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Mekki ALAOUI, IPM Director

Fouzia RADOUANI, Conference Cochair

Hassan Ghazal, MBN Coordinator

Mohammed TIMINOUNI

Khalid GABI

Nouzha COHEN

Hamid BARAKAT

Fatima MAACHI

Nadia HARMANI

Moroccan Bioinformatics Network (MBN)

Local Conference  Organizing commitee

Fouzia RADOUANI, PhD. Conference Cochair

Mekki ALAOUI, IPM Director

Hassan Ghazal, MBN Coordinator

Moroccan Bioinformatics Network (in the webpage A popup will open and show all MBN members in alphabetic order as follows :

Gaboun Fatima, INRA

Ghazal Hassan, UMP

Ibrahimi Azedine, FMPR

Moussa Ahmed, ENSAT

Raouf Alami, CNTS

Radouani Fouzia, IPM

Sadki Khalid, FSR

Seghrouchni Fouad, INH

Casablanca

The Grand Casablanca region is considered the locomotive of the development of the Moroccan economy. Almost the entire Casablanca waterfront is under development, mainly the construction of huge entertainment centres between the port and Hassan II Mosque, the Anfa Resort project near the business, entertainment and living centre of Megarama, the shopping and entertainment complex of Morocco Mall, as well as a complete renovation of the coastal walkway. The Sindbad park is planned to be totally renewed with rides, games and entertainment services.

Casablanca is located in the Chawiya plain which has historically been the breadbasket of Morocco. Apart from the Atlantic coast, the Bouskoura forest is the only natural attraction in the city. The forest was planted in the 20th century and consists mostly of Eucalyptus, Palm and Pine trees. It is located halfway to the city's international airport.

The only watercourse in Casablanca is Oued Bouskoura, a small seasonal creek that until 1912 reached the Atlantic Ocean near the actual port. Most of Oued Bouskoura's bed has been covered due to urbanization and only the part south of El-Jadida road can now be seen. The closest permanent river to Casablanca is Oum Er-Rbia River 70 km (43.50 mi) to the south-east.

Casablanca has a very mild Mediterranean climate. Casablanca's climate is strongly influenced by the cool currents of the Atlantic Ocean which tends to moderate temperature swings and produce a remarkably mild climate with little seasonal temperature variation and a lack of extreme heat and cold . Casablanca has an annual average of 74 days with significant precipitation, which amounts to 427 millimeters per year. The highest and lowest temperatures ever recorded in the city are 41.6 °C and −2.7 °C, respectively.

Discover Casablanca

The Hassan II mosque

 

Visible from afar - whether by Land Sea or air, - the great Hassan II mosque was inaugurated on August 30, 1993. The prayer hall can fit in a congregation of 25000 and its esplanade 80000. The prayer hall can become a patio in 3 minutes thanks to its retractable roof. Its 200m high minaret makes it the highest religious building in the world. This architectural gem is open to non-Muslims outside prayer time.

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Keynote Speakers

 Pr Doumbia Seydou                            Alice Carolyn McHardy

Pr. Doumbia Seydou                                   Pr. Alice Carolyn McHardy

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Dr. Debora Marks                                           Pr. Muntaser Ibrahim

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Dr. Alfonso Valencia                                  Dr. Erik Bongcam-Rudloff



Biographies:



Pr Doumbia Seydou, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor Seydou is deputy scientific director of the Malaria Research and Training Center, and professor of epidemiology at the Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, and University of Bamako, Mali.

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Biography:

Professor Doumbia Seydou is a professor of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Bamako, Bamako, Mali, and Responsible for MsPH training program in Epidemiology, he is also the Deputy Director of NIH/NIAID-University of Bamako Intramural Research Programs, Malaria Research and Training, Center, Faculty of Medicine, University of Bamako, Bamako, Mali. For more than 15 years he has been involved in several aspects of malaria and other infectious diseases research including leishmaniasis, schistosomiasis, and HIV/AIDS.

