation, optimization and model fitting
  • Simulation, analysis and visualization of biochemical models
  • Database supported modelling: integrated data management and model databases
  • Community standards and formats for systems biology models

Target audience
Experimentalists and modellers with some basic experience in modelling and simulation of biological networks. Attendees are expected to bring their own computer.


Tutors

Agenda

Registration

Location

Accommodation

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Additional Information

Organization

Funding

Tutors


Agenda

There will be short presentations about the covered tools, databases and modeling standards in the morning, followed by hands-on sessions and software demonstrations for practical training. It will be demonstrated how the different tools can be used in concerted modeling workflows.

Detailed agenda: Download HERE

Covered tools, platforms and databases

Covered standards



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Registration

The participation in the tutorial is free of charge, but please register by August 25, 2016
REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO AUGUST 31st


Please register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/COMBINEtutorial2016


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Location

The venue for satellite meetings will be the lecture halls of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), next to the Parc de Recerca Biomèdica de Barcelona (PRBB). The tutorial will be NOT BE AT THE SITE OF THE ICSB MAIN CONFERENCE!

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Accommodation

Please refer to the ICSB accommodation website to book your hotel:


Accommodation


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Travel Information


Barcelona Airport (El Prat) with direct connections to many destinations in Europe and worldwide is located just 16km outside the city. From European airports of departure you also can reach Barcelona via Girona Airport, north of the city, and Reus Airport to the south, both are a little over an hour away and provide budget airline connections.



Arriving by train

Barcelona has direct connections with different parts of Europe and throughout Spain, as well as a comprehensive regional and suburban rail network.



Arriving by car

The city has excellent road links and you can get to all parts of the city conveniently using the motorway and road network.



Arriving by bus

You can get to Barcelona by bus from Europe, North Africa and the rest of Spain. The main bus station is the centrally located Barcelona Nord.



Arriving by boat"

Barcelona is the Mediterranean’s leading cruise harbour with nine passenger terminals, seven for cruises and four for ferries.



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Additional Information

Internet Access

The meeting rooms have wireless internet access. More information will be provided on-site.


Electrical Supply

If you are travelling from abroad, make sure to bring an appropriate travel adapter for your laptop and all other electrical devices you are bringing. The mains supply in Spain works with 230-240 V at 50 Hz. The plug type is Type F. For more information on electrical standards see also Electricity around the world.


Weather

http://www.barcelona-tourist-guide.com/en/weather/weather-september.html


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Organization

Martin Golebiewski
Phone: +49-6221-533-281
FAX: +49-6221-533-298
HITS gGmbH
Schloss-Wolfsbrunnenweg 35
D-69118 Heidelberg
Germany
http://www.h-its.org




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Funding Acknowledgements

Support for this COMBINE tutorial is provided by the following organisations:


HITS

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