[Yeast] ISSY25 Systems Biology of Yeasts Symposium in Finland

Anita Tienhaara atienhaa at operoni.helsinki.fi
Wed Mar 1 04:09:53 EST 2006

Dear Colleague,

We are happy to invite You to the international ISSY25 meeting on 
"Systems Biology of Yeasts - from models to applications", to be held 
in Finland in the Helsinki region next summer, 18-21 of June 2006.

The REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN at the symposium website 
http://issy25.vtt.fi/. Please, ensure your attendance to the meeting 
by early registration! The number of participants to the symposium 
will be limited. Please, distribute this mail also to your 

The dead-line for abstract submission is 10th of April. Speakers for 
the afternoon sessions and contributors to the evening workshops will 
be selected from the abstracts. You are welcome to submit more than 
one abstract. If you have any questions, please, contact
anita.tienhaara at helsinki.fi

The meeting will cover the following topics: Comparative genomics, 
Pathway reconstruction, Global analysis of cell function,  
Experimental and computational methods, Modeling, and Cell factory 
applications. Abstracts and contributions are welcomed also on 
general wet lab and computational method development aspects, in 
additional to those providing insight into yeast cell biology and 
using yeasts as cell factories.

This meeting should interest broadly yeast researchers and those
interested in systems biology also outside the yeast field. Systems
biology is a strongly evolving field and expected to have a great 
impact on biological research. The yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae is
currently the best suited eukaryotic organism for comprehensive 
systems biology studies and has extensively been used to develop 
methodology and new insights into eukaryotic cell function. The 
rapidly increasing number of other yeast and fungal genomes makes 
also comparative aspects interesting.

The meeting belongs to the series of International Specialised 
Symposia on Yeasts under the umbrella of the International Union of 
Microbiological Societes (IUMS). It is supported by e.g. the 
International Yeast Systems Biology Network, by European Federation 
of Biotechnology (EFB) and the Federation of European Microbiological
Societes (FEMS).

Travel grants for students will be provided by FEMS and there will 
also be grants available for students from Nordic countries.

Please, address questions concerning the scientific program to Merja
Penttilä (merja.penttila at vtt.fi) and on any organisational matters to
Anita Tienhaara (anita.tienhaara at helsinki.fi).

Looking very forward to seing You in Finland next June!

Merja Penttilä
Chair of the organising committee

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