Synthetic and Systems Biology Summer School: Biology meets Engineering and Computer Science Taormina - Sicily, Italy, June 15-19, 2014

Application Deadline: February 15 2014

Recent advances in DNA synthesis have increased our ability to build
biological systems. Synthetic Biology aims at streamlining the design
and synthesis of robust and predictable biological systems using
engineering design principles. Designing biological systems requires a
deep understanding of how genes and proteins are organized and
interact in living cells: Systems Biology aims at elucidating the
cellular organization at gene, protein, cell, tissue, organ and
network level using computational and biochemical methods.

The Synthetic and Systems Biology Summer School (SSBSS) is a
full-immersion course on cutting-edge advances in systems and
synthetic biology with lectures delivered by world-renowned experts.
The school provides a stimulating environment for doctoral students,
early career researches and industry leaders. Participants will also
have the chance to present their results (Oral presentations or
Posters) and to interact with their peers.

List of Speakers

  • Uri Alon, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
  • Jef Boeke, Johns Hopkins University, USA
  • Jason Chin, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK
  • Virginia Cornish, Columbia University, USA
  • Angela DePace, Harvard University, USA
  • Paul Freemont, Imperial College London, UK
  • Farren Isaacs, Yale University, USA
  • Tanja Kortemme, University of California San Francisco, USA
  • Giuseppe Nicosia, University of Catania, Italy
  • Sven Panke, ETH, Switzerland
  • Rahul Sarpeshkar, MIT, USA
  • Giovanni Stracquadanio, Johns Hopkins University, USA
  • Ron Weiss, MIT, USA

Other speakers will be announced soon.

School Directors

  • Jef Boeke, Johns Hopkins University, USA
  • Giuseppe Nicosia, University of Catania, Italy
  • Mario Pavone, University of Catania, Italy
  • Giovanni Stracquadanio, Johns Hopkins University, USA

Short Talk and Poster Submission

Students may submit a research abstract for presentation. School
directors will review the abstracts and will recommend for poster or
short-oral presentation. Abstract should be submitted by February 15,
2014. The abstracts will be published on the electronic hands-out
material of the summer school.

For more details:

Web: http://www.taosciences.it/ssbss2014/
Email: ssbss2014@dmi.unict.it