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

From: Mario Pavone <mpavone@dmi.unict.it>
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2014 13:19:55 +0100
Message-ID: <20140326131955.Horde.MRLHLuph4B9TMsXrNC5gnKA@mbox.dmi.unict.it>
To: ssbss2014@dmi.unict.it

2nd Call for Participation (apologies for multiple copies)
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Synthetic and Systems Biology Summer School: Biology meets Engineering  
and Computer Science,
Taormina - Sicily, Italy, June 15-19, 2014

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

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

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


-- 
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@dmi.unict.it
http://www.dmi.unict.it/mpavone/
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International Synthetic & Systems Biology Summer School
* Biology meets Engineering and Computer Science *
June 15-19, 2014 - Taormina, Italy
http://www.taosciences.it/ssbss2014/
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12th European Conference on Artificial Life - ECAL 2013
September 2-6, 2013 - Taormina, Italy
http://mitpress.mit.edu/books/advances-artificial-life-ecal-2013
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