Bioinformatics Group

Institute of Molecular Biology NAS RA

Genome bioinformatics for health 2019

Bioinformatics and genomics have proven their ability to change the paradigm in biomedical research and discovery of innovative diagnostics and medicine. With the launch of the Armenian Genome Project, these multidisciplinary scientific fields will become the main drivers of the development of basic and applied biomedical research and establishment of precision medicine in Armenia.

This is the second workshop, organized as part of the joint projects “PathwayMaps” and “oBIG: Partner Initiative in Bioinformatics, Systems Medicine and Health” between the Interdisciplinary Centre for Bioinformatics of Leipzig University and the Bioinformatics Group of Molecular Biology NAS RA. The workshop is partially funded by the German Ministry for Education and Science and RA Committee of Sciences grant to the Russian-Armenian University.

 

Main topics:

  • Molecular mechanisms of diseases: genetics, epigenetics and transcriptomics
  • Personalized diagnostics
  • Bioinformatics for next-generation analytics
  • Single cell bioinformatics
  • Population and ancestry human genetics
  • Omics and phenotype data mining
  • Machine learning, big data handling and visualization
  • Biological text mining
  • Quantum computing for bioinformatics

Who can attend the workshop:

Students and researchers with a background in Biology, Bioinformatics, Biomedicine and/or Mathematics, Statistics and Computing who are interested in the field are welcome to attend (please find the registration link below).

 

Speakers

Arsen Arakelyan
IMB NAS
Armenia

Hans Binder
Leipzig University
Germany

Henry Loeffler-Wirth
Leipzig University
Germany

Hrant Khachatryan
YerevaNN
Armenia

Jonathan Schug
University of Pennsylvania
USA

Kristina Simonyan
Harvard Medical School
USA

Levon Yepiskoposyan
IMB NAS
Armenia

Lilit Nersisyan
IMB NAS
Armenia

Lydia Hopp
Leipzig University
Germany

Maria Nikoghosyan
IMB NAS
Armenia

Maria Schmidt
Leipzig University
Germany

Siras Hakobyan
IMB NAS
Armenia

Vicent Pelechano
Karolinska Institutet
Sweden

Alina Frolova
IMBG NASU
Ukraine

 

 

Program

Day 1: July 3


09:20-09:30 Welcome address


09:00-09:30 Arsen Arakelyan, Hans Binder


09:30-10:00 Omics bioinformatics for health: our status and our perspectives


09:00-09:30 Hans Binder


10:00-10:30 Post-oposSOM tools: next level transcriptome analytics


09:00-09:30 Henry Loeffler-Wirth


10:30-11:00 Transcriptome and epigenome of the developmental and ageing brain


09:00-09:30 Lydia Hopp


11:00-12:00 Coffee break


12:00-12:30 Molecular anthropology in the post-genomic era


09:00-09:30 Levon Yepiskoposyan


12:30-13:00 Prediction of complex disease development in different populations


09:00-09:30 Maria Nikoghosyan


13:00-14:00 Lunch


14:00-14:30 Dissecting gene expression with genomics: from transcriptional complexity to ribosome dynamics


09:00-09:30Vicent Pelechano


Day 2: July 4


09:20-09:30 Welcome address


09:00-09:30 Arsen Arakelyan


09:30-10:00 Bioinformatics for the Armenian Genome Project: opportunities and challenges


09:00-09:30 Arsen Arakelyan


10:00-10:30 Functional genomics of spasmodic dystonia


09:00-09:30 Kristina Simonyan


10:30-11:00 TBD


09:00-09:30Siras Hakobyan


11:00-12:00 Coffee break


12:00-12:30 Telomere length dynamics and transcriptional regulation in Lynch syndrome and sporadic colorectal carcinoma


09:00-09:30 Lilit Nersisyan


12:30-13:00 Extraction of biomolecular interactions from scientific publications


09:00-09:30Hrant Khachatryan


13:00-14:00 Lunch


14:00-14:30 A platform comparison of single-cell technologies for human islet samples


09:00-09:30 Jonathan Schug


14:30-15:00 Dissecting the worm by single-cell transcriptome bioinformatics


09:00-09:30Maria Schmidt


15:00-15:30 Single-cell map of the human placenta


09:00-09:30Alina Frolova


15:30-15:40 Closing remarks


 

 

Registration

Register before June 24th and attend the talks for free!
Please, note that we have limited spots for 40 participants, and registration will be confirmed on a first come-first served basis.

 

Venue

Attention! The venue has changed. 

The talks will be held in Ani Plaza Hotel at Sayat-Nova Ave. 19, Yerevan, Armenia.

Organizers

Organizing committee

Arsen Arakelyan, IMB NAS RA

Hans Binder, IZBI

Henry Loeffler-Wirth, IZBI

Roksana Zakharyan, IMB NAS RA, Russian-Armenian University

Maria Nikoghosyan, IMB NAS RA

Lilit Nersisyan, IMB NAS RA

Siras Hakobyan, IMB NAS RA

 

 

Contacts

In case of questions, please contact us at big@mb.sci.am or call (+374) 95 899 149.