Bioinformatics for the management, analysis and interpretation of microarray data

November 27 - 28, 2003, CINECA, Bologna, Italy

Scientific Programme

Thursday November 27, 2003
11.30 - 13.00
Tutorial 1: Expression Profiler
Misha Kapushesky, European Bioinformatics Institute EBI, UK
10.00 - 13.00
Tutorial 2: BioConductor [PPT file (2,6 MB)]
Steffen Durinck, European Bioinformatics Institute EBI, UK
11.30 - 13.00
Tutorial 3: maxdLoad2: An extensible MIAME-compliant database for microarray experiments
Dave Hancock, University of Manchester, UK
10.00 - 11.30
Tutorial 4: An introduction to text mining techniques and its application to literature data in biology
Roberta Turra, Giorgio Pedrazzi and Francesco Falciano, CINECA, IT
Thursday November 27, 2003
14.00 - 14.15 Opening remarks and introduction to the workshop
Mario Lanzarini, CINECA, Italy
The Hormone Responsive Breast Cancer (HRBC) Genomics Network [PPT file (6,2 MB)]
Alessandro Weisz, Second University of Naples, Italy
NETTAB workshops aims and structure [PPS file (92 KB)]
Paolo Romano, National Cancer Research Institute, Italy
14.15 - 15.15 Opening Lecture
Protein, cell and tissue microarrays for functional genomics
Mike Taussig, Babraham Institute, UK
Chairman of the Steering Committee of the ESF Programme on Integrated Approaches for Functional Genomics
Questions and discussion
15.30 - 15.50 Coffee break
15.50 - 17.15 1st Session:
Standardization of microarray experiments information

Two 30' invited lectures plus 25' questions and discussion
  • MGED standard implementation: building an infrastructure towards Microarray Data sharing [PDF file (4,1 MB)]
    Philippe Rocca-Serra (EBI, UK)
  • MIAME/Tox - MIAME for toxicogenomics - towards the harmonization of a new field [PDF file (4,4 MB)]
    Susanna Sansone (EBI, UK)
  • Open discussion
17.15 - 17.45 Posters' session
17.45 - 19.00 Oral communications session
Four 20' invited lectures plus discussion
  • Using microarray for time series gene expression analysis and for identifying regulatory motifs
    P. Liò (European Bioinformatics Institute and Cambridge University, UK)
  • Gene expression Network dynamics: from microarray data to gene-gene connectivity reconstruction: reconstruction of c-MYC proto-oncogene regulated genetic network [PPT file (574 KB)]
    Gastone Castellani (University of Bologna, IT)
  • Cell classification using gene expression data: a strategy based on independent component analysis [PDF file (601 KB)]
    Daniela Calò (University of Bologna, IT)
  • Improved detection of differentially expressed genes in microarray experiments through multiple scanning and image integration [PPT file (9,4 MB)]
    Chiara Romualdi (University of Padua, IT)
Friday November 28, 2003
8.30 - 10.30 2nd Session
Tools for microarrays data analysis
Four 25' invited lectures plus 20' for questions and discussion
  • maxdLoad2: An extensible MIAME-compliant database for microarray experiments
    Dave Hancock (University of Manchester, UK)
  • EP:NG - a Web-based Microarray Data Analysis and Management Environment [PPT file (235 KB)]
    Misha Kapushesky (European Bioinformatics Institute, UK)
  • Gene selection through Switched Neural Networks [PDF file (259 KB)]
    Marco Muselli (National Research Council, IT)
  • BioConductor [PPT file (999 KB)]
    Steffen Durinck (European Bioinformatics Institute, UK)
  • Open discussion

10.30 - 10.50 Coffee break
10.50 - 13.00 3rd Session
Case studies and significant experiences
Four 30' invited lectures plus 10' questions and discussion
  • Data mining of microarray data: integrating functional annotation with expression data [PPT file (4,3 MB)]
    Raffaele Calogero (University of Turin, IT)
  • Computational dissection of regulatory networks using gene expression and other high throughput data: case studies in mouse and yeast
    Rani Elkon (Tel Aviv University, IL)
  • Statistical issues in the design of microarray experiments [PPT file (367 KB)]
    Lara Lusa (Cancer Institute of Milan, IT)
  • Identification of Deregulated Functions and Processes by Automated Gene Ontology Analysis of Expression Profiles
    Stefano Volinia (University of Ferrara, IT)
  • Open discussion
13.00 - 13.30 General open discussion and farewell

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