Design, optimization and control
in systems and synthetic biology

Paris, November 12-13, 2015


Quantitative systems biology aims at obtaining a quantitative understanding of the functioning of biological systems at the cellular and tissue levels. This understanding can then be used to design and build novel useful biological systems, which is the main aim of synthetic biology. These approaches heavily rely on the combination of experimental and computational methods. Experimental methods are needed to construct novel systems, and to perturb, observe, and more recently, control existing ones. Computational methods are needed to learn from data and test our understanding, and to guide system optimization and experiment selection.

The objective of the DOC'15 conference is to present exciting results for which a tight integration of experimental and computational methods has been instrumental, and gather leading experts on this interdisciplinary field in fast development.

Registration is free but mandatory. For organizational reasons, we can guarantee that lunch will be provided only to those that register before Nov 3.

The workshop will happen at ENS Paris, located in the heart of Quartier Latin.

The list of confirmed speakers include David Bikard (Pasteur Institute), Vincent Danos (ENS Paris), Tom Ellis (Imperial College), Meriem El Karoui (Edimburgh U), Philippe Nghe (ESPCI), Jörg Stelling (ETH Zürich), Lingchong You (Duke Univ.), and Hyun Youk (Kavli Institute).

The program is now final. Have a look at the book of abstracts!

This interdisciplinary conference will be of interest for biologists looking for innovative means to probe the functionning of cellular systems, notably at the single-cell level, physicists developping innovative microfluidics or microscopy systems, and mathematicians and computer scientists working on modeling and control of biological systems.

Keywords: quantitative biology, single-cell biology, variability and noise, control and optimization, microfluidics

Measuring burden and optimising constructs design. Courtesy of Tom Ellis

Info on the previous edition of the DOC conference is available here.