The first Indo-German Symposium on Systems Biology 2012 brought together a critical number of researchers from all over India and Germany to discuss their current research in order to enhance cooperation in research and teaching in areas such as Synthetic Biology, Infection, Cancer Biology, Signal Transduction, Microarray, Drug design, and Metabolic Pathway Modeling.
Hosted by the School of Life Sciences at University of Hyderabad and funded by the German House of Research and Innovation (DWIH) New Delhi, the symposium served as platform for researchers with diverse disciplinary backgrounds - applied mathematics, statistics, physics, chemistry, and biology among others – to enable the exchange ideas and promote collaboration.
The symposium was inaugurated by the Vice-Chancellor of University of Hyderabad, Ramakrishna Ramaswamy, who delivered the keynote lecture on ‘Stochastic dynamics of regulatory networks: The role of miRNA’.
In his presentation, he explained how genetic networks compile as there are many networks in a cell.
The three-day symposium saw sessions on biological networks, cellular networks in development and disease, funding opportunities for bilateral research, pathogen genome dynamics and host-pathogen interaction, systems biology, computational modeling of biological processes, bilateral and international mobility programs, novel proteins, pathways and polymorphisms, mathematical/quantitative models and algorithms and gene expression dynamics.