International Study Group for System's Biology

 

Next Meeting: Trakai (Lithuania) 14-17 sept. 2006

'Systems Biology: redefining BioThermoKinetics'

   

Previous BTK Meetings:

 

Bordeaux - Arcachon

7 - 10th sept. 2002

The 10th Meeting of the International Study Group of Biothermokinetics (BTK) already took place in Bordeaux-Arcachon (France) from 7 to 10th september 2002 . These pages are kept here for reference.

See the programme & download the mini-papers published in Molecular Biology Reports.

 

 

 

 

11th BTK - 2004 - Oxford

9th BTK - 2000 - Stellenbosch

 

 


The international study group on BioThermoKinetics - BTK invites everyone to present her/his most recent and exciting results concerning the Thermodynamics, Kinetics, Regulation, or Control of Biological Systems.

In particular contributions are encouraged that promote synthesis between theoretical and experimental approaches, or that examine the above topics quantitatively. BTK meetings are aimed at promoting
(i) understanding of the quantitative sciences that are relevant to the field,
(ii) rapid progress in the research in the field through synergism between the work of participants, and
(iii) applications in medical and biotechnological contexts.

Since the primary aim of the meeting is to encourage discussions between the most active scientists in the BTK field, sessions are organised so as to include a final discussion of each session’s main topic with reference to the poster presentations and some of the poster presenters will be asked to present a “poster flash” (a 5 minutes oral presentation). Accordingly, much attention will be given to the poster presentations. Lectures mainly serve to present an overview of a topic and provoke discussion of unresolved issues. All participants are requested to contribute with a poster, also presented as a mini-paper (2 - 4 pages), the acceptance of which for inclusion in the BTK proceedings are subject to peer review. This book will be available to the participants during the meeting and hopefully available on the web before the meeting.


The BTK mini-papers,
after reviewing by the Scientific Committee, were published in a special issue of Molecular Biology reports (Kluwer Academic Publishers, Chief Editor : Hans Westerhoff, Guest editors: Jean-Pierre Mazat & Philippe Diolez).

A specific MiP (Mitochondrial Physiology)
session took place at the end of the BTK meeting, organized by E. Gnaiger (erich.gnaiger@uibk.ac.at) and the BTK local organizers (see below).
- Mitochondrial Physiology (MiP) will continue a tradition of rigorous mitochondrial bioenergetics. In addition, MiP integrates mitochondrial, cellular and organismic physiology, as well as the more recent recognition of the prominent role of mitochondria in several aspects of pathophysiology.

Sponsoring: Thanks to sponsoring by the CNRS, the initial price has been reduced from 450 to 421 euros.

Recall of the First Announcement:
The international study group on BioThermoKinetics - BTK invites everyone to present her/his most recent and exciting results concerning the Thermodynamics, Kinetics, Regulation, or Control of Biological Systems.
In particular contributions are encouraged that promote synthesis between theoretical and experimental approaches, or that examine the above topics quantitatively. BTK meetings are aimed at promoting
(i) understanding of the quantitative sciences that are relevant to the field,
(ii) rapid progress in the research in the field through synergism between the work of participants, and
(iii) applications in medical and biotechnological contexts.
Since the primary aim of the meeting is to encourage discussions between the most active scientists in the BTK field, sessions are organised so as to include a final discussion of each session’s main topic with reference to the poster presentations and some of the poster presenters will be asked to present a “poster flash” (a 5 minutes oral presentation). Accordingly, much attention will be given to the poster presentations. Lectures mainly serve to present an overview of a topic and provoke discussion of unresolved issues. All participants are requested to contribute with a poster, also presented as a mini-paper (2 - 4 pages), the acceptance of which for inclusion in the BTK proceedings are subject to peer review. This book will be available to the participants during the meeting and also on the web before the meeting.