SysMod ISMB 2018

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The third SysMod meeting will take place July 7, 2018 during the 2018 ISMB conference in Chicago. The meeting will feature 3 keynotes and contributed oral and poster presentations.

Keynote speakers

Andre Levchenko-350x390.jpg
Andre Levchenko is the John C. Malone Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Yale University, the founding director of the Yale Systems Biology Institute and the Director of Yale Cancer Systems Biology Center. After an undergraduate degree in theoretical biophysics obtained at the Moscow Institute for Physics and Technology, he pursued doctoral studies at Columbia University and at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He then pursued post-doctoral work at Caltech working with a mix of faculty ranging from genetics to computer science. He spent 12 years as faculty at Johns Hopkins University, achieving the rank of the full Professor of Biomedical Engineering before moving to Yale in 2013. His labs at Hopkins and Yale have focused on development of new approaches to understanding cell signaling and cell-cell communication, in particular through development of new micro- and nano-fabricated devices and new mathematical and computational techniques. More about Andre Levchenko's research can be found on his lab webpage and his Google Scholar profile.
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Peter Sorger is the Otto Krayer Professor of Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School and head of the Harvard Program in Therapeutic Sciences. He received his AB from Harvard College and PhD from Trinity College, University of Cambridge (UK), under the supervision of Hugh Pelham. He trained as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, San Francisco with Harold Varmus and Andrew Murray. Prior to coming to HMS Peter served as a Professor of Biology and Biological Engineering at MIT. Peter’s research focuses on the systems biology of signal transduction networks controlling cell proliferation and death, the dysregulation of these networks in cancer and inflammatory diseases and the mechanisms of action of therapeutic drugs targeting signaling proteins using mathematical and experimental approaches. More about Peter Sorger's research can be found on his lab webpage and his Google Scholar profile.
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John Tyson is a University Distinguished Professor of Biology at Virginia Tech, and is the former president of the Society for Mathematical Biology. He obtained a BSc in Chemistry at Wheaton College and a PhD in Chemical Physics at the University of Chicago. After postdoctoral research at the Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, and at the University of Innsbruck, he joined Virginia Tech in 1978. John Tyson's current interests focus on the molecular mechanisms underlying the control of cell growth, division and death. More about John Tyson's research can be found on his lab webpage and his Google Scholar profile.


Date and location

  • Date: July 7, 2018
  • Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel, Chicago

Key dates

  • Thursday, February 1, 2018: Abstract submission opens
  • Thursday, April 5, 2018: Abstract submission deadline
  • Thursday, April 26, 2018: Abstract acceptance notification
  • Friday, April 6, 2018: Late Poster Submissions Opens
  • Tuesday, May 1, 2018: Late Poster Submissions Deadline
  • Friday, May 18, 2018: Late Poster Acceptance Notifications
  • Thursday - Monday July 6-10, 2018: ISMB conference
  • July 7, 2018: SysMod meeting

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Registrations and fees

Registration for the SysMod meeting will be available through the ISMB conference registration.


Accommodations will be available through the ISMB conference.

Travel scholarships

We intend to provide a small number of travel scholarships to students and postdocs.



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Contributed presentations


Organizing committee


Scientific committee


Questions, comments, and more information

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