[Biodevelopers] CMSB03 - Call for participation

Corrado Priami 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 
incomplete understanding.
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 
processes interact.
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

Organizing Secretariat
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.

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 
from Rovereto.


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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