Computational modeling of cyanobacterial cells in natural and controlled environments

Systems Biology Summer School - SBSS 2014

Photosynthesis in Cyanobacteria -
Computational Modeling of a Cyanobacterial Cell

Systems Biology is an interdisciplinary field that explores the complex molecular interactions within biological systems. Combining high-throughput data acquisition with computational modeling, Systems Biology joins experimental and theoretical efforts to understand biological functions.

This year's summer school focuses on cyanobacteria which use photosynthesis to convert light and carbon dioxide into chemical energy. Recently, cyanobacteria have gained increased attention as ideal candidates for the production of valuable molecules ranging from therapeutic proteins to biofuels.

The course offers an introduction to several aspects of (cyanobacterial) Systems Biology ranging from molecular biology via bioinformatics to biotechnology. International experts give an overview over state-of-the-art experimental and modeling techniques as well as future challenges.

Confirmed speakers

Frank Bruggeman, Free University Amsterdam
Optimization of metabolism for product formation

Christian Fufezan, University of Münster
Dissecting the network of reactive oxygen species
by quantitative mass spectrometry

Patrik Jones
, Imperial College London
Engineering cyanobacteria for biofuel production

Radek Kaňa, Institute of Microbiology Třeboň
Photoprotection and mobility of photosynthetic proteins

Krishna Mahadevan, University of Toronto
Model based optimization of metabolic networks

Wolfram Weckwerth, University of Vienna
Metabolomics and green systems biology

























Dates: July 26-29, 2014

Location: Chateau of Nove Hrady, South Bohemia, Czech Republic

Travel information

Costs: Tuition, accommodation/meals, and travel costs are free for students from Czech Republic (except for the Prague faculties).
For other students, tuition is free. Costs for accommodation/meals will be specified.

Eligibility: Applications are accepted from undergraduate and graduate students in the Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Computer Science.

Application: Please send a current CV (as pdf) and write one paragraph about your scientific interests and your motivation for attending the summer school (see registration).


Deadline extended: July 14

Program committee

Jan Cerveny
Stefan Müller
David Safranek
Ralf Steuer
Luis Valledor


Michaela Čepová (Local organization)


Dates: July 26-29, 2014

Location: Chateau of Nove Hrady, South Bohemia, Czech Republic

Travel information

Funding support:
This website is an output of EC OP project financed from EU with the support of MEYS CR: Local Team and International Consortium for Computational Modelling of a Cyanobacterial Cell, Reg. No. CZ.1.07/2.3.00/20.0256 and CzechGlobe – Centre for Global Climate Change Impacts Studies (project Reg. No. CZ.1.05/ 1.1.00/02.0073).
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