From genomics and proteomics to systems biology: Current insights
Ordered, robust biological systems are a product of complex and highly regulated interactions and networks between their components. The EMBL PhD Symposium will focus on how these systems arise.
The symposium is an annual scientific event with the aim of providing young researchers from different international research institutions with the opportunity to listen to multidisciplinary lectures by top-level speakers and to interact with leading scientists in an informal and relaxed environment.
That’s it, people – the symposium is over. We’d like to thank all the speakers, poster presenters and participants and we hope that you had as much fun as we did. We’ve collected some impressions in a picture gallery, courtesy to our photographer, Igor Jukic.
Developed several widely used proteomics methods, including the Isotope Coded Affinity Tag (ICAT). Aims to discover new biomarkers through the proteomic profiling of cells within different states.
Currently focused on two main projects: neXtProt, a resource for accessing high quality, comprehensive information regarding human proteins and ICECUP (International Collective Effort for the Characterization of hUman Proteins).
Contributed to the development of crystallography and confocal microscopy apparatus, followed by numerous methods of sequence analysis, including; GeneWise, HMMER, Pfam, Ensembl & TreeFam.
Performs GWAS of human traits, applying statistical, computational & mathematical methods to study phylogenetics, viral evolution & population genetics.
Works on achieving a predictive understanding of the innate and adaptive immune response using signal regulatory networks. Professor at the University of California.
Develops quantitative, predictive models of cellular signalling networks, especially those involved in developmental cell fate determination. A final aim being to contribute to an understanding of how these networks evolve.
Studies the evolution of genetic systems, with a focus on the link between genetic variations and phenotypic variations. Professor and group leader at EMBL-CRG, Barcelona.
Uses drosophila and Mammalian cell culture to study the modulation of survival and cell fate decisions by cell–cell interactions.
Uses biophysical approaches to study cellular structures. Co-founder and advisor for CYTOO Cell Architects.
Develops qualitative and quantitative mass spectrometry methods focusing on protein–nucleic acid and protein–protein interactions. Frequently, this involves chemical cross-linking and the development of new computer algorithms for automated data analysis.
Works in hybrid modelling & re-engineering of complex functional networks; data driven modeling of clinical parameters; integrated statistical, thermodynamic and data mined modelling of regulatory networks.
Interested in the prediction and manipulation of protein–nucleic acid and protein–protein affinities especially with reference to evolution and the treatment of human diseases through focusing not on single molecules, but networks.
The 14th EMBL PhD Symposium is organised by the 2011 selection PhD students at EMBL. It is hosted by EMBL. We would like to acknowledge the funding it generously provided.