Date: Tuesday 5th November 2013
Venue: Changing Age Opportunity Room, Newcastle Biomedical Research
Building (NBRB), Institute for Ageing and Health, Campus for Ageing and
Speaker: Prof Francesco Falciani, University of Liverpool
Title: A Network Biology Approach Reveals Novel Regulators of Energy Metabolism in Ageing Skeletal Muscles.
Falciani is Professor in integrative Systems Biology at the University
of Liverpool and holds an honorary Chair in Systems Biology at the
University of Birmingham. He is the Director of the new Centre of
Computational Biology and Modelling (CCBM) at Liverpool
University, which has a focus in large-scale data integration across
different disciplines. He leads an interdisciplinary group in Systems
Biology with nine researchers with backgrounds ranging from physics,
computer science and experimental biology. His current
research strategy, which integrates both experimental and computational
biology, has two main streams. The first is the development of novel
computational methods to address the most important challenges in the
emerging discipline of systems biology. These
include network biology, reverse engineering and network modularization
methods. The second is the application of these methods to understand
complex biological systems, such as muscle degeneration in chronic
Francesco is also a member of the Centre for Integrated research into
Musculoskeletal Ageing (CIMA), a collaboration between the universities
of Liverpool, Newcastle and Sheffield.
If you would like to speak to Francesco after the seminar, please contact Carole (firstname.lastname@example.org).