Information Processing in Cells and Tissues - Programme and Booking

Ray Paton rcp at csc.liv.ac.uk
Fri Jul 7 07:18:25 EST 1995



International Workshop on Information Processing in Cells and Tissues

The purpose of this workshop is to bring together a multidisciplinary group
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, 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.

Further details:
URL	http://www.csc.liv.ac.uk/users/biocomp/iphome.htm
email:	tissues at csc.liv.ac.uk

Sponsored by:
GPT, Unilever, Zeneca, SmithKline Beecham, 
Merseytravel, University of Liverpool

Please find below details of the International Workshop on 
Information Processing in Cells and Tissues including details on:

 * Programme
 * Registration 
 * Accomodation Booking

Ray Paton
IPCAT '95


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International Workshop on Information Processing in Cells and Tissues

IPCAT'95 PROGRAMME (PROVISIONAL and SUBJECT TO SOME CHANGES) 

Liverpool Moat House, 6 - 8th September, 1995


Tuesday 5th September.
6.00 - 7.00 pm. Registration
7.00 - 8.00 pm. Welcome Reception.

Wednesday 6th September.
9.00 - 9.45 am. Registration
9.45 - 10.00 am. Welcome, announcements etc.

ORAL CONTRIBUTIONS

10.00 - 10.30 am. Session 1. Cellular Automata Models
10.00 P. Marchal, P. Nussbaum & C Piquet, Centre  
Suisse d'Electronique, Neuchatel, Switzerland
"Genomic Cellular Automata Transposed in Silicon: Experiments in  
Synthetic Life"

10.30 - 11.00 am Coffee, Posters and Book Displays

11.00 - 12.30 pm. Session 2. Morphogenesis
11.00 T. Hofer & P.K. Maini, Univ. Oxford,UK
"Interplay of Cell-Cell Signalling and Multicellular  
Morphogenesis during Dictyostelium Aggregation"
11.30 N. Jakobi, Univ. Sussex, UK
"Harnessing Morphogenesis"
12.00 M. Lantin & F.D. Fracchia, Simon Fraser Univ., Canada
"Generalised Context Sensitive Cell Systems"

12.30 - 2.00 pm. Lunch, Posters and Book Displays

2.00 - 3.30 pm. Session 3  - Parallel Symposia:

Track 1 Neural Systems
2.00 M. Bogdan, A. Babanine, J. Kanieki & W. Rosenstiel,  
Univ. Tubingen, Germany
"Nerve Signal Processing using Artificial Neural Nets"
2.30 K. Gurney, Brunel Univ., UK
"Toward a Theory of Neural-Processing Complexity"
3.00 Panel Session

Track 2 Non-linear Physiology
2.00 M.R. Boyett, A.V. Holden & H. Zhang, Univ.  Leeds UK
"Reconstruction of Excitable Tissue Physiology"
2.30 T.R.Chay, Univ. Pittsburg, USA.
"Elucidation of the roles of Ion Channels in Cardiac Arrhythmias by  
a Bifurcation Analysis Approach"
3.00 Panel Session

Track 3 Cellular Information Processing
2.00 R. Cuthbertson, Univ. Liverpool, UK
"Oscillations, Positive Feedback and the Flow of Biological Information"
2.30 P. Hartmann, T.H. Darmstadt, Germany
"Models of Information Processing in Inhomogeneous Cellular Structures"
3.00 Panel Session

