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ISB 2010


Theme and Scope

The 4th International Conference on Computational Systems Biology (ISB 2010) following the first to third International Symposium of Optimization and Systems Biology (OSB2007, OSB 2008, and OSB2009), organized by Chinese Academy of Sciences and Max Delbrück Centre for Molecular Medicine of Germany will be held in Suzhou, China from September 9 to 11, 2010. The conference is sponsored by National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science of CAS (AMSS), Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences of CAS (SIBS), Soochow University, Suzhou Industrial Park, Computational Systems Biology Society of ORSC, and also technically sponsored by IEEE SMC Society.

Systems Biology and Bioinformatics have become intensive research topics in the recent past decade and attracted great many leading scientists working in Biology, Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science. Optimization, Statistics, and many other mathematical methods have been widely used in the field. Following the successful OSB 2007-2009, the purpose of ISB 2010 is to provide an international forum for scientists, researchers to exchange ideas and approaches, including theoretical methodology development and its applications in biosciences and researches on various aspects of Computational Systems Biology.

Themes of the ISB 2010 will be interdisciplinary by its nature and focus on bridging opportunities between mathematical methods and Systems Biology studies. We are particularly interested in submissions that report on theoretical, experimental and applied research motivated by systems biology problems. Typical, but not exclusive, topics of interest are:

  • Gene Regulatory Networks
  • Protein Interaction Networks
  • Metabolic Networks
  • Signaling Networks
  • Comparative Genomics
  • Functional Genomics
  • Metagenomics
  • Genome-Wide Association Study
  • Promoter Analysis and Discovery
  • Proteomics
  • Evolution and Phylogenetics
  • Non-coding RNAs
  • Biomarker Identification and Drug Discovery
  • Microbial Community Analysis
  • Qualitative Analysis of Biological Systems
  • Designing and Modeling Synthetic Biological Systems
  • Nonlinear Dynamics and Analysis of Biological Systems
  • Designing Synthetic Biological Circuits
  • High Performance Computing for Biological Data Analysis
  • Data Mining and Machine Learning for Biological Data
  • Information Theory and Statistical Analysis
  • Systems Biology of Cancer and Metastasis
  • Systems Biology of Stem Cell
  • Quantitative Models of Cellular and Multi-Cellular Systems

Program Committee

General Chairs
Luonan Chen Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Martin Falcke Max Delbrück Centre for Molecular Medicine, Germany
Xiang-Sun Zhang Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
PC Chairs
Graziano Chesi University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Bai-Rong Shen Soochow University, China
Dongqing Wei Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
PC Members
Kazuyuki Aihara University of Tokyo and ERATO, JST, Japan
Tatsuya Akutsu Kyoto University, Japan
William R. Atchley North Carolina State University, USA
Xiuli Chao North Carolina State University, USA
Luonan Chen Shanghai University, China
Runsheng Chen Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Kwang-Hyun Cho Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
Ali Cinar Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
Naiyang Deng China Agricultural University, China
Andreas Dress CAS-MPG Partner Institute for Computational Biology, China
Ding-Zhu Du University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Shu-Cherng Fang North Carolina State University, USA
Susumu Goto Kyoto University, Japan
Katsuhisa Horimoto National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan
De-Shuang Huang Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Jenn-Kang Hwang National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Do Han Kim Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
Christopher Lee University of California at Los Angeles, USA
Doheon Lee Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
Guojun Li Shandong University, China
Jie Liang University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Haiyan Liu University of Science and Technology of China, China
Jun Liu Harvard University, USA
Zengrong Liu Shanghai University, China
Hiroshi Mamitsuka Kyoto University, Japan
Iven Mareels University of Melbourne, Australia
Kenji Mizuguchi National Institute of Biomedical Innovation, Japan
Haruki Nakamura Osaka University, Japan
Yi Pan Georgia State University, USA
Yonghong Peng University of Bradford, UK
Ramakrishna Ramaswamy Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
Stephen Wong The Methodist Research Insitute & Weill Medical College of Cornell University, USA
Jiarui Wu Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Yu Xia Boston University, USA
Dong Xu University of Missouri-Columbia, USA
Xiang-Sun Zhang Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Yaoqi Zhou Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, USA

Proceeding Papers and Contributing Authors

In Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Computational Systems Biology (ISB 2010), the papers are indexed by ISTP (Index to Scientific & Technical Proceedings).

Forty-four full papers in this volume cover wide range of computational systems biology. Authors of these papers come from United States, China mainland, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Indian, Singapore, Germany, and Australia. Many active researchers in various areas contributed their overview and introduction in their fields besides specific deep research achievements.

ISB 2010 is held in Suzhou, which is a city renowned for its beautiful stone bridges, pagodas, and meticulously designed gardens which have contributed to its status as a great tourist attraction. We hope all the participants will enjoy very much not only the academic exchange, but also the beautiful trip of Suzhou.

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