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Pr Alice Carolyn McHardy

Head of Independent Research Group (W2: eq. Associate Professor)Member of the Computational Genomics & Epidemiology Group, Max-Planck Institute Informatics, Saarbrucken, Germany; Center for Bioinformatics (CBI),Saarland University, Saarbrucken, Germany; The International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) and Faculty member, Computer Science Department, Saarland University, Saarbrucken, Germany.

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Doctor Alice Carolyn McHardy is head of Independent Research Group and is a member of Computational Genomics & Epidemiology Group, in Max-Planck Institut for Informatic, in Saarbrucken Germany. She starts a postdoc in 2004 in Bioinformatics Resource Facility, in the Center for Biotechnology in Bielefeld University, Germany. In 2007 she ends her postdoc and become permanent Research Staff Member in Bioinformatics & Pattern Discovery Group, in IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY in USA. 6 times awarded: in 2001 she obtained the PhD Scholarship ’Graduiertenkolleg Bioinformatics’, in Bielefeld University, Germany; she get the ISMB Best Poster Award; in 2006 she obtained the IBM Invention Achievement Award and the IBM Research Division Technical Achievement Group Award; in 2008 she obtained a sponsorship ’Fast Track Program’ (Robert Bosch Foundation) and finally in 2010 she was selected as participant for 60th Nobel Laureate Meeting in Landau. Dr Alice McHardy, has also 2 grants: Since 2006, she was invited talks many times in several institutes and different workshops held in Germany and USA. She is co-author of more than 27 (10 first authorships) publications in scientific journals and books, including Nature, Nature Biotechnology, Nature Methods, PLOS Pathogens, PNAS, Nucleic Acids Research and Bioinformatics. She also has 1 patent with DEGUSSA AG, IBM and Max-Planck Society.

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Dr. Debora Marks

Instructor in Systems Biology on the institution of Harvard Medical School department of Systems Biology.

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Debbie Marks is a computational biologist interested in non-coding RNA genes called microRNAs. To see more about her work go to [http://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/profiles/profile/person/86062].

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Pr. Muntaser Inrahim

Associate Professor and Head of Department at the Institute for Endemic Diseases, University of Khartoum.

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Biography:

Muntaser has had a major interest in the immuno-epidemiology of malaria in the low-transmission setting, and is expanding this to include epidemiological studies in a region where malaria is more endemic.

A specific focus of his research is to define ethnic differences in susceptibility to malaria, at both the immunological and genetic levels, and to establish the epidemiological infrastructure to dissect the molecular basis of these differences by genomic association analysis.

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Dr. Alfonso Valencia

Biologist with formal training in population genetics and biophysics which he received from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He was awarded his PhD in 1988 at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

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Biography:

He was a Visiting Scientist at the American Red Cross Laboratory in 1987 and from 1989-1994 was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the laboratory of C. Sander at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg, Germany.

In 1994 Alfonso Valencia set up the Protein Design Group at the Centro Nacional de Biotecnología, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) in Madrid where he was appointed as Research Professor in 2005.

He is a Member of the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO), Founder and former Vice President of the International Society for Computational Biology where he has been Chair of the Systems Biology and/or Text Mining Tracks of the main Computational Biology Annual Conference (ISMB) since 2003. He was honoured as ISCB-Fellow in 2010.

Alfonso Valencia serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory; the Swiss Institute for Bioinformatics, Biozentrum, Basel; the INTERPRO database; the Spanish Grant Evaluation Agency (ANEP); as well as the Steering Committee of the European Science Foundation Programme on Functional Genomics (2006-2011).  

Alfonso Valencia is Co-Executive Editor of Bionformatics, serves on the Editorial Board of EMBO Journal and EMBO Reports, among others. He is the Director of the Spanish National Bioinformatics Institute (INB).

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Dr. Erik Bongcam-Rudloff

Associate Professor, Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. 

