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Dagstuhl Seminar 04281

Integrative Bioinformatics – Aspects of the Virtual Cell

( Jul 04 – Jul 09, 2004 )

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Molecular biology produces huge amounts of data in the post-genomic era. Among them, there is data describing metabolic mechanisms and pathways, structural genomic organization, patterns of regulatory regions; proteomics, transcriptomics, and metabolomics data. On one hand, analysis of these data is determined essentially by the methods and concepts of computer science; on the other hand, it depends on a range of biological tasks solved by researchers. Currently, there are about 500 database informational systems and various analytical tools available via the Internet and directed at solving various biological tasks. The challenge we have is to integrate these list-parts from genomics and proteomics at novel levels of understanding. Integrative Bioinformatics would be this new area of research using the tools of computer science and electronic infrastructure applied to Biotechnology. These tools will also represent the backbone of the concept of virtual cell.


Regarding the development of methods and concepts of Bioinformatics to model metabolic processes the integrative aspect stands in the center of the seminar. The discussion of specific requirements for the implementation of a virtual cell using these technics is the main goal of the seminar. Therefore, one result will be to characterize the possibilities of Integrative Bioinformatics within the scope of System Biology. This seminar addresses primarily scientists working in this emerging field of Integrative Bioinformatics and, hence, would discuss the corresponding problems and present concepts. The key idea is to invite scientist, which are working in the dry and/or wet lab.

  • Lothar Altschmied (IPK Gatersleben, DE)
  • Rolf Apweiler (European Bioinformatics Institute - Cambridge, GB)
  • Patrizio Arrigo (CNR - Genova, IT)
  • Julio Collado-Vides (National University of Mexico, MX)
  • Thomas Dandekar (Universität Würzburg, DE)
  • Hidde de Jong (INRIA - Grenoble, FR)
  • Peter Dittrich (Universität Jena, DE) [dblp]
  • Michael Ellison (Univ. of Alberta, CA)
  • Matteo Fattore (CNR - Genova, IT)
  • Andreas Freier (Universität Bielefeld, DE)
  • David Gilbert (Brunel University, GB) [dblp]
  • Julio Augusto Freyre Gonzalez (National University of Mexico, MX)
  • Monika Heiner (BTU Cottbus, DE) [dblp]
  • Ralf Hofestädt (Universität Bielefeld, DE)
  • Sui Huang (Harvard Medical School - Boston, US)
  • Sarath Chandra Janga (National University of Mexico, MX)
  • Arkady Khordusky (University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, US)
  • Andrzej M. Kierzek (University of Surrey, GB) [dblp]
  • Ina Koch (Goethe-Universität - Frankfurt a. M., DE) [dblp]
  • Detlef Krömker (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, DE)
  • Céline Kuttler (Lille I University, FR)
  • Hong Ma (GBF - Braunschweig, DE)
  • Hiroshi Matsuno (Yamaguchi University, JP)
  • Ricardo Menchac Mendez (National University of Mexico, MX)
  • Gerhard Michal (Tutzing, DE)
  • Manuela Prüss (European Bioinformatics Institute - Cambridge, GB)
  • Te Ren (University of Glasgow, GB)
  • Osbaldo Resendis (Universidad Nacional Autonoma - Mexico, MX)
  • Susanne Reymann (FhG ITEM - Hannover, DE)
  • Maria G. Samsonova (Polytechnical University - St. Petersburg, RU)
  • Cristhian Alejandro Avila Sanchez (National University of Mexico, MX)
  • Roschen Sasikumar (CSIR - Trivandrum, IN)
  • Frank Schacherer (memorec biotec GmbH - Köln, DE)
  • Dietmar Schomburg (Universität Köln, DE)
  • Falk Schreiber (IPK Gatersleben, DE) [dblp]
  • Christoph W. Sensen (University of Calgary, CA)
  • Oliver Sturm (University of Glasgow, GB)
  • Takako Takai-Igarashi (Tokyo Medical and Dental University, JP)
  • Claudia Täubner (TU Braunschweig, DE)
  • Luis Adolfo Torres González (National University of Mexico, MX)
  • Jacques van Helden (Free University of Brussels, BE)
  • Eberhard Voit (Medical University of South Carolina, US)
  • Valdislav Vyshemirsky (University of Glasgow, GB)
  • Barry L. Wanner (Purdue University, US)
  • Thomas Werner (Genomatix Software, DE)
  • Edgar Wingender (BIOBASE - Wolfenbüttel, DE)
  • David Wishart (University of Alberta - Edmonton, CA) [dblp]
  • An-Ping Zeng (GBF - Braunschweig, DE)

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