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Applied Bioinformatics in Life Sciences

17-18 March 2016, Leuven, Belgium
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Applied Bioinformatics in Life Sciences

Bioinformatics has become an integral part of biological research, where innovative computational approaches are often required to achieve high-impact findings in an increasingly data-dense environment.

This first edition will focus on recent developments in the field of bioinformatics, and highlight the power of bioinformatics in the fields of medical, agricultural, and biotechnology research. Renowned speakers will provide a broad view on the application of bioinformatics in life sciences, and its future perspectives.

During four plenary sessions the following topics will be discussed: Modelling and Data Integration, Next Generation Sequencing, Protein Bioinformatics and Systems Biology. In addition to an exciting scientific program, the conference will provide ample networking opportunities and a Meet the expert session.

Meet the Expert session with: ‘Prof. Dr. Matthias Mann - Max Planck Institute, Biochemistry, DE’

We offer all junior researchers the opportunity to join our ‘Meet the Expert' session with Prof. Dr. Matthias Mann. During an informal round table discussion on the 18th of March, 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.

Successful Planning of Large Data Generating Experiments training on March 16, 2016 in Leuven, Belgium.

The conference is preceded by a training day, hosted by Training at VIB. This workshop is organized with the aim of providing a proper foundation once planning large data generating experiments. With the focus of giving practical recommendations and valuable tips and tricks. Registration and more info can be found on the training website.

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Confirmed speakers

Roeland Merks
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Roeland Merks

Roeland Merks

CWI - Life Sciences, Amsterdam, NL and Mathematical Institute, Universiteit Leiden, NL
Rob Kent
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Rob Kent

Rob Kent

School of Life Sciences (Centre for Gene Regulation and Expression), University of Dundee, UK

Program

Day 1 - Thursday, 17 March, 2016

08:45
09:15
Registration
Session 1: Data Integration and Modeling

Chair: Jeroen Raes

09:15
10:15
Microbiome analysis of the human gut and the ocean
10:15
10:50
Unraveling cancer diversity through the geometry of its data

Monica Nicolau

Molecular and Cellular Biology University of California, Davis, US
10:50
10:55
Sponsor talk: Applied Maths
10:55
11:20
Coffee break
Session 1: Data Integration and Modeling

Chair : Jeroen Raes

11:20
11:55
Multiscale Modeling of Angiogenesis

Roeland Merks

CWI - Life Sciences, Amsterdam, NL and Mathematical Institute, Universiteit Leiden, NL
11:55
12:30
Modelling the regulation of bidirectional synaptic plasticity by allosteric calcium sensors
12:30
13:05
Cancer drivers and their therapeutic opportunities
13:05
13:50
Lunch
13:50
15:00
Poster session
Session 2: Next Generation Sequencing

Chair: Geert Van Minnebruggen

15:00
15:35
Single-cell genomics to study the biology of cellular heterogeneity in health and disease
15:35
16:10
Genome-Wide patterns and properties of human germ-line and cancer somatic mutations
16:10
16:25
Integration of pharmacogenomic datasets enables identification of tumor­specific isoforms as expression­based biomarkers predictive of drug response
16:25
16:30
Sponsor talk: Publishing with eLife
16:30
16:55
Coffee break
Session 2: Next Generation Sequencing
Chair: Geert Van Minnebruggen
16:55
17:30
Towards population-level microbiome monitoring: the Flemish Gut Flora Project
18:05
18:25
Integrative inference of transcriptional networks in plants
18:25
19:25
Reception
20:00
22:30
Conference dinner

Day 2 - Tuesday, 08 March, 2016

Session 3: Protein Bioinformatics

Chair: Lennart Martens

09:15
10:15
Proteomics enters the age of big data
10:15
10:50
Data integration and whole cell modeling of a minimal cell
10:50
10:55
Sponsor talk: Qiagen
10:55
11:20
Coffee break
Session 3: Protein Bioinformatics

Chair: Wim Vranken

11:20
11:55
A Structural Perspective on the Evolution of Protein Functions
11:55
12:15
Hunting for mythical beasts - an exploration of the hidden (or hard toget) proteome
12:15
12:30
PepTracker®: Tools for Transforming Biologists to Proteomics Data Ninjas

Rob Kent

School of Life Sciences (Centre for Gene Regulation and Expression), University of Dundee, UK
Selected from abstracts
12:30
12:45
Spatiotemporal variation of mammalian protein complex stoichiometries

Alessandro Ori

Leibniz Institute on Aging – Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI), DE
Selected from abstracts
12:45
13:45
Lunch
13:45
14:45
Poster session 2
Session 4: Systems Biology

Chair: Steven Maere

14:45
15:20
Computational Approaches to Identify Functional Genetic Variants in Cancer
15:20
15:55
Modeling pharmacogenomic interactions in cancer
15:55
16:10
Short talk: Predicting compound activity from chemical, image and transcriptional fingerprints across 1001 targets at industrial scale

Hugo Ceulemans

Associate scientific director computational biology, Janssen, BE
16:10
16:39
Coffee break
Session 4: Systems Biology

Chair: Steven Maere

16:40
17:15
Mapping and modelling to liven up biological information: the human metabolome, drug detoxification and innate immunity
17:15
17:50
Towards personalized nutrition by prediction of glycemic responses
17:50
18:00
Closing remarks + poster prize

Organizing committee

Lennart Martens

VIB-UGent Center for Medical Biotechnology, BE

Frederik Coppens

VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology, BE

Wim Vranken

VIB-VUB Center for Structural Biology, BE

Ligia Mateiu

VIB-UAntwerp Center for Molecular Neurology, BE

Mark Fiers

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

Abstracts

The full list of abstracts will be available on 10-03-2016 until 30-03-2016
This list will only be available for registered attendees of the event.

Attendees

The full list of attendees will be available on 10-03-2016 until 30-03-2016
This list will only be available for registered attendees of the event.