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Biography:

Ph thesis: 1995 Doctor in Medical Sciences (Dr. Med. Sci). Department of Pathology, Uppsala University, Title of thesis: "Studies on glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) in human glioma cells in vitro and in vivo". Post-doc: Post-Doctoral position at the Wenner-Green Institute, Stockholm University. 1996-1997 Docent (associate professor): 2004 Employment: Associate Professor, Dept. of Animal Breeding and Genetics, SLU, Uppsala, Sweden and at the Department of Genetics and Pathology, Uppsala university, Uppsala, Sweden.

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ISCB Africa ASBCB Conference on Bioinformatics 2013

Conference Hotel information

Each conference participant is responsible to book his or her hotel accommodations. This can be done directly through the Millessima Travel Agency (www.millesimatravel.com/)

Novotel Casablanca City Center Hotel

website

Located in the center of Casablanca just a short walk from the Casa Port train station at the heart of the business district, 4-star Novotel offers an unrivalled view of the Hassan II Mosque and the port of Casablanca. The Mohammed V Airport lies 19 miles (30 km) and 30 minutes away. Transfer by limousine can be arranged.

Guests also enjoy free WIFI throughout the hotel and tea and coffee making facilities in your room. Relax and unwind in the Delight lounge, bar and restaurant. Free car park. Located near to the medina, the Habbous district and shopping malls.

Special Conference Rate

Single: 93,15 euro plus tax

Double: 109,25 euro plus tax

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make your reservation

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Millesima is also working to secure another three-star hotel with lower rates close to the conference location.  Please continue to check back for more information. 

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Location and Travel

Updated March 08, 2013


Links within this page:

Venue - Novotel City Center Hotel - Main Conference Facilities

Angle Zaid Ouhmad
Rue Sidi Belyout
20190 CASABLANCA
MOROCCO

Institut Pasteur in Morocco - Pre-conference Workshops

1, place Louis Pasteur
Casablanca 20100
Morocco
 

For information, the way from hotel to the IP Casablanc is well served by the Tramway. Participants can have nice Walk from the Hotel to the Tram station for 5 to 10 minutes.

Tramy services starts 5h30 morning until 22h30 night.

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Hotels

To facilitate your trip and participation in the ISCB AFRICA Morocco 2013

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Novotel Casablanca City Center Hotel

website

Located in the center of Casablanca just a short walk from the Casa Port train station at the heart of the business district, 4-star Novotel offers an unrivalled view of the Hassan II Mosque and the port of Casablanca. The Mohammed V Airport lies 19 miles (30 km) and 30 minutes away. Transfer by limousine can be arranged.

Guests also enjoy free WIFI throughout the hotel and tea and coffee making facilities in your room. Relax and unwind in the Delight lounge, bar and restaurant. Free car park. Located near to the medina, the Habbous district and shopping malls.

Special Conference Rate

Single: 93,15 euro plus tax

Double: 109,25 euro plus tax

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make your reservation

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Hotel: IBIS CASABLANCA CITY CENTER 3*

Rate for accommodation with breakfast: 86.25 € per room

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make your reservation

LOGISTICS TRAVEL CONTACT:

Millesima Travel
Logistics Travel - ISCB Africa ASBCB Conference on Bioinformatics. Morocco March 2013.

E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tél.: +216 71 752 999
Fax: +216 71 237 754
GSM:+216 23 99 44 98

Contact: Mr Othmen BELKACEM

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Flights

Delegates are responsible for booking their own flights to and from Casablanca. In most cases, booking airline tickets via the internet is a cost-effective option.

Mohammed V International Airport (airport code CMN) is located in Morocco about 30 kilometers southeast of Casablanca. The busiest airport in Morocco has almost 7.25 million passengers annually and is named after the late Sultan Mohammed V. The airport has three terminals, Terminals 1 and 3 for international passengers and Terminal 2 and is served by trains, taxies and rental cars. Each week the airport has 182 flights to Paris, 17 flights to New York, and 14 flights to Dubai and Frankfurt.

