Università di Milano-Bicocca, Dipartimento di Informatica Sistemistica e Comunicazione
Submission of contributed talks: September 20 , 2008
The workshop will start at 9:30 in the morning and will end at 18:00.
Theme and Scope
Alternative splicing (AS) is the major determinant for the expansion of the transcriptome and proteome in eukaryotic organisms. AS has recently emerged as a key mechanism to modulate gene expression in a tissue-specific manner and it is also involved in the onset and progression of serious pathologies.
The rapid growing of EST and transcript data produced by large-scale sequencing has encouraged the development of computational methods to assess the alternative splicing pattern of genes from the analysis of spliced transcript alignments to the genome. The most recent studies on alternative splice sites detection have revealed that this topic is a quite challenging computational problem, being far from a solution. The so called spliced alignment problem is now even complicated by the next generation sequencing technologies. On the other side, data on splice sites produced by computational methods are largely used to investigate the crucial role of AS.
Aim of this workshop is to bring together the knowledge of researchers from different areas, ranging from theory of algorithms, molecular biology, computational biology and plant and human genomics, that are involved in the thorough investigation of this key mechanism by both computational and experimental approaches.
Submission of contributed talks
Both theoretical and applied contributions are welcome. Authors should submit a one-page short abstract to the conference chair (Paola Bonizzoni, email@example.com). A post-proceeding volume will be published collecting abstracts of all contributed talks.
Rita Casadio, University of Bologna, Italy
Eduardo Eyras, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
Davide Gabellini, Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Italy
Michael Sammeth, Genome Bioinformatics Lab, Center for Genomics Regulation, Spain, and
Paola Bonizzoni (Conference Chair)
Gianluca Della Vedova, firstname.lastname@example.org
The ASWorkshop poster is available here.
How To Reach Us
DISCo is located in north east side of Milan, U14 building of Milano-Bicocca Campus. A map showing the location of U14 can be found here.
A map of the points of interest near the location of the workshop is available.
BUS 727: the bus links Milan Central Railway Station to Cinisello Balsamo - Cusano. The nearest stop to U14 is Via Bignami - close to CTO (Centro Traumatologico Ortopedico) hospital. Once there, go along the street perpendicular to viale Sarca under the sign "BREDA" (there is also an indication of "Bicocca Village"). After approximately 200 meters you reach U14.
From Stazione Greco stop you can reach the shuttle bus Eco-Bus Bicocca. Eco-Bus is the internal shuttle of the Bicocca Campus.
By the Underground
LINEA 1 (MM1) - Red Line: get off at SESTO MARELLI. Then take Via Fiume until an overpass. Walk on the right side of the overpass until you find a pedestrian gate. Enter the gate and after 50 meters, you find U14 on the left side (after Hangar Bicocca).
From the Torino-Venezia highway, take the "Milano-Viale Zara" exit and head towards the city centre (centro). Pass the sign indicating the Town limit (Comune di Milano) and turn on your left at the traffic light. Then, at the next traffic light, turn your right and take Viale Sarca. After about 500 m approximately (pass two traffic lights), when you see the BREDA sign and an indication of "Bicocca Village", turn on your left. After 200m, you will find U14 on your right.
Train Come out the Central Railways Station (Stazione Centrale), go to your right and you will see several bus/tram stops. Take the bus "Cinisello Balsamo-S. Eusebio" or "Cusano-via Sormani" (see tram and bus).
Trains also leave from Lambrate Station or Garibaldi Railway Station to Stazione Milano Greco Pirelli.
Landing at Milano Linate Airport: take bus n. 73 to Piazza S. Babila, then take MM1 (see subway above).
The Department is not located downtown, therefore there are only a few hotels nearby. The only hotel within walking distance is Albergo Starhotels. Several other hotels, which can be reached in less than 30 minutes by bus, can be found close to the main railway station (Stazione Centrale).