Mathematical biology has for a long time aimed at understanding the dynamics of complex biological processes with relatively few equations. To scale-up with the large experimental data sets now available, systems biology aims at developing an integrative approach borrowing concepts from other disciplines including computer science, programming theory and control theory. The current developments of computational models of cells and tissues are impacting many domains ranging from cell biology to medicine. This meeting will present ongoing research in the USA and in Europe on the modeling of the living at the cellular level.
Organized for several years by the French Office for Science and Technology in Boston, FAID is an annual French American symposium gathering scientists, industry representatives and investors in state-of-the-art technologies. This year, with the French presidency of the European Union, it has been decided to highlight European research in order to promote European and American science and technology on a topic of relevant interest and to foster the development of collaborations between laboratories and companies overseas.
Renamed European American Innovation Day for this occasion, it will allow the best European and American teams to present advancements of their work in front of the scientific community in Boston. Speakers were selected for their excellence by our partners: INRIA in Paris and Dana Farber Cancer Institute inBoston and will provide us an in-depth overview of this fascinating field of modeling for life sciences.
INRIA's ambition is to be a world player, a research institute at the heart of the information society.
INRIA, the French national institute for research in computer science and control is dedicated to fundamental and applied research in information and communication science and technology (ICST). The Institute also plays a major role in technology transfer by fostering training through research, diffusion of scientific and technical information, development, as well as providing expert advice and participating in international programs.
By playing a leading role in the scientific community in the field and being in close contact with industry, INRIA is a major participant in the development of ICST in France. Throughout its eight research centres in France, INRIA has a workforce of 3 800, 2 800 of whom are scientists from INRIA and INRIA's partner organizations such as CNRS, universities and leading engineering schools. They work in 150 joint research project-teams.
INRIA maintains important international relations and exchanges. INRIA is a partner in about 120 FP6 actions and 40 FP7 actions, mainly in the ICST field. INRIA also collaborates with numerous scientific and academic institutions abroad (joint laboratories such as LIAMA, associated research teams, training and internship programs).
INRIA has an annual budget of 186 million Euros.
INRIA's major goal for 2008-2012 is to achieve scientific and technological breakthroughs in seven priority domains: