Applied Bioinformatics in Life Sciences (3rd edition)

13-14 February 2020, Leuven Belgium
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Applied Bioinformatics in Life Sciences (3rd edition)

Bioinformatics has quickly become an integral part of life sciences research by enabling innovative computational approaches in an increasingly data-dense environment.

Inspired by the sold-out editions in 2016 and 2018, VIB is organizing this third edition to highlight recent developments in bioinformatics research, and to showcase its impact in medical, agricultural, and biotechnological research.

Nationally and internationally renowned speakers will present recent scientific findings in applied bioinformatics. They will shed light on the future perspectives of their research in the following plenary sessions:

  • Microbial & plant genomics: from simple to complex
  • Proteomics Structural and Bioinformatics
  • Data integration, machine learning and networks
  • Single Cell Bioinformatics

Besides an inspiring scientific program, conference participants  will have ample networking opportunities during poster sessions and the conference dinner.

Confirmed speakers

Roser Vento

Sanger Institute, UK

Klaus Mayer

Helmholtz Zentrum München, DE

Thijs Ettema

Wageningen University, NL

Rohit Pappu

Washington University in St. Louis, US

Patrick Aloy

the Structural Bioinformatics and Network Biology lab, IRB Barcelona, ES

Helen Parkinson

EMBL-EBI, UK

Nick Loman

University of Birmingham, UK

Daifeng Wang

University of Wisconsin–Madison, US

Aedin Culhane

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute & Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, US

Sushmita Roy

Dept. of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, University of Wisconsin, US

Olga Vitek

Northeastern University, US

Nikolai Slavov

Northeastern University, US

Ashley Lu

VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research, BE

Sofia Forslund

Experimental and Clinical Research Centre (ECRC, a joint venture of the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine and the Charité University Hospital), DE

Laurent Gatto

De Duve Institute – UC Louvain, BE
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Applied Bioinformatics in Life Sciences (3rd edition)
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Monday, 2 December, 2019
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Thursday 13 February 2020

Thursday, 13 February, 2020
08:45 - 09:10
Registration & welcome coffee
09:10 - 09:15
Welcome
Session 1 - Microbial & plant genomics: from simple to complex
09:15 - 09:20
Introduction by session chair
09:20 - 09:55
Nick Loman
University of Birmingham, UK
09:55 - 10:30
Thijs Ettema
Wageningen University, NL
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee break
11:00 - 11:35
Confounder-aware systems medical approaches
Sofia Forslund
Experimental and Clinical Research Centre (ECRC, a joint venture of the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine and the Charité University Hospital), DE
11:35 - 12:10
Klaus Mayer
Helmholtz Zentrum München, DE
12:10 - 12:25
Presenter selected from abstracts
12:25 - 13:15
Lunch
13:15 - 14:15
Poster session
Session 2 - Protein Bioinformatics
14:15 - 14:20
introduction by session chair
14:20 - 14:55
Charge regulation in intrinsically disordered proteins
Rohit Pappu
Washington University in St. Louis, US
14:55 - 15:30
Studies of context-specific cell signalling
Evangelia Petsalaki
EMBL-EBI, UK
15:30 - 15:45
Presenter selected from abstracts
15:45 - 16:15
Coffee break
16:15 - 16:50
Statistical methods for mass spectrometry and proteomics
Olga Vitek
Northeastern University, US
16:50 - 17:25
Laurent Gatto
De Duve Institute – UC Louvain, BE
17:25 - 18:00
Extending the small molecule similarity principle to all levels of biology
Patrick Aloy
the Structural Bioinformatics and Network Biology lab, IRB Barcelona, ES
18:00 - 19:00
Reception
20:00 - 22:30
Conference dinner

Organizing Committee

Alex Botzki, VIB Bioinformatics Core, BE
Klaas Vandepoele, VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology, BE
Peter Tompa, VIB-VUB Center for Structural Biology, BE
Vera van Noort, Centre of Microbial and Plant Genetics, BE
Laurent Gatto, de Duve Institute – UC Louvain, BE
Evy Vierstraete, VIB Science Events Manager, BE

Friday 14 February 2020

Friday, 14 February, 2020
08:45 - 09:15
Welcome coffee
Session 3 - Data integration, machine learning and networks
09:15 - 09:20
introduction by session chair
09:20 - 09:55
Ontologies in the wild
Helen Parkinson
EMBL-EBI, UK
09:55 - 10:30
Regulatory network dynamics in developmental and evolutionary lineages
Sushmita Roy
Dept. of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, University of Wisconsin, US
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee break
11:00 - 11:35
Matrix Factorization approaches for data integration. Towards better gene set and pathway analysis
Aedin Culhane
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute & Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, US
11:35 - 12:10
Interpretable machine learning approaches for understanding functional genomics in the human brain
Daifeng Wang
University of Wisconsin–Madison, US
12:10 - 12:25
Presenter selected from abstracts
12:25 - 13:15
Lunch
13:15 - 14:15
Poster session
Session 4 - Single cell analysis bioinformatics
14:15 - 14:20
introduction by session chair
14:20 - 14:55
Single-cell proteomics: From data, through models to understanding
Nikolai Slavov
Northeastern University, US
14:55 - 15:30
Roser Vento
Sanger Institute, UK
15:30 - 15:45
Presenter selected from abstracts
15:45 - 16:15
Coffee break
16:15 - 16:50
Presenter TBA
16:50 - 17:25
Ashley Lu
VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research, BE
17:25 - 17:35
Closing remarks

Organizing Committee

Alex Botzki, VIB Bioinformatics Core, BE
Klaas Vandepoele, VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology, BE
Peter Tompa, VIB-VUB Center for Structural Biology, BE
Vera van Noort, Centre of Microbial and Plant Genetics, BE
Laurent Gatto, de Duve Institute – UC Louvain, BE
Evy Vierstraete, VIB Science Events Manager, BE

Attendees

The full list of attendees will be available on 06-02-2020 until 21-02-2020.
This list will only be available for registered attendees of the event.

Abstracts

The full list of abstracts will be available on 06-02-2020 until 21-02-2020.
Only registered attendees can download abstracts.

Venue

Provinciehuis
Provincie Vlaams-Brabant
Provincieplein 1
3010 Leuven

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