Corso introduttivo in Bioinformatica

20 – 24 ottobre 2014, Polo d’Innovazione di Genomica, Genetica e Biologia, Perugia

COURSE OVERVIEW:

This course will provide an introduction to technology, data analysis, tools and resources for Bioinformatics. The content is intended to provide a broad overview of the subject area, and to highlight key resources, approaches and methodologies. Topics will be delivered using a mixture of lectures, practical sessions and group discussions.

Il corso si rivolge a scienziati, ricercatori e tecnici che desiderano utilizzare la Bioinformatica nelle loro ricerche/applicazioni.

Massimo 20 partecipanti. Sarà data priorità a neolaureati, dottorandi e ricercatori post-doc.

Al termine del Corso, a tutti coloro che avranno frequentato almeno il 75% delle ore di didattica frontale sarà rilasciato un Attestato di partecipazione e frequenza.

PROGRAMMA

Il corso, della durata di 5 giorni, consiste in lezioni ed esercitazioni pratiche sui seguenti topic:
  • Introduzione all’uso degli strumenti IT e alla Bioinformatica
  • Analisi della sequenza di DNA e simili
  • Bio-database (in particolare banche dati del genoma, ad esempio ENSEMBL)
  • Ontologie (in particolare Ontologia del Gene/GO)
  • Progetti sul genoma
  • Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)
  • Espressione del gene e RNA profiling (microarrays e RNA-seq)
  • Biologia strutturale
  • Genetica delle popolazioni
  • Academia: € 300,00
  • Industry: € 600,00

Il costo d’iscrizione include:

* Pranzi e coffee breaks durante tutto il corso
* Materiali didattici
* Costi amministrativi

I candidati ammessi al corso riceveranno una confirmation email ed il form per la registrazione, in cui sono indicate le modalità ed i termini del pagamento.

Per coloro che lo desiderano è attiva una convenzione con l’Hotel Residence “La Collina” alla tariffa di € 45.00/notte per camera singola + prima colazione. Per favore contattateci se interessati, in quanto la tariffa convenzionata è attiva solo se la prenotazione è effettuata via Polo GGB.

 

Si prega di contattare Alessandro Rassello per qualsiasi chairimento (075/ 5858364; a.rassello@pologgb.com)

Partecipazione: Open applications with selection (breve cv+ lettera di presentazione)

Registration deadline: Lunedì, 6 ottobre, 2014

Inviare una mail (con breve cv + lettera di presentazione) a info@pologgb.com entro e non oltre il 6 ottobre 2014. Entro il 10 ottobre saranno comunicati gli ammessi al corso.
Christos (Kitsos) Louis, MD PhD
Professor of Biology – IMBB-FORTH & Dept. Biology, University of Crete – Centre of Functional Genomics, University of Perugia

Kitsos Louis was born in Athens. He graduated from the Medical School of the Philipps University Marburg in 1974 and obtained his doctoral degree in Cell Biology from the University of Heidelberg in 1977. After postdoc periods in Basel and Princeton he’s been working as a Research Staff at the IMBB and Professor at the University of Crete (emeritus since 2014). His research has centered on Molecular Genetics/Genomics, focusing on insects and vector-borne diseases. Kitsos Louis has co-authored 165 scientific publications and serves, or has served on twelve editorial board of scientific journals. He has been the member of national and international committees and boards, including some of WHO/TDR, where he also served in the scientific and technical advisory committee (STAC); he’s an elected member of EMBO and is the acting Head of bioinformatics at the Centre for functional Genomics at the University of Perugia since 2012.

Ing. Pietro Palladino, PhD
Information Technology Engineer – Polo d’Innovazione Genomica, Genetica e Biologia

Pietro Palladino studied at University of Perugia where he first got the bachelor degree in Information engineering in 2004, the master degree in Information and communication technology engineering in 2006 with summa cum laude, and the PhD in Information Engineering in 2010. Licensed as a profession engineer, he is the author of several scientific publications in the field of information visualization, a past member of the University spin-off Vis4, and the co-founder and Head of research and development at Fhoster. He is also teaching assistant for Bioinformatics and Biostatistics at the undergraduate level of the school of Biotechnologies and teaching assistant for Software Engineering at the graduate level of the school of Computer engineering at the University of Perugia. With a teaching qualification in Informatics, he is now the IT Manager at the PoloGGB.

