Genomic Complexity

September 6, 2012

This is a Satellite Meeting of the European Conference in Complex Systems,
Brussels, 3-7 September 2012.

!!! Abstract submission deadline is EXTENDED to May 23rd !!!

!!! See Invited and Accepted Abstracts !!!

Aims and Scope

The aim of this meeting is to review recent progress and to present novel findings in genomics, related to the complexity of the genome structure and interactions. The connections between sequence complexity and genomic functionality/evolution are within the main scope of this satellite. The meeting also focuses in emergent features of genome dynamics, which are typical of complex systems. Topics related to gene regulation, genome size attributes, repeat dynamics, fractality in the chromatin structure, etc, as well as methodological issues are to be addressed.


  • mathematical modelling of genomic complexity

  • evolutionary and functional aspects of genomic organisation

  • entropic and thermodynamic properties of genomes

  • statistical/descriptive/phenomenological approaches to genomic structure

  • genomic fractality

  • long and short range correlations in the genome

  • repetitive sequences – functionality and evolution

  • complexity in gene expression and regulation

  • epigenomics complexity


Yannis Almirantis, E-mail:

Institute of Biology, NCSR “Demokritos”, Athens, Greece

Wentian Li, E-mail: &

The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, NY, USA

Astero Provata, E-mail:

Institute of Physical Chemistry, NCSR “Demokritos”, Athens, Greece