3.30 - 4.00 pm. Tea, Posters and Book Displays

4.00 - 6.00 pm. Session 4. Reaction Models and Metabolism
4.00     D.E. Cook & J.E. Hunt, Univ. Wales (Aberystwyth), UK
"Modelling Photosynthesis Using a Qualitative Reasoning System for  
Plants"
4.30 P. Mendes, P. Marmillot, J-F Hevvagault, GR Welch
Univ. Wales, Aberystwyth, UK, etc
"Long Range Metabolic Signalling in Heterogeneous Catalytic Systems"
5.00 S. Schuster, C. Hilgetag, J. Woods & D.A. Fell,  
Humboldt Univ., Berlin, Germany, Univ. Newcastle, Oxford Brookes  
Univ., UK "Elementary Modes of Functioning in Biochemical Reaction 
Networks.  Aspects of Interpretation and Application"
5.30 A.Bell & M.Holcombe, Univ. Sheffield, UK,
"Computational models of cellular processing"

6.00 - 8.00 pm. Social/Tourist Event
8.00 pm. Dinner.

Thursday 7th September.
8.30 - 10.30 am. Session 5. Cellular Signalling and Calmodulin
8.30 T. Igarashi, Y Nadaoka & T. Kaminum, Nat. Inst Heath  
Services, Tokyo, Japan
"A Data and Knowledge Base for Cell Signalling Networks"
9.00 R Kotter, D. Schirok & K. Zilles, Heinricht Hesse  
Univ., Dusseldorf, Germany
"Concerted Regulation of Cyclic AMP by Calmodulin/Calcium Complex  
and Dopamine: A Kinetic Modelling Approach"
9.30 J. Nauroschat & U. an dar Heiden, Univ.  
Witten/Herdecke, Germany
"A Mathematical Model of Transmembrane Signalling via G-Proteins"
10.00 H. Okamoto & K. Ichikawa, Fuji-Xerox
"A Role of Ca2+/Calmodulin - Dependent Protein Kinase II in the  
Induction of Long-Term Potentiation"

10.30 - 11.00 am Coffee, Posters and Book Displays

11.00 - 12.30 pm. Session 6. Dynamical Models and Networks I
11.00 K. Swann, A. James & M Reece, Univ. College, London, UK
"A Dynamic Model of the Distributed Interaction of Intercellular Signals"
11.30 F.A. Bignone, Univ. Firenze, Italy
"Models for Gene-Network Dynamics"
12.00 S Iyengar, Univ. Pittsburgh, USA
"Parameter Estimation for a Diffusion Approximation to Stein's Model"

12.30 - 2.00 pm. Lunch, Posters and Book Displays

2.00 - 3.30 pm. Session 7. Enzymes
2.00 M. Weininger & H.A. Smith, Florida Agric. & Mech. Univ., USA
"Pattern Formation in an Allosteric Enzymatic Reactions: Effects of  
Enzyme Hetergeneity"
2.30 P. C. Marijua'n, Univ. Saragosa, Spain
"The cell as a problem-solving `engine'"
3.00 R.Paton, G. Staniford & G. Kendall, Univ. Liverpool, UK.
"Specifying Logical Agents in Cellular Hierarchies"

3.30 - 4.00 pm. Tea, Posters and Book Displays

4.00 - 6.00 pm. Session 8 - Parallel Symposia:
Track 1 Neuronal Models and Systems
4.00 M. Okamoto, K. Tanaka, Y. Maki & S. Yoshida, Kyushu  
Inst. Tech., Japan
"Information Processing of a Neural Network System Composed of  
`Biochemical Neurons'"
4.30  A.V. Rossokhin & L.E. Tsitolovsky, Brain Research  
Inst., Moscow, Russia "Biophysical Model of a Neuron.  
Numerical Investigations of the  
Information Properties of the Model"
5. 00 Panel Sessions  
 
Track 2 Non-linear Physiology and Bioenergetics
4.00 J.P.A. Foweraker & D Brown, Babraham Institute,  
Cambridge, UK
"The Effects of Random Variation in Stimulation Timing and  
Magnitude on Excitable and Oscillatory Forms of a Luteinizing  
Hormone Pulse Generator Model"
4.30 E.A. Stephens, D. Brown, G. Leng & R.G. Smith,  
Babraham Inst., Cambridge, UK
"A Model of Pituitary Release of Growth Hormone"
5.00 Panel Session 

