Workshop

The Workshop is an introduction to Systems Biology problems and tools. Students and postdocs will have the opportunity to directly interact with leading experts.

The workshop will begin with a background session that will provide a summary of mathematical modeling tools and biological concepts as we will expect an audience of students from different disciplines. The workshop will cover different biological problems that have been investigated from a Systems Biology perspective such as: bacterial chemotaxis, biological noise, morphogenetic patterning, developmental growth control, tissue regeneration, and gene regulatory networks. The workshop will also include hands-on activites and exercises in the afternoons on image processing and mathematical modeling of biological processes.

Workshop Program

Tuesday May 2

8:00 – 9:30 am: Registration / Breakfast

9:40 – 10:00 am Welcome and Announcements

10 – 11:30 am: Background Sessions.

Workshop participants will be divided into two groups. The first group (students with a life-sciences background) will take a session on mathematical concepts and tools such as differential equations, linear algebra, and probability. The second group (students with backgrounds in physics, mathematics or engineering) will take a session on Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology concepts and mechanisms.

Mathematics Background for Group 1: Marcos Nahmad (CINVESTAV, Mexico)

Biology Background for Group 2: Mariana Benitez (UNAM, Mexico)

11:30 am – 12:00 pm: Coffee Break

Problems and Concepts in Systems Biology I: Biological Networks and Cellular Dynamics

12:00 – 1:00 pm: Juan Manuel Pedraza (U. de Los Andes, Colombia)

1:00 – 2:00 pm: Lunch

Problems and Concepts in Systems Biology I: Biological Networks and Cellular Dynamics

2:00 – 3:00 pm: Marcos Nahmad (CINVESTAV, Mexico)

3:00 – 4:00 pm: Mary Teruel (Stanford, USA)

4:00 – 4:30 pm: Break

4:30 – 6:30 pm: Hands-on Labs

Workshop participants will be divided into 4 groups. Participants may choose only ONE lab and will take the lab either Tuesday or Wednesday. Please sign-in at the registration desk. Space is limited; registration is first-come, first-served.

Group 1.1: Numerical Solving of Differential Equations

Osvaldo Chara (IFLySiB, Argentina)

Group 1.2 Montecarlo Modeling

Juan Manuel Pedraza (U. de Los Andes, Colombia)

Group 1.3: Image Processing

Matheus Viana (IBM, Brazil)

6:30 pm: Dinner on your own

Wednesday May 3

Problems and Concepts in Systems Biology II: Developmental Mechanisms

9:00 – 10:00 am: Arthur Lander (UC-Irvine, USA)

10:00 – 11:00 am: Rodrigo Gutierrez (U. Católica, Chile)

11:00 – 11:30 am: Coffee Break

Problems and Concepts in Systems Biology III: Cellular Biophysics

11:30 am – 12:30 pm: Osvaldo Chara (IFLySiB, Argentina)

12:30 am – 1:30 pm: Moisés Santillán (CINVESTAV, Mexico)

1:30 – 2:30 pm: Lunch

2:30 – 4:30 pm: Hands-on Labs

(Workshop participants may choose only ONE lab and will take the lab either Tuesday or Wednesday. Please sign-in at the registration desk. Space is limited; registration is first-come, first-served).

Group 2.1: Multiscale Modeling

Osvaldo Chara (IFLySiB, Argentina)

Group 2.2 Montecarlo Modeling

Juan Manuel Pedraza (U. de Los Andes, Colombia)

Group 2.3: Image Processinglatamsysbiologo

Matheus Viana (IBM, Brazil)

4:30 – 5:00 pm: Break

5:00 – 6:00 pm: LatAmSysBio2017 Conference Opening Lecture

Arthur Lander (UC-Irvine, USA)