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

  • 9:30-10:00 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

  • 10:00-10:30 Paola Paci

    SWIM: a network-based approach to human diseases

    National Research Council, Rome, Italy

  • 11:00-11:30 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

Schedule EST (Washington, DC)

Time Slot Description
9:15-9:30 Opening Remarks -
Section 1: Genomic Networks -
9:30-10:00 Phase transitions and assortativity in models of gene regulatory networks evolved under different selection processes Keynote Michelle Girvan
10:00-10:30 SWIM: a network-based approach to human diseases Invited Speaker Paola Paci
10:30-10:45 Contributed Talk -
10:45-11:00 Coffee break -
Section 2: Modelling in Biological Systems -
11:00-11:30 A dynamical systems and control theory approach to cell reprogramming Invited Speaker Paola Vera Licona
11:45-12:15 Contributed Talk -
12:15-12:30 Contributed Talk -
12:30-1:30 Lunch -
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 Contributed Talk -
2:45-3:00 Poster Flash talks -
Closing -
3:00-3:15 Closing Remarks and Discussion -
3:15-3:30 Poster session -

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