The 1st Symposium on Systems Approaches to Parkinson's Disease is a sister event to the 3rd International Workshop on Systems Biology and will take place immediately after the workshop, and sharing one session. The purpose of the symposium is to show how mathematical modelling and dynamical systems analysis can be applied to an important neurodegenerative disease. It is aimed at anyone working in Parkinson's disease or neurodegeneration generally and interested in how Systems Biology methods can be applied to neurodegeneration. In particular, the symposium will describe the use of mathematical modelling and analysis as in-silico tools that can assist in (a) the investigation of etiological mechanisms and (b) the understanding of pathological processes that govern the progress of Parkinson's disease.
The programme will include keynote lectures on:
Deep Brain Stimulation.
Modelling of Signalling in the Basal Ganglia.
Modelling of Brain Energy Metabolism as a framework for PD systems analysis.
Modelling and Systems Analysis of Etiology and Pathology of PD.
Neurochemical Measurement and Sensing Techniques and their use in the systems analysis of PD.
In addition to the keynote lectures, the workshop will include a poster session in which participants are encouraged to present and discuss results of their own research. Academic faculty members, industrial and post-doctoral researchers and post-graduate students are invited to attend the workshop.