BSC

Grand Challenges in Computational Biology
Joint BSC - IRB Barcelona Conference

Barcelona, 2-4 June 2008

Programme

 

Monday, 2 June

8:30-9:00 Registration
9:00-9:30
Opening
9:30-10:15

Chairs: Xavier Daura and Patrick Aloy

The computational microscope
Klaus Schulten.
Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group. Illinois Univ, USA.

10:15-10:35 Communication: Computational modelling of nasal airflow
J. Peiro. Aeronautics, Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, London SW7 2AZ, United Kingdom
10:35-11:00 Break
11:00-11:45 Free energies, reaction coordinates and mechanisms of enzymatic reactions by computation
Jiali Gao.
Department of Chemistry. Minnesota Univ., USA.
11:45-12:30 Executable Biology: Successes and Challenges
Jasmin Fisher. Computational Biology Division, Microsoft Research. Cambridge, UK.
12:30-12:50 Algorithms for efficient, load-balanced, and scalable molecular simulation
Berk Hess
. Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Research. Mainz, Germany
12:50-13:30 Visit to posters (Authors from even references)
13:00-15:00 Lunch
15:00-15:45

Chair: Victor Guallar

Prediction of folding and misfolding of proteins from their amino acid sequences
Michele Vendruscolo.
Department of Chemistry. Cambridge Univ., UK.

15:45-16:30 Cardiac Modeling on the Blue Gene Supercomputer Using Orthogonal Recursive Bisection
John J. Rice.
Functional Genomics and Systems Biology IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, NY USA.
16:30-17:00 Break
17:00-17:45 The new frontiers of protein structure prediction: transmembrane and natively unfolded proteins
David Jones. Department of Computer Science. University College London, UK.
18.30 Reception to the participants (Institut d'Estudis Catalans)

Tuesday, 3 June

9:30-10:15

Chairs: Juan Fernández Recio and José M. Carazo

John Moult
Center for Advanced Research in Biotechnology. Maryland Univ., USA.

10:15-10:35
Communication: Detection of druggable sites with an explicit solvation method
Xavier Barril
. Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats (ICREA). Departament de Fisicoquímica, Facultat de Farmàcia, Universitat de Barcelona
10:35-11:00
Break
11:00-11:45
Modeling of protein-protein interactions in structural genomics
Ilya Vakser. Center for Bioinformatics. Kansas Univ., USA.
11:45-12:30
ELIXIR – Europe’s Life Science INFOstructure
Janet M. Thornton.
EMBL-EBI, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, CB10 1SD. UK.
12:30-12:50
Communication: Screening millions of molecules using hundreds/thousands of processors
Antonio Morreale
. Unidad de Bioinformática Centro de Biología Molecular Severo Ochoa. Madrid. Spain
12:50-13:30
Visit to posters (Authors from odd references)
13:00-15:00
Lunch
15:00-17:30 Round Table
Bioinformatics platforms, New hardware and software developments, HPC initiatives & bioinformatics
Chair: Modesto Orozco. IRB-BSC, Barcelona.

Tim Hubbard. Sanger Institute, UK.
Leif Laaksonen. CSC, Finland.
Francesc Subirada. BSC,. Barcelona.
Janet Thornton. EBI, UK.
Alfonso Valencia. CNIO, Madrid.
Mateo Valero. BSC, Barcelona.

18:00 Visit to MareNostrum

Wednesday, 4 June

9:30-10:15

Chairs: David Torrents

Comparative metagenomics
Peer Bork.
Structural and Computational Biology Unit, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg, Germany.

10:15-10:35
Communication: Major Challenges in RNomics and RNA Biophysics: Combined Experimental and in silico Approaches
Fabrice Leclerc
. UMR 7567 CNRS-UHP Nancy Universite
10:35-11:00
Break
11:00-11:45
Transcript Complexity in the Human Genome
Roderic Guigó.
Centre de Regulació Genomica, Institut Municipal d'Investigació Mèdica and Pompeu Fabra Univ., Barcelona.
11:45-12:30
Genomewide identification of gene-gene interactions associated with the susceptibility to disease
Sara Marsal.
Unitat de Recerca de Reumatología (URR), Institut de Recerca, Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebrón, Barcelona.
12:30-13:15
There's no such thing as too many sequences: Turning abundant sequence data into biological predictions
Miguel Andrade.
Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany.
13:15-13:35

Communication: Representing the genomic DNA
J. Ramón Goñi. Joint IRB-BSC Program on Computational Biology, Institute of Research in Biomedicine, Parc Científic de Barcelona and Barcelona Supercomputing Center

13:35-13:50 Prize to the best poster
Concluding Remarks

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