In September, Martin Golebiewski (SDBV) organized workshops on computer models and standards at the 15th International Conference on Systems Biology (Melbourne, Australia). 40 participants discussed the implementation and distribution of standards for data and models in system biology in the „NormSys/ISBE“ workshop. The „COMBINE & „ERASysAPP“ tutorial showed young scientists
how to set up quantitative computer models of biological networks using experimental kinetic data and simulate them in different systems biology platforms. The SDBV group also presented their database SABIO-RK.
The Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) was established in 2010 by the physicist and SAP co-founder Klaus Tschira (1940-2015) and the Klaus Tschira Foundation as a private, non-profit research institute. HITS conducts basic research in the natural sciences, mathematics and computer science, with a focus on the processing, structuring, and analyzing of large amounts of complex data and the development of computational methods and software. The research fields range from molecular biology to astrophysics. The shareholders of HITS are the HITS-Stiftung, which is a subsidiary of the Klaus Tschira Foundation, Heidelberg University and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). HITS also cooperates with other universities and research institutes and with industrial partners. The base funding of HITS is provided by the HITS Stiftung with funds received from the Klaus Tschira Foundation. The primary external funding agencies are the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the German Research Foundation (DFG), and the European Union.