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Computational Biology @ UC

2017 Summer School in Computational Biology

Coimbra (Portugal), September 4-14, 2017

Poster

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Presentation

This will be an introductory course targeted to students from the M. Sc. to post-doctoral levels with either biological or exact sciences backgrounds who wish to acquire skills in Computational Biology. It will have four components: 

  • Introductory lectures on mathematics and physics for biologists, and biology for exact sciences students (parallel tracks), 
  • courses on specialized Computational Biology topics ranging from the molecular level to integrated physiological systems, 
  • seminars on recent developments, 
  • mini-research projects where the students will have opportunity to apply the acquired skills to realistic research problems. 

Illustrative applications will emphasize aging and degenerative diseases.

Topics covered

  • Core knowledge for modeling biological systems
  • Molecular dynamics for lipid membranes and proteins
  • Protein-ligand interactions and drug discovery
  • Data Science in Biology
  • Transcriptomics to characterize cellular mechanisms
  • Kinetic modeling of metabolic and signaling processes
  • Modeling of physiological systems

Lecturers and tutors

  • Ramiro Almeida (Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, University of Coimbra)
  • Adérito Araújo (CMUC, Mathematics Department, University of Coimbra)
  • Joel Arrais (CISUC, Informatics Engineering Department, University of Coimbra)
  • Sílvia Barbeiro (CMUC, Mathematics Department, University of Coimbra)
  • Rui Brito (Coimbra Chemistry Center, Chemistry Department, University of Coimbra and BSim2)
  • Alexandra Carvalho (Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, University of Coimbra)
  • Ana Luísa Carvalho (Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, University of Coimbra)
  • João Carvalho (CFisUC, Physics Department, University of Coimbra)
  • Conceição Egas (Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, University of Coimbra and Genoinseq)
  • José Augusto Ferreira (CMUC, Mathematics Department, University of Coimbra)
  • Hugo Filipe (Coimbra Chemistry Center, Chemistry Department, University of Coimbra)
  • Hugo Froufe (Genoinseq)
  • Luís Loura (Coimbra Chemistry Center, and Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, Pharmacy Faculty, University of Coimbra)
  • John Jones (Coimbra Chemistry Center, Chemistry Department, University of Coimbra)
  • Irina Moreira (Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, University of Coimbra)
  • Rita Paiva de Melo (Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, University of Coimbra)
  • Cândida Silva (Coimbra Chemistry Center, University of Coimbra)
  • Carlos Simões (Coimbra Chemistry Center, University of Coimbra, and BSIM2)
  • Armindo Salvador * (Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology and Coimbra Chemistry Center, University of Coimbra)
  • Rui Travasso * (CFisUC, Physics Department, University of Coimbra)

* Coordinators

Invited seminars

  • Tuesday, Sept. 5: Sara Madeira (Department of Informatics, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon)
  • Wednesday, Sept. 6: Miguel Machuqueiro (Chemistry and Biochemistry Center, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon)
  • Thursday, Sept. 7: Claudine Chaouiya (Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência and Aix-Marseille University) 
  • Friday, Sept. 8: TBA

Invited seminars will be open to the scientific community free of charge.

Venue and accommodation

Coimbra

The University of Coimbra

The Computational Biology Network at the University of Coimbra

The organization is able to provide affordable accommodation to the participants in the Summer School. Further information will be provided upon registration.

Application and registration

There is a limited number of places available, and therefore participants will be selected. In order to apply, please send a CV to computational.biology@uc.pt, no later than July 3rd. Please also mention which of the parallel tracks (cell signalling or mathematical tools for modelling biological systems) you will attend.  

Acceptance notification and payment instructions will be sent no later than July 7th, and registration and payment will be due by July 17th.

Registration fee: 50€

Detailed Plan

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Projects:

During the last four days of the Summer School the participants will integrate different research teams working on Computational Biology. At the end of each day there will be an informal meeting with the aim of discussing the experiences and topics researched during the day.

Course's Syllabus: