Systems biology for plant design

Final workshop of Cell wall macromolecules and reaction wood (CEMARE) programme

8 to 11 July 2009

What was the event?

Systems biology consists of iterative experimentation and modeling to obtain insight in general mechanisms and processes governing life, at the cellular level but with implication for the whole organism.

In this workshop, the plant cell wall, mainly its cellulose and lignin, was taken as one of the examples for which a systems biology approach is being used. Other important themes of the meeting were aspects of plant development, and biological networks.

In addition examples from other organisms were discussed such as yeast and the liver cell, with a discussion focus centered on the needs of (European) research to make future big steps.

Workshop website

Workshop flyer (PDF-481K)

Workshop programme (PDF-70K)

Who was the event suitable for?

Scientists working on plant cells, reaction wood and systems biologists.

Where did the event take place?

FORUM Building
Wageningen University
Droevendaalsesteeg 2, Building 102
6708 PB Wageningen
The Netherlands


For further information please contact:

Tiny Franssen Verheijen,
CASPIC project
Plant Science Group
Wageningen University

Tel: +31 317 483291
Fax: +31 317 485005