Conference Agenda - BIOCOMP BG 2012


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Arrival, Poster Setup and Registration

Thursday, September 20, 2012

8:00 am to 9:00 am - Registration. Posters Setup. Congress center

Morning Session    Chair: Klaas Vandepoele

9:00 am to 9:15 am - Opening and welcome message. Prof. Ivan Minkov - University of Plovdiv, Coordinator of Biosupport project; Dr.Vesselin Baev - University of Plovdiv, Group leader Bioinformatics

9:15 am to 10:15 am - Keynote speaker: Dr. Jose R. Valverde - Spanish National Center of Biotechnology , Spanish EMBNet node.

10:15 am to 10:45 am - An approach to a metagenomic data processing workflow. Dr.Dimitar Vassilev - Agrobioinstitute (ABI), Sofia, Bulgaria

10:45 am to 11:15 am - Coffee Time

11:15 am to 11:45 am - FCA as A MEANS for consolidation of clustering results derived from multiple experiments. Dr. Veselka Boeva - Technical University, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

11:45 am to 12:15 pm - Identification of microRNA targets in tomato fruit development using high-throughput sequencing and degradome analysis. Dr. Ruud A. de Maagd - Centre for BioSystems Genomics (CBSG), 6700 AB Wageningen, the Netherlands

12:15 pm to 12:30 pm - Genome wide technologies for detection and analysis of transcription start sites in E. coli. Dr. Enrique Morett, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico

12:30 pm to 12:45 pm - Assembly and annotation of the genomes of Folsomia candida and Orchesella cincta and comparative genomics of stress defense systems. Anna Faddeeva-Vakhrusheva - VU Amsterdam, the Netherlands

12:45 pm to 2:00 pm - Lunch

Afternoon Session    Chair: Mario Fares

2:00 pm to 2:40 pm - Plant and Pathogen Genomics: NGS, Applications and Cross talks. Keynote speaker:  Dr. Gaurav Sablok - Research and Innovation Center,  Istituto Agrario San Michele (IASMA), Italy

2:40 pm to 3:00 pm - Approach to in silico filtering of primary SNP-call sets in bacterial genome. Nicholas Costa Barroso Lima - LNCC, Labinfo, Brazil

3:00 pm to 3:20 pm - The Human Gene Connectome: A Map of Short Cuts for Morbid Allele Discovery. Dr. Yuval Itan - The Rockefeller University, USA

3:20 pm to 4:00 pm - A computational study on the unusual GW/WG Argonaute binding domain. Keynote speaker: Prof. Wojciech Karlowski - Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland

4:00 pm to 4:20 pm - Coffee Time

4:20 pm to 4:40 pm - TBA , Illumina presentation (Elta90). Theodor Zamfirov - Elta90 (Illumina), Sofia, Bulgaria

4:40 pm to 5:00 pm - Identification of miRNAs and their isomiR sequences in human uterine leiomyoma. Ivan Milev - University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Poster Session. Go and See the Amazing Posters

Friday, September 21, 2012

8:00 am to 9:00 am - Registration. Posters set up. Congress center

Morning Session    Chair: Andrey Kajava

9:00 am to 10:00 am - Inferring gene functions and regulatory interactions through integrative genomics in plants. Keynote speaker: Prof. Klaas Vandepoele - VIB / Ghent University, Belgium

10:00 am to 10:25 am - Evolutionary age-structured cells dynamics models. Prof. Vitalii Akimenko - Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine

10:25 am to 10:45 am - A computational model of translation. Dr. Dominique Chu - University of Kent, UK

10:45 am to 11:10 am - Coffee Time

11:10 am to 12:00 am - On the quest for Natural Selection: mutations, coadaptation and the emergence of novel functions. Keynote speaker: Dr. Mario Fares - University of Dublin, Ireland

12:00 am to 12:25 pm - Modeling the Structure of Human Interferon Gamma C-Termini. Dr. Elena Lilkova - University of Sofia "St. Kliment Ohridski", Bulgaria

12:25 am to 12:50 pm - An agent-based simulation framework for complex systems. Dr. Gianfranco Politano - Politecnico di Torino, Control and Computer Engineering, Italy

12:50 pm to 2:00 pm - Lunch

Afternoon Session    Chair: Jose R. Valverde

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Structural Bioinformatics: Focus on Proteins with Tandem Repeats. Keynote speaker: Dr. Andrey Kajava - CRBM - Macromolecular Biochemistry Research Center, France

3:00 pm to 3:20 pm - The exploitation of structural and interaction data to predict protein-ligand binding affinity using machine learning. Dr.Pedro Ballester - EMBL-EBI Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, UK

3:20 pm to 3:40 pm - CASoX - a software tool to visualize and analyze cavities and clefts in protein structures. Dr. Georg Steinkellner - ACIB - Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology, Austria

3:40 pm to 4:00 pm - Prediction of intra-communication pathways within the second PDZ domain of PTP1e. Dr. Elisa Cilia - Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

4:00 pm to 4:20 pm - Coffee Time

4:20 pm to 4:35 pm - SureSelect and HaloPlex – NGS Target Enrichment Solutions from Agilent Technologies. Nadia Dimitrova - Diamed Ltd. - Agilent Technologies

4:35 pm to 5:00 pm - Genomic scale identification of exonic-microRNAs associated with stress responses and development in hexaploid wheat. Dr.Abdoulaye Baniré Diallo - Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Poster Session. Go and See the Amazing Posters


  • TBA – To Be Announced

Note: This is a preliminary program only and do not represent the exact timing. Times and Presenters may change as the Conference date approaches.