ISGSB 2020: Molecules, Networks and Emergence

The 19th conference of the International Study Group for Systems Biology

14-18 September 2020, Stellenbosch, South Africa

About The Conference

About The Conference

The 19th conference of the International Study Group for Systems Biology (ISGSB) will be held in Stellenbosch, South Africa, from 14-18 September 2020. To advance the ongoing quest of bridging the gap between molecules of the cell, the metabolic and signalling networks they participate in, and the emergent biological phenomena that result from their interactions, this meeting invites contributions from experimental and theoretical biologists, computational modellers and interdisciplinary systems biologists. We look forward to welcoming you in Stellenbosch!


Protea Hotel Techno Park, Stellenbosch, South Africa


Monday to Friday
14-18 September 2020

About the ISGSB

The International Study Group for Systems Biology is a self-organising collective of international researchers interested in advancing the biological sciences through exploring the interplay between theory, model and experiment. The ISGSB is devoted to the quantitative understanding of the kinetics, thermodynamics and control of biological processes at the molecular cellular level.

Important dates

15 March 2020 – Registration opens

Week of 7 September 2020 – pre-conference workshop (exact dates to be confirmed)

Advanced course:

In the week preceding the conference, we will present an advanced workshop on methods and tools for computational systems biology, aimed at PhD students and post-docs. The workshop will be organised in collaboration with the Young International Study Group for System Biology (YSGSB) and feature lectures by international scientists, as well as hands-on practical experience and training in kinetic modelling. Further details will follow.


Profiles coming soon.

Conference Schedule

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Conference Venue

Protea Hotel Techno Park, Stellenbosch

Protea Hotel Stellenbosch is an ideal destination for business and leisure. We're just a short distance from attractions including Stellenbosch University and Stellenbosch Town Centre, as well as Blaauwklippen vineyard. Intuitively appointed accommodations feature deluxe bedding, complimentary Wi-Fi, room service and other thoughtful perks. We also offer apartment-style accommodations with fully equipped kitchens, perfect for extended stays in South Africa. Enjoy a hearty buffet breakfast at Cultivar Restaurant, or relax over dinner and drinks at Die Wingerd Restaurant. If you're hosting an event in in Stellenbosch, you'll appreciate our 11,000 square feet of flexible space, including a venue that can accommodate up to 400 guests - as well as our comprehensive planning and catering services

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