Regulation of metabolic activity in response to environmental and genetic perturbations is fundamental to the growth and maintenance of all cells. Linking the genome to its functioning metabolism is therefore of substantial interest in diverse biological research areas ranging from cancer to industrial biotechnology. To this end, Constraint-based Reconstruction and Analysis (COBRA) is rapidly being established as the method of choice for studying cellular metabolism in a global and unbiased fashion. COBRA-2015 aims to bring together the worldwide COBRA community to discuss novel tools and emerging applications. The meeting will offer a unique platform for the exchange of ideas and catalyze new multi-disciplinary collaborations. The following topics will be covered in the meeting:
New metabolic models and simulation algorithms
Omics and phenotypic data integration
Biomedical applications of metabolic modeling
Microbial cell factories
Multi-scale modeling (whole cell models, host pathogen interactions and microbial communities)
Extracted from COBRA-2015 website.