December 5-7, 2016
We are pleased to host the KAUST Research Conference: Computational Systems
Biology in Biomedicine.
Rapid progress in many areas of information technology and computer science
has resulted in an unprecedented development of many areas of science and
technology. Amongst the greatest beneficiaries of this information era is
certainly life science, particularly in the form of computational biology.
Entirely new computational methodologies are emerging as a result of the latest,
powerful computational methods. Computational Systems Biology (CSB), with its
focus on mathematical and computational modeling of complex biological systems,
provides new insights into the functioning of organisms at different scales.
Properties and interactions of entities within cells, tissues and organs,
together with associated biological networks, can now be studied in
ever-increasing detail through multi-scale methods. Advances in CSB can offer
many promises for life science. One of the most prominent of these is certainly
in the field of biomedicine. Understanding the relationships between the
entities studied in CSB and their impact on human health is a subject of great
interest in medicine. Many methods in diagnostics, genetics, gene therapy,
immunology and others are developed through the application of CSB. There is no
doubt that many more will be developed in the future.
A considerable part of our work here at the Computational Bioscience Research
Center (CBRC) at KAUST is related to CSB, and its applications. Organizing this
conference presents a great opportunity for leading researchers in the field of
systems biology to survey the state of the field and discuss the latest
developments, trends and applications in biomedicine. We hope that the
conference and its achievements would be of interest to a wider audience.
On behalf of CBRC and the Conference Organizing Committee, we welcome all our
participants and hope for a productive and enjoyable stay at KAUST and the
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Vladimir Bajic, Director, CBRC and Conference Co-Chair
Associate Director, CBRC and Conference Co-Chair
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