5th International Synthetic & Systems Biology Summer School   |   Certosa di Pontignano - Siena - Tuscany - Italy   |  July 25-29, 2018
SSBSS 2018
5th International
Synthetic & Systems Biology
Summer School
July 25-29, 2018
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Certosa di Pontignano
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Siena
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Italy
Tuscany - Hills
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About the School

Recent advances in DNA synthesis have increased our ability to build biological systems. Synthetic Biology aims at streamlining the design and synthesis of robust and predictable biological systems using engineering design principles. Designing biological systems requires a deep understanding of how genes and proteins are organized and interact in living cells: Systems Biology aims at elucidating the cellular organization at gene, protein and network level using computational and biochemical methods.

The Synthetic and Systems Biology Summer School (SSBSS) is a full-immersion five-day residential summer school at the Certosa di Pontignano (Siena – Tuscany, Italy) on cutting-edge advances in systems and synthetic biology with lectures delivered by world-renowned experts. The school provides a stimulating environment for students (from Master students to PhD students), Post-Docs, early career researches, academics and industry leaders. Participants will also have the chance to present their results, and to interact with their peers, in a friendly and constructive environment.

Given the rapidity with which this field moves, it is challenging for both newcomers and experts alike to stay updated with all of the latest advances. The goal of this summer school and workshop is to bring together scientists from academia and industry with diverse but relevant expertise in a setting conducive to discussion of new results and potential collaborative efforts. Invited talks will cover a wide range of topics ranging from fundamental basic science through to applications. Attendees of this workshop will have the opportunity to hear about the latest findings in this fast-paced field and to establish collaborations with scientists who have complementary expertise.

The Summer School will involve a total of 36-40 hours of lectures, according to the academic system the final achievement will be equivalent to 8 ECTS points for the PhD Students and the Master Students attending the summer school; during the summer school the students will tackle homeworks/projects.

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Sessions integrate the recent achievements made in the fields of synthetic biology, systems biology, control engineering for synthetic biology, biochemical engineering, synthetic enzyme, evolutionary engineering, integrated omics, tools and methods, and emerging techniques, healthcare, biofuels, chemicals and materials, biologics, microbial and mammalian systems, and other disciplines and applications.

Call for Abstract/Poster submissions should be related to the following areas of synthetic biology, systems biology, genome and genetic engineering:

  • Computational Synthetic Biology
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Metabolic Engineering
  • Reading and Writing Genomes
  • Synthetic Genomes
  • Synthetic Circuits and Cells
  • Artificial Tissues and Organs
  • Genomically Recoded Organisms
  • Genome Design
  • Pathway Design
  • Biological Design Automation and Biological CAD
  • Computational Systems Biology
  • Genome Engineering
  • Cellular Systems Biology
  • Experimental Synthetic Biology
  • Computational Synthetic Biology
  • Stochastic Gene Regulation
  • Gene Signaling
  • Quantitative Molecular Biology
  • High-throughput Techniques
  • Biological Engineering
  • Industrial Synthetic and Systems Biology

  • Application Deadline: Saturday March 31, 2018
  • Oral/Poster Presentation Submission: Saturday March 31, 2018
  • Notification of Decision for Oral/Poster Presentation: Saturday April 28, 2018
  • Early Registration: By Saturday March 31, 2018
  • Late Registration: From Sunday April 1, 2018

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Keynote Speakers

Patrick Yizhi Cai

University of Manchester, UK

Rita Casadio

University of Bologna, Italy

Barbara Di Ventura

BIOSS Centre for Biological Signalling Studies, University of Freiburg, Germany

John Glass

J. Craig Venter Institute, USA

Manuela Helmer Citterich

University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy

Philipp Holliger

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK

Dagmar Iber

SIB & ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Jonathan Karr

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA

Jens Nielsen

Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

Laura Riva

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge, UK

Kelly V. Ruggles

Department of Medicine, NYU, USA

Harris Wang

Columbia University, USA

Ron Weiss

MIT, USA

Luca Zammataro

Yale University, USA

Speakers

Barbara Di Camillo

University of Padova, Italy

Cristina Di Primio

Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy

Simone Furini

University of Siena, Italy

Emanuele Domenico Giordano

University of Bologna, Italy

Rodrigo Ledesma-Amaro

Imperial College London, UK

Simonetta Lisi

Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy

Laura Marchetti

Italian Institute of Technology, Italy

Velia Siciliano

Italian Institute of Technology, Italy

SSBSS 2018 Directors

Antonino Cattaneo

Scuola Nomale Superiore, Pisa, Italy

Massimo Gulisano

University of Catania, Italy

Steve Oliver

University of Cambridge, UK

Scientific Committee

Richard Allmendinger

The University of Manchester, UK

Matteo Barberis

University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Yaakov (Kobi) Benenson

ETH Zurich, Basel, Switzerland

Leonidas Bleris

The University of Texas at Dallas, USA

Paola Branduardi

University of Milano Bicocca, Italy

Alberto Castellini

University of Verona, Italy

Jole Costanza

Italian Institute of Technology, Italy

Diego Di Bernardo

TIGEM & University of Napoli "Federico II", Italy

Barbara Di Camillo

University of Padova, Italy

Giuditta Franco

University of Verona, Italy

Simone Furini

University of Siena, Italy

Emanuele Domenico Giordano

University of Bologna, Italy

Rodrigo Ledesma-Amaro

Imperial College London, UK

Jonathan Gootenberg

Harvard University, USA

Guido Grandi

University of Trento, Italy

Markus Herrgard

Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

Paolo Magni

University of Pavia, Italy

Vincenzo Manca

University of Verona, Italy

Giancarlo Mauri

University of Milano Bicocca & SYSBIO - Center of Systems Biology, Italy

Giuseppe Narzisi

New York Genome Center, USA

Wieslaw Nowak

Nicholas Copernicus University, Poland

Danilo Porro

University of Milano Bicocca, Italy

Francesco Ricci

University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy

Nicola Segata

University of Trento, Italy

Velia Siciliano

Italian Institute of Technology, Italy

Gianna Maria Toffolo

University of Padova, Italy

Renato Umeton

MIT & Dana-Farber Cancer Institute - Harvard Medical School, USA, USA

Luca Zammataro

Yale University, USA

Barbara Di Ventura

BIOSS Centre for Biological Signalling Studies, University of Freiburg, Germany

School Director

 

Certosa di Pontignano
Loc. Pontignano, 5 – 53019, Castelnuovo Berardenga (SI) – Tuscany – Italy
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