Track 3 Cellular Information Processing
4.00 U.D. Barseghyan, V.G. Vapradian & A.R. Sarhiryan, 
"Some Aspects of Information Processing by Rubrospinal Neuron of  
Red Nucleus"
4.30 K. Javorszky, Vienna, Austria
"The logic of self-sustaining sampling systems"
5.00 D.Alves, Univ. Saragosa, Spain.
"Information Processing in Cells: Revisiting the Molecular Automata  
Hypothesis"

6.00 - 7.00 pm. Social/Tourist Event
7.30 pm. Gala Dinner

Friday 8th September.
8.30 - 10.30 am. Session 9. Dynamical Models and Networks II
8.30 L.E. Tsitolovsky, Bavr-Ilan Univ., Israel
"A Model of Motivation with Chaotic Neuronal Dynamics"
9.00 M.J. Hatcher, A.M. Dunn & C. Tofts, Univ. Leeds, Univ.
Manchester, UK
"The Effect of the Embryonic Bottleneck on Vertical Microparasite  
Transmission"
9.30 H. Bersini, Univ. Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
"Frustration in Biological Networks: A source of Diversity and  
Instability"
10.00 E. Chiva & P. Tarroux, Ecole Normale Superieure,  
Paris, France  "Modelling the Emergence of Coregulated 
Proteins in Biological  Regulations Networks"

10.30 - 11.00 am. Coffee, Posters and Book Displays

11.00 - 12.30 pm. Session 10. Cellular Structure and Coherence
11.00 M.A.Aon, S.Cortessa & A.Caceres, Univ.  
Tucuman and Inst. Inv. Medicas, Cordoba, Argentina
"Models of Cytoplasmic Structure and Function"
11.30 M-W Ho, Open Univ., UK
"Bioenergetics, the Coherence of Organisms and Biocommunications"
12.00 K. Matsuno, Nagaoka Univ. of Technology, Japan
"Cohesive Interaction in Biomolecules and their Organisations as  
Energy Consumers"

12.30 - 2.00 pm. Lunch, Posters and Book Display

2.00 - 4.00 pm. Session 11. Cell Behaviour and Carcinogenesis
2.00 N.R. Smalheiser, Univ. Chicago, USA
"Detecting Hidden Stimuli that Regulate Behaviour of Cells and  
Tissues: a Parametric Approach"
2.30 G. Zajicek, Hebrew Univ., Israel
"Tissue Automat: An A-Life Form with Feedback"
3.00 M. Guillard,R. MarcelPoil, et al, Cancer Imaging, BCCRC, 
Vancouver, Canada "Multi-Scale Cellular Sociological Analysis"
3.30 LD Greller, FL Tobin & G Poste, SmithKline Beecham, USA
"Genetic Instability and Progression Interactions in Tumour Dynamics"

3.50 - 4.20 pm. Tea, Posters and Book Displays
4.20 - 5.30 pm. Plenary Session
5.30 pm. Depart



 
POSTER PRESENTATIONS (PROVISIONAL)

Goltsov Alexsey
"Selforganisation of surface channels of communication
within lipid membranes and mechanisms of protein and ion lateral
transport". Institute of Physics and Technology, Prechistenka
Str., 13/7, Moscow, 119034, Russia.

Alexander V. Spirov 
"Zebra Stripped, Radial and Nested Patterns of Expression of
Gene Networks in Embryo Rudiments: Discrete Calculations
Modelling". I.M. Sechenov Institute of Evolutionary Physiology
and Biochemistry, 44 Thorez Pr, SanctPetersburg, 194223, Russia.

Geoff Kendall
"Towards some Fuzzy Models of Enzymes"
Department of Computer Science, The University of Liverpool

Gennady A. Savostyanov
"SYMMETRY OF SPATIAL ORGANIZATION OF EPITHELIA". Russian Academy of Science, 
44 Thores av., St. Petersburg 194223. Russia.

