Network biology is an interdisciplinary research field that involves computer science, mathematics, biology and physics. It aims to develop new computational methodologies to infer and model molecular networks, including protein-protein interaction network and gene regulation network, that can describe the complex biological systems in an accurate way. With the analysis and models of the molecular networks, new insights could be achieved for biomedicine. For example, pathological pathways underlying diseases could be identified and more efficient multi-target multi-component drugs could be designed. The focus of this workshop is on the development of computational methods for reverse engineering of molecular networks, mathematic modeling of biological systems, and systems biology approaches for biomarker identificationand drug discovery. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
All submitted papers must be original, not published or submitted for publication elsewhere. All papers will undergo peer review by the program committee.
All accepted papers will be published in a special issue of the IET Systems Biology.
Submission Deadline: 10 Oct, 2013
Author notification: 10 Nov, 2013
Xing-Ming Zhao, Tongji University, China
Minghua Deng, Peking University, China