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    Networks: Theory and Practice in Biology @ ECCB08 - 22 September 2008


    Workshop Description

    Networks are pervading modern biology. Protein networks, transcriptional networks, metabolic networks, are being explored both at the experimental level and at the computational and theoretical level. New theories and computational tools for analysis, modeling and visualization of networks are being developed. This workshop will offer participants a clear and detailed picture of the current state-of-the-art in this area.

    The workshop will be divided in four sessions, starting with a general overview on the structure and dynamics of complex networks. The second session will focus on the analysis of complex networks. The third session will focus on methods to model networks and their dynamic behaviour. The fourth session will focus on experimental and computational method to infer complex networks from experimental data.

    Programme and PDF presentations

    9.30 - 10.30 – Session on Networks theory

    • Organisers
    • Guido Caldarelli Associate Professor (University of Roma "Sapienza" )
    • Caldarelli slides available here

    10.30 – 11.00 – coffee break

    11.00 – 13.00 Network Analysis

    • Trey Ideker Associate Professor - U.C. San Diego (Prof. Ideker could not make it to the workshop)
    • Sorry, Ideker slides will not be available.
    • Sven Bergmann Assistant Professor - University of Lausanne
    • Bergmann slides available here

    13.00 -14.00 Lunch break

    14.00 – 15.30 Network Modelling

    15.30 – 16.00 – coffee break

    16.00 – 17.30 Networks Identification and Reverse Engineering

    • Alberto de la Fuente Group Leader - CRS4 Bioinformatica
    • de la Fuente slides available here
    • Diego di Bernardo - Associate Investigator (TIGEM) and Assistant Professor (RIcercatore) University of Naples "Federico II"
    • di Bernardo slides available here

    Intended audience

    The workshop is intended for all those scientisits, including graduate students and postdocs, interested to learn about the current state-of-the-art of networks in biology, to understand what are the open research questions to be solved, and what are the tools that can be used to analyse a biological problem from the 'network' point of view. The workshop will appeal both to scientists from engineering, physics and computer science, and from biological background.


    Diego di Bernardo Group Leader @ Fondazione Telethon (TIGEM) & Research Associate (Ricercatore) @ University of Naples “Federico II”
    Via P. Castellino 111, 80131, Naples Italy
    +390816132319 (TEL)
    +390816132351 (FAX)


    • Vincenzo Belcastro, Francesco Iorio, Mario Lauria, Lucia Marucci.

    Registration Details

    Registration from ECCB08 WebSite

    Workshop: 22nd September 2008 @ Cagliari from 9:30 to 17:30 during the ECCB08 conference