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Directions

-->Getting from the airport to the hotels

  1. Train at the airport to casablanca every hour (www.oncf.ma)
    1. at the Train terminis (Ain Sbaa station, it takes about 40 min) you change and get the train to Casaport train station (every half hour). Casaport is the terminus. Novotel and Ibis are just cross the street from the main door.
    2. You stop at Casa voyageur train station, then you take the small red taxi to Novotel (close to Casa port train station). It should take 10 min and cost about 20-30 DH (2-3 euros) depending day or night tarif. 3 people can fit in the taxi and pay one bill.

  2. Take a (white) taxi (Grand Taxin they are all Merecedez) at the airport to the hotel. The price are around 30 euros. Do not hesitate to bargain if the driver ask you more ;) It takes 30 min to be at the hotel in non rush hours.

  3. You can ask Novotel Tel : 05 22 46 65 00 to send you a cab but you have to pay for it yourself.

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-->Getting to Institut Pasteur, Morocco by Tram:

  1. You go out of Novotel, walk 50 m towards the Main Avenue just in front named Boulevard Phelix houphouet Boigni
  2. Turn Left into Boulevard Phelix Houphouet Boigni (Right will teka to the ocean).
  3. 200 m there will be a large square, where is The big Hyatt Regency hotel.
  4. The Tram station is at the same square
  5. Take the tramways direction "Facultés" or "Aid Diab" (2 tramways lines pass by this station, both are OK).
  6. Stop by the 5th station : Station "Faculté de Médecine" (the next after "Station des Hopitaux").
  7. The trip will take 5-10min.
  8. The ticket costs 8.00MDH (about one dollar), It s rechargeable one. To charge it will cost you 6.00DH only.
  9. Like in any other big cities, watch your pocket ;)

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->Walking Direction from Ibis Hotel to Novotel

  1. Head northwest on Boulevard Zayid Ou Hmad toward Boulevard Félix Houphouët-Boigny - 130 m
  2. Turn left onto Boulevard Félix Houphouët-Boigny - 95 m
  3. Turn left toward Rue Belyoutjt - 58 m
  4. Turn right onto Rue Belyoutjt
  5. Destination will be on the left - 11 m

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-->Hotel Novotel Casablanca City Center

Angle Zaid Ouhmad, Rue Sidi Belyout

Casablanca 20190, Morocco

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Passport and Visas

To get Visas, as for all international travel all over the world, travellers to Casablanca should possess a valid passport. Participants are kindly requested to take good note of the requirements set in order to enter the Moroccan territory, in accordance with the following indications:

  1. Passport should not be less than 6 months from the date of expiry.

  2. There should be at least 1 full, free page in the passport for stamping by officials.

  3. Citizens from countries that require visas for the Kingdom of Morocco (KM), who arrive without visas, will be refused entry into the KM territorial and placed on return flights in terms of legislation.

  4. All participants requiring a visa and having a Moroccan Embassy in their country should arrange to submit their visa as soon as possible.

  5. All participants requiring visa invitation letters to Morocoo should send their request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. together with a scanned copy of the details page of their passport.

  6. All participants requiring a visa and not having a Moroccan Embassy in their country, should kindly send the following information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.:

    * Family Name (as indicated in the passport)
    * Given Name (as indicated in the passport)
    * Nationality
    * Date of Birth
    * Passport number
    * Passport's date of expiry
    The Institut Pasteur de Tunis, will pre-arrange a VISA on arrival.

  7. Every participant must hold a valid national passport or any other travel document allowing him/her to return to the country of origin where the document was issued after having obtained a transit or entry visa.
     
    Please be sure to check the with Consulate General of the Kingdom of Morocco to confirm your personal visa requirements - http://www.moroccanconsulate.com/visa.cfm

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Currency

The Moroccan currency is the Moroccan Dirham (MAD). The rate of exchange against international currencies is variable so foreign delegates are advised to check the daily published rates, or use the currency converter at: (http://fr.finance.yahoo.com/devises/convertisseur/)

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Insurance

The organisers of the conference cannot accept liability for personal injuries sustained, for loss or damage of property belonging to participants or their accompanying persons. It is therefore required that delegates and accompanying persons arrange for appropriate travel and health insurance before travelling to Morocco.

