Grand Challenges Research Fund workshop: Metabolic modelling and data science for infectious diseases

  • Event:  Grand Challenges Research Fund workshop:  Metabolic modelling and data science for infectious diseases
  • When:  Thursday 9 February 2017
  • Time:  10 - 4 pm
  • Location:  The Roslin Institute, Easter Bush
  • Registration: - please note registration closes 5 pm, 2 February 2017

The presentations will focus on metabolism, metabolic modelling and the use of models in metabolic control analysis.  There will also be ample time to discuss possible collaborations and joint projects that could be developed into applications for GCRF funding calls.

**NEW** Download programme and presentation abstracts here

Provisional programme - Supported by the BBSRC GCRF IAA (updated 24 January)

9:30-10:00:  Registration/coffee

Session 1:  Chaired by Achim Schnaufer

10:00-10:10:  Andrew Millar - (Director of Research, School of Biological Sciences, UoE) Introduction to GCRF    

10:10-10:20:  Paul Michels (School of Biological Sciences, UoE) - Introduction to workshop topic

10:20-10:55:  Rafael Moreno Sanchez (Mexico City) - Kinetic modeling of metabolism in parasitic and cancer cells

10:55-11:30:   Emma Saavedra (Mexico City)  - Modeling metabolic pathways in parasites for drug target identification and validation

11:30-11:50:  Break (coffee/tea)

11:50-12:25:  Fiona Achcar (University of Glasgow) - Exploring Trypanosoma brucei pentose-phosphate pathway using modelling and metabolomics

12:25-12:40:  Karolina Subrtova (Centre for Immunity, Infection and Evolution, UoE) - The FoF1-ATP synthase in Trypanosomes

12:40-13:30:  Lunch

Session 2:  Chaired by Balazs Szoor

13:30-14:05:  Peter Ghazal (Division of Infection and Pathway Medicine, UoE) - Immune programming of metabolism in controlling infection

14:05-14:40:  Ariel Silber (Sao Paulo, Brazil) - The relevance of amino acids metabolism in the biology of Trypanosoma cruzi

14:40-15:15:  Pieter Steketee (Roslin Institute, UoE) - Metabolomics analysis of the livestock trypanosomes

15:15-15:25:  Catherine Burns (GCRF Funding Office, UoE) - Opportunities for funding from GCRF

15:25-15:40:  Break (coffee/tea)

15:40-16:00:  General discussion   

16:00:  Drinks, discussion


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