Monday, 3 December 2012

#HavanaBioinfo2012 Workshop

As part of Heberprot-P Havana 2012 International Congress, the CIGB is organizing a pre-congress Workshop on Bioinformatics and Biotechnology Applications. These tools are widely used in studies related to the EGF-EGFr system and will be of relevant importance in the future development of new therapeutics. The course will cover topics such as: computational proteomics and genomics, data integration, expression data analysis and regulatory networks, protein-protein interaction networks, mathematical models of biochemical pathways, drug design, virtual screening, docking and QSAR. Bioinformatics and OMICS, Havana 2012 will be held from December 8th to 11th 2012 at Occidental Miramar Hotel. (Workshop Site)

The workshop would include numbers of advanced topics regarding computational proteomics, system biology resources, molecular modeling and drug design.  This workshop has been designed to be a place for exchange new ideas. Some of the lectures will provide new skills and knowledge about software platform for protein identification, docking, molecular dynamics and biological databases. Sixteen professors and invited speakers representing leading Bioinformatics Companies (Matrix, Bioinformatics Solutions) and Academic Groups from Ghent University, Nancy University and Tubingen) are attended. Therefore, this workshop will provide us not only essential knowledge about bioinformatics and its biotechnology applications, but also a great opportunity to share experiences about the current and future challenges in Bioinformatics.

Scientific Program:

Saturday 8: Bioinformatics and System Biology (Chairpersons: Henning Hermjakob, Yasset Perez-Riverol)

08:00 – 08:10: Welcome to I Bioinformatics Workshop in Biotechnology App (Yasset Perez Riverol - CIGB)
08:15 – 08:45: Opening Lecture: Cuban Biotechnology (Gerardo Guillen - CIGB)

08:55 – 09:25: Network Biology at CIGB. (Ricardo Bringas - CIGB)

09:35 – 10:05: Protein Sequence Database Evolution – UniProt. (Henning Hermjakob - EBI)

10:05 – 10:25: Coffee Break

10:25 – 10:55: The Pfam protein families database. (Marco Punta - Sanger)

11:05 – 11:35: EBI Resources from Molecular Interactions to Systems Biology Models. (Henning Hermjakob – EBI)

11:45 – 12:15: PEAKS – homology matching-assisted shotgun protein sequencing. (Baozhen Shan – Peaks, Canada)

12:25 – 01:00: PEAKS – integration of database search and de novo sequencing (Dr. Baozhen Shan – Peaks, Canada)

01:00 – 02:30: Lunch Time     

02:30 – 03:00: PepExplorer: organizing and filtering of de novo results (Felipe Leprevost - Brazil)

03:10 – 03:40: The CompOmics toolsuite, helping you take a few steps in the right direction. (Lennart Martens - Belgium)

03:50 – 04:20: Tapping into collective knowledge - mining the public proteome. (Lennart Martens - Belgium) 

04:20 – 04:40:    Coffee Break    

04:50 – 05:20     Meta analysis and data integration in biomarker discovery (Klemens Vierlinger)

05:30 – 06:30:    Posters

Sunday 9: Bioinformatics and Proteomics (Chairpersons: Prf. David Creasy, Dr. Luis Javier González)
08:00 – 08:30:  Opening Lecture: Proteomics at CIGB (Vladimir Besada Perez- CIGB)

08:40 – 09:30: From raw data to an accurate, concise list of proteins using the Mascot tools. (David Creasy – Matrix Science)

09:35 – 10:05: Quantitation: workflows, tools, tips and causes of inaccurate results. (David Creasy – Matrix Science)

10:05 – 10:30: Coffee Break

10:45 – 11:30: OpenMS -- A Tutorial. (Oliver – Germany)   

11:40 – 12:05: Workflows in Proteomics and Metabolomics. (Oliver – Germany)

12:10 – 12:45: Introduction to the MaxQuant platform for mass spectrometry-based computational proteomics. (Jürgen Cox – Max Planck)

12:50 – 1:20: Computational strategies and software solutions for the downstream bioinformatics analysis of proteomics data. (Jürgen Cox – Max Planck)

01:25 – 01:50: PRIDE and ProteomeXchange - Co-ordinating proteomics data dissemination. (Henning Hermjakob - EBI)

 02:00– 03:30:    Lunch Time   
03:30 – 05:30:    Other activities

Monday 10: Visit to Research Institution (CIGB)

Tuesday 11: Bioinformatics in Drug Design (Chairpersons: Prf. Oliver Kohlbacher, Osmany Guirola)

08:00 – 08:30: Opening Lecture: Rational design of peptide inhibitors of dengue virus. (Glay Chinea - CIGB)

08:40 – 09:30: Epitope-Based Vaccines - From high-throughput data to   individualized therapies. (Oliver - Germany)

09:40 – 10:10: An Overview of Modeling Molecular Interactions at INRIA Nancy (Violeta Nueno – Harmonic Pharma Senior Scientist, former researcher in the INRIA Orpailleur team)

10:10 – 10:30: Coffee Break 

10:45 – 11:15: Preclinical Compound Profiling and Drug Repositioning (Violeta Nueno – Harmonic Pharma Senior Scientist, former researcher in the INRIA Orpailleur team)

11:30 – 12:00: Challenges in homology search: HMMER3 and convergent evolution of coiled-coil regions. (Marco Punta - EBI)

12:10 – 12:45: In silico design of IL-2 mutants for the therapy of cancer. (Kalet Leon – CIM)

01:00 – 02:30: Lunch Time     

02:30 – 03:00: Molecular bases of Plasmodium falciparum plasmepsins selective inhibition. (Pedro Valiente – UH)

03:10 – 03:40: Cardiovascular Genomics in the Clinic (Michal Blazejczyk)   

04:00 – 04:20: Coffee Break 
04:00 – 05:30: General and Posters Discussion      

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