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Language

Morocco is a French speaking country, yet the official languages are Arabic and Berber. French and English, however, are spoken throughout the country, and signage is generally in Arabic and French.

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Safety

To ensure a trouble-free and enjoyable stay in Morocco, organizers recommend

you to take the following precautions:

    • Do not leave your luggage, mobile phones or valuables unattended
    • Use the safety deposit boxes provided by most hotels
    • Do not carry large amounts of cash
    • Keep cash, credit cards and identification documents in a secure place or concealed on your person.

 

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Agenda (suggested topics subject to change)


Pre-Conference Workshops at the Institut Pasteur in Morocco


Monday 11 March 2013

Track 1: EuPathDB - An Integrated ‘Omics Resource for Eukaryotic Pathogens (Jessica Kissinger)

Track 2: EMBNET eBioKit - Introduction to the new eBioKit functionalities (Andreas Gisel)

Track 3: From promoters to pathway (Alexander Kel & Olga Kel-Margoulis)

Tuesday 12 March 2013

Track 1: Morning: EMBNET eBioKit - Using the eBioKit for protein structure prediction (Gert Vriend)

            Afternoon: EBI Roadshow (Shaun McGlinchey)

Track 2: Molecular phylogenetics: principles and use of up‐to‐date tools (Aidan Budd, Olivier Gascuel and Sheila Ommeh)f

Track 3: Deep sequencing (Andrew Oler & Mariam Quinones)


Main Conference at the Novotel City Center Hotel


(*Updated March 08, 2013. Schedule subject to change. )

go directly to :[Thursday - March 14] [Friday - March 15]
Wednesday - March 13, 2013
07:30 am -08:30 am Registration open  
08:30 am - 09:00 am Opening remarks and Welcome Welcome from ISCB President
    Welcome from ASBCB President
  SESSION 1
Chair: Nicola Mulder
 
  Keynote:
Muntaser Ibrahim
Genome Analysis Under Thrust of Diversity
10:00 am - 10:30 am Tea/Coffee  
10:30 am - 10:50 am T1
Can Genomic Context Improve Phage Gene Annotations?
Oussema Souiai
10:50 am -11:10 am T2
Genome-wide Structure and Transcriptional P_rofiling of Indigenous Chickens Infected by Kenyan Avian Paramyxovirus Type 1 Strain Defined by SNP Genotyping and RNA-seq
Sheila Ommeh
11:10 am - 11:30 am T3
In Silico Insights from a Comparative 3D Structure Analysis of the Methylthioadenosine Phosphorylase (MTAP) of Leishmania Infantum and Human
Hela Abid
11:30 am - 11:50 am T4
Evaluation of the Potential of Sesamum Indicum Linn Proteins as Precursors of Angiostensin-converting Enzyme Inhibitors by an In Silico Approach
Solomon Rotimi
11:50 am - 12:10 am T5
Sayeh Ezzikouri
TBA
12:10 am - 12:30 pm Open
TBA
12:30 pm - 14:00 pm Lunch  
  SESSION 2
Chair: Alia Benkahla
 
14:00 pm - 15:00 am Keynote:
Jean-Michel Claverie
Open Questions about Giant Viruses
15:00 pm - 15:30 pm Tea/Coffee  
15:30 pm - 15:50 pm T6
Identification of Transcription Associated Proteins in Plasmodium Falciparum
Angela Makolo
15:50 pm - 16:10 pm T7
Searching for Local Minima in RNA Folding Landscapes
Ouala Abdelhadi Ep Souki
16:10 pm - 16:30 pm T8
In silico Identification of Candidate Genes for Drought Tolerance in Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench)
Adugna Woldesemayat
16:30 pm - 16:50 pm T9
Meningitis Causing Pneumococci Have a Distinct Genomic Make-up
Benard Kulohoma
16:50 pm - 17:10 pm T10
Identification of divergent protein-domains by combining HMM-HMM comparisons and co-occurrence detection
Amel Ghouila
17:10 pm - 17:30 pm T11
Functional characterization of Motif Sequences Under Purifying Selection
Chen-Hsiang Yeang
17:30 pm - 18:30 pm Joint ISCB ASBCB Society meetings  
18:30 pm End of Day 1  
Thursday March 14, 2013
  SESSION 3
Chair: Dan Masiga
 
