Metabolic Pathway Analysis (MPA) 2017 will be held July 24-28, 2017 at Montana State University (MSU), Bozeman. The MPA conference series is one of the preeminent international meetings for the scientific community analyzing the topological structure-function relationships of metabolic networks. MPA 2017 will focus on computational approaches to decode biological principles found in ‘omics’ data sets and will span the gamut of fundamental and applied biology including biofuels, photosynthesis, multicellular systems, environmental nutrient cycles, and human health. The MPA conference series integrates a highly interdisciplinary group of international biologists, computer scientists, engineers and mathematicians for formal and informal discussions focused on state-of-the-art advances in metabolic network analysis methodology, theory and application. MPA 2017 will be the sixth conference in the biennial conference series and will be the first MPA conference held in North America.



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 MPA 2017 Confirmed Speakers: 

Christopher Henry, Argonne National Laboratory

Terence Hwa, University of California, San Diego

Steffen Klamt, Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems, Magdeburg

Costas Maranas, Penn State University

Jason Papin, University of Virginia

Jennifer Reed, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Eytan Ruppin, University of Maryland

Ines Thiele, University of Luxembourg


The nine tentative MPA 2017 oral scientific presentation sessions include:

  1. Intersection of metabolism and reaction-diffusion constraints (e.g. biofilms)
  2. Modeling environmental systems including microbial responses to climate change
  3. Modeling medical infections and disease systems
  4. Multiscale modeling of interacting cells: from microbial consortia to tissues
  5. Metabolic engineering and applied biotechnology/biofuels modeling
  6. Modeling photosynthetic systems from cyanobacteria to microalgae to plants
  7. Cellular objectives: Intersection of ecology and stoichiometric modeling
  8. Integrating omics data sets and stoichiometric modeling
  9. Thermodynamic constraints on metabolic function


MPA 2017 Scientific and Organizational Committee:

Ross P. Carlson, chair (Montana State University Bozeman, USA)

Oliver Ebenhoeh (Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany)

David Fell (Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom)

Mark Poolman (Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom)

Herbert Sauro (University of Washington, Seattle, USA)

Stefan Schuster (Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany)

Hyun-Seob Song (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA)

Cong Trinh (University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA)


Registration Notes

Registration fees include conference registration, MSU campus housing (23 July - 28 July, 2017), MSU campus meal service (24 July - 28 July, 2017), conference banquet, Wednesday afternoon social event and an optional educational trip to Yellowstone National Park (24 July 2017).   

Conference housing accommodations: Langford Hall

Conference meal service: Miller Dining Hall

Educational field trip to Yellowstone National Park geothermal springs on 24 July 2017 is cosponsored by the Thermal Biology Institute and will include a trip to Norris Geyser Basin, Old Faithful Geyser, Mammoth Hot Springs, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Prismatic Spring.mammothYNP grandYNP prismatic

MPA 2017 is coordinated with the Center for Biofilm Engineering Montana Biofilm Meeting.  The Montana Biofilm Meeting is scheduled for 18 - 20 July 2017.  If interested in attending both meetings, please contact Dr. Ross Carlson for more information.

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