Prof. Daniel Lawson
Ensembl Metazoa Coordinator – European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), Hinxton, UK
Alessandro Muzzi, PhD
Systems Genomics group Quantitative Sciences dept. – Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics, Siena, Italy

Alessandro Muzzi graduated in Physics at the University of Florence and obtained his PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology at the University of Bologna. In 2000, he joined the Bioinformatics Unit at Novartis Vaccines & Diagnostics in Siena, as researcher in bioinformatics. In 2008 a new Genomics group was established at Novartis Vaccines Research Center and Alessandro was member of the team, then appointed head since 2013. The group is focused on bacterial genomics, host-pathogen interaction studies and systems biology of vaccines. Alessandro’s research activity has centered on studies of bacterial population genomics and molecular epidemiology and on the analysis of the molecular variability of proteins selected as targets for vaccines development.

Dr. Aniello (Nello) Vitale
AM Territory account manager Italy centre – Illumina Inc., San Diego, USA
Prof. Giuliano Gasperi, MD PhD
Professor of Zoology – Dept. of Biology and Biotechnology, University of Pavia, Italy

Giuliano Gasperi si è laureato in Scienze Biologiche nel 1970 presso l’Univ. di Pavia, dove nel 1975 ha conseguito il Diploma di Perfezionamento post-laurea in Biochimica.
La sua carriera si e’ svolta quasi sempre all’Univ. di Pavia, prima presso l’Istituto di Zoologia come borsista post-laurea (1971-1974) e contrattista (1974-1981), poi presso il Dip.to di Biologia Animale come ricercatore (1981-1987) e professore associato (1987-1994). Dal 1994 è professore ordinario di Zoologia presso la Facoltà di Scienze MFN, prima presso l’Univ. di Sassari, e dal 1997 a tutt’oggi presso l’Univ. di Pavia.
Dal 1989 al 1993 e’ stato “Visiting Scientist” dell’Institute of Molecular Biology & Biotechnology (IMBB-FORTH; Direttore prof. F.C. Kafatos) di Heraklion, Creta, Grecia.
Dal 1998 è stato nel collegio dei docenti del Dottorato in “Biologia Cellulare” e dal 2002 a tutt’oggi in quello del Dottorato Europeo in “Insect Science & Biotecnology” (sede amm. Univ. di Napoli).
E’ stato consulente di FAO/IAEA, ECC, IOBC.
E’ nel comitato editoriale delle riviste internazionali Genetica (Springer Publ.) dal 1999 e BMC Genomics (BioMed Central) dal 2010.
I suoi interessi di ricerca hanno riguardato argomenti di composizione genica ed evoluzione del genoma di ditteri di interesse economico, mediante lo studio di singoli geni, delle popolazioni e delle specie (ditteri di fam. Muscidae, Tephritidae, Ceratopogonidae, Culicidae), con approcci genetici, biochimici e molecolari.
Le sue ricerche sono state finanziate in Programmi Nazionali (MURST, CNR-RAISA, MIPAF) e in Programmi Internazionali (FAO/IAEA; ECC).
E’ autore di numerosi lavori in extenso su riviste internazionali indicizzate.

Ludvik M. Gomulski, PhD
Assistant Professor of Zoology – Dept. of Biology and Biotechnology, University of Pavia, Italy

Ludvik M. Gomulski nato a Londra (Gran Bretagna) il 5 Maggio 1961, si è laureato in Zoologia e Genetica (BSc) all’Università di Cardiff, Galles nel 1982. Nel 1988 ha conseguito il titolo di PhD (Dottorato di Ricerca) presso la “London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine”, Università di Londra.
Ha svolto servizi come “Post-doctoral Research Assistant” nel laboratorio del Dr. R.J. Post presso la “Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine”, Liverpool (Gran Bretagna, 1989-1990). Ha svolto attività come “Post-doctoral Research Assistant” nel laboratorio dei Drs C.A. Malcolm and R. Nichols, presso il “Queen Mary & Westfield College”, Università di Londra (1990-1992). Nel 1993 ha ottenuto una posizione di “Post-doctoral Research Fellow” con una borsa di studio della Comunità Europea (Human Capital & Mobility Programme) presso il laboratorio del Prof. G. Gasperi nel Dipartimento di Biologia Animale dell’Università di Pavia. Nel 1995 ha ottenuto una posizione di “Visiting Research Fellow” con una borsa di studio del Progetto finalizzato CNR – RAISA disponibile presso il laboratorio della Prof. Malacrida nel Dipartimento di Biologia Animale dell’Università di Pavia. In 1996 ha ottenuto una posizione di “Visiting Research Fellow” con una borsa di studio della Comunità Europea (Human Capital & Mobility Programme) presso il laboratorio dei Drs. C. Malva e F. Graziani, dell’Istituto Internazionale di Genetica e Biofisica del CNR di Napoli. Dal 1996 al 2002 ha avuto diversi Incarichi professionali con la Prof. A.R. Malacrida nel Dipartimento di Biologia Animale dell’Università di Pavia.

