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14-19 October 2006
Hotel Eden Roc, Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain
The conference will take place in Sant Feliu de Guixols, on the Spanish Costa Brava, 120 km north of Barcelona and 30 km south of Girona. Group transportation will be arranged from/to Barcelona airport, on arrival and departure days.
This symposium is the first event in this series but also the continuation of the Bacterial Neural Networks series held under the former EURESCO programme. The latter consisted of international meetings on the analysis of the structure and function of regulatory networks involved in the signal transduction in – and between – bacteria, and in their general metabolism. The objective of this ESF-EMBO Symposium is to bridge – and in doing so, profit from – the insights gained in the field of structural biology (both at the molecular- and at the cellular level) and in the field of systems biology. This then will lead to ‘synthetic biology’, i.e. our ability to rationally engineer the properties of living cells. Bacteria are the organisms of choice to make this merge of structural- and systems biology, because of their smaller genome size, restricted compartmentalization, robust growth characteristics, enormous flexibility, excellent accessibility to molecular- and genetic analyses, etc. The grand challenge therefore is to integrate systems biology models for metabolic- and morphological aspects of bacterial growth, and base the required modeling on solid structural and physicochemical characteristics of the underlying molecules. This merge will ultimately allow computational prediction of bacterial growth, i.e. ‘synthetic bacteriology’: Design and construction of bacteria with pre-defined properties.
The conference aims to bring together scientists with diverse backgrounds to foster cross-fertilization and the generation of new ideas.
Topics will include:
In addition to the talks by invited speakers, there will be talks selected from poster abstracts at each section, as well as poster presentations and prizes awarded to the best posters.
Detailed information on all practical aspects of the conference (access to site, guidelines for travel reimbursement, registration & fee payments, accommodation...) is available from the Practical Information Guide. Please read it fully and carefully...
Practical Information Guide PDF (125 KB) Last Updated 28-August-2006
What the fees cover
conference, meals and single room
conference, meals and twin OR double room (2)
non-resident: conference, meals (no room)
(1) A 100 EUR supplement is charged on any payment received after the deadline (4 weeks prior to the conference)
All participants - including speakers & session chairs - are kindly expected to confirm their attendance (and, when applicable, to pay the conference fee) by filling in a Registration Form.
Closing date for registration & fee payment: 15 September 2006
Phone: +32 (0)2 533 2023
Fax: +32 (0)2 538 8486
Please quote 06-211 in any correspondence.
This conference is organised by the European Science Foundation (ESF) in partnership with the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO).