The 7th International Conference on Bioinformatics of Genome Regulation and Structure BGRS'2010

by / Monday, 28 June 2010 / Published in Our Events


PBSoft was a co-organizer of the 7th International Conference on Bioinformatics of Genome Regulation and Structure (BGRS'2010) in Novosibirsk, Russia, from June 20-27, 2010.

This Conference was the seventh in the series since the first BGRS event was held in 1998.

As one of the key disciplines in modern biology, bioinformatics is a rapidly developing science. Consequently, each of the past BGRS events was focused on the most important topics of that time. To keep this tradition going, BGRS\SB-2010 was centered on bioinformatics and systems biology.

Systems biology largely focuses on the study of the organization and operation of the biological systems at various levels: molecular genetic entities, cells, tissues, organs and organisms on the basis of information encoded in their genomes and strongly depends on high-performance experimental technologies:

      - sequencing of genomic DNA, analysis of its between-population and evolutionary variation;
      - study of the expression of genes and gene complexes using biochips-based modalities;
      - structural and functional analysis of proteins and metabolites using mass spectrometric methods;
      - study of the structural and functional organization of biological objects (macromolecules, chromosomes, cells, tissues, organs, organisms) using modern microscopic methods;
      - construction of artificial molecular genetic systems using genetic engineering techniques.

In systems biology, bioinformatics methods play by far the most important role. With them, the researcher can:

     - accumulate and integrate experimental information in databases;
     - bring this information to computer analysis;
     - perform mathematical modeling of the structural and functional organization of living systems;
     - predict new properties of living systems;
     - design new rounds of experimental research.

Systems biology follows in the steps of physics where no experiment or its interpretation is possible until profound theoretical and computer-aided analyses of the systems and processes being studied are made.

Consequently, BGRS'2010 had special focus on research efforts that are based on integration of experimental and computer-based/theoretical approaches. 

The following are the particular studies, in which bioinformatics and systems biology meet and which had a special interest to the Conference:

     - genomics;
     - chromosomics;
     - transcriptomics;
     - proteomics;
     - metabolomics;
     - reconstruction and modeling of gene networks;
     - cell biology;
     - physiological genetics;
     - developmental biology;
     - evolutionary biology;
     - synthetic biology;
     - medical biology and pharmacology;
     - biotechnology.

The results of the most recent research in these fields were presented. The Conference program included plenary reports, session reports, round tables and young scientist school.