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SBML 10th Anniversary Symposium

Informatics Forum, University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, Scotland
9 October 2010

The first draft definition of the Systems Biology Markup Language (SBML) was produced over the summer 2000. It was originally distributed to the groups collaborating with the ERATO Kitano Symbiotic Systems project team, and many iterations later it became the format we all know and love today. To celebrate ten years of SBML, we held a special symposium on October 9th 2010 in Edinburgh, immediately after the COMBINE meeting and before ICSB 2010.

The event was open to all; no registration was required.

We broadcast the meeting over EVO for those people who could not attend in person. We also videotaped the event, and the recordings are available on this web page.


EVO live
broadcast information


The event began at 13:30 (GMT) on October 9 and featured lectures from individuals who played special roles in the inception, the development, or the support of SBML. All lectures were held on the afternoon of October 9.

Session 1: 13:30–15:00

Hiroaki Kitano

Hiroaki Kitano
The Systems Biology Institute & Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc., Japan
Standard formation in systems biology: past and future slides video

Pedro Mendes

Pedro Mendes
University of Manchester, UK
The pre-history of kinetic modelling and simulation slides video

Hamid Bolouri

Hamid Bolouri
(Via videoconference)
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, USA
Going beyond model sharing slides video

Herbert Sauro

Herbert Sauro
University of Washington, USA
Development of Standards in Synthetic Biology: Relationship to SBML slides video

Break 15:30–16:00

Session 2: 16:00–17:30

John C. Doyle

John C. Doyle
(Via videoconference)
California Institute of Technology, USA
Got data? (Connecting measurement with mechanism) video

Andrew Finney

Andrew Finney
SBML: Why it worked: Informing future standards development slides video

Mike Hucka

Mike Hucka
California Institute of Technology, USA
10 years of SBML—where do we go from here? slides video

Nicolas Le Novère

Nicolas Le Novère
Sharing enriched computational models, a cornerstone for Integrative Biology slides video

Celebration—drinks and cake! 18:00–


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The meeting was held in the Informatics Forum building at the University of Edinburgh. This is a new center for innovation and interaction—ideally suited to the goals of COMBINE. The venue is located in the centre of the University's main campus.

Informatics Forum
Room G07
University of Edinburgh
10 Crichton Street
Edinburgh, EH8 9AB
Scotland, United Kingdom

Funding Acknowledgments

Support for the SBML 10th Anniversary Symposium was provided by the following organizations:

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council




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