Abstract submission deadline extended till the 30th July 2012! 

The 4th Foundations of Systems Biology in Engineering 21st October - 25th October 2012 The Institute for Advanced Biosciences, Tsuruoka, Japan ____________________________________________________________________________

We have decided to open abstract submission until the 30th July 2012.
There are a limited number of oral and poster presentations slots left. 
Please submit at

Important dates
2012.07.30 Abstract submission deadline
2012.07.31 Early registration deadline

Topics include:
Complexity . Biological Noise . System Dynamics . Medical Systems Biology .
Microbial Systems Biology . Industrial Systems Biology . Synthetic Biology .
Microfludics . Reaction Networks

Speakers Include:
Hiroaki Kitano  . Babatunde A. Ogunnaike . Corrado Priami . David de Graaf .
Francis Doyle . Hans Peter Hertzel . Hiroki Ueda . Hirotada Mori .
McFadden . Jorg Stelling . Jung Kyoon Choi . Michael Stumpf . Shoji Takeuchi . Teruo Fujii  . Tomoyoshi Soga . Wen-Lian Hsu

FOSBE 2012 is an international conference that addresses emerging challenges and opportunities in systems biology with a particular emphasis on engineering approaches and applications. Recent advances in biotechnology have lead to a massive increase in the quality and quantity of data available to bioscience researchers that was almost unimaginable 10 years ago. The availability of these datasets have highlighted the requirement for novel computational approaches to extract new information, integrate this information and lead to new knowledge. Furthermore, advances in computational approaches are required for the integration of these data into formal biological models. From these foundations, the interdisciplinary field of Systems Biology has emerged with the primary aim of effectively integrating science, mathematics and engineering to address complexity in biology, using multi-dimensional datasets and to train future interdisciplinary graduates. The FOSBE series of conferences uniquely focus on integrative engineering approaches to Systems Biology.

Please share this e-mail with colleagues and interested parties. The people of Tsuruoka, the organizing committee of FOSBE 2012, and I look forward to you coming to this exciting meeting.


Masaru Tomita
Chair of FOSBE 2012

FOSBE Organising committee:
Frank Allgower, Stuttgart University	
Jeffrey Blanchard,Umass
Eric Bullinger, Universite de Liege
Francis J. Doyle, UCSB
Juergen Hahn, Texas A&M
Mike Henson, UMASS
Xiaoxia Lin, University of Michigan
Hirotada Mori, NAIST
Babatunde A. Ogunnaike,  University of Delaware Robert S. Parker, University of Pittsburgh Manuel Peitsch, Novartis Nick Sahinidis, CMU Kazuyuki Shimizu, Kyushu Institute of Technology Jorg Stelling , ETH Hiroki Ueda, RIKEN CDB Jung Kyoon CHOI, GIS Wen-Lian Hsu, Academia Sinica Kazuharu Arakawa, IAB Dougie Murray, IAB Martin Robert, IAB Kumar Selvarajoo, IAB Masa Tsuchiya, IAB