Computational and Molecular Biology Symposium 2017

30th November and 1st December, Conway Institute, University College Dublin

Schedule

Thursday, 30th November
9.15 – 9.45 Registration
9.45 – 10.00 Welcome address
Session 1: Infection Biology
10.00 – 11.00 Keynote: Prof. J. Ross Fitzgerald

“The evolutionary genomics of bacteria at the human-animal interface”

11.00 – 11.20 Short talk:  Benjamin Roques “A new genomic typing technique based on gene co-occurrence network and whole-genome sequencing data”
11.20 – 11.40 Short talk:  Dr Gabriel Gonzalez “Searching for patterns of expression with support vector machines in RNA-SEQ data from infectious diseases”
11.40 – 12.00 Coffee Break
Session 2: Oncology
12.00 – 13.00 Keynote: Dr Victoria Sanz Moreno

“Combining OMICs with cell biology in cancer”

13.00 – 13.20 Short talk:  Dr Kevin Litchfield “ Cancer Bioinformatics”
13.20 – 13.45 Lunch
13.45 – 14.30 Poster session
Session 3: Proteomics
14.30 – 15.00 Sponsor Talk: Repositive, Dr Manuel Corpas “A One-stop Shop for Finding and Accessing Genomics Data”
15.00 – 16.00 Keynote: Dr. Shabaz Mohammed

“Phosphoproteomics and its use in studying the cell cycle and specifically mitotic exit”

16.00 – 16.20 Short talk:  Mirko Torrisi “ State-of-the-art ab initio prediction of protein secondary structure”
16.20 – 16.40 Coffee Break
Session 4: Immunology
16.40 – 17.00 Short talk: Sarah Faherty O’Donnell “Biomarker development for bovine tuberculosis using the NanoString nCounter® Analysis System”
17.00 – 18.00 Keynote: Prof. Mohammed Lamkanfi

“Cell death signaling at the intersection with the immune system “

Social event at Ashtons Gastropub.

 

Friday, 1st December
Session 5: Cell signalling
9.30 – 10.30 Keynote: Dr Claus Jorgensen

“Cell Signalling in Context”

10.30- 10.50 Short talk:
10.50 – 11.20 Sponsor Talk: Systems Biology Ireland
11.20 – 11.30 Coffee Break
Session 6: Biology for agriculture
11.30 – 12.30 Keynote: Dr. Laura Boykin

“Food Security Now – Our team’s story using upstream science to help smallholder farmers downstream in East Africa”

12.30 – 12.50 Short talk:  Raúl A Ortiz-Merino “Genomics on polyploid yeasts: evolutionary insights and biotech potential”
12.50 – 13.10 Short talk:  Tristan Russell “Investigating the role of host-virus protein-protein interactions in determining the host specificity of the recently emerged, Schmallenberg virus”
13.10 – 13.40 Lunch
13.40 – 14.40 Poster session
Session 7: Diagnostics
14.40 – 15.10 Sponsor Talk: Bioscience
15.10 – 15.30 Short talk:  Mariel Barbachan e Silva “Harpia: automated entropy analysis classification of vocalization patterns”
15.30 – 15.50 Short talk:  Nishitha Paidimukkala “Identification of key regulators in keratinocyte stem cells and skin cancer using co-expression”
15.50 – 16.30 Coffee Break
Session 8: Integrative network biology 
16.30 – 16.50 Short talk:  Ann McCartney “The Evolution and Consequence of RNA-mediated Fusion Genes on Vertebrate Genomes”
16.50 – 17.50 Keynote: Dr. Evangelia Petsalaki

“Integrative studies of cell signaling regulation”

17.50 – 18.00 Award ceremony
18.00 + Reception