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NYU's "Systems Biology Across All Scales" Symposium Explores the Field's Big Questions, May 30

May 21, 2008
N-467, 2007-08


New York University’s Center for Genomics and Systems Biology will host a day-long symposium, “Systems Biology Across All Scales,” on Fri., May 30, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., at NYU’s Jurow Lecture Hall (Silver Center, 100 Washington Square East [at Washington Pl.], First Floor).

The genome symposium, now in its seventh year, will showcase research at the frontiers of systems biology, spanning the scales of biological organization-from dynamics of single molecules in individual cells to genetic pathways in complex organisms to collective behavior of animal groups-in demonstrating how systems biology brings diverse approaches to bear on the big questions of biology.

Reporters interested in attending must RSVP to James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or

The keynote speakers are Brenda Andrews of the University of Toronto, who will speak on “Mapping Cellular Pathways in Yeast” (11:45 a.m.), and Uri Alon of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, who will speak on “Design Principles of Biology” (4:45 p.m.).

The morning session will focus on “Function and Evolution of Complex Systems” and includes speakers from NYU’s Center for Genomics and Systems Biology (Matthew Rockman), NYU’s Molecular Design Institute (Michael Ward), and NYU Langone Medical Center’s Department of Human Genetics (Harry Ostrer) as well as the University of Michigan’s Patricia Wittkopp.

The afternoon session will focus on “Decisions and Order in Complex Systems.” Speakers in this session include: Iain Couzin (Princeton University), David Dubnau (Public Health Research Institute Center), Rob Phillips (California Institute of Technology), and Paul Chaikin (NYU’s Center for Soft Condensed Matter).

For a complete schedule of sessions, go to: Faculty at NYU’s Center for Genomics and Systems Biology are combining genomic and systems biology approaches to understand how changes in genomes give rise to the diversity of regulatory networks in microbes, animals, and plants. For more, go to:

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