Systems Biology: modeling and formal analysis in Biology

Lille, November 15th 2016

Systems Biology addresses complex biological processes through the integration of experimental and computational research. It is an inter-disciplinary approach to the modeling and the study of network behaviors and their dynamic aspects using formal methods.

This meeting will give insights into this science, it is addressed to a public from a broad horizon (biologist, bioinformatician, biostatistician) not necessarily in the field. A specific talk dedicated to the non-specialists will be presented as a tutorial for the opening lecture.

The meeting will be held at Polytech'Lille (see access map below).

Preliminary programme

  • 9:00-9:45 Registration/Welcome
  • 9:45-10:00 Opening
  • 10:00-11:00 Natural and synthetic control of resource allocation in bacteria
    Hidde De Jong (Inria Grenoble) slides
  • 11:00-11:30 Coffee Break
  • 11:30-12:10 Logical modelling of lymphoid and myeloid cell specification and trans-differentiation
    Denis Thieffry (Institut de Biologie de l'Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris) slides
  • 12:10-12:50 Biochemical programs and mixed analog-digital algorithms in the cell
    François Fages (Inria Saclay)
  • 12:50-14:00 Lunch
  • 14:40-15:20 Information from « noise »
    Olivier Gandrillon (Laboratoire de Biologie et de Modélisation de la Cellule, Lyon) slides
  • 15:20-15:50 Modeling cell fate specification during early embryonic development in mouse
    Didier Gonze (Unit of Theoretical Chronobiology, Université Libre de Bruxelles) slides
  • 15:50-16:10 Coffee Break
  • 16:10-16:50 Balancing a genetic toggle switch by real-time control or periodic stimulations
    Grégory Batt (Inria Saclay)
  • 16:50-17:20 A core oscillator model for Caulobacter crescentus
    Ralf Blossey (Computational Molecular Systems Biology, CNRS UMR8576 UGSF, Lille) slides


Registration is free but required → Register here. It includes coffee breaks and lunch.

Deadline: 8 november 2016

How to get there

The nearest metro station is “4 cantons”, which is the last stop on the yellow subway line (line 1). The meeting room is the Migeon amphitheater (center alley of Polytech Lille, ground floor).


Organizing committee

  • David Hot
  • Céline Poux
  • Rayan Chikhi
  • Cédric Lhoussaine
  • Marc Lensink
  • Vincent Vandewalle