2nd Annual Duke Systems Biology Symposium


The Duke Center for Systems Biology and the Duke Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy announce the 2nd Annual Duke Systems Biology Symposium, to be held on the campus of Duke University on Thursday and Friday, 20-21 September 2007. Attendance is free and open to all, but registration is required for our planning purposes.

Confirmed Speakers

We are delighted to have the following accomplished scientists visiting us as guest speakers:

These guest speakers will be complemented by three researchers from the Duke Center for Systems Biology, recently chosen as an NIH/NIGMS National Center of Excellence in Systems Biology:

Poster Submission

Attendees are welcome to present a poster at the poster session on Thursday evening. During the first week of September, we will select a few posters to be presented as short platform talks. If you wish for your poster to be considered for a platform talk in addition, please register before September 7 and indicate your interest on the registration form.

Schedule (last updated 20 September)

All talks will take place in Love Auditorium, Room B101 in the Levine Science Research Center (LSRC). The poster session will take place in the lobby of the new French Family Sciences Center (FFSC). The closest garage for daytime parking is Parking Garage IV, between the student center (Bryan Center) and French (FFSC).

Thursday 20 September
10:00 Poster Setup
1:15 1:30 Opening Remarks
1:30 2:10 Martha Bulyk: "Systematic identification of mammalian regulatory motifs' target genes and their functions"
2:10 2:40 David McClay: "Controlling morphogenesis with gene regulatory networks"
2:40 2:55 Poster Talk I: Hao Song
2:55 3:10 Poster Talk II: Garegin Papoian
3:10 3:40 Coffee Break
3:40 4:20 Marian Walhout
4:20 4:35 Poster Talk III: Siobhan Brady
4:35 4:50 Poster Talk IV: Miyuki Breen
5:00 6:30 Poster Session (in the FFSC lobby)
6:30 Barbeque Dinner
Friday 21 September
8:45 9:15 Breakfast
9:15 9:55 Andre Levchenko: "Untangling a developmental network: How to robustly make red blood cells"
9:55 10:35 Stanislav Shvartsman: "Quantitative analysis of the terminal patterning system in the Drosophila embryo"
10:35 11:05 Coffee Break
11:05 11:35 Uwe Ohler: "Analyzing spatial expression patterns from digital microscopy data"
11:35 12:15 Steven Small: "Morphogen function in evolution"
12:15 1:30 Lunch
1:30 2:00 Sayan Mukherjee: "Predictive models that infer structure and dependencies"
2:00 2:15 Poster Talk V: Jeffrey Chang
2:15 2:30 Poster Talk VI: Gabriel Weinreb
2:30 3:10 Olivier Pourquie: "A systems biology approach to study axis patterning in vertebrates"
3:10 3:30 Closing Remarks
4:00 5:00 Nobel Laureate Sydney Brenner speaking in 103 Bryan Research Building (arrive early for seats)


Attendance at the symposium is free and open to all, but registration is required for our planning purposes. Please register here. Unfortunately, free registration and food means that we unfortunately cannot help with travel or housing arrangements for attendees. Please refer to the visiting Duke University website for further information in planning your stay.