Over 100 scientists tomorrow in Palermo for BITS 2019

BITS 2019, the 16th annual meeting of the Italian Bioinformatics Society is opening tomorrow in Palermo.

The conference aims to highlight the research of excellent scientists in bioinformatics and its applications and to present the most advanced studies in the field of computational biology.

The 2019 edition, organized by the High Performance Computing and Networking Institute (ICAR) of the National Research Council (CNR) and the University of Palermo, with the sponsorship of the Municipality of Palermo, will be held from 26 to 28 June, starting tomorrow at 2:00 pm, in the Sala De Seta at the Cantieri Culturali alla Zisa.

This year the BITS meeting has a remarkable scientific program, in fact 31 speakers will take turns on the stage of the Sala De Seta to talk about the most recent discoveries. Furthermore, a rich section of posters, edited by the researchers, will illustrate the latest advances in research.

In the three days working, many topics will be discussed, ranging from systems biology, data integration, to biological networks. Will be talked about the great challenges of bioinformatics in precision medicine, but also about the biological analysis of Big Data.

All the speakers are of the highest level. Among them are Frenchman Emmanuel Barillot, Head of the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Cancer Biology of Computational Systems of the Institut Curiè of Paris, who will present some new challenges in computational molecular oncology; Silvio Bicciato, Professor of Industrial Bioengineering at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, who will talk about integrative bioinformatics for precision medicine; Sicilian Raffaele Giancarlo, Professor of Computer Science at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of the University of Palermo, who will speak about the issue of combinatorial DNA messages, the organization of chromatin and nucleosomes in eukaryotic genomes; Roded Sharan, Full Professor at the School of Computer Science, Tel Aviv University, who will speak about how to exploit protein networks to clarify the mechanisms of diseases.

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