Dal 1° ottobre 2002, ricopre un posto di ricercatore nel settore disciplinare BIO/05 (ZOOLOGIA) presso la Facoltà di Scienze MM.FF.NN. dell’Università degli Studi di Pavia. Partecipa dal 1993 ai progetti di FAO/IAEA per il controllo genetico di insetti di interesse agrario e sanitario. Ha esperienza nella gestione di progetti internazionali di ricerca: programmi EU (DG XII-STD, NIGA: Human Capital & Mobility DG XII, DG VI-AIR, INCO-DG XII), Azioni Integrate Italia-Francia: GALILEO, in programmi nazionali del Ministero della Università e Ricerca Scientifica PRIN e FIRB e del Ministero delle Politiche Agricole e Forestali.

Tania Dottorini, PhD
Research Scientist at the Dept. of Life Sciences, Imperial College, London – Centre of Functional Genomics, University of Perugia

• EDUCATION

2002 PhD
Faculty of Natural Sciences, Department of Biology and Molecular Genetics, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
1996 Master’s Degree
Faculty of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Physics, Department of Molecular Biology, University of Perugia, Italy
1994 Bachelor’s Degree
Faculty of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Physics, Department of Molecular Biology, University of Perugia, Italy

• CURRENT POSITION

2011 – to date Research Associate – Division of Cell & Molecular Biology, Department of Life Sciences, Imperial College London, UK

• FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS

2011 – 2015 Marie Curie fellowship, FP7 PEOPLE-2010-IEF: VecTrap – Sex determination pathway in the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae – Marie Curie Actions Career development grant; (€ 280,000.00).

• INSTITUTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

2007 to date Member of the Ph.D. Committee programme in “Molecular pathogenesis, immunology and control of transmissible agents that cause major diseases with poverty: Malaria, AIDS and Tubercolosis, University of Perugia, Italy

Prof. Alberto Policriti, MD PhD
Professor of Informatics, University of Udine, Italy – Group Leader of Bioinformatics, IGA (Istituto di Genomica Applicata), Parco Scientifico e Tecnologico “L. Danieli”, Udine

Prof. Policriti received his laurea degree in Mathematics from the Universtiy of Turin in 1984 “cum laude”. Subsequently he was granted fellowships from the CNR and ENIDATA that have been spent in various periods at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences from 1986 to 1992. Always at the Courant Institute he received his master degree in 1988 and his Ph.D.in 1990, in Computer Science under the direction of prof. M. Davis. From 1989 to 1992 he has been researcher, from 1992 to 2000 associate professor, and currently he is full professor at the Department of Mathematics and Informatics of the University of Udine. Prof. Policriti has been responsible or has been working in many projects financed by the CNR (Researches National Council of Italy), MURST (Italian Ministry of the University and Scientific and Technological Research), and the European Community.
His main research interests are related with Computational Logic and in particular:
-set-theoretic and combinatorial algorithms and problems;
-bisimulation and simulation algorithms;
-automated deduction, unification, and extensions of the logic programming paradigm;
-translation and implementation methods for modal and temporal logics and specification and verification languages for timed systems;
-algorithms and models for bioinformatics.
Prof. Policriti has more than 120 scientific publications and has directed or is now following Ph.D. students at the universities of NYU, Amsterdam, Pisa, Stanford and Udine. He has been in the program committee of many international conferences and he is in the editorial board of a number of scientific journals.
He is member of the scientific board of the Gruppo Nazionale di Calcolo Scientifico of the Istituto Nazionale di Alta Matematica and of the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science. He has been chairman and committee member of the Beth prize and member of the committee of the Premio Tesi di Dottorato su argomenti di Informatica Teorica of the Italian Chapter of the European Association of Theoretical Computer Science.
He has been Coordinator of the Biotechnology program and he is now director of the PhD program in Informatics of the University of Udine.
He is european coordinator of the IEEE CS Technical Committee on Bioinformatics.
Prof. Policriti is one of the four founders of the Istituto di Genomica Applicata—the first genome sequencing center in Italy—, in which he is the director of the Bioinformatics division.

Philippos Aris Papathanos, PhD
Marie Curie, Research Fellow at the Dept. of Life Sciences, Imperial College, London – Centre of Functional Genomics, University of Perugia

Philippos was born in Greece and grew up in Nigeria. He graduated from Royal Holloway University of London in 2002 in Molecular Biology and Genetics. In 2009 he completed a Phd on mosquito molecular genetics at Imperial College London. After a postdoc periods in Imperial College and California Insitute of Technology he joined during 2013 the Centre of Functional Genomics of the University of Perugia, where he runs a research group focused on mosquito genomics and the development of efficient genetics-based control strategies for malaria control.