Information Processing in Cells and Tissues (IPCAT 97)

Ray Paton R.C.Paton at csc.liv.ac.uk
Tue Jun 17 11:08:46 EST 1997


IPCAT 97

International Workshop on Information Processing
in Cells and Tissues

1 - 4 September 1997

University of Sheffield


PURPOSE OF IPCAT WORKSHOPS

The purpose of the IPCAT workshop series is to bring
together multidisciplinary groups of scientists working in
the general area of modelling cells and tissues. 

A central theme will be the nature of biological
information and the ways it is processed in cells and
tissues. The workshop is intended to provide a forum to
report research, discuss emerging topics and gain new
insights into information processing systems, enzyme
and gene networks, second messenger systems and signal
transduction, automata models, PDP models, cellular
automata models, molecular computing, single neuron
computation, information processing in developmental
systems, information processing in neural and non
neural systems and new insights into non linear aspects
of physiological behaviour. 

A key motivation is to provide a common ground for
dialogue and reporting research without emphasising
one particular research constituency or way of modelling
or singular issue in this area. IPCAT '97 will seek to
further the meaningful dialogue and exchange of ideas
started at IPCAT '95 between biologists, physicists,
computer scientists and mathematicians. 


ORAL PRESENTATIONS

PAPERS ACCEPTED FOR PRESENTATION AT IPCAT 97
[Provisional List]

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Some Aspects of Gap Junction Dynamics in Embryonic Systems

S Baigent (a), J Stark(a) & A Warner(b)
(a) Centre for Nonlinear Dynamics
(b) Dept Anatomy and Developmental Biology
University College
London
UK

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Morphomechanical Feedback in Embryonic Development

L Belousov
Dept of Embryology
Moscow State University
Russia

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Real Time Processing of Nerve Signals for Controlling
Limb Prostheses

M Bogdan & W. Rosentiel 
Lehrstuhl fur Informatik
University of Tubingen
Germany

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Information Processing in Computational Tissues

M Butler, R Paton & P Leng
Department of Computer Science
University of Liverpool
UK

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Semiotics of Emergence of a Simple Cell

J Chandler
Krasmow Institute for Advanced Studies
Geirge Mason University
McLean
USA

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Bursting of Pancreatic Beta-Cells via Intracellular Calcium Stores

T R Chay
Dept Biological Sciences
University of Pittsburg
USA

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Calcium-induced Calcium Release in Sympathetic Neurons: Kinetic Modulation of
Depolarization-induced Ca Elevations

D Friel
Dept Neurosciences
Case Western Reserve University
Ohio, USA

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Mining the Gene Expression Matrix: Inferring Gene
Relationships from Large Scale Gene Expression Data

P D'haeseleer(a), X Wen(b), S Fuhrman(b) & R Somogyi(b)

(a) Dept Computer SCience
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
NM, USA
(b)Laboratory of Neurophysiology
NIH
USA 

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Computational Models of Immunological Pathways

M Holcombe and A Bell
Dept of Computer Science
University of Sheffield
UK

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Control Laws in the Mesoscopic Processes of Biocomputing

F Hong
Dept Physiology
Wayne State University
Michigan, USA

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Theta-neuron, a one Dimensional Spiking Model
that Reproduces in vitro and in vivo Spiking Characteristics
of Cortical Neurons

B Gutkin & B Ermentrout
Dept Mathematics
University of Pittsburg
USA


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Organ Function and Cell Behaviour: Simulating
Disturbances in Ventricular Propagation
A Holden(a), G Kremmydas(a) (b) & A Bezerianos (b)

(a) Computational Biology Group, CNLS
University of Leeds
UK
(b) Dept Medical Physics
University of Patras
Greece

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A Computer System that Links Gene Expression to Spatial
Organisation in C elegans

T Kaminuma(a), T Igarashi(a), T Nakano(a) & J Miwa(b)

(a)NIHS
Tokyo
Japan
(b) NEC Corporation
Tsukuba
Japan

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Extracellular Signalling in an Oscillatory Yeast Culture

