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Jun 23 - 28, 2019 | Chania, Crete
13th International Conference on Pathways, Networks, and Systems Medicine is organized by Aegean Conferences and will be held from Jun 23 - 28, 2019 at Avra Imperial, Chania, Crete, Greece. The field of biology has always been a systems science discipline. Human physiology, which dates back to Hippocrates in the 4th century B.C., dealt with life as a system. Systems Biology provides an integrated and quantitative approach for combining biological components, their interaction networks and phenotypes to provide models that can be used to both design new experiments and map quantitatively the response of the system to perturbations. It would be superfluous to say that network biology is one of the pillars of systems biology—after all, a major objective of systems biology is to characterize system-wide networks that upon activation result in given phenotypes. In addition to interaction networks that are almost the bane of systems biology, contextual networks that provide rich information on flow of information and metabolites in a cellular system are now becoming common place in scientific literature. Finally, ever since the dawn of scientific times, life scientists, have created working models of systems with the objective of both understanding and manipulating them. These models have almost always arisen from a physical picture the scientist develops either based on his or her own observations and measurements or integration of legacy knowledge with one’s own intuition. Darwin’s natural selection is essentially a model built on systematic observations and serves to provide insights into evolution of species. With high throughput technologies, we can measure today, components of living systems in very minute detail and this can form the basis for investigating whole systems instead of small parts of the system. Our conference features researchers who bring the components, the interactions, the mechanisms, the networks, the phenotypes, the models of diverse living systems in normal and pathological states and provide deep insights into the future of biology. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Sep 28 - Oct 03, 2019 | Chania, Crete
5th International Conference on Model Hosts is organized by Aegean Conferences and will be held from Sep 28 - Oct 03, 2019 at Avra Imperial, Chania, Crete, Greece. This Conference will focus on invertebrate, vertebrate and amoeboid systems used for the study of host-pathogen interactions, virulence and immunity, as well as on the interplay between these systems and the mammalian models. An increasing number of workers from different fields have turned to insects, fish, worms and other model hosts as facile, ethically expedient, relatively simple, and inexpensive hosts to model a variety of human infectious diseases and to study host responses and innate immunity. Because many of these hosts are genetically tractable, they can be used in conjunction with an appropriate pathogen to study host innate immunity. Remarkably, a common, fundamental set of molecular mechanisms is employed by a significant number of microbial pathogens against a widely divergent array of metazoan hosts. Moreover, the immune responses of these model hosts have contributed important insights in our understanding of evolutionarily preserved immune responses. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Oct 03 - 08, 2019 | Chania, Crete
3rd International Conference on Stem Cells is organized by Aegean Conferences and will be held from Oct 03 - 08, 2019 at Avra Imperial, Chania, Crete, Greece. Stem cells, both from a basic developmental biology standpoint and from their potential in regenerative medicine applications, remain one of the most exciting and rapidly evolving fields of study in biology. This meeting will cover a number of state-of-the-art areas as well as emerging challenges that confront us today. • We will cover such questions as: • What makes a stem cell? • What are the working rules of self-renewal and pluripotency? • Can we successfully achieve reprogramming of somatic cells and use them in regenerative medicine? • How can we achieve directed differentiation of stem cells? • What are the unique characteristics of cancer stem cells? • Is there a "best" kind of stem cell for regenerative medicine applications? • Is there a "safe" kind of stem cell for regenerative medicine applications? • How will genome editing advance stem cell biology? An atmosphere conducive to constructive discussion and free exchange of information is the primary goal of this meeting. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Oct 12 - 17, 2019 | Chania, Crete
9th International Conference on Autoimmunity: Mechanisms and Novel Treatments is organized by Aegean Conferences and will be held from Oct 12 - 17, 2019 at Avra Imperial, Chania, Crete, Greece. The target audience for this meeting includes: • Basic researchers who study mechanisms of autoimmune diseases • Clinical researchers who explore new treatments in the treatment of autoimmune diseases, including biologics, drugs and gene therapy • Physicians who take care of patients with autoimmune diseases, including systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren’s syndrome, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, autoimmune endocrine diseases • Young physicians and researchers in training. Meeting objective: At the completion of the meeting the participants should: • be able to discuss mechanisms that regulate tolerance and autoimmunity • understand how organ specific and systemic autoimmune diseases arise • understand the rational for the use of biologics (for example anti-TNF, IL-1 inhibitors), drugs (for example cyclosporin, FK506) and gene therapy in the treatment of autoimmune diseases • plan research that will improve the welfare of patients with autoimmune diseases • deliver better care to patients with organ specific and systemic autoimmune diseases Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.