Metabolic Pathway Analysis
"Metabolic Pathway Analysis" refers to two things. One is the obvious: the analysis of metabolism, primarily by mathematical and computational modelling. The other is a series of international meetings dedicated to this subject.
The meetings have a primary focus on the structural (topological) analysis of metabolic networks, and in particular techniques allied to linear algebra, linear programming and computer modelling. This focus may be applied at many levels of abstraction, from individual reaction mechanisms, through pathways, organelles, whole organisms and, most recently, mixed populations.
One of the major objectives of our meetings is to provide time and space to allow delegates to participate in round-table discussions and informal meetings in addition to the plenary sessions. Many, but by no means all, of the participants of previous MPA meetings are also active in the International Study Group for Systems Biology, whose meetings are held biennially on even years. It is hoped that in future MPA and ISGSB will continue to be held on alternate years, providing a natural counterpoint to one another.
The last meeting 16-20th September 2013 in Oxford. See MPA 2013 for more detailed information.
The next meeting will be in Braga, Portugal, 8-12 June 2015. See our Meetings page for more details and links.