12.07. - 14.07.2006
Heidelberg | Germany


Cellular behavior and cell fate decisions are the result of the coordinated activation and deactivation of multiple signaling pathways. Following genomic sequencing - one of the challenges Systems Biologists are now facing - is to quantitatively understand the complex interactions which cause the purposeful behavior of mammalian cells through mathematical modeling.
Goals are for example being able to explain the cross-talk of signaling pathways through mathematical models as well as understanding the process by which interactions between
transcription factors and their target sequences result in complex cellular responses. A proper understanding of mammalian cell behavior requires the merging of disciplines and
the collaboration of life scientists, mathematicians, physicists, chemists, engineers and computer scientists.


The Conference on Systems Biology of Mammalian Cells (SBMC) is organized by HepatoSys, the Federal German Research Initiative for Systems Biology of hepatocytes.
It will take place at the Heidelberg Convention Center from July 12 to 14, 2006.

Organization Committee

U. Klingmüller (Chair)
J.G. Hengstler
J. Timmer
U. Heisner

Corporate management: PD Dr. Ursula Klingmüller
Conceptual design and project management: Dr. Ute Heisner
Translation by Ulrike Wittich,
Graphical design by Matthias Wieber,
Public Relations by Sabine Trunz.

Scientific Committee

A. Bader
S. Dooley
M. Eichelbaum
E. D. Gilles
J.G. Hengstler
H.G. Holzhütter
U. Klingmüller
M. Reuss
J. Timmer
M. Zerial

HepatoSys - Systems Biology | University of Freiburg - Hermann-Herder-Str. 3 - 79104 Freiburg - Germany
phone: + 49 - (0)761 - 203 - 58 03 - fax: + 49 - (0)761 - 203 - 59 67