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    January 9-12, 2018
    National Institutes of Health
    9000 Rockville Pike
    Bethesda, MD, USA


    Data integration is a big problem in biomedical research, especially in the era of NGS data, BigData, "omics", precision medicine etc. Network based approach is one of the interesting and efficient ways to integrate data. This hands-on training will introduce participants to network concepts, data preparation and integration methods, data analysis, exploration and visualization using Cytoscape and other open source tools. The training also includes a one day Bring-Your-Own-Data clinic.

    Hands-on Skills/Tools taught:
    • Data Cleaning and Preparation: Basic Unix
    • Data Cleaning and Preparation: OpenRefine
    • Network Generation: Cytoscape
    • Data Integration: Cytoscape
    • Enrichment analysis: Cytoscape
    • Pathway analysis: Cytoscape
    • Gene Prioritization: Cytoscape
    • Data Exploration: Cytoscape
    • Data Visualization: Cytoscape
    • Large Graph Analysis: Neo4J



    Almost 15 years after scientists first sequenced the human genome, making sense of the enormous amount of data that encodes human life remains a formidable challenge. But it is also precisely the sort of problem that machine learning excels at.

    On Monday, Google released a tool called DeepVariant that uses the latest AI techniques to build a more accurate picture of a person's genome from sequencing data.

    DeepVariant on GitHub:



    A DNA testing kit might sound like a fun holiday gift to share with a loved one, but [US Senator] Chuck Schumer says it might be dangerous to give companies that market them access to your genetic codes.

    Schumer said it's unclear what companies like AncestryDNA do with all the data they collect from hair or saliva samples that clients – eager to know if they're 20 percent Cherokee or have a genetic marker for a certain disease – send in.

    Schumer's statement has led to a petition "demanding that Ancestry and 23andMe change their policies and withhold genetic information from law enforcement":[...]lice/


    March 22-23, 2018
    Florence, Italy

    The objective of the New Perspectives in Science Education Conference is to promote transnational cooperation and share good practice in the field of innovation for science education. The New Perspectives in Science Education Conference is also an excellent opportunity for the presentation of previous and current projects in the science field.

    The Call for Papers, within the New Perspective in Science Education Conference, is addressed to teachers, researchers and experts in the field of science education as well as to coordinators of science and training projects.

    Experts in the field of science teaching and learning are therefore invited to submit an abstract of a paper to be presented during the New Perspective in Science Education international conference. The abstract should be written in English and submitted no later than December 19, 2017 (extended deadline). In order to submit an abstract please visit our website:[...]n.php.


    Extended Deadline for submitting abstracts: December 19, 2017
    Notification of Acceptance / Rejection for Abstracts (Deadline 22 November): December 13, 2017
    Notification of Acceptance / Rejection for Abstracts (Deadline 19 December): January 8, 2018
    Deadline for final submission of papers: January 22, 2018
    Dates of the conference: March 22-23, 2018

    There will be three presentation modalities: oral, poster and virtual presentations.

    All accepted papers will be included in the Conference Proceedings published by LibreriaUniversitaria with ISBN and ISSN codes. This publication will be sent to be reviewed for inclusion in SCOPUS ( Papers will also be included in ACADEMIA.EDU ( and Google Scholar.

    For further information, please contact us at the following address: science[at] or visit the New Perspectives in Science Education conference website:
    Education: Training in Computational Drug Design and Discovery at NIH
    Submitted by Vijayaraj Nagarajan; posted on Wednesday, November 08, 2017

    December 12-15, 2017
    National Institutes of Health
    9000 Rockville Pike
    Bethesda, MD, USA


    Computational drug design and discovery has been a challenging task due to limitations in available computing resources. Public cloud computing facilities have dramatically changed this scenario, by bringing the most powerful computing systems within a click away, with unprecedented low cost options.


    This hands-on training will introduce researchers to the concepts, methods and tools for structure and ligand based computational drug designing and discovery using the open source tools and the cloud computing facilities.

