EMBnet Workshop

EMBnet Workshop

Title: Big Data analysis and reproducibility: new challenges and needs of the post-genomics era

Date: October 18, 2019 - 14:00 - 18:00

Location: Ohrid (Republic of North Macedonia)

Programme Committee: D’Elia Domenica, Erik Bongcam-Rudloff, Dimitrios Vlachakis, Sissy Efthimiadou, Eleni Papakonstantinou, Maja Zagorščak

Workshop Programme
14:00 - 14:15

Welcome and opening remarks, Dr Domenica D’Elia, Chair of EMBnet, CNR-Institute for Biomedical Technologies, Italy

Title: Research reproducibility in the era of Big Data

Session Chair: Ana Tereza , Ribeiro Vasconcelos, Centro de Biotecnologia, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre ,Brazil
14:15 - 14:40

Erik Bongcam-Rudloff, Professor of Bioinformatics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden

Title: Is Life Sciences reproducible? Factors affecting reproducibility.

14:40 - 15:00 Flash presentations
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break & Poster Session
15:30 - 16:00 Flash presentations
Session Chair: Erik Bongcam-Rudloof
16:00 - 16:20

Dimitrios Vlachakis, Asst. Professor, Genetics Laboratory, Biotechnology Department, Agr. University of Athens

Title: Computer aided drug design reproducibility; fact or fiction?

16:20 – 16:40

Sissy Efthimiadou, Researcher at ELGO Dimitra Agricultural Research Institute

Title: Reproducibility is linked to standardization in life sciences

16:40 – 17:00

Eleni Papakonstantinou, Genetics Laboratory, Biotechnology Department, Agr. University of Athens

Title: Reproducibility in in metagenomic assemblies

17:00 -18:00 Round Table

Round Table on: “New challenges and cutting edge technologies for life science research reproducibility: methods, tools, education and training needs”

Chairs: Ana Tereza Ribeiro Vasconcelos, Dimitrios Vlachakis, Erik Bongcam-Rudloff, Domenica D’Elia

Moderator: Maja Zagorščak

Call for short papers/abstracts

Many people nowadays consider bioinformatic analysis as the bottleneck of the post-genomic era. Indeed, the yield and rate of data production have become so enormous that even the latest generation of bioinformatics tools and algorithms are not sufficiently performant to satisfy the current request. Therefore, there is a dear need for new, more efficient tools capable of coping with the massive amount of data, the so-called Big Data. Along with this new challenge another critical issue is the quality of data and reproducibility of research results. This workshop will convene experts and researchers in biology, bioinformatics and computer science to learn and discuss about existing and necessary new solutions in the life science research domain.

The workshop is currently accepting short research or discussion papers and abstracts for poster, demos and oral contributions on tools, methods and analysis pipelines for big data management, storage, analysis and reproducibility. Submition link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ictinnovations2019 (track: EMBnet Workshop)

Contributions are very welcome (but are not limited to) in the following areas:

  1. Standardization of data and methods
  2. Annotation, visualization, integrated discovery
  3. Omics Data Integration and Analysis
  4. Quantitative genomics
  5. Epigenetics and Epigenomics
  6. Computational RNA biology
  7. Metagenomics
  8. Pharmacogenomics 
  9. Proteomics 
  10. Structural Bioinformatics
  11. Systems Biology and Interaction Networks
  12. Education & Training

Important Dates

  • August 30th (11:59 PM EST): Submissions due for short papers and abstracts
  • September 20th: Notification of selection of contributions to authors
  • September 30th: Camera-ready submissions due
  • October 18: (half day) workshop