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Cell Commun Signal. 2012 Apr 30;10(1):11. doi: 10.1186/1478-811X-10-11.

Meeting report: Signal transduction meets systems biology.

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Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics and Biology III, Faculty of Biology, University of Freiburg, 79108, Freiburg, Germany. louis@immunbio.mpg.de.

Abstract

In the 21st century, systems-wide analyses of biological processes are getting more and more realistic. Especially for the in depth analysis of signal transduction pathways and networks, various approaches of systems biology are now successfully used. The EU FP7 large integrated project SYBILLA (Systems Biology of T-cell Activation in Health and Disease) coordinates such an endeavor. By using a combination of experimental data sets and computational modelling, the consortium strives for gaining a detailed and mechanistic understanding of signal transduction processes that govern T-cell activation. In order to foster the interaction between systems biologists and experimentally working groups, SYBILLA co-organized the 15th meeting "Signal Transduction: Receptors, Mediators and Genes" together with the Signal Transduction Society (STS). Thus, the annual STS conference, held from November 7 to 9, 2011 in Weimar, Germany, provided an interdisciplinary forum for research on signal transduction with a major focus on systems biology addressing signalling events in T-cells. Here we report on a selection of ongoing projects of SYBILLA and how they were discussed at this interdisciplinary conference.

PMID:
22546078
PMCID:
PMC3499392
DOI:
10.1186/1478-811X-10-11
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