Symposium on

Systems Modelling in Plants and Microbes

Computational Biology Laboratory, University of East Anglia

May 5 and 6, 2005


In this symposium we will explore theoretical and experimental challenges in systems modelling with special emphasis on plants and microbes.

The symposium will take place in the Elizabeth Fry building at the University of East Anglia. It is organized by Vincent Moulton together with other members of the newly established Computational Biology Laboratory, with the support of the John Innes Centre, and the Institute of Food Research. All of these institutions are located in Norwich Research Park, which represents Europe's largest and most successful single site concentration of research and development in the areas of plants, microbes, food, diet & health, the environment, and information systems.


The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)


Gerhard Buck-Sorlin, Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research, Gatersleben
Barley morphology, genetics and hormonal regulation of internode elongation modelled by a relational growth grammar

Enrico Coen, John Innes Centre, Norwich
From weeds to wormholes

Jay Hinton, Institute of Food Research, Norwich
Functional genomic approaches generate large datasets; the challenge is how to interpret them...

Martin Howard, Imperial College, London
A stochastic subcellular oscillator in bacteria

Karen Lipkow, University of Cambridge, Cambridge.
Protein gradients and clustering dynamics in bacterial chemotaxis

Andrew Millar, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh
Biological clocks in theory and experiments

Maria Schilstra, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield
The logic of gene regulation

Sarah Teichmann, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge
Duplication of protein interactions in complexes and networks

Warwick Tucker, Uppsala University, Uppsala
Reconstructing metabolic networks using interval analysis

David Ussery, The Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby
Towards systems biology of Salmonella

Lorenz Wernisch, Birkbeck College, London
Gene networks from microarray time series data


There will be no registration fee. However, since there will be a limited number of spaces available in the lecture theatre, we ask that you please register your intention to attend.

To do this, please email your name, affiliation, the dates on which you would like to attend, and the number of posters that you would like to present on May 5th to Miss Sarah Hancox. Please note that due to limited resources, we are unable to invite participants or to send out written confirmations of registration.


The symposium will take place on the campus of University of East Anglia ( How to get to UEA - map ), in the Elizabeth Fry building (F6 on Campus map ). The registration will be held in the foyer of the Elizabeth Fry building, and all lectures will be held in Lecture Theatre EFRY 01.08.

Thursday, May 5 Friday, May 6
12:00 - 13:00 Registration 08:30 - 09:15 Sarah Teichmann
13:00 - 13:45 Enrico Coen 09:15 - 10:00 Martin Howard
13:45 - 14:30 Gerhard Buck-Sorlin 10:00 - 10:45 Jay Hinton
14:30 - 15:15 Andrew Millar 10:45 - 11:15 Coffee
15:15 - 16:00 Coffee 11:15 - 12:00 Karen Lipkow
16:00 - 16:45 Maria Schilstra 12:00 - 12:45 Lorenz Wernisch
16:45 - 17:30 Warwick Tucker 12:45 - 13:30 David Ussery
17:30 - 19:00 Poster Session/ Cheese & Wine 13:30 - 13:35 Closing remarks

Food and Accomodation

There is a variety of food and accomodation available in Norwich.

The following provides list provides some suggestions for accomodation.

If you wish to purchase lunch on either Thursday or Friday, there are various catering outlets on the UEA campus. The catering block can be found by the square in the centre of campus. Zest and The Blend are reference C5 on the Campus map, whilst Mango is at C11.

Zest is a modern self service restaurant. Located in the main catering building in The Square it offers a lunchtime a range of hot daily specials including vegetarian options.

The Blend is on the first floor at walkway level and is a coffee and snack bar. It offers sandwiches, baked items and pizza for lunch. A selection of coffees, teas and cold drinks are also available.

MANGO is a coffee and baguette shop located in The Street alongside shops and banks. It serves a wide range of hot and cold beverages and baguettes that are freshly made to order with a wide range of fillings.

Vincent Moulton
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