33rd Annual Sanford-Burnham Symposium
Structural Systems Biology
June 7, 2011
9 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. PT
La Jolla, California
The 2011 Sanford-Burnham Symposium is organized by the faculty of the Program on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology
to explore the emerging synergy between structural and systems biology.
Systems biology aims to provide meaningful models capable of quantitative and predictive descriptions of cellular processes. At the same time, structural biology, boosted by technological developments, is approaching a point where three-dimensional information is available for all players of a biological network. We believe that the marriage between systems biology and structural biology—“structural systems biology”—will be an ideal vehicle for integrating various types of information coming from high-throughput biology, high-end structural methodologies, and classical biological approaches.
What is possible now for model systems, mostly small bacteria, will soon become routine for human- and disease-model cells, opening an avenue to a better understanding of disease processes integrating the high-resolution structural- and system-level understanding. In this symposium, we want to bring together leading researchers from both fields to explore the synergy between them.