    Hands-on Skills/Tools Taught:
    • Ligand preparation : OpenBabel
    • Target preparation: Chimera
    • Databases: ZINC, PubChem, ChemSpider, ChEMBL, DrugBank, Binding DB
    • Docking: AutoDockTools
    • Visualization: Chimera, PyMOL
    • Structure based virtual screening: AutoDock, Dock
    • Ligand drawing & visualization : Chemdraw, Chemsketch
    • Compound library : ChemT (or DRUGSTER or FSees)
    • Descriptors : Mold2
    • QSAR : Open3DQSAR (or TEST or Coral)
    • Pharmacophore exploration : Open3DQSAR (or DRUGON or pharmacophore)
    • Ligand alignment : LIGSIFT
    • Ligand based virtual screening: LIGSIFT (or MOLA or lisica)
    • ADMET, Toxicity estimation : Toxtree (or DataWarrior)

    December 18-20th, 2017
    Naples, Italy

    12th Edition

    The Call for Abstracts for Poster Presentations is still open.

    Deadline is fixed on November 4th.

    Program of oral presentations will be announced in the next week. Please visit the conference web site for information about it, confirmed invited speakers, post-proceedings publications and any other information.
    Events: Applied Bioinformatics in Life Sciences (2nd Edition)
    Submitted by Alexander Botzki; posted on Thursday, November 02, 2017

    March 8-9, 2018
    Leuven, Belgium[...]ition


    As an integral part of biological research, the field of bioinformatics brings forth innovative computational approaches leading to high-impact results in an increasingly data-dense environment.

    After a sold-out first edition in March 2016, this second edition will feature recent developments in bioinformatics research, and highlight the power of computational biology in the fields of medical, agricultural, and biotechnology research. Renowned speakers will present how bioinformatics is applied broadly in life sciences, and shed light on the future perspectives of their research.

    ​Conference attendees will have ample networking opportunities besides an exciting scientific program.

    Abstract submission:[...]D3618

    Find out more about the first edition 'ABLS' –[...]ences


    • Medical Integrative Omics
    • Proteomics and Metabolomics
    • Structural Bioinformatics
    • Systems Biology


    Full Abstract Submission Deadline: January 18, 2018
    Early Bird Conference registration Deadline: January 25, 2018
    Final Conference registration Deadline: February 22, 2018

    For more information, please contact:
    VIB Conferences
    Phone: +32 9 244 66 11
    Email: conferences[at]
    Events: Accelerating Biology 2018: Digitizing Life
    Submitted by vinod jani; posted on Thursday, November 02, 2017

    January 9-11, 2018
    C-DAC, Pune, India[...]y2018

    C-DAC's Bioinformatics Resources and Applications Facility (BRAF) has recognized the need of dedicated supercomputing facility much ahead of time and is already playing a major role in providing dedicated supercomputing facility to biologists all over the world. Under the National Supercomputing Mission, the Government of India, intends to create a platform for personalized genomics and drug discovery. The proposed symposium aims to provide a forum to bring together scientists and technologists to enter the era of digital biology.


    • Biomolecular Simulations and Intelligence
    • Algorithms and Analytics in Genomics
    • Next Generation Sequencing Applications
    • Metabolic Circuits and Systems Biology
    • BIGDATA and Deep Learning in Biology
    • BRAF User: Case Studies


    Registration Start: Wednesday, 16 August, 2017
    Early Bird Registration End: Thursday, 9 November, 2017
    Registration End: Wednesday, 6 December, 2017
    Abstract Deadline: Wednesday, 6 December, 2017
    DD receipt Deadline: Monday,11 December, 2017



    Doctors at Brigham and Women's Hospital are offering new parents a landmark genetic scan that screens newborns for around 1,800 conditions. But most parents are declining the controversial test.
    Events: CfP: One-day national seminar on Current Approaches in Proteomics
    Submitted by santhi N; posted on Monday, October 23, 2017

    December 20, 2017
    Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India[...]7.pdf


    We cordially invite research papers / review papers from academicians, scholars and students for poster presentations. The topics include:
    • Protein separation and identification
    • Protein structure and function
    • Metabolic pathways, interactions
    • Applications (including drug discovery, diagnosis)
    • Informatics (modeling, database, analysis software)
    • Clinical proteomics
    • Related fields
    Research papers intended for oral presentations are welcome with complete details not more than three pages. Selected posters will be invited for short talks. The selected papers after peer-review shall be recommended for publications in the proceedings. All papers should be submitted to the mail id capseminar2017[at]


    Registration and submission opens: October 19, 2017
    Submission closes: November 15, 2017
    Registration closes: December 10, 2017
    Publication Proceedings: January 20, 2018


    Students/ Scholars: Rs. 300
    Faculty members: Rs. 500
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