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Workshop on Identification and Control of Biological Interaction Networks

INRIA Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes, February 8, 2011


Systems biology is a research field devoted to the study of biological systems by concepts and tools from the theory of dynamical systems. It is a multidisciplinary activity that brings together biologists, experimenters, mathematicians and control theorists in the common effort to understand life at the level of its building blocks. Potential applications are diverse, ranging from the industrial control of biochemical processes to the conception of new medical therapies.

In the recent years, research has been boosted by the ever-increasing experimental capabilities. This has enabled researchers to step from a qualitative to a quantitative analysis of biological systems, and paved the way to the investigation of complex problems such as data-based identification and real time control of biochemical regulatory networks. Yet, the nonstandard context for these classical control problems generates new methodological and practical questions that many teams all over the world are attempting to address from different angles.

This workshop, organized by the Systems Biology INRIA team IBIS, is dedicated to the topics of identification and control. It is arranged as a series of presentations delivered by researchers that are actively involved in relevant projects on real biological systems, in France and abroad. It will provide an exciting opportunity to discover the current research trends in the field as well as a platform for discussing ideas, solutions, new directions of research and applications.

The event is supported by INRIA Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes and by IXXI (Institut rhône-alpin des Systèmes Complexes). It is free and open to all the interested people, who are requested to register by January 31, 2011 (see enrollment instructions below).

Speakers :

Julio Banga (IIM-CSIC, Spain), Florence d’Alché-Buc (CNRS IBISC), Gregory Batt (INRIA Contraintes), Alexandre Donzé (Verimag), Benjamin Ribba (INRIA NUMED), Eugenio Cinquemani (INRIA IBIS), Delphine Ropers (INRIA IBIS)


09.15 - 09.30 D.Ropers, Welcome and Opening speech
09.30 - 10.20 J.Banga, "Global optimization approaches for the identification and control of biological systems" (Abstract) (Slides)
10.20 - 10.50 Coffee break
10.50 - 11.40 A.Donzé, "Quantitative temporal logic for systems biology" (Abstract) (Slides)
11.40 - 12.30 B.Ribba, "Models for cancer data : from simple to complex and multiscale formalism" (Abstract) (Slides)
12.30 - 14.00 Lunch break
14.00 - 14.50 G.Batt, "Towards real-time control of gene expression : in silico analysis" (Abstract) (Slides)
14.50 - 15.40 F.d’Alché-Buc, "Statistical relational learning for network inference" (Abstract) (Slides)
15.40 - 16.30 E.Cinquemani, "Identification of genetic network dynamics : a model invalidation approach" (Abstract) (Slides)
16.30 - 17.00 Discussion and Closure


INRIA Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes, Grand Amphithéâtre

655 avenue de l’Europe, Montbonnot, 38334 Saint Ismier cedex (France)

Access and accomodation


There are no registration fees. Registration deadline is January 31, 2011. REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

Organizers and contacts

Eugenio Cinquemani (webpage with contacts here), Delphine Ropers (webpage with contacts here)

Supporting institutions