Metabolic Pathway Analysis (MPA) 2017 will be held July 24-28, 2017 at Montana State University (MSU), Bozeman. The MPA conference series is one of the preeminent international meetings for the scientific community analyzing the topological structure-function relationships of metabolic networks. MPA 2017 will focus on computational approaches to decode biological principles found in ‘omics’ data sets and will span the gamut of fundamental and applied biology including biofuels, photosynthesis, multicellular systems, environmental nutrient cycles, and human health. The MPA conference series integrates a highly interdisciplinary group of international biologists, computer scientists, engineers and mathematicians for formal and informal discussions focused on state-of-the-art advances in metabolic network analysis methodology, theory and application. MPA 2017 will be the sixth conference in the biennial conference series and will be the first MPA conference held in North America.

The nine tentative MPA 2017 oral scientific presentation sessions include:

  1. Intersection of metabolism and reaction-diffusion constraints (e.g. biofilms)
  2. Modeling environmental systems including microbial responses to climate change
  3. Modeling medical infections and disease systems
  4. Multiscale modeling of interacting cells: from microbial consortia to tissues
  5. Metabolic engineering and applied biotechnology/biofuels modeling
  6. Modeling photosynthetic systems from cyanobacteria to microalgae to plants
  7. Cellular objectives: Intersection of ecology and stoichiometric modeling
  8. Integrating omics data sets and stoichiometric modeling
  9. Thermodynamic constraints on metabolic function


MPA 2017 Scientific and Organizational Committee

Ross P. Carlson, chair (Montana State University Bozeman, USA)

Oliver Ebenhoeh (Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany)

David Fell (Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom)

Mark Poolman (Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom)

Stephan Schuster (Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany)

Hyun Seob Song (Pacific Northwest National Laboratories, USA)

Cong Trinh (University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA)


Registration information to be announced Fall 2016.