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Computational Biology @ UC

2019 Summer School in Computational Biology

Coimbra (Portugal), September 2-12, 2019

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Presentation

This will be an intensive 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 main 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 biomedical problems.

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

Key dates

Application deadline: May 15, 2019

Acceptance announcement: May 20

Registration/payment deadline: June 30 

Registration confirmation announcement: July 15

Keynote speakers

Prof. Alfonso Valencia

Spanish National Bioinformatics Institute (INB-ISCIII)

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Prof. Helen Byrne

Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford

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Prof. Rui Dilão

Instituto Superior Técnico of the Technical University of Lisbon

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Dr. Sérgio F. Sousa

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

Lecturers and tutors

  • Ramiro Almeida (Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, University of Coimbra, and Department of Medical Sciences, University of Aveiro)
  • Adérito Araújo (CMUC, Mathematics Department, University of Coimbra)
  • Joel P. 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 (Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, 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)
  • António Preto (Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, University of Coimbra)
  • Cândida Silva (Coimbra Chemistry Center, University of Coimbra)
  • Pascoal Silva (CMUC, Physics and Mathematics Department, ISEC)
  • 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)
  • Manuel Nuno Melo (ITQB NOVA, NOVA University of Lisbon)

* Coordinators

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 short CV to computational.biology@uc.pt, no later than May 15. Please also mention which of the parallel tracks you will attend: A. Mathematics and physics for students with a life sciences background; B. Biology for students with an exact sciences background.  


Registration fee: 60€


Refund policy:

80% refund (less bank transfer expenses) for requests received until July 15

50%  refund (less bank transfer expenses) for requests received until August 15

No refund for requests received after August 15 or no-show. 

Non-selected and late applicants will be put in a waiting list and eventually admitted in case there are cancellations by previously selected applicants. 

Detailed Plan

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The Pizza & Game Night will be held in Casa das Artes Bissaya Barreto

Poster session

Although not mandatory, participants who are engaged in research are encouraged to present their work in the poster session. Those working in experimental biology  are invited to present their work in a way to motivate discussion about how computational biology might contribute to solve their scientific problems. Those working in exact sciences/mathematics are invited to present in a way to motivate discussion about applicability to biological systems.

Projects

During the last three 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.

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