menu
https://novonordiskfonden.dk/da/events/quantative-modelling-of-cell-metabolism-conference-and-workshop-21-23-september-2020/

Quantative Modelling of Cell Metabolism – Conference and Workshop, 21-23 September 2020

Quantative Modelling of Cell Metabolism – Conference and Workshop, 21-23 September 2020

Location: Novo Nordisk Foundation Tuborg Havnevej 19, 2900 Hellerup
21 Sep 2020

Concept

The Novo Nordisk Foundation offers funding for conferences, symposia and workshops. The objective of the programme is to promote knowledge sharing and networking activities.

You can read more about the Novo Nordisk Foundation’s funding for Conferences, Symposia and Workshops here.

Conference

Quantitative models of cell metabolism enable scientists to explore and explain the molecular basis for homeostasis – the self-regulating processes evolved to maintain metabolic equilibrium. Studying homeostasis is relevant for the understanding and treatment of complex diseases, particular with the emergence of personalized medicine. It is equally important when we seek to repurpose the cellular machinery for the production of desired chemicals, materials and pharmaceuticals.

Recent advances in quantitative omics combined with the emergence of new strategies for formulating and fitting large-scale metabolic models have seen a resurgence of interest in kinetic modelling. This conference will explore ideas and novel methods in quantitative modelling that exploits the rapidly expanding volume of omics data.

The conference brings together outstanding researchers working in quantitative modelling of cell metabolism, in order to stimulate knowledge exchange and collaborations between different research groups and expose the participants to state-of-the-art methods, tools and approaches.

List of speakers

  • Bas Teusink, Systems Bioinformatics, Department of Molecular Cell Biology, Faculty of Science, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • Boris Kholodenko, Systems Biology Ireland, UCD School of Medicine, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Costas Maranas, Chemical and Biological Systems Optimization Lab, Department of Chemical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, United States
  • Daniel Zielinski, Systems Biology Research Group, University of California, San Diego, United States
  • Elad Noor, Institute of Molecular Systems Biology, Department of Biology, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Héctor García Martín, Joint BioEnergy Institute, Emeryville, CA and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States
  • Irene Otero-Muras, BioProcess Engineering Group, Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas (IIM-CSIC), Vigo, Spain
  • Julio Saez-Rodriguez, Institute of Computational Biomedicine, Faculty of Medicine, Heidelberg University, Germany
  • Katharina Nöh, Modeling of Biochemical Networks and Cells, Institute of Bio- and Geosciences, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Germany
  • Marija Cvijovic, Systems Biology Research Group, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Pedro Saa, Department of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Santiago, Chile
  • Peter St. John, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, United States
  • Tomer Shlomi, Cancer Metabolism and Systems Biology Group, Departments of Computer Science and Biology & Lokey Center for Life Science and Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
  • Uwe Sauer, Institute of Molecular Systems Biology, Department of Biology, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
  • Wolfram Liebermeister, BioSys group, Research Unit MaIAGE, French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE), France

There might be changes in the list of speakers due to the covid-19 situation

Workshop

The conference commences with a half-day workshop on Maud, our recently developed software platform for modelling cell metabolism. The workshop will take place at the conference facilities on 21 September 2020 between 8:30 – 12:30.

For organizational purposes, we would like to know how many researchers plan to participate. If you intend to join our workshop, please select this option when signing up to the conference.

Short talk

We have a limited number of spots for presenting a short talk during the conference. We will reimburse travel costs, to and from the conference, for those selected to present (up to 2000 DKK for train or flight costs within Europe and a bit more for longer journeys). If you want to be considered for a short presentation, please submit an abstract in the designated field when signing up.

The deadline is 16 August 2020. Participants will be notified regarding their abstract acceptance by 21 August 2020.

Poster presentations

We encourage all participants to present their research during our poster sessions. Posters will be exhibited throughout the conference and discussed during a poster session. The poster should fit a poster board size A0 (841mm × 1189mm) – portrait orientation. We will supply the boards including fixing materials. It will not be possible to print your poster at the venue. If you want to present a poster, please submit an abstract (max.1000 characters incl. spaces) in the designated field when signing up.

The deadline is 16 August 2020. Participants will be notified regarding their abstract acceptance by 21 August 2020.

Reimbursement of travel costs

We will reimburse travel costs, to and from the conference, for 20 young scientists presenting a poster at the conference (up to 2000 DKK for train or flight costs within Europe and a bit more for longer journeys). The grantees will be selected based on the quality of the submitted abstract. Preference will be given to MSc students, PhD students and postdocs.

The deadline is 16 August 2020. Travel grant recipients will be notified by 21 August 2020.

Organizers

NNF Center for Biosustainability, DTU: Lars Keld Nielsen, Marina de Leeuw, Igor Marín de Mas

Novo Nordisk Foundation: Christina Hald

Register here