SME Bioinformatics Forum, Piemonte Bioindustry Park, Italy

Date:

  Thursday 6 October 2011

Registration closed

Overview

The EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute is the outstation of EMBL with the primary responsibility to provide bioinformatics services to European researchers. Our Mission is:

  • To provide freely available data and bioinformatics services to all facets of the scientific community in ways that promote scientific progress
  • To contribute to the advancement of biology through basic investigator-driven research in bioinformatics
  • To provide advanced bioinformatics training to scientists at all levels, from PhD students to independent investigators
  • To help disseminate cutting-edge technologies to industry

As part of our support for industry, we have established an annual series of information workshops based in differing locations in Europe. These workshops are designed to allow SMEs to hear about molecular and genomic databases and services that are provided freely by EMBL-EBI and our collaborators, to understand the international data sharing agreements underlying these data resources and the road map for future developments.

The workshop will provide the opportunity to introduce the tools and data resources that are available and the opportunities for SMEs to use and integrate these resources in order to derive business benefit from the existing and developing infrastructure.

The topics of the workshop have been specifically selected on the basis of previous interactions with SMEs, priorities specified by SMEs as part of a recent user survey and discussions with a regional focus group. The data resources and services include:

  • Genomics resources and Ensembl Genome Browser
  • Proteomics resources and UniProt
  • Chemical resources (with a focus on the ChEMBL bioactivity database)
  • EMBL-EBI Patent services and the non redundant patent sequence database
  • Transcriptomics (ArrayExpress and the expression Atlas)
  • Integration services and EBI Search
  • Web services

There will also be an opportunity to hear from some companies based in the Piemonte region and for some hands-on tutorials. The registration costs for the workshop have been highly subsidised through the sponsorship of EMBL-EBI (a not for profit intergovernmental organisation) and BioPmed.

For more information about support for SMEs please visit this page:
//www.ebi.ac.uk/industry/SME/

Additional information

Local Organisers

Fabrizio Conicella
General Manager
Bioindustry Park Silvano Fumero - Bi.P.Ca. S.p.A.
Piemonte Innovation Cluster bioPmed
Via Ribes, 5
10010 Colleretto Giacosa (TO) - ITALY
Tel: +39 0125 561311
Fax: +39 0125 538350
E-mail: conicella@bioindustrypark.it
Website: www.biopmed.eu

Samantha Balma
Bioindustry Park Silvano Fumero - Bi.P.Ca. S.p.A.
Piemonte Innovation Cluster bioPmed
Via Ribes, 5
10010 Colleretto Giacosa (TO) - ITALY
Tel: +39 0125 561311
Fax: +39 0125 538350
E-mail: balma@bioindustrypark.it
Website: www.biopmed.eu

The event is organised in collaboration with LyonBiopole and Piemonte ICT cluster

Travel Directions

Bioindustry Park lies in the municipality of Colleretto Giacosa, 5 minutes from Ivrea, the heart of Canavese, an industrial area of the province of Turin and the intersection point of the motorways connecting Turin, Milan and the tunnels under the Alps to France (Mont Blanc) and Switzerland (Great Saint Bernard).
Thanks to its geographical position, the Park can be easily reached from all major European cities by car, train and plane.

By car
The Canavese has a closely-knit motorway system guaranteeing connections with the most important Italian and European centres (A4/A5). France and Switzerland are 100 kilometres away passing through Mont Blanc, Great St. Bernard and Frejus tunnels.

By plane
In addition to domestic flights, the international airport Torino Caselle has daily flights to Paris, London, Frankfurt, Munich, Stuttgart and Zurich. Caselle can be reached in 30 minutes from the park. Other suitable airports are Linate (150 km away), Malpensa (125 km) and Genova (180 km), all of them linked to Ivrea by motorway.

From Sandro Pertini Airport Caselle (Turin) to Bioindustry Park:
CTA Taxi – box office in the airport
Tel: +39 (0)11-9963090
Fax: +39 (0)11-9915743
Email: cta@ctataxi.it
When booking, please mention that you are attending a meeting in the Bioindustry Park, as this will allow you access to the following discounted rates:
From airport Sandro Pertini Airport Caselle (Turin) to Bioindustry € 71,50 (payment may be made by card, via ATMs)

From airport Malpensa Milano to Bioindustry Park:
From airport Malpensa Milano to Milano center shuttle € 7,50 schedule: http://www.malpensashuttle.it/mxp-mil.htm then by train from Milano center to Santhià (1 hour), by train from Santhià to Ivrea (1 hour) and by bus (or taxi) from Ivrea to Bioindustry Park (10 minutes). Train Schedules  http://www.trenitalia.com/ (to write Santhià without the accent for to search on line). Schedule bus: h. 07:04 – h. 08:09 – h. 09:09 –h. 12:09 – h.16:39 – h.17:49 – h. 18:49
Or
CTA Taxi – box office in the airport
Tel: +39 (0)11-9963090
Fax: +39 (0)11-9915743
Email: cta@ctataxi.it
When booking, please mention that you are attending a meeting in the Bioindustry Park, as this will allow you access to the following discounted rates:
From Malpensa Airport (Milan) to Bioindustry Euro: € 187,00 (payment may be made by card, via ATMs)

