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Agenda at a Glance


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MONDAY – 21 November
08:00 19:30 Registration
08:45 09:00 Morning Welcome


Keynote Presentation: A Mechanistic View of Oncogenic K-Ras Biology

Ruth Nussinov, PhD,
National Cancer Institute
Maryland, United States
10:00 10:30 Coffee Break
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10:30 12:30 Protein Session
10:30 10:55 Biomolecular Dynamics in Complex in vivo Environments
Garegin Papoian
10:55 11:10 Discovery of Protein Isoforms for Different Stages of Prostate Cancer
Luis Rueda
11:10 11:25 Analysis of cell-cycle regulatory linear motifs bound by the pRb retinoblastoma tumor suppressor
Lucia Chemes
11:25 11:40 Identification and Substantiation of Specificity Determining Residue Networks using small Datasets and MI-promiscuity
- Facundo Orts
11:40 11:55 Residue-covariation networks cluster similar functional domains
- Franco Simonetti
11:55 12:10 Validation of Assembly and alignment-free method for chloroplast next generation sequences data
- Raúl Martín Amado Cattáneo
12:10 12:20 SwissProt Select: The New Protein Superfamily Database for Reliable Function Assignation - Nicolás Stocchi
12:20 12:30 DEPICTViz - Differential Expression and Protein InteraCTions Visualization Tool - Nalvo F. Almeida
12:30 14:30 Lunch on Own
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14:30 16:30 Data Session
14:30 14:50 Tech Talk, EMBL-EBI
Overview of EMBL-EBI Services and How We Work with Industry
Dominic Clark
14:50 15:10 Systematic assessment of multi-gene predictors of pan-cancer tumour sensitivity to drugs exploiting gene expression data
- Pedro J. Ballester
15:10 15:30 Drug targets prioritization for neglected diseases
- Videla Santiago
15:30 15:45 A Data-Driven Approach to Estimating the Number of Clusters in Hierarchical Clustering
- Antoine Emil Zambelli
15:45 16:00 A novel approach for highly-diverse multi-omics data fusion applied to tomato germplasm selection
- Georgina Stegmayer
16:00 16:15 Pasteur_galaxy: An open and sustainable Galaxy instance for NGS data analysis - Oussama Souiai
16:15 16:30 Graphing genomes in 2D, applications of multivariate statistics on the genomic composition - Maria Camila Martinez
16:30 17:00 Coffee Break
17:00 18:00 Keynote Presentation: Coding for running speed and computing displacement in the mammalian brain's GPS

Emilio Kropff, PhD, Researcher at the National Research Council (CONICET), Leloir Institute IIBBA, Buenos Aires, Argentina
18:00 19:30 Networking and Posters - Odd number posters presentations
19.30 22:00 VizBI Plus Event & Cocktail
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TUESDAY – 22 November
08:30 19:30 Registration
08:45 09:00 Morning Welcome and Announcements
09:00 10:00 Keynote Presentation: Birdsong to study neural control and biomechanics in a learned sensorimotor task

