IbSB 2020

5th International Symposium on Image-based Systems Biology

The general experience that “a picture is worth a thousand words” also holds in the field of systems biology: Image-based Systems Biology is a modern approach that aims to extract spatio-temporal information contained in images in a form that it can be used to model morphological, functional and dynamical aspects of biological processes. Image-based Systems Biology seeks to take full advantage of the information in images and establishes an essential connection between experimental and theoretical examination of biological processes at a quantitative level. This approach includes:

  1.     acquisition and automated analysis of image data for high-content and high-throughput screening;
  2.     quantitative description of biological processes by appropriate characteristic measures;
  3.     construction of image-derived spatio-temporal models and predictive computer simulations.

Researchers from all fields are invited to communicate their results focused on Image-based Systems Biology in order to exchange novel scientific methods and to share recent achievements from image-driven research in biology. Joint studies of experiment and theory will be highly welcomed. Furthermore, demonstrations of methods for accurate segmentation and classification of regions of interest or object-tracking that can be applied for high-content and high-throughput screening are of interest, as well as computational methods for translating images into mathematical models ranging from differential equations to agent-based methods.

The International Symposium on Image-based Systems Biology is taking place biennially since the year 2012 at the HKI-Center for Systems Biology of Infection in Jena, Germany.

Due to the corona pandemic, the IbSB symposium will take place as a digital meeting this year. We are looking forward to welcoming you to the Digital IbSB 2020!

Invited speakers

Royal Society University Research Fellow, Randall Division of Cell and Molecular Biophysics, King’s College London, UK
Talk: Faster and better: taking localisation microscopy into live cells
Professor for Supramolecular and Cellular Simulations
Center for Computational and Theoretical Biology (CCTB), University of Würzburg, Germany
Talk: Spatio-temporal patterns of cell differentiation in mouse blastocysts
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG) Dresden, Germany
Center for Systems Biology Dresden (CSBD), Germany
Talk: Image Restoration and Downstream Processing – old problems and new solutions
Professor of Biological and Environmental Modelling, Southampton, UK
Bioengineering Sciences Research Group
Faculty of Engineering and Environment
University of Southampton, UK
Talk: Image based modelling of plant-soil interaction
Professor of Quantitative Cell Biology
Centre for Gene Regulation and Expression, School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee, UK
Talk: OME’s Bio-Formats, OME-TIFF, OMERO, & IDR: Making BioImage Data FAIR
Professor in Quantitative Microscopy
Department of Information Technology at Uppsala University, Sweden
Talk: Deep Convolutional Neural Networks as a tool in image based Systems Biology
Imaging and Modeling Unit, Institute Pasteur, Paris, France
Talk: Computational augmentations of single molecule super-resolution microscopy



This IbSB Symposium is sponsored by the Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology – Hans-Knöll Institute (HKI); as well as the Cluster of Excellence Balance of the Microverse with the Jena School for Microbial Communication (JSMC) and the Collaborative Research Centers “FungiNet” and “PolyTarget” that are funded by the German Research Funding Organisation DFG.