09:00 am - 10:00 am Keynote:
Erik Bongcam-Rudloff
Next Generation Biotechnologies and society: New insights
10:00 am - 10:30 am Tea/Coffee  
10:30 am - 10:50 am T12
Genetic Structure of Tunisian Population as Revealed by Mitochondrial DNA Diversity and Phylogeny
Rym Kefi
10:50 am -11:10 am T13
ancGWAS: Analysis of Sub-networks Underlying Ethnic Differences in Complex Disease Risk in a Recently Admixed Population
Emile Rugamika Chimusa
11:10 am - 11:30 am T14
Identification of the Hemagglutinin Protein Yearly Change in Genetic Distance as a Potential Marker for the H1N1 Influenza Pandemic: In Silico Metaanalysis of Markers for Influenza Pandemics and Virulence
Mahmoud El Hefnawi
11:30 am - 11:50 am T15
HIV/HCV Co-infection in Cameroon: Involvement of Bioinformatics Approach in the Control of the Disease Progression in Correlation with the Immune Status and the Biochemical Indicators in Co-infected Patients
Marceline Djuidje Ngounoue
11:50 am - 12:10 am T16
Bioinformatics tools and identification of genetic causes of hereditary hearing loss in Moroccan patients
Omar Abidi
12:10 am - 12:30 pm
open
 
12:30 pm - 14:00 pm Lunch
Poster Session 1
(even numbers)
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  SESSION 4
Chair: Burkhard Rost
 
14:00 pm - 15:00 am Keynote:
Alfonso Valencia
Genome Cancer Analysis
15:00 pm - 15:30 pm Tea/Coffee  
15:30 pm - 15:50 pm T17
Homology Modeling of M. Tuberculosis Potential Drug Target Candidates and Docking Studies to Identify Novel Inhibitors
Ruben Cloete
15:50 pm - 16:10 pm T18
The Influence of Glycans on the Molecular Dynamics of the HIV-1 gp120 V3 Loop
Natasha Wood
16:10 pm - 16:30 pm T19
Comparative and Phylogenetic Analysis of Methylthioadenosine Phosphorylase, a Candidate Drug Target
Hela Abid
16:30 pm - 16:50 pm T20
Virtual Screening and Drug Design for Identifying Novel RNA Polymerase Inhibitors for the Influenza A Virus
Ghada Antar
16:50 pm - 17:10 pm T21
Genotyping of Human Neutrophil Antigens (HNA) from Whole Genome Sequencing Data
Cheng-Yan Kao
17:10 pm - 17:30 pm T22

Development of a 'Moroccan Database for Cancer Care' (MD2C) 
Oussama Semlali
18:00 pm End of Day 1  
Friday March 15, 2013
  SESSION 5
Chair: Fouzia Radouani
 
09:00 am - 10:00 am Keynote:
Jessica Kissinger
 
10:00 am - 10:30 am Tea/Coffee  
10:30 am - 10:50 am T23
Prediction of Human-Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Protein-protein Interaction using Multilayer Neural Network Trained with Ant Colony and Particle Swarm Optimization for Feature
Ibrahim Ahmed
10:50 am -11:10 am T24
A Systems-Biology Level Comparison of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis, Leprae and Smegmatis Based on Functional Network Analysis
Richard Akinola
11:10 am - 11:30 am T25
Endosymbionts in Glossina Morsitans Morsitans tsetse Fly and the Fly Interplay to Biosynthesize Vitamins and Co-factors
Kevin Marucha
11:30 am - 11:50 am T26
Analysis and Modeling of Signaling Pathways in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Sonia Kechaou-Cherif
11:50 am - 12:10 am T27
Moroccan Clinical Avatar for Breast Cancer Risk Prediction in Moroccan Population
Yassine Souilmi
12:10 am - 12:30 pm Open
 
