• RECOMB Regulatory Genomics/Systems Biology/DREAM Conference 2009

    RECOMB Regulatory Genomics/Systems Biology/DREAM Conference 2009

    Organizers: Manolis Kellis (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Ziv Bar-Joseph (Carnegie Mellon University), Andrea Califano (Columbia University), Gustavo Stolovitzky (IBM)Presented by Merck Research Laboratories, IBM Research, the NIH Roadmap Center, and the New York Academy of Sciences
    Reported by Don Monroe | Posted March 25, 2010


    The 2009 RECOMB Regulatory Genomics/Systems Biology/DREAM conference took place on December 2-6, 2009 at the Broad Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The meeting combined the 6th RECOMB Satellite Conference on Regulatory Genomics, co-chaired by Manolis Kellis and Ziv Bar-Joseph, the 5th RECOMB Satellite Conference on Systems Biology, chaired by Andrea Califano, and the 4th DREAM Conference, chaired by Gustavo Stolovitzky. The first two conferences had previously spun off from the RECOMB conference on Research in Computational Molecular Biology, while the DREAM conference, Dialogue for Reverse Engineering Assessments and Methods, had arisen with a more focused goal of evaluating systems-biology tools for building networks and assessing the limitations of quantitative prediction in biology.

    This eBriefing contains reports and multimedia focusing on the keynote talks, which addressed a wide-ranging set of topics related to stem cell networks, development networks, new approaches to genetics in heterogeneous populations, protein interactions, the evolution of networks, and new directions in research in regulatory genomics. It also reports on the results of the DREAM Challenges, a set of problems that invite teams of researchers to submit "predictions" that are then compared with highly trusted "gold standards."

    Use the tabs above to find a meeting report and video from this event.

    Presentations are available from:

    Naama Barkai (Weizmann Institute of Science)
    Mark Biggin (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
    Walter Fontana (Harvard Medical School)
    Nevan Krogan (University of California, San Francisco)
    Ihor Lemischka (Mount Sinai School of Medicine)
    Edward Marcotte (University of Texas at Austin)
    Franziska Michor (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center)
    Garry Nolan (Stanford University)
    John Reinitz (Stony Brook University, Chicago Center for Systems Biology)
    Robert Waterston (University of Washington)
    Kevin White (University of Chicago)
    Michael Yaffe (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
    Richard Young (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
    Philip Kim (University of Toronto)
    Daniel Marbach (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
    Julio Saez-Rodriguez (Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
    Robert Prill (IBM)
    DREAM Challenges 1-3 Responses

    Presented by

    Merck Research Laboratories

    IBM Research

    NIH Roadmap Magnet Center