PhD course Measurement, modelling and control in biochemical engineering, July 2 - 4, Frankfurt am Main, Germany Print
Monday, 13 August 2012 11:16

During July 2 – 4 Oskars Grigs participated in 3 day PhD course „Measurement, modeling and control in biochemical engineering” organized by European Federation of Biotechnology (EFB) in collaboration with DECHEMA. During course participants were introduced to basic biotechnological process design principles and critical issues to be considered during process scale up. Much attention was payed to bioprocess data analysis and its interpretation. During course participants had ability to work independently with Matlab examples and solve lecturer’s audience tasks. Lectures were held by an international team of experts: Nigel Tichener?Hooker (University College London, UK), Jochen Büchs (RWTH Aachen, Germany), Krist V. Gernaey (Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark), Jarka Glassey (University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK), Reiner Luttmann (University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg, Germany) and Volker Hass (University of Applied Sciences, Bremen, Germany).

Microbial Stress: from Molecules to Systems Print
Monday, 16 July 2012 08:07

Second meeting: May 10-13, 2012  Belgirate, Maggiore Lake, Italy

During May 10th - 13th Uldis Kalnenieks presented a poster on the results of the 4th activity of Latvian SysBio project (respiratory metabolism of Zymomonas mobilis) at the 2nd meeting on microbial stress, organized by the Microbial physiology section of the European Federation of Biotechnology. The meeting took place near lake Maggiore, in Belgirate, Italy. The scientific program of the meeting was excellent, providing a broad overview of the recent developments in stress physiology of microbes, with an emphasis on systems and synthetic biology approaches. The key reports and discussions were focused upon development of efficient, stress-tolerant and robust producer strains, as well as on unresolved problems of microbial growth under extreme conditions, substrate limitations, very low or very high specific growth rates, etc. Contacts were established between the Latvian SysBio group and the group of Prof. Hatzimanikatis (Lausanne, Switzerland), concerning methodology of genome-wide stoichiometric modelling of bacterial metabolism.

Visit of COPASI team in Riga and Jelgava Print
Tuesday, 10 July 2012 17:21

Four COPASI specialists have visited Latvia in July 2012. Manchester (UK) team was represented by Pedro Mendes and Juergen Pahle and Heidelberg (D) team by Katrin Huebner and Sven Sahle. The reason of their trip was the educational event „Modelling in Systems Biology and Synthetic Biology” that took place in the Lat via University of Agriculture.

We had fruitful discussions about the new features and opportunities of COPASI software. It was very interesting to learn the history of COPASI and it’s predecessor GEPASI. The entire story started about 20 years ago by ideas of Pedro Mendes!!!

NEW scientific journal "Biosystems and Information Technology" Print
Friday, 29 June 2012 15:41


Members of the project together with company TIBIT have started preparation of a scientific journal "Biosystems and Information Technology" (http://bit-journal.eu/). The electronic open access journal publishes articles free of charge for the author. The editorial board has members from different European countries. Be among the first authors of the journal! The first full issue will be published in November 2012. The first article is already online!

"IEEE 7th International Symposium on Applied Computational Intelligence and Informatics" in Timisoara Print
Friday, 22 June 2012 14:58

During 24-26 May Martins Mednis was attending conference "IEEE 7th International Symposium on Applied Computational Intelligence and Informatics" held in Timisoara. The paper "M. Mednis, Z. Rove, V. Galvanauskas, ModeRator - a Software Tool for Comparison of Stoichiometric Models" was presented during poster session.

In the prestigious IEEE conference about 100 papers from 11 countries were presented.

Papers are going to be included into IEEE Xplore database after the symposium.

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