3rd Symposium on Complex Biodynamics & Networks

December 10-12, 2018

The 3rd cBio Symposium brings together scientists with multidisciplinary interests in Complex Systems Biology from computational and theoretical to experimental works. 

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The cBio Symposium brings together scientists with multidisciplinary interests in biology, from budding young scientists to well established leaders. It was founded at the Institute for Advanced Biosciences, Keio University in 2013. The participants of the event are encouraged to form deep scientific collaborations and friendships, not only across their diverse research fields, but also surpassing global borders.

Call for Papers

Call for papers for Oral and Poster presentations is open until November 10. Submit here >>

The topics include:

  •   Biological networks
  •   High-dimensional complexity
  •   Synthetic biology & artificial life
  •   Stem & cancer cell dynamics
  •   Systems immunology
  •   Metabolic engineering
  •   Biofilm
  •   or ANY other aspects of Complex Systems Biology from computational/theoretical to experimental works

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit to a special issue of Engineering Biology, published by The Institution of Engineering and Technology www.ietdl.org/enb. Engineering Biology is a new open-access journal focused on the application of engineering science and practice to the design of biological devices and systems for a wide range of fields and applications. Submitted papers will be subject to the journal’s usual peer review procedures. The special issue will be published in June 2019 and open access fees will be waived. The Guest Editors will send invitations directly to the authors of the selected papers, along with instructions on how to submit to the journal.

Featured Speakers

  • Alexander Hoffmann, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
  • Hiroki Ueda, RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research, Japan
  • Subhra K. Biswas, Singapore Immunology Network, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR),  Singapore
  • Matthew Chang, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Frank Eisenhaber, Bioinformatics Institute, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR),  Singapore
  • Mads Kaern, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Richard Kitney,  Imperial College London, UK
  • Karl Kuchler, Medical University Vienna, Austria
  • Nic D. Lindley, Biotransformation Innovation Platform, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR),  Singapore
  • Mariko Okada, Osaka University, Japan
  • Nicholas Plachta, Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore
  • Chueh Loo Poh, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Giulia Rancati, Institute of Medical Biology, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore
  • Silvia Santos, Francis Crick Institute, UK
  • Michael White, University of Manchester, UK
  • Yosef Yarden, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Programme Committee

  • Kumar Selvarajoo, Biotransformation Innovation Platform, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore, Chair
  • Mariko Okada, Osaka University, Japan, co-Chair
  • Réka Albert, Pennsylvania State University, USA
  • Mariano Bizzarri, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
  • Matthew Chang, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Sui Huang, Institute for Systems Biology, USA
  • Alessandro Giuliani, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Italy
  • Mads Kaern, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Ben MacArthur, University of Southampton, UK
  • Chuel Loo Poh, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Jeffrey Varner, Cornell University, USA
  • Limsoon Wong, National University of Singapore, Singapore

2nd cBio: http://www.c-bio.org/2015/

1st cBio: http://iab.keio.ac.jp/cBio2013/

Featured Speakers

Subhra K. Biswas

Dr Biswas completed his Ph.D. in Biotechnology (Cellular Immunology) at Banaras Hindu University, India in 2002. Thereafter, he extended his Ph.D. work on chemokine biology as a postdoctoral visiting scientist at the Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche "Mario Negri", Milan (Italy) working in the group of Prof Alberto Mantovani and Antonio Sica. During this period, he was awarded a fellowship of the Alfredo Leonardi and G. Pfeiffer Foundation (2003).Read more

Frank Eisenhaber

Frank Eisenhaber studied mathematics at the Humboldt-University in Berlin and biophysics and medicine at the Pirogov Medical University in Moscow.Read more

Alexander Hoffmann

Alexander Hoffmann is the Thomas M Asher Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at UCLA, and the founding director of the Institute for Quantitative and Computational Biosciences (QCBio)Read more

Richard Ian Kitney

Kitney is Professor of Biomedical Systems Engineering; Chairman of the Institute of Systems and Synthetic Biology; and Co-Director of the EPSRC National Centre for Synthetic Biology and Innovation.Read more

Karl Kuchler

Karl Kucher is an Associate Professor of Molecular Genetics at the Medical University of Vienna.He also held faculty positions in the Depatment of Molecular Genetics of Vienna, The University of Alberta and University of California Berkeley. Read more

Nic Lindley

Dr. Nic Lindley studied Applied Biology in the late 1970s and began his research career establishing the biochemical pathways associated with methanol assimilation in yeasts with Prof JR Quayle at Sheffield.Read more

Mariko Okada

Mariko Okada is the principal investigator and team leader for the laboratory for integrated cellular systems at RIKEN institute, Mariko's main research field is cellular systems biology and has worked with quantitative experiments and mathematical modeling for an understanding of cell decision mechanisms, omics analysis of cell systems Cell biology, and system genome science.Read more

Nicolas Plachta

Nicolas studied biology at the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina) and University of Tel-Aviv (Israel). He did his PhD with Yves-Alain Barde at the Biozentrum (University of Basel, Switzerland) and postdoc in biological imaging with Scott Fraser at Caltech (US), supported by fellowships from Swiss National Foundation, EMBO and CIRM. He was appointed Group Leader at EMBL Australia in 2011 and joined A*STAR in 2015 as Senior PI. He received the A*STAR Investigatorship, Viertel Medical Fellowship, Australian NHMRC and ARC Fellowships. In 2015 he become the third Singapore-based scientist...Read more

Giulia Rancati

Giulia Rancati is a cell and evolutionary biologist. She is Senior Principal Investigator at the Institute of Medical Biology, A*STAR and Principal Investigator at the Biotransformation Platform for Innovation, A*STAR, Singapore. In 2011 she was awarded the A*STAR Investigatorship and in 2017 she become an EMBO Young Investigator. Among her scientific contributions, she showed how eukaryotic cells adaptively evolve in response to extreme genetic perturbations and the consequences of large-scale genome changes on the cellular phenotype.Read more

Hiroki R. Ueda

Dr. Hiroki R. Ueda was born in Fukuoka, Japan, in 1975. He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, the University of Tokyo in 2000, and obtained his Ph.D in 2004 from the same university. He was appointed as a team leader in RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology (CDB) from 2003 and promoted to be a project leader at RIKEN CDB in 2009, and to be a group director at RIKEN Quantitative Biology Center (QBiC) in 2011. He became a professor of Graduate School of Medicine, the University of Tokyo in 2013. He is currently appointed as an team leader in RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics...Read more

Michael White

Mike White began his career at Amersham International (1985 - 1995) in the areas of molecular biology products and technologies for studies of gene function. While working at Amersham, he was awarded a PhD from Imperial College London.Read more

Yosef Yarden

Born in Israel, Prof. Yosef Yarden received his BSc in biological and geological sciences from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1980), and a Ph.D. in molecular biology from the Weizmann Institute of Science (1985).Read more