ISCB Africa ASBCB Conference on Bioinformatics 2013

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. )

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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
Chair: Nicola Mulder
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
12:10 am - 12:30 pm Open
12:30 pm - 14:00 pm Lunch  
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
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
12:30 pm - 14:00 pm Lunch
Poster Session 1
(even numbers)
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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
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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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