Centre for Cancer Biomarkers CCBIO

Open network meeting

Methodologies for Digital Life - Focus on Metabolic Systems

Welcome to the first competence sharing network meeting “Methodologies for Digital Life”, 6. October in the centre of Bergen. Transdisciplinarity is an underlying approach of the centre and the meeting is intended for researchers from different disciplines to meet and discuss novel methodological approaches in the field of digital biotechnology. The meeting is free to attend and open for all interested participants.

The focus of this meeting is on metabolic systems – from single enzymes to global scale metabolism. How can approaches and concepts from mathematics, physics, computer science or engineering be utilized to assess or alter the activity and regulation of complex enzymes and enzyme systems? This approach aims to reveal new possibilities to understand and utilize biological systems, such as, for understanding human health, for utilizing organisms for production of biomaterials and for understanding ecosystems important for our existence.

Themes that will fit at this meeting includes:

  • Mathematical and computational modeling of enzymes and metabolic pathways
  • Data analysis and integration
  • Global scale metabolic models based on omics data
  • Experimental methodologies, including metabolomics and fluxomics
  • Metabolic and enzyme engineering and drug targeting

If you are interested in metabolism or enzymatic systems from a multi-disciplinary perspective, this is a great opportunity to meet up with fellow scientists.

The program will include oral presentations of selected abstracts and it will be possible to present posters.

We already have an interesting list of speakers:

Bernhard Palsson will give the Volterra Lecture - Palsson (UCSD) is known for his work on global scale metabolic models of microorganisms as well as human, mouse, cell models and in relation to disease.

Peter Ruoff - «The Kinetics of Biological Control» - Ruoff’s research is focused towards understanding the molecular mechanisms of homeostatic control, adaptation and decisions in metabolic pathways and circadian clocks.

Eivind Almaas - «RAMP - a method for handling uncertain data in genome-scale modeling»

Jon Olav Vik - «Foundations of the Digital Salmon: constraint-based reconstruction and analysis»

Nello Blaser - «Model reduction under parameter uncertainty»

See updated program here.


We are open for additional contributions, both oral and posters!

Follow the links for registration (deadline 8. September) and abstract submission (deadline 15. September).

Some support is available for participants from digital life projects that register with abstract and travel from outside Bergen.