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[go-friends] SSBSS 2014 News & 2nd CfP - Biology meets Engineering & Computer Science, Taormina - Sicily, Italy, June 15-19, 2014

Mario Pavone mpavone at
Wed Mar 26 05:19:55 PDT 2014

2nd Call for Participation (apologies for multiple copies)

Synthetic and Systems Biology Summer School: Biology meets Engineering  
and Computer Science,
Taormina - Sicily, Italy, June 15-19, 2014
ssbss2014 at

We are pleased to inform that we received more than 120 applications  
and 60 Abstracts/Posters and, due to many requests, we are extending  
the application *deadline to March 31, 2014.* For this reason, we will  
have up to ~150 slots (no 100 slots as previously written) for  
selected and motivated students.

*Application Deadline: March 31, 2014*

* Speakers & Courses *
+ Uri Alon, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
          Lecture I: Elementary Circuits in Biology
          Lecture II: Evolution and Optimality of Gene Circuits

+ Joel Bader, Johns Hopkins University, USA
          Lecture I: Network Remodeling during Development and Disease
          Lecture II: Gene and Pathway Analysis of Genome-wide  
Association Studies

+ Jef Boeke, Johns Hopkins University, USA
          Lecture I: Genome Synthesis
          Lecture II: Combinatorial DNA Assembly methods and their applications

+ Jason Chin, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK
          Lecture I: Reprogramming the Genetic Code

+ Virginia Cornish, Columbia University, USA
          Lecture : TBA

+ Paul Freemont, Imperial College London, UK
          Lecture I: Foundational Technologies for Synthetic Biology -  
from DNA Assembly to Part Characterisation
          Lecture II: Synthetic biology designs for biosensor applications

+ Farren Isaacs, Yale University, USA
          Lecture I: Genome engineering technologies for rapid editing  
& evolution organisms
          Lecture II: Design, construction & function of genomically  
recoded organisms

+ Tanja Kortemme, University of California San Francisco, USA
          Lecture I: Computational protein design - principles,  
challenges and progress
          Lecture II: Design of reprogrammed and new functions - from  
proteins to cells

+ Giuseppe Nicosia, University of Catania, Italy
          Lecture I: Biological Circuit Design by Pareto Optimality
          Lecture II: Programming Living Molecular Machines for  
Biofuel Production

+ Sven Panke, ETH, Switzerland
          Lecture I: Synthetic Biology of Cell free Systems
          Lecture II: Exploiting Engineered Cell-Cell Communications  
in Large Scale Biotechnology

+ Rahul Sarpeshkar, MIT, USA
          Lecture I: Analog versus Digital Computation in Biology
          Lecture II: Analog Synthetic and Systems Biology

+ Giovanni Stracquadanio, Johns Hopkins University, USA
          Lecture I: Minimal Genomes: High-Throughput Sequencing,  
Statistical Methods and Physics Models to Unveil Minimal Yeast  
Chromosomes Compatible with Life
          Lecture II: Computational Tools for Genome editing,  
Combinatorial Assembly and Workflow Tracking

+ Ron Weiss, MIT, USA
          Lecture : TBA

*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.

Co-located Event: The 3rd International Synthetic Yeast Genome (Sc2.0)  
Meeting will be held in Taormina Friday June 20, 2014                                    
                                      ssbss2014 at

Dr. Mario Pavone (PhD)
Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
University of Catania
V.le A. Doria 6 - 95125 Catania, Italy
tel: 0039 095 7383038
fax: 0039 095 330094
Email: mpavone at
International Synthetic & Systems Biology Summer School
* Biology meets Engineering and Computer Science *
June 15-19, 2014 - Taormina, Italy
12th European Conference on Artificial Life - ECAL 2013
September 2-6, 2013 - Taormina, Italy

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