12:30 pm - 14:00 pm Lunch
Poster Session 2
(odd numbers)
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  SESSION 6
Chair: Hassan Ghazal
 
14:00 pm - 15:00 am Keynote:
Seydou Doumbia
Bioinformatics for Public Health in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities
15:30 pm - 15:50 pm T28
InsecTar: a Database for MicroRNA Targets in Insects
Mushal Ali
15:50 pm - 16:10 pm T29
The Moroccan Genetic Disease Database (MGDD)
Hicham Charoute
16:10 pm - 16:30 pm T30
A Simplified Integrated Automation of Clustering Indices for Quality Validation and Comparison
Victor Osamor
16:30 pm - 16:50 pm T31
30 Development of a Simple Artificial Intelligence Method to Accurately Subtype Breast Cancers based on Gene Expression Barcodes
Fanechka Esterhuysen
16:50 pm - 17:10 pm T32
A New Method for Analyzing Virtual Screening Output Using a Self-Organizing Map Targeting the Leishmania eIF4A Protein
Emna Harigua-Souiai
17:10 pm - 17:30 pm T33
DOOSS: A Tool for Visual Analysis of Data Overlaid on Secondary Structures
Michael Golden
17:30 pm - 18:00 pm Closing Ceremony  
  Awards best poster and paper
(ISCB Student Council)
 
19:00 pm Conference dinner  

ISCB Africa ASBCB Conference on Bioinformatics 2013

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SPECIAL OFFERS:

  • Institutions registering 10 paid participants together earn one additional student registration for free.
  • Registration fee for students on travel fellowships will be covered by the fellowship (registration required - use fixable PDF registration form and follow instructions for indicating 0 registration fee due).
  • If you are not yet a member or ISCB (international participants) or ASBCB (African participants), you must first enroll for membership with the respective Society to earn the members-only conference registration discounts (or you can sign up for membership when using the fixable PDF registration form)

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EARLY REGISTRATION PRICES THROUGH 1 MARCH 2013

Please note: All registration fees will be charged with US Dollars (USD). A $10 processing fee will be added for online credit card payments to cover the costs of bank transfer fees to move the funds to Tunis.

Non-Member Student $290
Postdoc $340
Ac/Gov/Non-Profit $455
Industry $530
ISCB Member Student $250
Postdoc $300
Ac/Gov/Non-Profit $375
Industry $450
ASBCB Member
(African members only -
outside Africa must pay
non-member rate or
join ISCB to pay
ISCB-member rate)
Student $150
Postdoc $200
Ac/Gov/Non-Profit $230
Industry N/A

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LATE REGISTRATION PRICES AFTER 1 MARCH 2013

Non-Member Student $353
Postdoc $415
Ac/Gov/Non-Profit $549
Industry $643
ISCB Member Student $313
Postdoc $375
Ac/Gov/Non-Profit $469
Industry $563
ASBCB Member
(see notes above
about attendees
from outside Africa)
Student $188
Postdoc $250
Ac/Gov/Non-Profit $344
Student on Travel Fellowship N/A

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ISCB Africa ASBCB Conference on Bioinformatics 2013

News

Feb 19 - ISCB Africa ASBCB Conference on Bioinformatics has been relocated to the Novotel City Center Hotel in Casablanca, Morocco, for March 13 - 15.  Early registration rates available through March 1. 

  • Alice Carolyn McHardy and Debora Marks have accepted to give a keynote talk at the conference.

  • Seydou Doumbia has accepted to give a keynote talk at the conference.

Seydou Doumbia, M.D., Ph.D., is deputy scientific director of the Malaria Research and Training Center, and professor of epidemiology at the Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Bamako, Mali. Dr. Doumbia holds an M.D. degree from University of Bamako, and a Ph.D. from Tulane University, New Orleans, U.S.A.

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