Ana Amador, PhD
University of Buenos Aires and IFIBA, National Research Council (CONICET), Buenos Aires, Argentina
10:00 10:30 Coffee Break
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10:30 12:30 Machine Learning and Data Mining Session
10.30 10.50 Tech-Talk
CITES, The First High-Tech Incubator in Latin America
Starting UP Bioinformatics
- Gerardo Marchesini, Chief Technology Officer
10:50 11:10 Ranking factors involved in diabetes remission after bariatric surgery using machine-learning integrating clinical and genomic biomarkers
- Søren Brunak
11:10 11:30 Advanced data mining reveals a non-canonical mode of interaction for MHC class II ligands - Morten Nielsen
11:30 11:50 Novel microRNA discovery from genome-wide data: a computational pipeline with unsupervised machine learning
- Georgina Stegmayer
11:50 12:03 NetPhosPan: a pan specific predictor for phosphorylation site predictions - Emilio Fenoy
12:03 12:16 Machine Learning Tools to Computationally Identify Genomic Elements - Melissa Woghiren
12:16 12:30 TAXOFOR: Taxonomic Assignment of 16S rDNA sequences using Fourier Analysis - Guillerm Luque y Guzman Saenz
12:30 14:30 Lunch on Own
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14:30 16:30 Disease Session
14:30 14:50 Multi-Cohort Analysis Identifies Cross-Tissue Gene Signature to Predict Lung Function and TFS in Patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
- Scott Madeleine
14:50 15:10 Differential network analysis for the identification of common and specific regulatory mechanisms between idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy and ischemic cardiomyopathy
- Mariana Recamonde-Mendoza
15:10 15:30 A bioinformatics approach shows significant overlap of molecular pathology in early preeclampsia with endometrial diseases
- Maria Rabaglino
15:30 15:45 Diagno: an online Clinical Genomics Diagnosis tool
- Patricio Yankilevich
15:45 16:00 MultiOmics: an R package to infer genomics and epigenomics mechanisms involved with cancer disease progression
- Martin Abba
16:00 16:15 In silico prediction of biological targets of small molecules by a chemical similarity approach - Andreas Schüller
16:15 16:30 Transcriptomic analysis of drug resistant isolates of the parasitic trematode Fasciola hepatica - Jose Tort
16:30 17:00 Coffee Break
17:00 18:00 EMBO Lecture Keynote Presentation: Systematic Patterns in Millions of 20 Yearlong Individual Patient Disease Trajectories

Søren Brunak, PhD
Professor, Research Director
Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research, University of Copenhagen The EMBO Lecture
18:00 19:30 Networking and Posters - Even numbered poster presentations
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WEDNESDAY – 23 November
08:00 12:30 Registration
08:45 09:00 Morning Welcome and Announcements
09:00 10:00 Keynote Presentation: Data Visualization in Bioinformatics: Exploring the 'Dark' Proteome

Sean I. O’Donoghue, PhD, CSIRO & Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Sydney, Australia
10:00 10:30 Coffee Break
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10:30 12:30 Genes Session
10:30 10:50 Tech Talk: Heritas
Bioinformatics for clinical diagnostics
- Martín Vazquez, Chief Scientific Officer
10:50 11:15 Extreme learning machines for discovering gene regulatory networks from temporal profiles of expression
- Mariano Rubiolo
11:15 11:40 Dynamics of tRNA fragments and their targets in aging mammalian brain - Andrey Grigoriev
11:40 12:05 Exploring the human virome, new tools, new insights
Alejandro Reyes
Seeking informative regions in viral genomes
Jaime Leonardo Moreno
12:05 12:17 Bioinformatic sequence analysis tools for the search for new short peptide in "non-coding" sequences
- Luciana Ines Escobar
12:17 12:30 Prediction of microRNA targets in Echinococcus
- Natalia Macchiaroli
12:30 14:30 Lunch on Own
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14:30 16:30 Systems Session
14:30 14:53 Bioinformatic mapping of microRNAs related with cervical cancer on Human Latinoamerican Genomic Variants
- Milena Guerrero Flórez
14:53 15:15 An integrative method to unravel the host-parasite interactome: an orthology based approach
- Yesid Cuesta Astroz
15:15 15:30 Universal attenuators and their interactions with feedback loops in gene regulatory networks - Dianbo Liu
15:30 15:45 Combining miRNA and their regulators to understand the formation of diapause as transgenerational defense against pathogens in C. elegant
Alberto Jesus Martin
15:45 16:00 Cellular Information Processing: pre-equilibrium signalling, cooperatively effects and membrane receptor trafficking
- Federico Sevlever
16:00 16:15 Evaluation of Anti-biofilm activity of synthetic peptides analogous to human cathelicidin LL-37 in clinical isolates of Staphylococcus app
- Fredy Alexander Guevara Agudelo
16:15 16:30 From in silico modelling to comprehension of agroecosystems: towards a complex index to study of microbial diversity and its relation of soil health - Arsenio J. Rodriguez
16:30 17:00 Awards and Closing