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Applied Bioinformatics in Life Sciences (2nd edition)

8-9 March 2018, Leuven, Belgium
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Botanical Garden - Leuven
Botanical Garden - Leuven
Faculty Club - Leuven
Proviciehuis conference room
Proviciehuis conference room
Old Market - Leuven
Old Market - Leuven
Totem by Jan Fabre - Leuven
Totem by Jan Fabre - Leuven
Old Market Leuven
Poster session - Leuven
Poster session - Leuven
Leuven by air
Leuven by air
Applied Bioinformatics in Life Sciences (2nd edition)

As an integral part of biological research, the field of bioinformatics brings forth innovative computational approaches leading to high-impact results in an increasingly data-dense environment.

After a sold-out first edition in March 2016, this second edition will feature recent developments in bioinformatics research, and highlight the power of computational biology in the fields of medical, agricultural, and biotechnology research. Renowned speakers will present how bioinformatics is applied broadly in life sciences, and shed light on the future perspectives of their research.

During four plenary sessions, the speakers will focus on the topics:

  • Integrative Omics
  • Proteomics and Metabolomics
  • Structural Bioinformatics
  • Systems Biology

​Conference attendees will have ample networking opportunities besides an exciting scientific program.

Find out more about the first edition 'ABLS'

Meet the Expert session with: ‘Professor Janet Thornton - EMBL-EBI, UK’

We offer all junior researchers the opportunity to join our ‘Meet the Expert' session with Prof. Janet Thornton. During an informal round table discussion on the 8th of March (16:05 - 16:35), PhD students and postdocs will have the exclusive opportunity to ask any question/advise related to their research and careers. If you are interested in joining the session, then send an e-mail to conferences@vib.be. Seating is very limited so make sure to reserve a spot soon.

Poster information:
Format: A0 (841 x 1189 mm / 33.1 x 46.8 in), portrait orientation

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Confirmed speakers

Ines Thiele
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Ines Thiele

Ines Thiele

Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine, University of Luxembourg, LU

Program

Day 1 - Thursday, 08 March, 2018

08:45
09:15
Registration & Coffee
09:15
09:20
Welcome

By Alexander Botzki

AM Plenary session: Integrative Omics

Chair: Diether Lambrechts

09:55
10:30
Computational approaches for understanding single-cell variation
10:30
11:00
Coffee break
11:00
11:35
Epigenome profiling to unveil (dye)regulated pathways in health and disease
11:35
12:10
Network-guided integrative analysis for genotype-phenotype mapping in clonal systems
12:10
12:45
Modularity, classification and networks in analysis of big biomedical data
12:45
13:30
Lunch
13:30
14:30
Poster Session
PM Plenary session: Structural Bioinformatics

Chair: Joost Schymkowitz

15:15
15:50
Protein homeostasis of a metastable subproteome associated with Alzheimer’s disease
15:50
16:05
SNPMuSiC - towards the prediction and interpretation of deleterious coding variants in terms of protein structural stability changes
16:05
16:35
Coffee break
16:35
17:10
Intrinsically disordered proteins mutated in cancer
17:10
17:45
Designing synthetic amyloid peptides as a tool for protein functional knockdown
17:45
18:20
Functional families in the CATH classification give insights on protein evolution and the impacts of splicing
18:20
19:20
Reception

Day 2 - Friday, 09 March, 2018

08:45
09:20
Coffee
AM Plenary session: Proteomics/Metabolomics

Chair: Lennart Martens

09:20
09:55
Having your cake and eating it too: Can proteomics be both comprehensive and quantitative?
09:55
10:30
The Virtual Metabolic Human: Recon 3D, AGORA, and more

Ines Thiele

Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine, University of Luxembourg, LU
10:30
11:00
Coffee break
11:00
11:35
Native MS in structural biology: surface collisions of protein complexes
11:35
12:10
From its origins to the modern metabolic network
12:10
12:25
Systems proteomics of gene expression
12:25
13:15
Lunch
13:15
14:15
Poster session
PM Plenary session: Systems biology

Chair: Brigida Gallone

14:15
15:00
Hybrid mass spectrometry approaches targeting cellular signaling
15:00
15:35
Single-cell gene regulatory networks

Stein Aerts

VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research, BE
15:35
15:50
Genetic and transcriptome analysis of ABCA7 in Alzheimer’s disease
15:50
16:20
Coffee break
16:20
16:55
Profiling individual field-grown plants to reverse engineer plant molecular systems and their impact on yield phenotypes
16:55
17:10
Network Dynamics of ER-α activation in response to estradiol reveals the ER mediated reprogramming of GRHL2
17:10
17:45
Deeper understanding of microbiomes as a benefit of forgetting microbial names
Closing remarks

By Alexander Botzki

Organizing committee

Brigida Gallone

VIB-KU Leuven Center for Microbiology, BE

Joost Schymkowitz

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

Vanessa Vermeirssen

VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology, BE

Paola Masuzzo

VIB-UGent Center for Medical Biotechnology, BE

Abstracts

The full list of abstracts will be available on 01-03-2018 until 23-03-2018
This list will only be available for registered attendees of the event.

Attendees

The full list of attendees will be available on 01-03-2018 until 23-03-2018
This list will only be available for registered attendees of the event.