M Keulers & H Kuriyama
National Institute of Bioscience & Human Technology
Tsukuba
Japan

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A Quantitative Model of Dopamine-mediated Dephosphorylation
of N/P-type Calcium Channels in Striatal Principal Neurons

R Kotter, D Schirok & K Zilles
C & O Vogt Institute for Brain Research
Heinrich Heine University
Dusseldorf 
Germany

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Information and Life: Towards a New Understanding

P Marijuan
Dept Electronic Engineering and Informatics
University of Zaragoza
Spain

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Transmembrane Signalling and Action of G-protein-coupled
Receptor Kinase

J Nauroschat & U an der Heiden
Dept of Mathematics
University Witten-Herdecke
Witten
Germany

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Amplification of the Switching Characteristics of the Biochemical Reaction
Network Involving CaM Kinases II: Implications for LTP induced
by a Single Burst given at a peak of the theta Oscillation

H Okamoto & K Ichikawa

Foundation Research Lab
Fuji Xerox
Kanagawa
Japan

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Verbs, Glue and Categories in the Cellular Economy

R Paton (a) & K Matsuno (b)

(a) Dept Computer Science
The University of Liverpool
UK
(b) Dept of BioEngineering
University of Nagaoka
Japan

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Application of Computational Neuroscience Models of the Biological
Olfactory Pathway to Machine Odour-sensing

School of Engineering
University of Derby
UK

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A Computational Arhitecture based on Cellular Processing

M Shackleton & C Winter
B T Labs
Ipswich
UK

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Influence of Calcium Binding to Proteins on Calcium Oscillations
and ER Membrane Potential Oscillations. A Mathematical Model

S Schuster (a), M Marhl (a,b), M Brumen (b,c) & R Heinrich (a)

(a) Institute of Biology
Humbolt University
Berlin
Germany
(b) Faculty of Education
University of Maribor
Slovenia
(c) J Stefan Institute
Ljubljana
Slovenia

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A Model of LHRH 'self-priming' at the Pituitary

S Scullion (a), D Brown(b) & G Leng(a)

(a) Dept of Physiology
University of Edinburgh
UK
(b) Dept Neurobiology
Babraham Institute
Cambridge
UK

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Distributivity, a General Information Theoretic Network Measure, or why
the whole is more than the sum of its parts

R Somogyi & S Fuhrman
Laboratory of Neurophysiology
NIH
USA 

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GeNet Database as a Tool for Analysis of Regulatory Gene Networks

A Spirov (a,b) and M Samsonova (a)
(a)Institute of High-Performance Computing and Databases
(b) Sechenov Institute of Evolutionary Physiology and Biochemistry
St Petersburg
Russia 

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CA-like Simulations of Dynamic Neural Fields

J Wellner (a) & A Schierwagen (b)
University of Technology
Chemnitz-Zwickau
Chemnitz
Germany
(b) Dept Computer Science
University of Leipzig
Germany

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A Metabolic Robot Control System

J Zeigler, P Dittrich & W Banzhaf
Department of Computer Science
University of Dortmund
Germany

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POSTER AND SOFTWARE DEMONSTRATIONS WILL ALSO FEATURE
(DETAILS ON WWW PAGES) 

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REGISTRATION DETAILS
The cost of attendance, including four nights
accommodation, all meals and the conference dinner,
will be £306 (sterling) for standard single rooms with
shared facilities and £330 for rooms with en-suite
accommodation. For those making other arrangements
for overnight accommodation, the rate will be £130,
which will include lunch, coffee and tea. 
The rate for full-time research students is £250
including accommodation. For those requiring
accommodation for a shorter period the cost will be
reduced by £56 per night (en-suite) or £44 per night
(standard). 

All delegates will receive the IPCAT97 proceedings at
registration and will be sent, when it is published by
Plenum Press, the book of the workshop.


