[BiO BB] CMSB03 - Call for participation
priami at dit.unitn.it
Sat Dec 21 01:16:54 EST 2002
Apologies for multiple copies
Please note that the deadline for having special fare in hotels is
the end of the year. After that date it could be difficult to find
rooms in hotel due to high sky season in Rovereto.
Computational Methods in Systems Biology (CMSB 2003)
University of Trento
24-26 February, 2003 Rovereto, Italy
Molecular biology has until now mainly focussed on individual
molecules, on their properties as isolated entities or as complexes
in very simple model systems. However, biological molecules in living
systems participate in very complex networks, including regulatory
networks for gene expression, intracellular metabolic networks and
both intra- and intercellular communication networks. Such networks
are involved in the maintenance (homeostasis) as well as the
differentiation of cellular systems of which we have a very
Nevertheless, the progress of molecular biology has made possible the
detailed description of the components that constitute living
systems, notably genes and proteins. Large scale genome sequencing
means that we can (at least in principle) delimneate all
macromolecular components of a given cellular system, and microarray
experiments as well as large scale proteomics will soon give us large
amounts of experimental data on gene regulation, molecular
interactions and cellular networks. The challenge of the 21st century
will be to understand how these individual components integrate to
complex systems and the function and evolution of these systems, thus
scaling up from molecular biology to systems biology. By combining
experimental data with advanced formal theories from computer
science, "the formal language for biological systems" to specify
dynamic models of interacting molecular entities would be essential
1. understanding normal behaviour of cellular processes, and how
changes may affect the processes and cause disease. It may be
possible to correlate genetic properties and symptoms in new and more
efficient ways, based on an actual understanding of how various
2. Providing predictability and flexibility to academic,
pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical researchers studying gene
or protein functions. In particular, it may save time by reducing the
number of experiments needed, if inadequate hypotheses could be
excluded by computer simulation.
To participate please fill in the form at the URL
The inscription fee is 200EURO until the end of this year and 250EURO
for later registrations. The fee cover a copy of the proceedinngs,
coffee break and lunches, the social dinnner and the special event.
Hotel reservation can be done at special fare by the end of the year
according to the information that you find at the URL
The programme is available at the web page of the workshop.
_ Charles Auffray, CNRS, Villejuif (F)
_ Cosima Baldari, Università di Siena (I)
_ Alexander Bockmayr, Université Henri Poincaré, Nancy (F)
_ Luca Cardelli, Microsoft Research Cambridge (UK)
_ Vincent Danos, Université Paris VII (F)
_ Pierpaolo Degano, Università di Pisa (I)
_ François Fages, INRIA Rocquencourt (F)
_ Drabløs Finn, , Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim (N)
_ Monika Heiner, Brandenburg University of Technology at Cottbus - (D)
_ Ina Koch, University of Applied Sciences Berlin, (D).
_ John E. Ladbury, University College London (UK)
_ Patrick Lincoln, SRI (USA)
_ Satoru Miyano, University of Tokyo (JP)
_ Gordon Plotkin, University of Edinburgh (UK)
_ Simon Plyte, Pharmacia Corporation (I)
_ Corrado Priami (CHAIR), Università di Trento (I)
_ Aviv Regev, Weizmann Institute of Science (IL)
_ Magali Roux-Rouquié, BSMI Pasteur Institute (F)
_ Vincent Schachter, Hybrigenics Paris (F)
_ Masaru Tomita, Keio University (JP)
_ Adelinde Uhrmacher, University of Rostock (D)
_ Alfonso Valencia, CNB-CSIC Centro Nacional de Biotecnologia,
Cantoblanco Madrid, (E)
_ Olaf Wolkenhauer, UMIST, Manchester (UK)
Linda Brodo, Michela de Concini, Corrado Priami, Debora Schuch da Rosa Machado
Università degli studi di Trento
Ufficio Manifestazioni e Convegni
c/o Molino Vittoria, Via Verdi, 6
I-38100 Trento - Italy
Tel. (0039) 0461-883215-16-25
Fax (0039) 0461-883222
e-mail: ufficio.convegni at amm.unitn.it
The proceedings will be published in the Springer LNCS series and
will be available at the workshop.
HOW TO REACH ROVERETO
The closest international airport to Rovereto is VERONA Valerio
Catullo (in Villafranca).
Other Airports: MILAN Linate or Malpensa, VENICE Marco Polo (in
Tessera) ROME Da Vinci (in Fiumicino) is about 8 hours train journey
There is a regular coach shuttle service every 20 minutes from
Malpensa and Linate airports to Milano Central Station
Malpensa - Milano Central Station about 50 minutes.
every 20 minutes from 04.15 - 00.15 (see timetable on website)
Linate - Milano connections
City bus n.73
>From the airport exit to town centre (piazza San Babila, Underground
>station): about 25 mins, departure every 10 min. Tickets ( 0.77
>euro) on sale at news-stands. The 73 bus has special luggage racks.
By coach from the Central railway station
There is a coach service between the Air Terminal at the Central
Station and Linate airport. Departures every 20 mins. The 20 min.
ride costs 2.58 Euro. Coaches have large baggage-holds.
Malpensa - Linate
A coach shuttle connects both airports in c.75 mins. Tickets cost 9.29 euro.
>From Verona Valerio Catullo airport to Verona Porta Nuova central
>train station about 15 minutes every 20 minutes from 6.10 - 23.30
Aereoporto Catullo: Connections
Venice Marco Polo airport is about 30 minutes from Mestre train
station by bus or you can take a vaporetto (taxi boat) to S. Lucia
train station in Venice old city.
There is a bus shuttle service from all the airports to the nearest
railway stations. You can check out the trains web site:
and click onto the British flag for train connections and times in English.
Ask for "andata e ritorno" (return ticket) if you are going back to
the same station, or "solo andata" (single). In big cities you will
find someone who speaks English at the station but in small towns it
is possible that they don't!
Please note that trains marked ES (Euro Star), EC (Eurocity) or IC
(Intercity) require a small supplement. The cheapest trains are
Regionale (R) and Interregionale (IR).
It is very important to remember to validate your ticket in one of
the yellow machines on the platform before you get on the train. You
will be fined if you forget!
Taxis are available outside the railway station in Rovereto.
Tel: 0464 421555/421 365
Prof. Corrado Priami Tel. 0461 882085
Dipartimento di Informatica e Telecomunicazioni Mob
Universita' di Trento Fax 0461 88 1624
Via Sommarive, 14 http://www.science.unitn.it/~priami
38050 Povo (TN) - Italia priami at dit.unitn.it
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