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International Consortium Creates Yeast Systems Biology Network

NEW YORK, Oct. 16 (GenomeWeb News) - An international consortium of researchers has formed the Yeast Systems Biology Network, a coordinated effort to integrate experimental and computational studies of Saccharomyces cerevisiae.


YSBN, which was first formed over the summer, held a workshop meeting after the main International Conference on Systems Biology, held last week in Germany. The effort's primary objective is to create a web-based resource to which the research community can contribute data and mathematical models. "The vision is to generate reference models for all cellular processes of budding yeast," according to a brochure distributed at the conference.


YSBN co-founder Hiroaki Kitano told BioInform that the international effort isn't seeking funding from any single source, but is more of a way for the yeast systems biology community "to work on the science, and agree upon the issues and some standards."


Kitano said that the YSBN will coordinate its efforts with the Saccharomyces Genome Database.


This article originally appeared in BioInform, a GenomeWeb News sister publication.

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