Inference and Modelling of Regulatory Networks in Multicellular Systems

Inference and Modelling of Regulatory Networks in Multicellular Systems
Main Lecture Hall (Koryuto Hall), Main Office Building, RIKEN Yokohama Institute, Yokohama, Japan
June 11–12, 2010

Funded by:
BBSRC, The British Embassy in Tokyo, CPIB, RIKEN Plant Science Center, Yokohama

The proposed workshop will focus on a key problem in systems biology: inferring and modelling transcriptional networks in multicellular systems. Invited contributions will include examples of successful studies in this area and details of emerging methodologies in inference and modelling. The key objective of the workshop is to explore the particular problems that must be overcome in multicellular systems. In particular, short-range spatial heterogeneity (spatial patterning of tissues) can render standard approaches such as quantitative transcript profiling difficult to apply. Translation to other ‘Omics’ studies such as metabolomics and epigenomics will also be considered.

The workshop will follow on directly from the 21st International Conference on Arabidopsis Research (June 6-10, 2010, Yokohama).

Principal speakers:
Dr. Henrik Jönsson (Lund Univ., Sweden)
Prof. Ryoichiro Kageyama (Kyoto Univ., Japan)
Prof. Cris Kuhlemeier (Univ. of Bern, Switzerland)
Dr. Nicholas Luscombe (EBI, UK)
Dr. Tomoaki Nishiyama (Kanazawa Univ., Japan)
Dr. Alberto Paccanaro (Royal Holloway, Univ. of London, UK)
Prof. Kazuki Saito (RIKEN PSC/Chiba Univ., Japan)
Prof. Michael Stumpf (Imperial College London, UK)
Prof. Tetsuro Toyoda (RIKEN BASE, Japan)
Prof. Yves Van de Peer (VIB/Ghent Univ., Belgium)

Dr Alessandra Devoto, SBS, Royal Holloway University of London, UK
Dr Nick Monk, Mathematics, University of Nottingham, UK
Dr Motoaki Seki, RIKEN Plant Science Center, Yokohama, JAPAN
Dr Takuji Wada, University of Miyazaki, JAPAN

The programme will include invited presentations and a small number of shorter contributed talks.
Provisional Programme (pdf, updated 6 June 2010).

Registration and Further Information
Registration is free, but places are limited (maximum 200 participants).

Registration is now closed.

For further information, please contact Dr Alessandra Devoto or [[nick-monk]].