Hesperia Tower, Bellvitge. October 14, 2011 – October 19, 2011
The 6th Annual DREAM on Reverse Engineering Challenges, the 7th Annual RECOMB Satellite on Systems Biology, and the 8th Annual RECOMB Satellite on Regulatory Genomics will be held jointly at the IDIBELL institute (Biopol’H park, L’Hospitalet, Barcelona) on October 14-19, 2011. The meeting will start at 9am on Friday October 14, 2011, and run till 6pm on Wednesday October 19, 2011 (October 14: DREAM; October 16-17: Systems Biology; October 18-19: Regulatory Genomics).
This year there is the addition of a fourth conference: IDIBELL Conference on Cancer Informatics (RICCI), to be held at the same venue on October 15, 2011. The goal of this conference is to discuss the present and future research directions on bioinformatics and systems biology to better understand the mechanisms of carcinogenesis, with implications in prevention, prognosis and treatment.
This year, we announce a new partnership with Genome Research (GR) and the Journal of Computational Biology (JCB) to review full-length papers that will be presented as oral presentations at the conference. Papers to be considered for publication by GR should report significant advances including novel biological insight for a broad genomics readership. These should be submitted directly to the journal website, noting the relationship to the joint meeting on Regulatory Genomics and Systems Biology in the cover letter and including "RGSB2011" as a keyword. Appropriate GR submissions will be reviewed by both conference program committee members and GR referees. Papers to be considered for publication in JCB will be submitted through this website and reviewed by our program committee. All accepted papers will be guaranteed an oral presentation at the conference and those ready for publication will appear online in coordination with the conference. A full-length paper submission deadline was August 1st via either the GR submission site at submit.genome.org or this website.
Overall the four conferences have the goal to bring together computational and experimental scientists in the area of regulatory genomics and systems biology, to discuss current research directions, latest findings, and establish new collaborations towards a systems-level understanding of gene regulation, with particular emphasis on cancer. The meeting consists of keynote presentations, oral presentations selected from submitted manuscripts and 1-page abstracts, and posters presentations also selected from submitted abstracts. More than 500 participants attended last year's meeting, the vast majority of whom attended all three meetings, and we expect a similar interest this year.
6th ANNUAL-DREAM::ENGINEERING CHALLENGES. October 14th. Chair: Gustavo Stolovitzky
- Ewan Birney. European Bioinformatics Institute.
- Edda Klipp. University of Berlin.
RICCI: RCB-IDIBELLCONFERENCE ON CANCER INFORMATICS. October 15th. Chair: Miguel Angel Pujana
- Raymond Cho. University of California at San Francisco.
- Manel Esteller. IDIBELL.
- Núria López-Bigas. Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
- Franziska Michor. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
- Dana Pe'er. Columbia University.
- Julio Sáez-Rodríguez. European Bioinformatics Institute.
- Gustavo Stolovitzky. IBM.
- Alfonso Valencia. Spanish National Cancer Research Centre.
7th ANNUAL::RECOMB SYSTEMS BIOLOGY. October 16th and 17th. Chair: Andrea Califano
- Scott Armstrong. Harvard.
- Barry Honig. Columbia University.
- Manolis Kellis. MIT/Broad.
- Rune Linding. Center for Biological Sequence Analysis.
- Sylvia Plevritis. Stanford.
- Luis Serrano. Center for Genomic Regulation.
- Dennis Vitkup. Columbia University.
8th ANNUAL::RECOMB REGULATORY GENOMICS. October 18th and 19th. Chair: Manolis Kellis
- Martha L. Bulyk. Harvard Medical School.
- Andrea Califano. Columbia University.
- Eileen Furlong. EMBL.
- Jonathan Pritchard. University of Chicago.
- Alexander Stark. IMP Vienna.
- Gary Stormo. Washington University.