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10th annual Southern California Systems Biology Symposium

March 5th, 2021

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Friday March 5th 

held virtually via zoom and poster session on the Gather Town platform


Organizing Committee:

Mark Alber, UC Riverside

Andrea Bild, City of Hope

Aleksandra Karolak, City of Hope

Alex Hoffmann, UCLA

Arthur Lander, UC Irvine

Russell Rockne, City of Hope

Andrei Rodin, City of Hope

Nagarajan Vaidehi, City of Hope


March 22nd - 26th, 2021

Date: March 22nd to March 26th
Place: online

VIZBI - Visualizing Biological Data 2021

March 24-26, 2021


11th international meeting on Visualising Biological Data.

VIZBI 2021 will be an EMBL Virtual Conference, taking place from March 24-26 (note different dates to previous email). We are pleased to announce that this will also be an ISCB Affiliated Meeting sponsored by BioVis and by Frontiers in Bioinformatics.

The conference features keynotes from Daniel Weiskopf (U. Stuttgart, Germany), Fabian de Kok-Mercado (HHMI, USA), and Petra Isenberg (Inria, France), as well as talks from 18 leading researchers, reviewing how data visualization is transforming life science research.

Although the meeting takes place online, participants will have many opportunities to engage in one-on-one discussions with speakers, poster presenters, and other VIZBI delegates.

To join the meeting, visit the VIZBI registration page. This page also outlines opportunities for childcare grants and registration fee waivers.

BioSB 2021 - The 7th edition of the Dutch Bioinformatics & Systems Biology conference

15-16 June, 2021


The 7th edition of the Dutch Bioinformatics & Systems Biology conference (BioSB 2021) will be organised on June 15-16. BioSB 2021 offers a 2-day programme that will be highly diverse, featuring keynote lectures, parallel thematic sessions and poster sessions. The conference will again be organized as a virtual conference,

CMSB 2021: 19th International Conference on Computational Methods in Systems Biology

Dates: 22-24 September 2021

Bordeaux, France

The conference brings together researchers from across biological, mathematical, computational, and physical sciences who are interested in the modelling, simulation, analysis, inference, design, and control of biological systems. It covers the broad field of computational methods and tools in systems and synthetic biology and their applications.

Invited speakers:
- Diego di Bernardo (TIGEM, Italy)
- Laurence Calzone (Institut Curie, France)
- Giulia Giordano (University of Trento, Italy)
- Yang-Yu Liu (Harvard Medical School, US)
- Ion Petre (University of Turku, Finland)

Important dates:
- April 12, 2021: regular and tool paper submission
- May 31, 2021: highlight talks proposals
- June 7, 2021: acceptance notifications
- June 14, 2021: poster abstract submission

The proceedings of CMSB 2021  will be  published in the series Lecture
Notes in Bioinformatics (LNCS/LNBI) by Springer.
A selection of best papers will be invited to be extended and submitted to a special issue of BMC Bioinformatics.

Mathematics of life: Modelling molecular mechanisms

27th September – 01 October 2021

Application deadline - 02nd July

Description - This course will provide participants with an introduction and hands-on training on modelling approaches, tools and resources used in systems biology as well as touch on network analysis.

Contact person - Jane Reynolds (reynolds@ebi.ac.uk)