• Research,

13th conference "Computational Methods for Systems Biology"

The conference brings together computer scientists, biologists, mathematicians, engineers and physicists interested in a system-level understanding of biological processes.

from September 16, 2015 to September 18, 2015

The Research Institute of Communication and Cybernetics of Nantes (IRCCyN) and the Computer Laboratory Nantes Atlantique (LINA) organized in Nantes as part of the Digital Week (September 17 to 27) an international conference gathering a hundred international experts in the field of systems biology: the Computational Methods in systems biology (CMSB). This thirteenth edition was  organized especially by Jérémie Bourdon of the University of Nantes and Olivier Roux of Centrale Nantes.

Many computer scientists, biologists, mathematicians, engineers and physicists whose common research topic is the understanding of biological processes using a systemic approach attended this major scientific event.
The conference was an opportunity to present the latest mathematical models and the latest IT developments to obtain a better understanding of living systems.

Organized in recent years in Manchester (2014), Vienna (2013) and London (2012), this international conference was held in 2015 in Nantes and organised by two Nantes-based teams - Formal Methods for Bioinformatics (MeForBio) of IRCCyN and Combinatorics and bioinformatics (ComBi) of LINA. Four presentations of prestigious speakers and a presentation of twenty original results by their authors, selected by an international committee composed this thirteenth edition.

Invited Speakers:
  • Gilles Bernot (Professor at the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis.)
  • David Fell (Assistant Dean of the School of Life Sciences at Oxford Brookes University)
  • David Harel (Professor of Computer Science at the Weizmann Institute of Science.)
  • Marta Kwiatkowska (Professor of Computing Systems and Fellow of Trinity College, University of Oxford.)


The best paper award was attributed to Analysing Cell Line Specific EGFR Signalling via Optimized Automata Based Model Checking (Adam Streck, Kirsten Thobe and Heike Siebert).

The best student paper award was attributed to Automating development of metabolic network models (Robert Rozanski, Stefano Bragaglia, Oliver Ray and Ross King).

It was supported with a TCSIM award of $500.

The IEEE Technical Committee on SIMulation (TCSIM) promotes all aspects of research, development, methodologies, and applications of mathematical modeling, and analog and digital computer simulation.

Published on February 5, 2016 Updated on February 26, 2016