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The 2nd Biosupercomputing Symposium

Date : March 18 (Thursday)-19(Friday), 2010
Location : MY PLAZA Hall
( 2-1-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo )
Fee : No charge *
Fee required for reception (optional)


Toward integrative understanding of the live phenomena, current status and the future


Poster session


March 18th (Thu.)
10:00-11:15 Opening Session
Opening address
Dr. Koji Kaya (RIKEN)
Keynote lecture
High performance and distributed computing in biomedical research
Prof. Peter Coveney (University College London)(Invited)


11:15-11:30 Break
11:30-12:30 Flash Talks for Poster Presentation I
12:30-14:00 Lunch and Poster Session
14:00-16:15 Molecular Scale Session
Simulations of lipid nano-containers mimicking primitive cells
Prof. Siewert Jan Marrink (University of Groningen)(Invited)
Forces and Conformatoinal Dynamics in Biomolecular Nanomachines
Dr. Helmut Grubmüller (Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry)(Invited)
Simulations of biomolecular functions by a simultaneous use of three levels of molecular simulations, QM, MM, and CG
Prof. Akinori Kidera (RIKEN)
16:15-16:30 Break
16:30-18:00 Cell Scale Session
Towards the Systems Biology of Tissues: Predicting liver regeneration and tumor growth
Dr. Dirk Drasdo (INRIA)(Invited)
Research and Development of Cell Scale Simulation Team
Dr. Hideo Yokota(RIKEN)
18:30-20:00 Reception

March 19th (Fri.)
10:00-11:30 Organ and Body Scale Session
Toward Useful Biomedical Models
Dr. Grace C. Y. Peng (NIH)(Invited)
Toward the multiscale simulation for organs and whole-body scale
Dr. Shu Takagi (RIKEN)
11:30-11:45 Break
11:45-12:45 Flash Talks for Poster Presentation II
12:45-14:15 Lunch and Poster Session
14:15-15:45 Data Analysis Fusion Session
Issues in Management and Analysis of Genomic Data at Large Scale
Mr. Matthew Trunnell (Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard)(Invited)
Can supercomputer hack cancer systems?
Prof. Satoru Miyano (RIKEN)
15:45-16:00 Break
16:00-17:30 Brain and Neural Systems Session
Integration and Differentiation: Changing Scientific Publication and Communication with Models
Prof. James M. Bower (University of Texas Health Science Center)(Invited)
Simulations of single neurons and large-scale neural networks
Prof. Shin Ishii (RIKEN)
17:30-17:45 Report on the Poster Sessions
Prof. Haruki Nakamura (Chairman, BioSuperComputing Research Community)
17:45-18:00 Closing Session
Closing address
Dr. Ryutaro Himeno (RIKEN)


If you are interested in attending, please complete the below form and send it by E-mail (To: bscs-jimu@riken.jp ) or Fax (+81(0)48-462-1220) by March 15th (Mon.)

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Poster session

This year again, for the purpose of building a new discipline of simulation research in life sciences, we are extensively collecting poster presentations from relevant fields.

Poster session page


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