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Systems Biology Symposium 25 - 26 June at Brunel University PDF Print E-mail
Written by Virginia Gonzalez   
Monday, 11 May 2009 13:50
Symposium on Biological and Chemical Informatics for Health:

Foundations for Systems Biology
Brunel University, West London, UK
25-26 June 2009

Find out more and register for this free event here http://bcih-sb.brunel.ac.uk

Integration of biological and chemical informatics presents a real opportunity to address some of the most exciting and challenging issues posed by systems biology. These diverse disciplines, and their interaction, play a crucial role in addressing key issues in drug design and discovery, environmental sustainability, health and disease processes, and disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Join us for a two day symposium sponsored by the BBSRC and Brunel University, where influential leaders in bioinformatics, chemoinformatics, systems biology and health, will present the latest developments that are helping to shape this interdisciplinary field. This symposium is open to those working in the field, including academics, researchers, students and industry and will provide an excellent environment for delegates to participate in networking activities and developing collaborative, interdisciplinary research partnerships.
We are delighted that the following have already agreed to speak at the event:

Bioinformatics
Janet Thornton, Director of the European Bioinformatics Institute
Marco Ramoni, Director of Biomedical Cybernetics Laboratory, Harvard Medical School
Christine Orengo, Professor of Bioinformatics, University College London

Health
Sally Davies, Director General of Research and Development and Chief Scientific Adviser for the Department of Health and NHS

Chemoinformatics
Peter Willett, Professor of Information Science, Sheffield University
Robert Glen, Director of Unilever Centre for Molecular Science Informatics, Cambridge University
Peter Johnson, Professor of Computational Chemistry, Leeds University

Systems Biology
Tom Kirkwood, Director of the Newcastle Centre for Integrated Systems Biology of Ageing and Nutrition
Simon Gaskell, Vice-President for Research, Manchester University
Chris Rawlings, Head of Department of Biomathematics and Bioinformatics, Rothamsted Research, BBSRC
David Gilbert, Head of School of Information Systems, Computing and Mathematics, Brunel University
Colin Miles, Head of Systems Biology,  BBSRC
Stephen Muggleton, Director of Modelling, Centre for Integrative Systems Biology at Imperial College
Peter Bramley, Head of School of Biological Sciences, Royal Holloway London