Brunel University, Uxbridge, UK
London, England UB8 3PH

Biological and chemical informatics as well as their interaction play a crucial role in addressing key issues in drug design and discovery, environmental sustainability, health and disease processes, disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Only an appropriate integration of these diverse disciplines may present real chances for addressing some of the most challenging issues posed by systems biology.

Brunel University is organising a two day symposium where influential leaders in each area (bioinformatics, chemoinformatics, systems biology, health) will present plenary talks on the latest developments in their area and help to shape this interdisciplinary field. It will also provide an excellent environment for delegates to participate in networking activities and developing collaborative, interdisciplinary research partnerships. The symposium will be jointly funded by the BBSRC and Brunel University
Among those who have already agreed to speak at the event include:

* Peter Bramley, Head of School of Biological Sciences, Royal Holloway London
* Sally Davies, Director General of Research and Development and Chief Scientific Adviser for the Department of Health and NHS
* Simon Gaskell, Vice-President for Research, Manchester University
* David Gilbert, Head of School of Information Systems, Computing and Mathematics, Brunel University
* Robert Glen, Director of Unilever Centre for Molecular Science Informatics, Cambridge University
* Colin Miles, Head of Systems Biology, BBSRC
* Peter Johnson, Professor of Computational Chemistry, Leeds University
* Tom Kirkwood, Director of the Newcastle Centre for Integrated Systems Biology of Ageing and Nutrition
* Stephen Muggleton, Director of Modelling, Centre for Integrative Systems Biology at Imperial College
* Christine Orengo, Professor of Bioinformatics, University College London
* Marco Ramoni, Director of Biomedical Cybernetics Laboratory, Harvard Medical School
* Chris Rawlings, Head of Department of Biomathematics and Bioinformatics, Rothamsted Research, BBSRC
* Janet Thornton, Director of the European Bioinformatics Institute
* Peter Willett, Professor of Information Science, Sheffield University

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