Mathematical Foundations in Bioinformatics
Registration and lectures will take place in room K3.11 (3rd Floor, King's Building). The Terrace Café will be used for coffee breaks and the evening reception (0 Floor, Macadam Building). Both rooms are located in the Strand Campus.
Date: 20th July 2016
The students of the Algorithms & Bioinformatics group at King’s College London invite post-graduate and post-doctoral students to the first Student Conference on Mathematical Foundations in Bioinformatics, sponsored by the Department of Informatics at King’s College London and the London Mathematical Society.
The aim of this Conference is to enable communication between early stage pioneers in the field and showcase applications of combinatorics, statistics and general mathematical principles to solving problems in Bioinformatics. It is expected this will inspire professional networking, collaboration and future advancements in the careers of the postgraduates involved; and it will also promote the sharing and development of methods and approaches to problem solving.
We invite students to submit abstracts to be considered for oral presentation, using this form. Selected abstracts will be invited to submit full papers to a special issue of the International Journal of Foundations in Computer Science.
Each session of this one-day conference will feature an invited talk followed by oral presentations by students. Breaks will provide the opportunity to network and lunch will be hosted in a local restaurant. Students will be awarded for exceptional presentations.
Registration is free, please sign up here. Travel support can be provided upon acceptance of a successful application, please apply here. Please email any enquiries to Ritu.Kundu@kcl.ac.uk, Ahmad.Retha@kcl.ac.uk or Fatima.Vayani@kcl.ac.uk.
Registration open 1st May
Abstract submission open 1st May
Travel Support application open 1st May
Submission close 7th July (Extended)
Travel Support application close 8th July
Registration close 9th July
Conference: 20th July
08.30 - 09.00: Registration - K3.11
Session 1 - Chaired by Prof. Costas Iliopoulos
09.00 - 09.10: Welcome - K3.11 - Prof. Peter McBurney
09.10 - 09.50: Invited Talk - K3.11 - Prof. Rajeev Raman:
Succinct Dynamic Tries
09.50 - 10.15: Student Talk - K3.11 - Vladimir Gligorijevic:
Revealing modular organization in multi-layer biological networks by non-negative matrix factorization
10.15 - 10.55: Invited talk - K3.11 - Prof. Gregory Kucherov:
Algorithms and data structures for large-scale metagenomic analysis
11.05 - 11.30: Morning Coffee Break - Terrace Café*
Session 2 - Chaired by Ahmad Retha
11.30 - 12.10: Invited talk - K3.11 - Dr. Hélène Touzet:
Some algorithms for RNA analysis
12.10 - 12.35: Student talk - K3.11 - Jamie Alnasir:
Transcriptomics: Leveraging a MapReduce algorithm and Python for gene-expression analysis on Apache Spark
12.35 - 13.00: Student talk - K3.11 - Alice Heliou:
Combinatorial RNA Design
13.00 - 14.50: Lunch - Fire and Stone
Session 3 - Chaired by Ritu Kundu
14.50 - 15.30: Invited talk - K3.11 - Dr. Simon Puglisi:
Indexing for Pan-genomics
15.30 - 15.55: Student talk - K3.11 - Nicola Prezza:
A Randomized In-Place LCE Data Structure
15.55 - 16.20: Student talk - K3.11 - Jia Gao:
Optimal Computation of Avoided Words
16.20 - 16.40: Afternoon Tea Break - Terrace Café*
Session 4 - Chaired by Fatima Vayani
16.40 - 17.20: Invited Talk - K3.11 - Dr. Nadia Pisanti:
Dynamic Programming Approaches to Haplotype Assembly
17.20 - 17.45: Student talk - K3.11 - Sofia Teixeira:
SpliceTAPyR – Efficient method for transcriptome alignment
17.45 - 18.10: Student talk - K3.11 - Maryam Abdollahyan:
Transcription Factor Binding Site-based Alignment of Conserved Non-coding Sequences
18.10 - 18.20: Closing remarks & Award announcement - K3.11
18.20 - 19.30: Drinks Reception - Terrace Café*
19.45: Dinner L'ulivo
* K3.11 - King’s College, Strand Campus, King’s Building, 3rd floor
Terrace Cafe - King’s College, Strand Campus, Macadam Building, Ground floor
Follow the link to see the full programme.
To see a selection of photos from the MatBio 2016 conference please click here.