Progress in Systems Biology: the Brain and Mind

Posted on Thursday, April 2, 2009

WELCOME to the OISB "Progress in Systems Biology" Symposium website! The 2009 symposium is being organized and hosted by the Ottawa Institute of Systems Biology (University of Ottawa) in collaboration with the National Research Council of Canada. The purpose of the "Progress in Systems Biology" Symposium is to promote the field of systems biology and the collaborative scientific efforts locally, nationally, and internationally by demonstrating the success of integrating genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics, and mathematical modeling for studying diseases.

The focus of the 2009 symposium is on systems biology as it relates to the brain and mind. On behalf of the Ottawa Institute of Systems Biology and the National Research Council, we are pleased to welcome our keynote speakers, Dr. Hanfa Zou (China), Dr. Seth Grant, (England), Dr. Frank Sharp (United States), Dr. Arturas Petronis (Canada), Freda Miller (Canada) and Dr. Alexandra Golby (United States). Please see the program link for more information on the keynote speakers.

Student participation is an important aspect of this symposium. To encourage student participation, we have kept the student registration fee to a minimum. As well, the program will include four student presentations and will be selected based on the merit of the submitted abstracts. Finally, poster prizes will be awarded at the 2009 Symposium for the top three student poster presentations. Please see the poster submission link for more information.

We will be hosting our Wine and Cheese Reception at the Canada Aviation Museumat the end of the first day of the symposium (April 23, 2009). Museum guides will be available for tours. We will also be providing transportation from the National Research Council Building to the National Aviation Museum for the wine and cheese reception. Please see our registration and program links for more information regarding the Wine and Cheese Reception.

Please check our symposium website regularly over the coming months. We will be posting more details about the symposium as information becomes available. However, if you have any questions regarding the symposium, please feel welcome to contact the OISB Administration Office at or 613-562-5800 x 8073. We are looking forward to another excellent symposium. See you there!


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