The conference is postponed to 10. - 12. May 2021. Further information will follow soon.





Dear colleagues,

with great pleasure we are announcing the 8th international conference on Systems Biology of Mammalian Cells SBMC 2020 to be held in Heidelberg on May 25th till 27th in 2020. The topic of the upcoming conference is “From Systems Medicine towards Digital Health".

Systems Biology with an emphasis on Systems Medicine integrates complementary contributions from many different disciplines such as biology, medicine, physics, mathematics, computer science, biochemistry and engineering and currently increasingly advances to translation with applications in medicine. These developments provide important contributions to a transition towards digital health.

Our aim is to bring together an interdisciplinary community and provide ample opportunities for inspiring discussions. The scientific program is structured in sessions on “Single Cells”, “Signal Transduction”, “Metabolism”, “Multiscale Modelling”, “Systems Medicine” and “Digital Pathology” and the internationally recognized invited speakers provide different points of view and a broad overview on ground breaking developments in these areas. For each session, short talk presentations are selected from the contributed abstracts to facilitate the presentation of latest advancements especially by young scientists.

To reflect on the benefits and challenges of translation into medical application, we are organizing a panel discussion on “Ethical aspects of digital health: Quo vadis?”.

Workshops are planned to offer guided discussions on “New frontiers in systems medicine”, “The use of mathematical models in treatment optimization” and “How to visualize complex data”. As outreach to the public, the results of the conference are presented as a science slam.

Ample opportunity for networking are provided by the conference dinner, Meet the Speakers lunch, Meet the Editors lunch and a poster session. The conference is supported by LiSyM, the German network on systems medicine of liver research funded by the ministry of education and research (BMBF).


We solicit your contribution as a talk or poster for the areas of “Single Cell”, “Signal Transduction”, “Metabolism”, “Multiscale Modelling”, “Systems Medicine” and “Digital Pathology”.

Looking forward to welcome you in Heidelberg soon.

Yours sincerely,


Scientific organizing committee

Ursula Klingmüller (chair), Fabian Theis, Angela Goncalves, Thomas Höfer, Jens Timmer, Steven Dooley, Edda Klipp, Madlen Matz-Soja, Julio Saez-Rodriguez, Dirk Drasdo, Jan Hengstler, Lars Küpfer, Johannes Bode, Jochen Hampe, Frank Lammert, Niels Grabe, Andreas Raue


Local organizing committee

Ursula Klingmüller (chair), Thomas Höfer, Julio Saez Rodriguez, Angela Goncalves