The goal of systems biology is to understand the emergent properties of a biological system by measuring and analysing its many individual components. Yet, there remain steep challenges in the analysis of these collective data, particularly in terms of integrating the information derived from across the different planes of biology.

To push back on these challenges, we are pleased to announce the Cutting-edge Symposium on Integrated Systems Biology: Challenges and Future Perspectives. This symposium is a chance to learn about the most recent developments in integrated systems biology and their application. It will also offer a forum to identify and then work together to address the challenges associated with this discipline. This forum will take the community forward in an effort to develop truly integrative systems biology research tools that maximises the utility of this practice and the impact that it can help to deliver.

The symposium will be a residential event to be held at the Brisbane Convention Centre from March 1-2 2022, as well as offered virtually.

It will be attended by delegates from across government, industry as well as academia, with an exciting line up of invited speakers.

Registration and Abstract Submissions

Registrations are now open and will close February 20 2022.

Abstract Submissions are now open and will close February 20 2022.

Symposium registration pricing:

Standard registration (in person). $350
ECR registration (in person); students and post docs. $200
Standard registration (virtual). $75
ECR registration (virtual); students and post docs. $50

Symposium sponsorship opportunities

Please download the sponsorship prospectus from here (coming soon). Contact David for more information (Telephone: +61 7 3833 5774; Email:  david.beale@csiro.au).

Date and location

March 1 – 3, 2022

March 1-2 Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Glenelg St, South Brisbane QLD 4101

March 3 CSIRO Ecosciences Precinct
41 Boggo Rd, Dutton Park QLD 4102

Program outline

The symposium will take place across two and a half days, encompassing six podium presentation themes, posters, lightning plenary session and a half day workshop. The proposed podium presentation themes are:

  • Synthetic Biology
  • Environmental Sciences & Ecosystem Surveillance
  • Industrial Technology
  • Health and Precision Medicine
  • Food and Agriculture
  • Machine learning & Artificial Intelligence

Invited and keynote speakers

Information about our Keynote Speakers and their speech topics will be updated shortly. Confirmed Keynotes include:

  • Dr Elisha M Wood-Charlson, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
  • Prof. Lars K. Nielsen, University of Queensland.
  • Prof. Elaine Holmes, Murdoch University.
  • Prof. Melissa Fitzgerald, University of Queensland.
  • A/Prof Kim-Anh Lê Cao, University of Melbourne.  

Organising committee

If you have any questions about the symposium, please contact any of the members of the Organising Committee: