|08:30-9:00||Registration + poster setup|
|Session 1||Session Chair: Annika Jacobsen|
|09:00-09:15||Welcome and ice breaking event|
|09:15-10:00||Keynote Speaker: Kris Laukens - Making sense of unexplained proteomics and metabolomics data with pattern mining|
|10:00-10:15||Lisanna Paladin – RepeatsDB 2.0: improved annotation, classification and visualization of repeat proteins.|
|10:15-10:30||Thies Gehrmann – Nucleus specific expression in the multi-nuclear mushroom Agaricus bisporus|
|Session 2||Session Chair: Kevin Schwahn|
|11:00-11:15||Antonio Colaprico – TCGAbiolinks: An R/Bioconductor package for integrative analysis with TCGA data|
|11:15-11:30||Michał Burdukiewicz – AmyloGram: a novel predictor of amyloidogenicity|
|11:30-11:45||Konrad Zych – Improving potato breeding with computational and functional genomics|
|11:45-12:30||Keynote Speaker: Roeland Merks - Multiscale Modeling of the Gut Microbiota|
|Session 3||Session Chair: Nanne Aben|
|14:00-14:15||Anne-Claire Martines – A vicious cycle in mammalian fatty-acid oxidation|
|14:15-14:30||Daniele Parisi – Data fusion in drug target interaction prediction and drug repositioning|
|14:30-14:45||Sivan Gershanov – Subgrouping of pediatric medulloblastoma using an integrated analysis of MicroRNA-mRNA expression profile|
|14:45-15:00||Andrian Yang – A quick and flexible transcriptomic feature quantification framework on the cloud|
|Session 4||Session Chair: Susanne Hermans|
|15:30-15:45||Jonas Ibn-Salem – Three-dimensional chromatin looping predicted by CTCF motifs and ChIP-seq signals|
|15:45-16:00||Sascha Meiers – Functional impact of genomic rearrangements on chromatin organization and transcriptional regulation|
|16:00-16:15||Bart Cuypers – Whole genome sequencing of a dried blood spot reveals an atypical T. gambiense|
|16:15-17:00||Keynote Speaker: Núria Lopez Bigas - On the quest for Cancer Drivers|
|17:00-17:15||Symposium Final Words & Prize Ceremony|
|18:30-?||Student Social Event with drinks at Luden|
European Student Council Symposium 2016
The ISCB Student Council and its European Regional Student Groups are organizing the fourth European Student Council Symposium to be held on Saturday, September 3rd during one of the Tutorials/Workshop Days of ECCB 2016 in The Hague, Netherlands.
The European Student Council Symposium is a forum for students and young researchers in the fields of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics. Participants will have the opportunity to present their work to an international audience, build a network within the computational biology community and develop important soft skills in an environment that fosters exchange of ideas and knowledge.
Abstract Call Opens
April 25, 2016
June 13, 2016
June 24, 2016
July 12, 2016
July 15, 2016
July 22, 2016
July 22, 2016
July 22, 2016
Aug 5, 2016Late Poster Acceptance
Aug 5, 2016Travel Fellowship
September 3, 2016European Student Council
We would like to thank all of the authors who submitted abstracts to present at the fourth European Student Council Symposium at the Hague. We are glad to inform you that after a thorough peer review, decisions are now available. Please visit the following link to check decision on your abstract.
The abstract call for oral presentation has been extended to 12 July 2016. We are pleased with the quality of all the abstracts submitted to the European Student Council Symposium so far, and look forward to receive even more. Your abstract will be considered for an oral presentation if submitted before 12 July 2016 and for a poster presentation if submitted before the late poster submission deadline on 22 July 2016.
We are pleased to inform you that travel fellowships are available for a selection of students or young researchers presenting and attending ESCS 2016. These travel fellowship are possible due to the kind support of our sponsors.
Abstract submission for oral and poster presentations is open for the 4th European Student Council Symposium (ESCS) 2016.
You can submit your abstract here: http://submit.iscbsc.org/escs
For registration details, please visit http://www.eccb2016.org/registration/
We welcome students and young researchers from all areas of computational biology to join our community. Please help us spread the word by using the hashtag #ESCS16 on social media.
We look forward to welcome you in The Hague!
Annika Jacobsen and Kevin Schwahn,
chair and co-chair, ESCS 2016
Prof. Dr. Roeland Merks is a senior researcher at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), the Dutch national researcher for mathematics and computer science in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and he is a part-time full professor in Multiscale Mathematical Biology at the University of Leiden, The Netherlands. Merks received his Master of Science degree in Biology from Utrecht University, The Netherlands in 1997. After a brief research stay at Tokyo University, Japan in 1998 he pursued PhD studies in Computational Science from 1999 to 2003 the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He earned his PhD for his studies with Dr. Jaap Kaandorp, Dr. Alfons Hoekstra, and Prof. Peter Sloot on the simulation of branching morphogenesis of corals. He went on to study the mechanisms of collective cell behavior during angiogenesis with Prof. James Glazier from Indiana University, Bloomington, and then moved to the VIB Dept. Plant Systems Biology in Ghent, Belgium to work on cell-based modeling of leaf morphogenesis with Dr. Gerrit Beemster and to set up his own group on plant modeling. In 2008 he moved to CWI, the Dutch national research center of mathematics and computer science, where he set up the biomodeling group of the Netherlands Consortium for Systems Biology. Merks' current research focuses on modeling angiogenesis, plant development, and mechanobiology
More information can be found on Dr. Merks www.cwi.nl.
Keynote title “Multiscale Modeling of the Gut Microbiota”
The human gut contains approximately 10^14 bacteria, belonging to hundreds of different species. Together, these microbial species form a complex food web that can break down food sources that our own digestive enzymes cannot handle, including complex polysaccharides, producing short chain fatty acids and additional metabolites, e.g., vitamin K. The diversity of microbial diversity is important for colonic health: Changes in the composition of the microbiota have been associated with inflammatory bowel disease, diabetes, obestity and Crohn's disease, and make the microbiota more vulnerable to infestation by harmful species, e.g., Clostridium difficile. To get a grip on the controlling factors of microbial diversity in the gut, we here propose a multi-scale, spatiotemporal dynamic flux-balance analysis model to study the emergence of metabolic diversity in a spatial gut-like, tubular environment. The model features genome-scale metabolic models of microbial populations, resource sharing via extracellular metabolites, and spatial population dynamics and evolution. In this model, cross-feeding interactions emerge readily, despite the species' ability to metabolize sugars autonomously. Interestingly, the community requires cross-feeding for producing a realistic set of short-chain fatty acids from an input of glucose, If we let the composition of the microbial subpopulations change during invasion of adjacent space, a complex and stratifed microbiota evolves, with subspecies specializing on cross-feeding interactions via a mechanism of compensated trait loss. The microbial diversity and stratification collapse if the flux through the gut is enhanced to mimic diarrhea. In conclusion, this in silico model is a helpful tool in systems biology to predict and explain the controlling factors of microbial diversity in the gut. It can be extended to include, e.g., complex food source, and host-microbiota interactions via the gut wall.