You may use the electronic registration form
which is found at:

	http://www.dcs.shef.ac.uk/~wmlh/IPCAT97.html

Payment may be by (sterling) cheque, money order or
cash, and may be made prior to or on arrival at the
colloquium. Cheques should be made payable to
University of Sheffield and sent to: IPCAT97 c/o
Professor Mike Holcombe Department of Computer
Science, University of Sheffield, Regent Court, 211
Portobello Street, SHEFFIELD S1 4DP, UK 


MORE INFORMATION
Further details and any queries should be sent to
Mike Holcombe email:

	m.holcombe at dcs.sheffield.ac.uk


LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS

Sheffield is a large and lively city with good transport
links to all parts of the UK. The city is
surprisingly green and has many excellent sporting,
social, shopping and other facilities. The meeting will
take place in Halifax Hall a former steel baron's
mansion which has been extensively refurbished to
provide high grade accommodation. It is located in
Broomhill a leafy suburb of Sheffield about 10
minutes walk from the main University campus and
20 minutes from the city centre. The pleasant
surroundings were once described by John Betjeman
as being the "prettiest suburb in England".

Accommodation and meals will be available from
Sunday evening (August 31st.). The meeting will
commence on Monday 1st. September at 9.00. 

The meeting will start at 9 o'clock on Monday 1st
September 1997 and continue through until the morning
of Thursday 4th September. There will be food available
on the evening of Sunday 31st August, as well as
accommodation for that night. Accommodation for the
night of Wednesday 3rd. September is also available. 

Details of how to travel to Sheffield can be found on the
University of Sheffield's web pages:

	http://www.shef.ac.uk/visitors.html



IPCAT 97 is Ssonsored by: SmithKline Beecham, GPT, Unilever,
Hewlett-Packard, Geomica 


Local Organisers

      Mike Holcombe (m.holcombe at dcs.shef.ac.uk). 
      Matt Fairtlough (matt at dcs.shef.ac.uk).



IPCAT 97 Programme Committee
Guenter Albrecht-Buehler (Cell Biology) - Northwestern University 
Dennis Bray (Zoology) - University of Cambridge 
David Brown (Neurobiology) - Babraham Institute, Cambridge 
Robin Callard (Immunology) - University of London, London 
Chris Cannings (Statistics) - University of Sheffield 
Teresa Chay (Biological Sciences) - University of Pittsburgh 
Michael Conrad (Computer Science) - Wayne State University, Detroit 
John Easterby (Biochemistry) - University of Liverpool 
Bard Ermentrout (Mathematics) - University of Pittsburgh 
Leon Glass (Biological Sciences) - McGill University 
Albert Goldbeter (Nonlinear Systems) - University Libre, Brussels 
Uwe an der Heiden (Mathematics) - University of Witten/Herdecke 
Mike Holcombe (Computer Science) - University of Sheffield 
Felix Hong (Physiology) - Wayne State University, Detroit 
Tsuguchika Kaminuma (Biosciences) - NIHS, Tokyo 
George Kampis (Philosophy of Science) - Budapest 
Douglas Kell (Biochemistry) - University of Wales, Aberystwyth 
Rolf Koetter (Neurobiology) - University of Dusseldorf 
Gareth Leng (Physiology) - University of Edinburgh 
Philip Maini (Mathematics) - University of Oxford 
Pedro Marijuan (Electronics/BioInformatics) - University of Zaragoza 
Koichiro Matsuno (BioEngineering) - University of Nagaoka 
Hiroshi Okamoto (Neurobiology) - Fuji Xerox, Kanagawa 
Ray Paton (Computer Science) - University of Liverpool 
Peter Schuster (Molecular Biotechnology) - University of Jena 
Gordon Shepherd (Neurobiology) - Yale University 
Richard Stark (Mathematics) - University of South Florida, Tampa 
Rene Thomas (Molecular Biology) - University Libre, Brussels 
Chris Tofts (Computer Science) - University of Leeds 
Rickey Welch (Biochemistry) - University of Maryland 
Hans Westerhoff (Math. Biochemistry) - Free University, Amsterdam 
Gershom Zajicek (Medicine) - Hebrew University of Jerusalem 





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