Satellite Meeting:

Complex Dynamics in Cellular Systems

September 5, 2012

Aim of the Workshop

Cells are in essence complex systems where global behaviour cannot be understood from the simple collection of the individual properties of the constituting entities. Cellular systems are composed of many different parts connected by numerous non-linear and dynamical interactions. These interactions occur at the genetic, metabolic and transport levels. Systems Biology, which represents a very active research field, aims at analysing and modelling how these interactions can give rise to the spatio-temporal organisation that underlies living systems in physiological and pathological conditions. Most of the time, stochastic effects cannot be neglected given the rather small numbers of molecules involved at this microscopic level. Understanding the relationships between the complex architecture of biological systems and its robustness to molecular noise has motivated many recent works in theoretical biology. Moreover, it is now clear that noise can also have a constructive role in the generation of spatio-temporal cellular structures.

Invited Speakers

Martin Falcke
Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medecine, Berlin, Germany

Jordi Garcia-Ojalvo
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain

Hanspeter Herzel
Institute for Theoretal Biology, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany

Ursula Kummer
BioQuant, Heidelberg, Germany

Marc Lefranc
Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille, France

Sten Rüdiger
Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany

Jacques-Alexandre Sepulchre
Université de Nice, France

Rüdiger Thul
University of Notthingham, UK


NEW The program of the satellite meeting is now available: program.pdf


Participants need to be registered at the ECCS12 main meeting:
There is no additional charge for the satellite meeting itself.


Submissions for talks are closed.


Geneviève Dupont, Didier Gonze, and Jean-Christophe Leloup

Unit of Theoretical Chronobiology
Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium

Last update: 13/8/2012