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Genopole: Two-Week Seasonal School on "Biological Complexity and Modeling"
ÉVRY, France, April 23 (ots/PRNewswire) -
April 30 - May 11, 2007
Epigenomics Project, Genopole(R),
ÉVRY, France (near Paris)
ÉVRY, France, April 23 /PRNewswire/ --
Genopole(R) and the Epigenomics Project organise a two-week school on biological complexity and modeling in the context of genomics, in Evry, near Paris. The population of scientists who join this emerging field is heterogeneous with respect to original background, to level of interdisciplinary experience, and to knowledge of the field. This School aims at covering the needs of this population, including biologists, computer scientists, mathematicians, chemists and physicists.
Thematic research school : April, 30 - May 4 : << Modelling complex biological systems in the context of genomics >>
The post-genomic era is characterised by a deluge of molecular data. The challenge is to make sense out of this information by coming up with a new integrated picture of the cell which takes into account that it is simultaneously an autocatalytic set, a network with feedback characteristics, a multi-level self-organising system adapted to the vagaries of an environment that can vary rapidly... and so on. Taking on this challenge therefore also requires the introduction of concepts unfamiliar to biologists, the formulation of new hypotheses and their testing via simulations and wet experiments. It requires specialists from across the sciences to learn each other's language so as to collaborate effectively on defined projects.
Advanced course : May, 7 - May, 11 : << Complexity of biological networks >>
Various types of biological networks will be covered with some methodological counterparts. The spirit of the School is very interdisciplinary, with lectures in any single day covering a diversity of viewpoints on a single, albeit wide-ranging, topic. The goal is to bring the audience to top level in the above-defined field of investigation. World-renowned specialists from the target field deliver 36 hours of lectures and question / answer sessions.
Care is exercised to allow for ample informal discussions between and among lecturers and participants.
GENOPOLE(R) is France's leading biopark dedicated to biotech & genetics research. It brings together private and academic labs, biotech companies and higher education facilities (the University of Evry Val d'Essonne) on a 90,000-square meter site. With 23 research labs on campus and a portfolio of over 62 biotech firms, therapeutic innovation is a key concern for Genopole(R) stakeholders. Genopole(R)'s objective is to promote research in genomics, postgenomics and related sciences; reinforce technology transfer to the industrial sector; develop high-level life science training & education programs and, lastly, to create and nurture biotech companies. www.genopole.fr
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