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Biel/Bienne, Switzerland, 7-8 June 2016

Conference Program

Tuesday 7 June

9:00-10:10 Registration at Congress Centre and welcome coffee
10:15-10:45 Words of welcome
Ron Appel
Conference chairs: Maria Anisimova and Patrick Ruch
10:50-12:30 Parallel talks
Session 1   Vereinssaal
Chairman: Christian von Mering

Session 2   Kongresssaal
Chairman: Christophe Dessimoz

10:50-11:10 Single-cell transcriptome analysis of fish immune cells provides insight into the evolution of vertebrate immunity
Speaker: Santiago J. Carmona
Differential analyses for RNA-seq: transcript-level estimates improve gene-level inferences
Speaker: Charlotte Soneson
11:10-11:30 Accurate identification of somatic stem cells using single-cell RNA-sequencing
Speaker: Petra Schwalie
neXtA5: Accelerating Annotation of Articles via Automated Approaches in neXtProt
Speaker: Luc Mottin
11:30-11:50 Identifying novel genes whose tissue-specific expression level causally influence complex human traits
Speaker: Eleonora Porcu
TopAnat: GO-like enrichment of anatomical terms mapped to genes by expression patterns
Speaker: Frédéric Bastian
11:50-12:10 Disentangling local regulatory networks from genomic, epigenomic and transcriptomic data
Speaker: Olivier Delaneu
QMEANDisCo - Combining statistical potentials with consensus-based prediction of local model quality
Speakers: Christine Rempfer & Gabriel Studer
12:10-12:30 Detection of trans and cis splicing QTLs through large scale cancer genome analysis
Speaker: Kjong-Van Lehmann
Model validation, its inherent difficulty and possible solutions
Speaker: Gaston Gonnet
12:30-13:30 Lunch
Lunch new SIB members
13:30-15:00 Special topics
13:30-14:30 Hot Legal Topics in Bioinformatics: Data protection, IP and cybersecurity
Speaker: Maitre Michel Jaccard
14:30-15:00 EspeRare: repositioning drugs for rare diseases using biomedical informatics
Speaker: Caroline Kant
15:00-16:00 Coffee Break & Poster Session 1
Foyer & Galerie
16:00-17:30 Free time / Hotel check-in
17:30-17:45 Selected talk
Bioinformatics to help eliminate hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition: SIB and FAO collaboration
Speaker: Philippe Le Mercier

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) supports countries in their efforts to detect and monitor animal diseases, such as influenza or foot and mouth disease. The FAO has appointed SIB as FAO Reference Centre for bioinformatics. Input from SIB groups with expertise relevant to the field is sought in order to contribute to the design of analysis tools for the FAO.

17:45-19:00 Keynote lecture
James Joyce's Ulysses: A bioinformatics perspective
Speaker: Prof. David B. Searls
19:00-19:45 Aperitif
Outside covered area
19:45 Dinner & party
Outside covered area / Foyer

Wednesday 8 June

lottery tickets till 8:29
8:30-9:20 Lightning talks
Chairman: Lydie Lane

Improving genome assemblies using homologous sequences
Speaker: Ivana Pilizota
Group: Christophe Dessimoz
MOCCASIN - a tool for converting MATLAB ODE models into reaction-based SBML
Speaker: Harold Gomez
Group: Dagmar Iber
Development of a generic proteogenomics approach to discover the entire protein-coding potential of prokaryotic genomes
Speaker: Adithi Varadarajan
Group: Christian Ahrens
Fast joint estimation of alignment and phylogeny from genomic sequences in a frequentist framework
Speaker: Massimo Maiolo
Group: Maria Anisimova
Exploring protein-nanoparticle interactions in reconstituted artificial coronas by combining experiment and computation
Speaker: Thomas Kedzierski
Group: Torsten Schwede
The genome of N. lovaniensis, the closest relative of the brain-eating amoeba N. Fowleri
Speaker: Nicole Liechti
Group: Rémy Bruggmann
Glydyn’: A tool for visualizing the network of glycoepitopes
Speaker: Marie Ghraichy
Group: Frederique Lisacek
As a stone thrown in a still pond: describing human influenza dynamics and global circulation patterns after 2009 A/pH1N1 pandemic explosion
Speaker: Lorenzo Gatti
Group: Maria Anisimova
First genome-wide CNV association meta-analysis on anthropometric traits in 71,288 adults
Speaker: Aurelien Mace
Group: Zoltan Kutalik
DRIMSeq: differential splicing and sQTL analyses with the Dirichlet-multinomial model
Speaker: Malgorzata Nowicka
Group: Mark Robinson
9:20-9:30 SIB Virtual Computational Biology Seminar Series
Speaker: Diana Marek
9:30-10:00 Coffee Break
10:00-12:00 Workshops
12:00-12:50 Lunch
13:00-14:30 General assembly SIB employees   Kongresssaal
Organizers: SIB Staff committee

SIB PhD Training Network Get Together   Vereinssaal
Organizer: Nottania Campbell Kay, Amel Bekkar

14:30-15:30 Poster Session 2
15:30-16:30 Keynote lecture
Title to be defined
Prof. Dr George Coukos
16:30-16:40 Best Poster Award, Best Lightning talk Award, lottery draws
16:40-16:50 Wrap-up & Farewell