Biological Sequence Analysis and High Throughput Technologies
Lipari, Italy, July 2 - July 9, 2011
Application deadline: May 01, 2011
Aim and scope:
The dramatic rising of data being generated by high-throughput technologies,
such as microarrays, ChIP-chip,
ChIP-Seq data are opening a new universe of problems that will certainly
provide great challenges in the coming years.
The theme of the School: Biological Sequence Analysis and High Throughput
Technologies will describe and highlight a few of
techniques and methods for the data analysis in the era of the Personalized
The main lectures will focus on the following key topics: methods for
high-throughput and parallel sequencing, data Integration
and knowledge inference from high-throughput Genomic Experiments.
Three special lectures will survey applications in the field of human
diseases and cellular development.
A series of tutorial will be also given, with the intent to complement the
main lectures. These will provide snapshots of other areas
that are perceived of relevance to the theme of the School. They range from
introductory topics to sequence analysis to structural biology.
As it is clear from the enclosed abstracts and bibliography, the selected
themes have received much attention in the scholarly literature
that ranges from Science, Nature, to BMC Bioinformatics, NAR and
Bioinformatics. As a whole, the planned summer school will allow
young researchers interested in bioinformatics and biomedicine to be exposed
to cutting edge results in an area that is among the
most exciting in Post-Genomic Biology.
*Courses (three hours each)
* Soren Brunak
Data Integration In the Era of Personalized Genomics
Center for Biological Sequence Analysis; Technical University of
* Roderic Guigo
Transcriptome Genetics Using Massively Parallel Sequencing
Center de Regulalcio Genomica and Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
* Bud Mishra
Genomics Redux: Man, Woman, Birth, Death, Infinity, Plus Altruism,
Cheap Talks, Bad Behavior, Money, God and Diversity on Steroids
New York University
* Gene Myers
Building Atlases Using Genetics and Light Microscopy
Janelia Farm Research Campus; Howard Hughes Medical Institute
* Itzik Peer
High Throughput Sequencing for Comprehensively Cataloging Variants
Columbia University in the City of New York
* Paola Sebastiani
Bayesian Networks for Analysis of High Throughput Genomic Experiments
* Carlo Croce
Causes and Consequences of miRNA Disregulation in Cancer
Human Cancer Genetics Program; Ohio State University
* Charles Lawrence
A New Gibbs Sampler for Predicting RNA Secondary Structure for
Brown University, Providence, USA
* Roded Sharan
A systems-level analysis of protein networks for disease elucidation
Tel Aviv University
* Matteo Comin
Phylogenetic methods for biological sequences
University of Padova, Italy
* Peter Minary
Introduction to Modern Algorithms for Conformational Sampling and
Optimization in Computational Structural Biology
* Michael Levitt
Computational structural biology: birth and future
* Giosuè Lo Bosco
Computational models for nucleosome positions identification
University of Palermo, Italy
Participants will be arranged in a comfortable hotel at very special rates.
The conference room (in the same hotel) is air-conditioned and equipped with
all conference materials.
Special areas are reserved to students for the afternoon coursework and
study. The island of Lipari can be easily reached from Milazzo, Palermo,
Naples, Messina and Reggio Calabria by ferry or
hydrofoil (50 minutes from Milazzo).
Two kinds of participants are welcome. Students: Participants who are
expected to do afternoon courseworks and take a final exam (The grades will
be given following the ECTS grading scale).
The course will involve a total of 24 hours of teaching. According to our
university rules passing the final exam gives right to an equivalent of 6
ECTS credits in any Ph.D. program.
Auditors: participants who are not interested in taking the final exam.
Registration fee is 450 Euros. The fee covers the course material,
bus+hydrofoil Catania airport-Lipari-Catania airport, social event. Late
registration is 550 Euros.
Deadline for application is May 1, 201. Applicants must include a short
curriculum vitae and specify two professors whom letters of recommendation
will be asked to, if deemed necessary.
Applicants will be notified about admission by May 10, 2011.
The official language is English.
* Prof. Alfredo Ferro (University of Catania)
* Prof. Raffaele Giancarlo (University of Palermo)
* Prof. Concettina Guerra (University of Padova and Georgia Tech.)
* Prof. Michael Levitt, (Stanford University)
* Dr. Rosalba Giugno (co-director, University of Catania)
* Dr. Alfredo Pulvirenti (co-director, University of Catania)
People interested in receiving further information about the school can
Lipari School Organization
Prof. Alfredo Ferro -- Susanna Caramello (Lipari School secretary)
Universita' degli Studi di Catania - Dipartimento di Matematica e
Citta' Universitaria - Viale A.Doria, 6 - 95125 Catania - ITALY
Tel: +39 095 7383071
Fax: +39 095 7337032 / +39 095 330094
E-mail:school from dmi.unict.it - susanna from dmi.unict.it