Abstract (deadline 28th May)

Leveraging the long-running tradition of two highly successful satellites, NetMed and NetSciReg, in 2020 we introduced NetBioMed as an integrated satellite dedicated to the importance of Network Science in Biology and Medicine. In 2021, NetBioMed will focus on the role of signal propagation, communication, and information flow in studying biological networks and understanding disease processes.

In biological systems, such as tissue networks, molecular networks, and epidemiological networks, the activity of one node impacts the subsequent state of its neighbors, triggering network cascades and leading to emergent behaviors. Both accurately modeling biological network interactions and understanding how the resulting network topology impacts system behavior, are challenging yet fundamental aspects of network science in biology and medicine.

This meeting will be targeted to network scientists whose research focuses on biomedical applications as well as biomedical scientists who are interested in learning about how network approaches can be used to study biological or disease systems at the molecular, cellular, or population level.

With the location of Networks 2021 in Washington DC, only a few miles from the US National Institutes of Health and the academic institutes that benefit from their proximity to this premier medical institute, we anticipate that there will be a high level of interest and a wide audience for biomedical networks at the conference.

Organizers

Speakers

  • 9am Washington = 3pm Paris (6 hours difference)

  • 9:15-9:45 Michelle Girvan

    Phase transitions and assortativity in models of gene regulatory networks evolved under different selection processes More information

    University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA

  • 9:45-10:15 Paola Paci

    SWIM: a network-based approach to human diseases

    National Research Council, Rome, Italy

  • 10:15-10:30 Florian Klimm, Enrique Toledo, Thomas Monfeuga, Fang Zhang, Charlotte Deane and Gesine Reinert

    Functional module detection through integration of single-cell RNA sequencing data with protein--protein interaction networks

    Contributed Talk

  • 10:30-10:45 Arda Halu, Edwin Silverman, Scott Weiss and Kimberly Glass

    Dissecting crosstalk between signaling pathways through multilayer networks

    Contributed Talk

  • 11:15-11:30 Marlayna Harris and Erzsébet Regan

    A Boolean Model of Crosstalk Between Senescence and Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition

    Contributed Talk

  • 11:30-11:45 Maxime Lucas, Arthur Morris, Alex Townsend-Teague, Laurent Tichit, Bianca Habermann and Alain Barrat

    Inferring cell cycle phases from a partially temporal network of protein interactions

    Contributed Talk

  • 11:45-12:15 Paola Vera Licona

    A dynamical systems and control theory approach to cell reprogramming

    University of Connecticut, Connecticut, United States

  • 1:30-2:00 Joaquin Dopazo

    Fast drug repurposing for COVID-19 using mechanistic models of signaling pathways and Real World Data validations

    Hospital Virgen del Rocio, Sevilla, Spain

  • 2:00-2:30 Jan Bambauch

    Network-based drug repurposing prediction in COVID-19 and cancer

    Technical University of Munich, Germany

  • 2:30-2:45 Nina Verstraete, Giuseppe Jurman, Giulia Bertagnolli, Arsham Ghavasieh, Vera Pancaldi and Manlio De Domenico

    CovMulNet19, Integrating Proteins, Diseases, Drugs, and Symptoms: A Network Medicine Approach to COVID-19

    Contributed Talk

Schedule EST (Washington, DC)

Time Slot Description
9am Washington = 3pm Paris (6 hours difference)
9:00-9:15 Opening Remarks -
Section 1: Genomic Networks -
9:15-9:45 Phase transitions and assortativity in models of gene regulatory networks evolved under different selection processes Keynote Michelle Girvan
9:45-10:15 SWIM: a network-based approach to human diseases Invited Speaker Paola Paci
10:15-10:30 Functional module detection through integration of single-cell RNA sequencing data with protein--protein interaction networks Contributed Talk Florian Klimm, Enrique Toledo, Thomas Monfeuga, Fang Zhang, Charlotte Deane and Gesine Reinert
10:30-10:45 Dissecting crosstalk between signaling pathways through multilayer networks Contributed Talk Arda Halu, Edwin Silverman, Scott Weiss and Kimberly Glass
10:45-11:00 Poster Flash talks 1 -
11:00-11:15 (17:00-17:15 Paris) Coffee break -
Section 2: Modelling in Biological Systems -
11:15-11:30 A Boolean Model of Crosstalk Between Senescence and Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition Contributed Talk Marlayna Harris and Erzsébet Regan
11:30-11:45 Inferring cell cycle phases from a partially temporal network of protein interactions Contributed Talk Maxime Lucas, Arthur Morris, Alex Townsend-Teague, Laurent Tichit, Bianca Habermann and Alain Barrat
11:45-12:15 A dynamical systems and control theory approach to cell reprogramming Invited Speaker Paola Vera Licona
12:15-1:30 (18:15-19:30 Paris) Lunch & Poster session -
Section 3: Network Medicine -
1:30-2:00 Fast drug repurposing for COVID-19 using mechanistic models of signaling pathways and Real World Data validations Invited speaker Joaquin Dopazo
2:00-2:30 Network-based drug repurposing prediction in COVID-19 and cancer Invited speaker Jan Bambauch
2:30-2:45 CovMulNet19, Integrating Proteins, Diseases, Drugs, and Symptoms: A Network Medicine Approach to COVID-19 Contributed Talk Nina Verstraete, Giuseppe Jurman, Giulia Bertagnolli, Arsham Ghavasieh, Vera Pancaldi and Manlio De Domenico
2:45-3:00 Poster Flash talks -
Closing -
3:00-3:15 Closing Remarks and Discussion -
3:15-4:00 Poster session -

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