SysBioSIG is an NIH Special Interest Group (SIG) that sponsors activities exploring the diverse aspects of Systems Biology. SysBioSIG hosts the Systems Biology Speaker Series and is initiating a quarterly Workshop series to exchange ideas between scientists active in Systems Biology. A working definition of Systems Biology is "A research approach that seeks to describe the overall behavior of a biological system through detailed, quantitative experimentation combined with conceptual or computational modeling of the system’s components and their interactions." The complexity of the components' interactions and, in large systems, the quantities of relevant biological entities frequently requires the use of computational methods to analyze the data or simulate the systems of interest.

The Systems Biology Speaker Series
continues with
Eric Schadt, Ph.D.

Department of Genetics

Rosetta Inpharmatics, Merck Research Labs

on January 13, 2009 at 8:30 AM
Lipsett Amphitheatre, Building 10

This event will be webcast and can be viewed at . The presentation will also be archived and available at the same site.

Computing the Future: Systems Biology and the NIH
was held

June 26th, 2008, in the Natcher Conference Center, NIH

and was attended by more than 400 scientists.

The agenda is available at the conference web site.

This event was organized by the Trans-NIH Initiative in Systems Biology. The full-day symposium was organized into four sessions focusing on different areas where Systems Biology approaches provided new insight. Each session features speakers who have successfully applied Systems Biology approaches in their studies.

Modeling Biological Systems
  • Bernhard Palsson, UCSD
  • Luis Nunes Amaral, Northwestern
  • Johan Paulsson, Harvard Medical School
  • Harley McAdams, Stanford
Genetic Networks and Regulatory Controls
  • Martha Bulyk, Harvard Medical School
  • Saeed Tavazoie, Princeton
  • David Gifford, MIT
Integrative Systems Biology
  • Lucy Shapiro, Stanford
  • Andrew Emili, University of Toronto
  • David Botstein, Princeton
  • Aimee Dudley, Institute for Systems Biology
Systems Biology of Disease
  • Daphne Koller, Stanford
  • Edward Marcotte, University of Texas, Austin
  • Andrea Califano, Columbia University Medical School
  • Stuart Orkin, Harvard Medical School


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Updated 6/9/08. Please email SysBioSIG_Info with questions or suggestions.