19 hasta el 25 de Jul '15 CURSO
Lipari School on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

Patrocinador Prof. Alfredo Ferro -- Lipari School secretary Universita' degli Studi di Catania - Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica
Lugar de realización Lipari Island, Italy

Computational Dynamic Analysis of Biological Processes

July 19 - July 25, 2015
Lipari Island, Italy

Aim and scope:
Computational Dynamic Analysis of Biological Processes is one of the most challenging research areas in modern life science. Topics such as Disease Dynamics, Drug Resistance, Immune System Analysis, Emerging Mutations, Microbiome Analysis, and Biological Networks Evolution involve intriguing and still unsolved problems. On the other hand, the availability of Next Generation Sequencing and other High-throughput techniques provide a strong support for scientists working in this field. Our main and special guest lectures will address the scope focusing on algorithms, computational models, biomedical and biotechnological results on this field. 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.


Peer Bork
Network Dynamics
European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg, GERMANY

Jeff Gore
Evolutionary Game-Theoretic Models
MIT, Massachussets, USA

Laxmi Parida
Evolutionary Dynamics
IBM, Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, USA

Stephen Quake
NGS and Cancer Dynamics
Stanford University, California, USA

Guest speakers

Eric Jonasch
Molecular Determinants of Renal Cell Carcinoma Ontogeny and Progression
MD Anderson Cancer Center,Houston,Texas,USA

Michael Levitt
Stanford University, California, USA

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.

The early application deadline is May 29th 2015. Late registrations will be accepted until July 14th. Admission notification will start on March 2nd, according to registration time. Applicants must include a short curriculum vitae.

The official language is English.

School Directors

Prof. Alfredo Ferro (University of Catania)
Prof. Raffaele Giancarlo (University of Palermo)
Prof. Concettina Guerra (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Prof. Michael Levitt (Stanford University)

Dr. Rosalba Giugno (co-director, University of Catania)
Prof. 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