6th Conference on Constraint-Based Reconstruction and Analysis (COBRA 2020)

May 18-20, 2020
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Established and new members of the COBRA community are invited to COBRA 2020 to discuss the latest developments in Constraint-Based Reconstruction and Analysis.

Supported by:

The International Metabolic Engineering Society.

Asbtract Submission Deadline: March 1, 2020

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Featured Speakers

Ron Milo

Prof. Ron Milo earned a BSc in Physics and Mathematics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a PhD in Biological Physics at the Weizmann Institute of Science. He was the first fellow in Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School before joining the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences at the Weizmann Institute.

Ron brings the tools of systems biology to bear on the challenges of sustainability.

His scientific awards include the GE & Science Prize for Young Life Scientists, the John F. Kennedy Prize and the D.N. Chorafas International PhD award. He...Read more

Jens Nielsen

Jens Nielsen has received numerous Danish and international awards including the Villum Kann Rasmussen’s Årslegat, Merck Award for Metabolic Engineering, Amgen Award for Biochemical Engineering, Nature Mentor Award, the Gaden Award, the Norblad-Ekstrand gold medal, the Novozymes Prize, the ENI Award and the Eric and Sheila Samson Prize. He is member of several academies, including the National Academy of Engineering and National Academy of Sciences in USA, the Royal Swedish Academy of Science, the Royal Danish Academy of Science and Letters, the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences and the American Academy of Microbiology. He is a founding president of the International Metabolic Engineering Society.Read more

Lars Nielsen

Prof Nielsen is Professor and Chair of Biological Engineering at The University of Queensland, Senior Group Leader at the Australian Institute for Bioengineering & Nanotechnology AIBN), and Chief Scientific Officer and Scientific Director at the Novo Nordisk Center for Biosustainability, DTU, Denmark. He is Director of the Queensland Bioplatforms Australia Node, which provides systems and synthetic biology support to design and build cell factories for the production of fuels, chemicals and pharmaceuticals.

His core research interest is modelling of cellular metabolism and his...Read more

Bernhard Palsson

Bernhard Palsson is the Distinguished Galletti Professor of Bioengineering, the Principal Investigator of the Systems Biology Research Group in the Department of Bioengineering, and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Diego.  He is also the CEO of the Novo Nordisk Center for Biosustainability in Denmark, working in this capacity since 2011. Dr. Palsson has co-authored more than 520 peer-reviewed research articles and has authored four textbooks. His research includes the development of methods to analyze metabolic dynamics (flux-balance analysis, and modal...Read more

Isabel Rocha

Isabel Rocha is Pro-rector for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at NOVA University of Lisbon in Portugal and Principal Investigator at ITQB NOVA, from the same University. She did her PhD at Minho University, Portugal in Chemical and Biological Engineering and a Post-Doc at the Technical University of Denmark. Isabel does her research in Biotechnology covering the topics of Metabolic Engineering and Systems and Synthetic Biology and has published over 140 full papers in international journals, books and international conferences. She is the Principal Investigator of several projects and is...Read more

Eytan Ruppin

Eytan Ruppin (MD, PhD) research is focused on developing and harnessing data science approaches for the integration of multi-omics data to better understand the pathogenesis of cancer, its evolution and treatment.Read more

Uwe Sauer

As a trained microbiologist and with a postdoc in metabolic engineering, Uwe’s research as a PI and since 2006 as a professor for systems biology at the ETH Zurich focused on fundamental questions related to microbial metabolism.Read more

Daniel Segré

Daniel Segré is a professor at the bioinformatics program at Boston University. He is also involved in the Department of Biology, Department of Biomedical Engineering, and also the Department of Physics. Some of his interests are Regulation of metabolism, Epistasis, and evolution.Read more

Ines Thiele

Professor Ines Thiele is the principal investigator of the Molecular Systems Physiology group at the National University of Ireland, Galway.Read more

Alexei Vazquez

Alexei Vazquez has a PhD degree in Statistical and Biological Physics from the International School of Advanced Studies in Trieste, Italy.Read more