Deadline EXTENDED: May 27, 2013
Aim and scope:
Computational Network Biology is among the most representative research areas in bioinformatics. Lectures will address the scope focusing on algorithms to analyze networks for disease understanding and therapy. A series of tutorials will illustrate basic preliminary concepts and provide additional snapshots of dynamic networks and network alignments. Finally our special guest speaker will talk about the well known BLAST algorithm and a visionary talk about future bioinformatics directions. From the enclosed bibliography it appears that the selected themes have received much attention in the scholarly literature ranging from Nature and Science to Bioinformatics Journals.
A network approach to understanding cancer [abstract]
Columbia University, USA
Teresa M. Przytycka
Network Biology Approach to Complex Diseases [abstract]
National Institutes of Health, USA
Elucidating the topology and logic of cellular pathways [abstract]
Tel Aviv University, Israel
1) A Blast from the Past [abstract]
2) Why Networks Are Not Enough [abstract]
Max Planck Institute, Dresden, Germany
Recurrent Events in Dynamic Networks [abstract]
Georgia Tech, Atlanta, USA - IASI-CNR, Italy
Statistical Challenges in Genetic Association Studies [abstract]
Department of Biostatistics, Columbia University, USA
Simona E. Rombo
Basic graph and network alignment algorithms [abstract]
University of Palermo, Italy
Participants will be arranged in a comfortable hotel at very special rates. The conference room (in the same hotel) is air-conditioned and equipped with all conference materials. Special areas are reserved to students for the afternoon coursework and study. The island of Lipari can be easily reached from Milazzo, Palermo, Naples, Messina and Reggio Calabria by ferry or hydrofoil (50 minutes from Milazzo).
Two kinds of participants are welcome. Students: Participants who are expected to do afternoon courseworks and take a final exam (The grades will be given following the ECTS grading scale). The course will involve a total of 24 hours of teaching. According to our university rules passing the final exam gives right to an equivalent of 6 ECTS credits in any Ph.D. program. Auditors: participants who are not interested in taking the final exam.
Registration fee is 470 Euros. The fee covers the course material, bus+hydrofoil Catania airport-Lipari-Catania airport, social event. Late registration is 570 Euros.
Deadline for application is April 30, 2013 (admission notification will start on March 1st according to registration time). Applicants must include a short curriculum vitae and specify two professors whom letters of recommendation will be asked to, if deemed necessary. Applicants will be notified about admission by May 15, 2013.
The official language is English.
- Prof. Alfredo Ferro (University of Catania)
- Prof. Raffaele Giancarlo (University of Palermo)
- Prof. Concettina Guerra (University of Padova and Georgia Tech.)
- Prof. Michael Levitt, (Stanford University)
- Dr. Rosalba Giugno (co-director, University of Catania)
- Dr. Alfredo Pulvirenti (co-director, University of Catania)
People interested in receiving further information about the school can contact:
Lipari School Organization
Prof. Alfredo Ferro -- Lipari School secretary
Universita' degli Studi di Catania - Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica
Citta' Universitaria - Viale A.Doria, 6 - 95125 Catania - ITALY
Tel: +39 095 7383071
Fax: +39 095 7337032 / +39 095 330094