On June 17 - 21, 2015, Institute of Cytology & Genetics SB RAS organizes the 3rd International Conference "Plant Genetics, Genomics, Bioinformatics and Biotechnology".

The Conference will present state-of-the-art results in the field of plant genetics, genomics, bioinfomatics and biotechnology and discuss the promising directions of collaboration in basic and applied aspects of plant genome research.

Conference plans to discuss the following issues:

  1. Plant genome organization and evolution, system biology;
  2. Genetics and breeding in a changing environment;
  3. Plant physiological and ecological genetics;
  4. Genetic engineering and cell biotechnology.

You are welcome to attend the 3rd International Conference “Plant Genetics, Genomics, Bioinformatics and Biotechnology”!

Please contact us at:
E-mail: plantgen@bionet.nsc.ru

The Institute of Cytology and Genetics will arrange 22-25 June 2015 the 7th International Young Scientists School “Systems Biology and Bioinformatics” - SBB-2015.

Bioinformatics is a rapidly developing field of knowledge. Each of the past Young Scientists Schools concerned topics urgent at those times. To preserve this tradition, the SBB-2015 will be dedicated to bioinformatics and systems biology. The principal task of systems biology is integrated experimental and computer-assisted investigation of regularities in the organization and functions of biologic systems at the molecular, cell, tissue, organ, and body levels on the base of the information encoded in genomes.

Important sources of experimental data for systems biology are efficient technologies: high-throughput parallel sequencing of genomic DNA and analysis of its populational and evolutionary variability, analysis of the expression of genes and gene sets, structural and functional investigation of proteins and metabolites by methods of proteomics and mass spectrometry, study of the structures and functions of biologic objects (biomolecules, chromosomes, cells, tissues, organs, and organisms) by up-to-date microscopic methods and intravital tomography of laboratory animals, and construction of molecular systems by gene engineering methods. Bioinformatics methods are important for systems biology. They allow accumulation and consolidation of experimental data, computer-assisted analysis, and mathematical modeling of the structures, functions, and evolution of living systems. High-throughput (supercomputer-assisted and distributed) computation plays a great role in bioinformatics.

Systems biology follows physics in that comprehensive theoretical and computerized analysis of systems and processes under study is essential for the design and interpretation of an experiment. For this reason, much attention will be placed on studies based on the integration of experimental and computer-assisted approaches. Here are the fields of bioinformatics and systems biology on which the School will be focused in 2015 (still preliminary):

  1. Next generation sequencing (NGS) and data analysis
  2. Evolutionary bioinformatics
  3. Systems biology and gene network modeling

Welcome to the 7th International Young Scientists School “Bioinformatics and Systems Biology”, SBB-2015!

Please contact us at:
E-mail: sbb2015@icg.sbras.ru