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Bringing Maths to Life - Naples 19-21 Oct 2015

The "Bringing Maths to Life" Workshop will be held on October 19th-21st, 2015, in Naples at the Partenope Conference Centre.

Analysing and interpreting rich biological datasets require more expertise than just knowledge of the biological system at hand. Extracting reliable insights from complex bodies of data calls for suitable mathematical solutions.

This workshop lets biologists and mathematicians join forces to address key areas in biology that face demanding mathematical challenges. Discussing existing cases to identify gaps or to share existing solutions should help these disciplines in successfully linking up.
BMTL Workshop will be hosted in the ancient city of Naples, and will provide a timely and pertinent occasion for international researchers that wish to engage in cutting edge science at the interface of mathematics and biology.

The workshop will feature three main sessions:

Dynamics of genomes and genetic variation
Technological advances that facilitate whole-genome and whole-population sequencing, coupled with experiments that ‘watch’ evolution in action, have brought insights into studies of genome evolution. Routine production of large data set resulted in a comprehensive catalogs of genetic variability and the knowledge of functional units of genomes improved thanks to the combination of effective prediction tools and large validation sets. In this session, we discuss the molecular mechanisms and evolutionary processes that shape the structure and function of genomes and that govern genome dynamics.

Dynamics of Motifs
Motif searching in DNA, RNA and proteins is a key process to discover emergent properties of cells, tissues and organisms. It requires always more complex and comprehensive algorithms that can incorporate the growing up to date information from experimental sets. This session will provide an overview on current methods for motif searching and experimental validation.

Dynamics of biological networks
Networks representing complex biological functions and activities are useful to interpret physiological processes in the cell, pathological states, and to investigate the potential effects of drug therapies, to name a few. Several mathematical models and algorithms are available for the different tasks involved in their integration, analysis and characterization, although difficulties arise in case of big data and dynamic systems, both at local and global scale.

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by: Gabriele Bucci - Last Updated: Oct 11, 2015 (20:34)

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