Biological research is undergoing a scientific revolution: On the one hand, technology is allowing to observe and measure biological phenomena in a much detailed and quantitative manner. On the other hand, molecular biologists over the past decades have accumulated enough qualitative data and tools to uncover networks and develop models about how biological systems work. This revolution is being driven by a multidisciplinary perspective and – for the first time, we are being able to address questions such as how biological systems operate, what mechanisms explain their dynamics, and why they work in such a way.
Systems Biology in Latin America is young, but is rapidly growing due to the incorporation of new faculty in academic institutions that received education and/or training in other countries. Although several scientific meetings have been held in Latin America on Biophysics, Genomics, Bioinformatics, and/or Biomathematics (areas often associated with Systems Biology), few or no meetings had taken place that focus on the systems-level understanding of biological phenomena. In particular, to our knowledge there have no been regional meetings in Latin America that have focused on the role Systems Biology is playing in understanding biological mechanisms related to Genetic Networks, Developmental Biology, Cellular Biophysics, Stem-Cells Biology and Environmental Genetics.
LatAmSysBio2017 will bring together top Systems Biology researchers working on diverse model organisms such as bacteria, plants, animals, and human cells in fields related to Biological Networks, Developmental Mechanisms, and Cellular Biophysics.
The format of the meeting is as follows: The first two days (May 2 – 3) we will have a Workshop with lectures and hands-on activities for students and postdocs from Latin America to experience what is the state of the art of Systems Biology nowadays (SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE). The workshop will be followed by a 2-day (May 4 – 5) research conference with international and regional speakers.
Both, the Workshop and the Research Conference will be held at CINVESTAV, Unidad Zacatenco, Av. Instituto Politécnico Nacional 2508, Col. San Pedro Zacatenco, Delegación Gustavo A. Madero, México City. You can see it in Google Maps HERE.
We look forward greeting you in Mexico City !!
Mariana Benitez (UNAM, Mexico).
Osvaldo Chara (IFLYSIB, Argentina).
Luis Muñoz (CINVESTAV-IPN, Mexico)
Marcos Nahmad (CINVESTAV-IPN, Mexico).
Juan Manuel Pedraza (Universidad de los Andes, Colombia).
H. Ariel Alvarez (IFLYSIB, Argentina).