BBCC2023 Program and Venue

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The Conference will be hosted by University “Parthenope” in two locations:

– December 4th: Department of Science and Technology (DiST)

December 5-7th: Villa Doria D’Angri

Invited Speakers:

Dr. Francesca Di Donato – National Research Council, Pisa, Italy: “What we talk about when we talk about research quality. A discussion on open science and responsible research assessment”

Prof. Pietro Liò – Department of Computer Science and Technology, University of Cambridge, UK: “AI, computational biology e biomedicine”

Prof. Andrea Mozzarelli – University of Parma and National Research Council, Pisa, Italy: “HINT, a code for understanding the interaction between biomolecules: a tribute to Donald J. Abraham”

Prof. Michele Scardi – Dipartimento di Biologia, Università di Roma “Tor Vergata”, Italy: “Machine Learning applications in Ecology: a personal perspective”

Prof. Ozlem Tastan Bishop – Director of Research Unit in Bioinformatics, Rhodes University, Grahamstown 6140, South Africa: “Drug resistance from a protein structure perspective”

Dr. Anna Vangone – group leader @ Roche, Large Molecule Research –  Munich, Germany: “When a protein becomes a drug: computational approaches in drug development”

Preliminary Program includes:

– December 4: Round Table on Bioinformatics Teaching in the Italian Academy – aimed at the orientation of the local community and students of the University “Parthenope”

December 5-6: BBCC2023 – Bioinformatics and Computational Biology International Conference
Two full-day program includes oral presentation sessions (invited speakers and selected contributions by participants) and poster sessions.

– December 7th: Tutorial Day activities (limited number of participants)

  •  Tutorial 1 – Title: R frameworks for single cell data analysis
    by Prof. Annamaria Carissimo, Institute for Applied Mathematics “Mauro Picone” (IAC), National Research Council, Naples, Italy; Dr. Dario Righelli, Department of Statistical Sciences, University of Padova, Padua, Italy; Dr. Valeria Policastro, Department of Political Sciences, University of Naples “Federico II”, Naples, Italy; Dr. Francesco Cecere, Department of Environmental Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technologies (DiSTABiF), Università degli Studi della Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Caserta, Italy

This tutorial will provide an exploration of scRNA-seq data analysis using R. Participants will receive hands-on guidance through the entire process of analyzing scRNA-seq data, starting from raw counts to cell clustering.

  • Tutorial 2 – Title: Demystifying New-generation Protein Structure Prediction: A Hands-On Tutorial with AlphaFold and Alphamissense
    by Dr. Bruno Hay Mele, University of Naples “Federico II”, Naples, Italy

In this four-hour tutorial, participants will gain an understanding of the groundbreaking innovations introduced by AlphaFold2 in protein structure prediction. We will delve into the unique quality metrics and confidence scores associated with AlphaFold and guide participants in predicting the structure of a protein sequence of their choice. Additionally, we will explore AlphaMissense, the cutting-edge tool developed by DeepMind for variant effect prediction.