 

Hotel recommendations

Hotel Crystal Palace
Street Circonvallazione 4-f
10010 Ivrea-Banchette (TO)
Tel: +39 (0)125.613060
Email: info@hcrystalpalace.com

When booking, please mention that you are attending a meeting in the Bioindustry Park, as this will allow you access to the following discounted rates:
Double room single use and breakfast € 81,00
Double room and breakfast € 102,00

Hotel Villa Soleil
street della Cartiera 13/15
10010 Colleretto Giacosa (To)
Tel: +39 (0)125 669022
Email: info@villasoleil.it

When booking, please mention that you are attending a meeting in the Bioindustry Park, as this will allow you access to the following discounted rates:
Double room single use and breakfast € 75,00
Double room and breakfast € 90,00

Castello di Pavone
street Dietro Castello
10018 Pavone Canavese (TO)
Tel: +39 (0)125-672111
Email: info@castellodipavone.com

When booking, please mention that you are attending a meeting in the Bioindustry Park, as this will allow you access to the following discounted rates:
Double room single use and breakfast € 77,00
Double room and breakfast € 100,00

If you need support for booking the hotel please contact: balma@bioindustrypark.it or Tel: +39 0125 561311

Programme

Time Topic Speaker
Day 1 - Thursday 6 October 2011
10:00 OPTIONAL - User research, feedback and usability testing Jenny Cham, EMBL-EBI
12:00 Registration and refreshments  
13:30 Welcome from Bioindustry Park and BioPmed Cluster  Fabrizio Conicella, BioPmed
14:00 Workshop Overview Dominic Clark, EMBL-EBI
14:10 Overview of EMBL-EBI data resources and services Introduction to train-online Dominic Clark, EMBL-EBI
14:30 EMBL-EBI Integration Services: EBI Search Jenny Cham, EMBL-EBI
15:00 ENSEMBL & Genomics: High level overview and use cases  Jana Vandrovcova, EMBL-EBI
15:30 Coffee break  
16:00 UniProt & Proteomics Services: High level overview and use cases Michele Magrane, EMBL-EBI
16:30 Transcriptomics and High Throughput Sequencing: High level overview and use cases Gabriella Rustici, EMBL-EBI
17:00 Chemical Resources (Structure, Bioactivity and Metabolomics) : High level overview and use cases Anne Hersey, EMBL-EBI
17:30 Presentations from Regional Organisation: Introduced by Fabrizio Conicella, BioPmed.  
17:35 Biodigitalvalley experience: integrating wet-lab with in-silico biomedical research Enrico Bucci, BioDigital Valley
18:05 Integrated bioinformatics solutions for microbial genome, proteome and metabolome comparative analysis Francois Rechenmann, Genostar
18:35 Closing comments Fabrizio Conicella, BioPmed and Dominic Clark, EMBL-EBI
18:45 La Merenda Sinoira (“Wine and Cheese”) Networking Session, sponsored by BioPmed  
20:30 Close of day  
Day 2 - Friday 7 October 2011
09:00 Welcome Coffee  
09:30 Introduction to the second day Dominic Clark, EMBL-EBI and Fabrizio Conicella, BioPmed
09:40 EMBL-EBI Web Services and work examples Rodrigo Lopez, EMBL-EBI
10:10 EMBL-EBI Patent services and worked examples Jennifer McDowall, EMBL-EBI
10:40 Coffee break  
11:10 EMBL-EBI Services Roadmap and strategic alliances Dominic Clark, EMBL-EBI
11:30 ELIXIR & European Research Infrastructure Projects Introduction Dominic Clark, EMBL-EBI
11:40 Industry challenges and opportunities Bryn Williams-Jones, Pistoia Alliance
12:10 Public tools for analysis & Systems microscopy Bernd Fischer, EMBL
12:40 The EuroBioImaging European Research Infrastructure Project Pamela Zolda, EIBIR
13:10 Closing comments  
13:15 Buffet Lunch  
14:00 Hands-on tutorials (bring your own laptop!) two parallele sessions:
* Proteomics resources and UniProt - Eridano Room
* Transcriptomics (ArrayExpress and the expression Atlas) - Salette Room

Michele Magrane, EMBL-EBI

Gabriella Rustici, EMBL-EBI

15:30 Final Departures