2019-05-09

 

Dear colleagues,

We invite you to attend COMBINE 2019, the 10th Computational Modeling in Biology Network Forum:

== 15 - 19 July 2019, Heidelberg (Germany) ==

hosted by the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS)

Registration and abstract submission are now open:

http://co.mbine.org/events/COMBINE_2019

The "Computational Modeling in Biology" Network (COMBINE) is an initiative to coordinate the development of the various community standards and formats in the life sciences, with special focus on systems biology, systems medicine, synthetic biology and related fields. COMBINE 2019 will be a workshop-style event with contributed and invited talks in the morning sessions and interactive parallel breakout sessions on specific topics in the afternoons, as well as poster sessions. The first day (July 15th) will be a scientific colloquium day with keynote lectures and invited talks from renowned speakers, as well as lightning talks selected from the submitted poster abstracts. Contributed talks will be selected from the submitted abstracts and some authors will be invited to submit a full paper manuscript for a special issue of the Journal of Integrative Bioinformatics (JIB) on specifications of standards in systems and synthetic biology.

== Confirmed Keynote Speakers ==

== Confirmed Invited Speakers ==

  • Michael Blinov, Center for Cell Analysis and Modeling, UConn School of Medicine, Farmington, CT (USA) 
  • Niklas Blomberg, Director ELIXIR network, Hinxton (UK) 
  • Søren Brunak, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research, University of Copenhagen (Denmark) 
  • Akira Funahashi, Keio University, Yokohama (Japan) 
  • Padraig Gleeson, University College London (UK) 
  • Michael Hucka, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA (USA) 
  • Sarah Keating, University of Heidelberg (Germany) 
  • Matthias König, Humboldt University Berlin (Germany) 
  • Caroline Mendonça Costa, King's College London (UK) 
  • Huaiyu Mi, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA (USA) 
  • Manuel Porcar Miralles, Institute for Integrative Systems Biology (I²SysBio), València (Spain) - TBC
  • Chris Myers, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT (USA) 
  • David Nickerson, University of Auckland (New Zealand) 
  • Katharina Eva Ó Cathaoir, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen (Denmark) 
  • Herbert Sauro, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (USA) 
  • Heidi Seibold, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Germany) 
  • Melanie Stefan, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, (UK) 
  • Judith Wodke, Humboldt University Berlin (Germany) 
  • Olaf Wolkenhauer, Department of Systems Biology and Bioinformatics, University of Rostock (Germany)

== Agenda:  http://co.mbine.org/events/COMBINE_2019/agenda ==

== Registration:  http://co.mbine.org/events/COMBINE_2019#Registration ==

Registration deadline: 31 May 2019

  • == Call for Abstracts ==
    Abstracts are accepted for:
  • Contributed talks
  • Lightning talks
  • Posters
  • Break-out sessions(Tuesday to Friday afternoon)


Abstracts can be submitted for talks / posters / lightning talks and breakout sessions (or combinations of these):
http://co.mbine.org/events/COMBINE_2019#Abstract_Submission


Submission deadline: 31 May 2019


== Topics of Interest ==
Topics include, but are not limited to:
- Reproducibility, data exchange and model standards for systems and synthetic biology

- Standards for personalized medicine and systems medicine
- Data visualization and graphical notation standards for systems and synthetic biology
- Standards for sharing and analysing biological pathway data
- Modeling approaches and corresponding tools and standards
- Integrated model and data management for systems and synthetic biology
- Emerging standardization needs and multicellular modeling
- Semantic model annotation


== TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIPS (only for US-based students) ==
We have applied for funds from the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the US to help support travel, lodging, and registration fees for US-based students. To be considered for this support, once the funds might become available, applicants need to fill in an application form. More information on the meeting website: http://co.mbine.org/events/COMBINE_2019#Registration



== ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ==
COMBINE 2019 is generously supported by:
- Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG): https://www.dfg.de/en/index.jsp
  (grant agreement MU 3099/4-1)

- EU-STANDS4PM: https://www.eu-stands4pm.eu
  (European Union Horizon2020 framework programme of the European Commission under Grant Agreement #825843)

- German Network for Bioinformatics Infrastructure (de.NBI): https://www.denbi.de
  (supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research)

- FAIRDOM: https://fair-dom.org
  (supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research in the framework ERASysAPP)

- Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS): https://www.h-its.org/en/

  

Looking forward to meeting you in Heidelberg in July,

Martin Golebiewski

(on behalf of the organizers)

 

== LOCAL ORGANISERS ==

  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., HITS, Heidelberg, Germany 
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., HITS, Heidelberg, Germany
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., University of Greifswald, Germany

    == COMBINE COORDINATORS ==
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., University of Toronto, Canada
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., University College London, UK
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS), Germany
  • Sarah Keating, EMBL-EBI, Hinxton, UK
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Humboldt University Berlin, Germany
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., University of Utah, USA
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., University of Konstanz, Germany
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., University of Greifswald, Germany