ISGSB 2024: Molecules, Networks and Emergence

The 21st conference of the International Study Group for Systems Biology

9–13 September 2024, Stellenbosch, South Africa

About The Conference

About The Conference

The 21st conference of the International Study Group for Systems Biology (ISGSB) will be held in Stellenbosch, South Africa, from 9–13 September 2024. To advance the ongoing quest of bridging the gap between molecules of the cell, the metabolic and signalling networks they participate in, and the emergent biological phenomena that result from their interactions, this meeting invites contributions from experimental and theoretical biologists, computational modellers and interdisciplinary systems biologists. We look forward to welcoming you in Stellenbosch!

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Protea Hotel Stellenbosch and Conference Centre, South Africa


Monday to Friday
9–13 September 2024

About the ISGSB

The International Study Group for Systems Biology is a self-organising collective of international researchers interested in advancing the biological sciences through exploring the interplay between theory, model and experiment. The ISGSB is devoted to the quantitative understanding of the kinetics, thermodynamics and control of biological processes at the molecular and cellular level.

Important dates

  • 1 April 2024 – Registration opens
  • 1 April 2024 – Abstract submission opens
  • 28 June 2024 (extended!) – Abstract submission closes
  • 31 July 2024 – Registration closes
  • 2–6 September 2024 – Pre-conference training workshop
  • 8 and/or 9 September 2024 – YSGSB meeting (to be confirmed)
  • 9 September 2024 – Start of ISGSB 2024

Registration & abstract submission

Registration is now open, and needs to be done on a separate system. Abstract submission has closed.

  • Register here. Registration is open until 31-Jul-2024.
    Conference costs: The following costs are all inclusive and cover accommodation from 9–13 September, all meals, morning and afternoon teas, the conference dinner and all conference fees.
    • Shared accommodation (2 people) — ZAR 13605 per person
    • Single accommodation — ZAR 15105 per person
  • Abstract submission has closed.

Advanced training workshop

From 2–6 September 2024, we will present an advanced training workshop on methods and tools for computational systems biology, aimed at PhD students and post-docs. More information here.


The conference will feature talks and poster sessions. The following session topics are planned (may change depending on submissions received):

  • Fundamental Systems Biology
  • Computational Tools for Systems Biology
  • Enzymes to Networks
  • Cells to Tissue
  • Medical Systems Biology
  • Biotechnological and Environmental Systems Biology

Conference Venue

Protea Hotel Stellenbosch and Conference Centre

Protea Hotel Stellenbosch is an ideal destination for business and leisure. We're just a short distance from attractions including Stellenbosch University and Stellenbosch Town Centre, as well as Blaauwklippen vineyard. Intuitively appointed accommodations feature deluxe bedding, complimentary Wi-Fi, room service and other thoughtful perks. We also offer apartment-style accommodations with fully equipped kitchens, perfect for extended stays in South Africa. Enjoy a hearty buffet breakfast at Cultivar Restaurant, or relax over dinner and drinks at Die Wingerd Restaurant. If you're hosting an event in in Stellenbosch, you'll appreciate our 11,000 square feet of flexible space, including a venue that can accommodate up to 400 guests - as well as our comprehensive planning and catering services

Conference Organisers