Programme for MASAMB 2013

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THURSDAY, 11th of April 2013
10:00-12:50 Registration, Poster set-up
11:45-12:50 Lunch
12:50-13:00 Introduction & Welcome
SESSION I: Statistical Bioinformatics
13:00-13:20 Clustering genes by phylogenetic similarity
Kevin Gori, Christophe Dessimoz and Nick Goldman
13:20-13:40 Metabolite identification from liquid chromotography/MS data using a Bayesian modelling approach
Rónán Daly, Joe Wandy, Simon Rogers and Rainer Breitling
13:40-14:00 Predicting protein beta-sheet contacts using a maximum entropy-based correlated mutation measure
Nikolas Burkoff, Csilla Várnai and David Wild
14:00-14:20 Going beyond static networks
Thomas Thorne and Michael P.H. Stumpf
14:20-14:40 Decision forests on distance matrices for neuroimaging genetics studies
Aaron Sim, Dimosthenis Tsagkrasoulis and Giovanni Montana
14:40-15:20 Coffee & Tea, POSTERS
SESSION II: Computational Cell Biology
15:20-15:40 The Fidelity of Dynamic Signaling by Noisy Biomolecular Networks
Clive Bowsher, Margaritis Voliotis and Peter Swain
15:40-16:00 Analysis of mitochondrial genetic variation due to bottlenecking and segregation
Iain Johnston
16:00-16:20 Mathematical Modelling of the Unfolded Protein Response
Kamil Erguler, Myrtani Pieri, Charalambos Stefanou and Constantinos Deltas
16:20-16:40 Investigating the molecular mechanism behind the broad classification of clear cell renal carcinoma
Tammy Cheng, Sakshi Gulati, Rudi Agius, Marco Gerlinger, Charles Swanton and Paul Bates
16:40-17:00 Bayesian Networks Reveal Interaction between NF-kB and Cellular Context
Heba Sailem, Chris Bakal and Julia Sero
17:00-17:05 Announcements
17:05-18:30 Main Poster Session & Drinks
19:00-21:30 MASAMB Dinner (Sherfield Building, South Kensington Campus)
FRIDAY, 12th of April 2013
8:30-9:00 Coffee & Tea
SESSION III: Next-Generation Sequencing
9:00-9:20 Discovery of protein binding patterns by joint modelling of ChIP-seq data
Yanchun Bao, Veronica Vinciotti, Ernst Wit and Peter-Bram ’t Hoen
9:20-9:40 Approximate Inference for Transcript Quantification in RNA-Seq
James Hensman, Panagiotis Papastamoulis, Peter Glaus, Antti Honkela, Neil Lawrence and Magnus Rattray
9:40-10:00 Accelerating Integrative Modelling using GP-GPU Computing
Sam Mason, Paul Kirk, Richard Savage, Faiz Sayyid and David Wild
10:00-10:20 Accounting for technical noise in single-cell RNA-seq experiments
Simon Anders, Philip Brennecke, Jong Kyoung Kim, John Marioni and Marcus Heisler
10:20-10:40 NextGenMap
Fritz J. Sedlazeck, Philipp Rescheneder and Arndt von Haeseler
10:40-11:20 Coffee & Tea, POSTERS
SESSION IV: Systems Biology
11:20-11:40 Inference for single cell systems
Sarah Filippi, Chris Barnes, Paul Kirk and Michael Stumpf
11:40-12:00 Efficient inference of stochastic gene regulation models using fluorescence histograms and stochastic simulations
Gabriele Lillacci and Mustafa Khammash
12:00-12:20 Functional redundancy in the NF-κB signalling pathway
Michal Komorowski, Michal Włodarczyk and Tomasz Lipniacki
12:20-12:40 Gaussian process models of circadian rhythm
Nicolas Durrande, James Hensman, Magnus Rattray and Neil Lawrence
12:40-13:00 Parameter inference in complex biological systems using adaptive gradient matching with Gaussian processes and parallel tempering
Benn Macdonald, Frank Dondelinger and Dirk Husmeier
13:00-14:10 Lunch
14:10-14:20 Poster Prize & Selection of next MASAMB host
SESSION V: Evolution
14:20-14:40 Direct estimation of the amino acid replacement matrix and phylogeny using rjMCMC
Andrew Meade and Mark Pagel
14:40-15:00 Stability-activity trade-off constrains the adaptive evolution of RubisCO
Romain Studer, Pascal-Antoine Christin, Mark Williams and Christine Orengo
15:00-15:20 POlymorphisms-aware phylogenetic MOdels
Nicola De Maio, Christian Schlötterer and Carolin Kosiol
15:20-15:40 A maximum likelihood approach for detecting coevolution in proteins
David Talavera, Simon Lovell and Simon Whelan
15:40-16:00 Gaussian process modelling of evolutionary time series
Hande Topa, Agnes Jonas, Carolin Kosiol and Antti Honkela
16:00-16:05 Closing Remarks