The Computational Modeling of Biological Systems (SysMod) Community of Special Interest (COSI) of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) external-link is a forum for discussion about the combined use of systems biology modeling and bioinformatics to understand biology and disease. SysMod encompasses all methods used in bioinformatics and systems biology, as well as all biological systems and all applications areas. The main activities of SysMod include an annual meeting at the Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB external-link) conference organized by the ISCB and an online forum external-link.

For more information, or to cite SysMod, see the manuscripts:

Computational modelling in health and disease: highlights of the 6th annual SysMod meeting external-link
A. Niarakis, J. Thakar, M. Barberis, M. Rodríguez Martínez, T. Helikar, M. Birtwistle, C. Chaouiya, L. Calzone, A. Dräger
Bioinformatics, btac609, September 22nd 2022. DOI external-link
SysMod: the ISCB community for data-driven computational modelling and multi-scale analysis of biological systems external-link
A. Dräger, T. Helikar, M. Barberis, M. Birtwistle, L. Calzone, C. Chaouiya, J. Hasenauer, J. R. Karr, A. Niarakis, M. Rodríguez Martínez, J. Saez-Rodriguez und J. Thakar
Bioinformatics, btab229, June 24th 2021. DOI external-link

New: SysMod Webinar at ISCB Academy 🔗

Annual meeting

8th Annual SysMod at ISMB/ECCB 2023 – Lyon, France

The main activity of SysMod is an annual one-day meeting at the annual Intelligent Systems in Molecular Biology (ISMB/ECCB external-link) conference organized by the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB external-link). The meeting is a forum for discussion about the integration of systems biology and bioinformatics. As such, it includes keynote talks, contributed talks, and poster sessions. The eighth annual SysMod meeting external-link will take place in July 2023 in Lyon, France at the ISMB conference. external-link. Please see the meeting page for more information.


The recording of the latest SysMod Webinar at ISCB Academy 🔗 is now available from YouTube external-link.

Google Group

The SysMod Google Group is an forum for discussion among systems biologists and bioinformaticians. Please visit Google Groups external-link to join.


The eighth annual SysMod meeting 🔗 will take place in July 2023, during the ISMB/ECCB conference in Lyon, France external-link.

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To learn more about the governance structure of SysMod, the responsibilities of the coordinators and their scientific advisory board, the community involvement, as well as the election process, see this page.

Shaimaa Bakr

Shaimaa Bakr external-link
Stanford University, US

Dr. Matteo Barberis

Dr. Matteo Barberis external-link
University of Surrey, UK

Dr. Chiara Damiani

Dr. Chiara Damiani external-link
Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, IT

Dr. Reihaneh Mostolizadeh

Dr. Reihaneh Mostolizadeh external-link
University of Tübingen, DE

Dr. Bhanwar Puniya

Dr. Bhanwar Puniya external-link
University of Nebraska–Lincoln, US

Dr. Meghna Verma

Meghna Verma, Ph.D. external-link
AstraZeneca, US

Scientific advisory board

Prof. Marc Birtwistle, Ph.D. external-link
Clemson University, US

Dr. Laurence Calzone external-link
Curie Institute, Paris, FR

Prof. Tomáš Helikar, Ph.D. external-link
University of Nebraska–Lincoln, US

Jonathan Karr, Ph.D. external-link
Formic Labs, US

Prof. Dr. Julio Saez-Rodriguez external-link
University of Heidelberg, DE

Dr. María Rodríguez Martínez external-link
IBM, Zurich Research Laboratory, CH

Prof. Juilee Thakar, Ph.D. external-link
University of Rochester, US

Coordinator alumni

Prof. Dr. Claudine Chaouiya external-link
Aix Marseille University, FR

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Andreas Dräger external-link
University of Tübingen, DE

Prof. Dr. Jan Hasenauer external-link
University of Bonn, DE

Dr. Nicolas Le Novère external-link

Prof. Dr. Anna Niarakis external-link
Université dʼ Evry Val dʼ Essonne, FR


Giovanni Guglielmi external-link
University of Melbourne, Australia (main)
University of Birmingham, UK (joint)