Winter School - Program

Download a pdf version of the program current as at 1st July 2005.

The Complex Systems Winter School will consist of a mix of lectures and hands-on workshops to help participants gain an understanding of complex systems science and its application to real-life scenarios.

The first day will provide an overview and introduction to complex systems, and to complex systems science and engineering.  Successive days will focus on genetic regulatory networks, evolutionary economic systems and free-flight air traffic control.  For further explanation of these research areas, see details of the ACCS research program.

The general format for each day will be lectures/tutes in the mornings and hands-on workshops in the computer labs in the afternoons:

On Friday afternoon, guest speaker Dr. Phil Hugenholtz will present "Comparative metagenomics". 

Phil Hugenholtz received his Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Queensland in 1994.  He has subsequently worked in the Department of Biology at Indiana University, the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology at the University of California, Berkeley, the Department of Microbiology at the University of Queensland, and the Computational Biology and Bioinformatics group in the Mathematics Department at UQ.  He currently leads the Microbial Ecology program at the DOE Joint Genome Institute (JGI) in the USA. His group is developing methods for analyzing metagenomic datasets and applying them to a variety of communities.


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