Would the creation of a European Society for Systems Biology be valuable to the community?
The Systems Biology community in Europe is broad and diverse, as can be explored through this web portal. The integration of this community into an European scientific society could have, among others, a potential value in lobbying funding agencies, national and European funding programmes and regulatory bodies.
What is your opinion? Do you think that a branch of a currently existing society (i.e. the International Society for Systems Biology, ISSB) would cover the needs of this community or rather that only a new, independent European Society for Systems Biology could do? Or do you consider that there is no need for a Europe-specific society in the field of systems biology?