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COBRA 2012 – 2nd International Conference on Constraint-based Reconstruction and Analysis

Date Sunday, October 07 - Tuesday, October 09, 2012
Location Hotel Marienlyst, Ndr. Strandvej 2, DK-3000 Helsingør
Organizers Technical University of Denmark – Center for Biosustainability, Biokemisk Forening, Novo Nordisk Foundation

The first conference was held July 2011 in Reykjavik and attracted such a high a number of participants that we cannot resist to repeat this successful event in 2012. World-leading as well as young scientists will be brought together to discuss latest progress in Constraint-based Reconstruction and Analysis (COBRA).

Scientific Topics


  • Chemical Production - Towards Second Generation Biorefineries for Chemical Production
  • Mammalian Metabolism
  • Novel Algorithms and Software Development
  • Adaption and Evolution


Confirmed speakers


  • Lars Nielsen, University of Queensland, Australia
  • Matthias Heinemann, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
  • Kiran Patil, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Germany
  • Bernhard Palsson, UCSD, USA/Iceland/Denmark
  • Bas Teusink, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Jens Nielsen, Chalmers University, Sweden
  • Vassily Hatzimanikatis, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Sang Yup Lee, KAIST, South Korea
  • Hiroshi Shimizu, Osaka University, Japan
  • Peter Ruhdal Jensen, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
  • Hector Garcia, JBEI, USA
  • Jennifer Reed, UW Madison, USA
  • Steffen Klamt, Max Planck Institute, Germany


Conference Committee


  • Ines Thiele, University of Iceland
  • Nathan Price, Institute for Systems Biology, USA
  • Jason Papin, University of Virgina, USA
  • Markus Herrgard, Technical University of Denmark
  • Kiran Patil, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg, Germany
  • Tomer Shlomi, Computer Science, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
  • Jochen Förster, Technical University of Denmark


Information, Programme and Registration:

Registration deadline August 31, 2012

Information and contact

Helle Grunnet-Jepsen, Technical University of Denmark, The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability, e-mail: hlgj@biosustain.dtu.dk.