The Syscilla Component 1 meetings have been hosted and organized by CellNetworks member Rob Russell at BioQuant on Heidelberg campus. The first meeting on data and storage, mechanism, tools and modelling was held on 2-3 December 2010. Currently the second Heidelberg Syscilia Training & Meeting is beeing held at the same venue.
SYSCILIA is a large scale integrating project funded by the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under the Health Cooperation Programme. The duration of the project is 60 months, starting from June 1st 2010. It brings together 18 partners from seven different countries.
The aim of SYSCILIA is to identify the molecular mechanisms characterizing cilium function, and the discrete perturbations associated with dysfunction caused by mutations in inherited ciliopathies, applying a systems biology approach. Our overall objectives are to establish a paradigm for studying and modelling complex eukaryotic systems, to understand how system perturbation contributes to the modulation of clinical phenotypes, and to provide a better understanding of ciliary processes in biology and their associated diseases.
CILIA 2012 - Cilia in Development and Disease
Subsequent to the SYSCILIA annual meeting, the first international scientific conference organised by the Ciliopathy Alliance, Cilia 2012, will be held at the Institute of Child Health, London on May 16-18. A two day conference on cilia biology and the ciliopathies - the wide range of life-threatening and sometimes fatal conditions caused by ciliary defects and dysfunction.
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