Workshop 2

Systems Biology of the Neuron

Chair: Mary Kennedy

Speakers: Kim "Avrama" Blackwell, Thomas Bartol, Nicolas Le Novère, and Upinder Bhalla

Dynamic modeling of biochemical signaling pathways in neurons and synapses is a relatively new, but growing branch of molecular systems biology.  This workshop will focus on understanding distinct approaches to modeling signal transduction pathways in neurons.  The speakers use approaches that seek to represent the dynamics of signaling reactions in different, but overlapping, temporal and spatial domains.  Each speaker will give a short presentation to introduce their modeling methods, the temporal domain they seek to understand, and the kind of data that informs their models.  Approximately half of the workshop time will be devoted to a discussion among the speakers and the audience about the strengths and weaknesses of each approach.

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