C. Kesmir, I. Sondergaard, H. Frisner and H. Frokiaer.
"Pattern Completion in Immune Networks: Simulations by a
Computer Model Based on Cellular Automata".
Department of Biochemistry & Nutrition, Technical
University of Denmark, Bld. 224 DK2800 Lyngby, Denmark.

C. Kesmir, I. Sondergaard, and H. Frisner.
"The Role of Network Regulation and Anergy in Tolerance to
Self." Department of Biochemistry & Nutrition, Technical
University of Denmark, Bld. 224 DK2800 Lyngby, Denmark.

Steve Baigent
"Modelling the effect of gap junction 
nonlinearities in cell-cell communication"
Centre for Nonlinear Dynamics, University College London
London, UK

Dean Jones
"Metaphors for Information Flow in Cells"
Department of Computer Science, 
The University of Liverpool

Julian Haffegg, Zhou Yuming, Richard Newton, John
Bolton and MaeWan Ho.
"Mapping and Modelling the Morphogenetic Field".
Bioelectrodynamics Laboratory, Open University,
Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA, U.K.

R. H. Newton, J. P. Haffegee and M. W. Ho.
"Colour Contrast in Polarised Light Microscopy".
Department of Biology, Open University, Walton Hall,
Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA, U.K.

Yuming Zhou, John Bolton and MaeWan Ho.
"Nonlinear Optical Phenomena in Living Systems".
Bioelectrodynamics Laboratory, Open University,
Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA, U.K.

Pedro Mendes
"Simulation of the Dynamics of Metabolic Pathways with a
UserFriendly Software Package".
Institute of Biological Sciences, University of Wales
Aberystwyth, Dyfed, SY23 3DA, U.K.

Sanjay S. Deshpande, Lev Goldfarb and Virenra C. Bhavsar.
"Cooperative Cellular Transformation Systems".
Faculty of Computer Science, University of New
Brunswick, Fredericton, N.B., Canada, E3B 5A3.

Craig Easton & Ray Paton
"Simulating an Artificial Tissue"
Department of Computer Science, The University of Liverpool

Vladimir Yu. Korda
"Gene Oriented Design and Computer Genetics"
Dept. of Physics Technology, Kharkov State
University, 310077 Kharkov, Ukraine.

Vladimir Ryazansky and Catherine E. Vulfius
"Modulation of Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor Response by
Changing Intracellular Calcium in Limnaea Stagnalis Neurones".
Dept. of Neurobiology, Pushchino State University,
Pushchino, Moscow region, 142292, Russia.

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REGISTRATION FORM [PLEASE SUBMIT HARDCOPY NOT ELECTRONIC VERSION]

INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON INFORMATION PROCESSING IN CELLS AND TISSUES
                        (IPCAT 95)

THE LIVERPOOL MOAT HOUSE HOTEL
6-8 SEPTEMBER


Surname  ____________________________________________________


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Title _______________________

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Wednesday 6th September - Friday 8th September

3 Day delegate package at Moat House Hotel      84 pounds (sterling)
(includes refereshments and lunches)     

Registration fee for workshop                   60 pounds (sterling)


TOTAL COST FOR WORKSHOP                         144 pounds


Cheques should be made payable to 'The University of Liverpool'
and sent with registration form to:

Miss K Houghton
Department of Computer Science
University of Liverpool
Liverpool L69 3BX  UK
Tel +44 151 794 3668;   FAX   +44 151 794  3715
Cancellation before August 1st 1995 70 percent refund;
after August 1st 1995 10 percent refund.

CLOSING DATE FOR REGISTRATION IS TUESDAY 22 AUGUST

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Rate
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                CONFERENCE DINNER THURSDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER 1995

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Please return to:-  Caroline Griffiths
                    Merseyside Tourism & Conference Bureau
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