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Integrating genomics and biophysics to comprehend functional genetic variation

08 – 10 September 2017 | Turin, Italy

  • Early Registration Deadline*
  • 08 July 2017
  • Early Abstract Submission Deadline*
  • 08 July 2017
  • Late-Breaking Abstracts Deadline
  • 01 September 2017
  • Chosen Early Registration Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 15 July 2017
  • Chosen Late Registration Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 01 September 2017
  • Payment Deadline (Early)
  • 08 July 2017
  • Payment Deadline (Late)
  • 01 September 2017

*Only early registrations and abstracts are eligible for travel fellowships.

**You will be sent an electronic invoice for payment after registration

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About the Workshop

New genome sequencing technologies are releasing a flood of sequence variants in which disease-causing mutations must be distinguished from neutral variants. This distinction is critical to identifying disease mechanisms and is at the core of precision medicine efforts: they may provide critical information on how a patient may progress or respond to therapy. While several approaches have been developed to predict such 'functional' mutations, biophysical approaches have been relatively scarce. Biophysical methods, which directly model the effect of a sequence variant, hold promise to predict functional mutations more accurately.

The main goal of this EMBO Workshop is to bring together computational experts in genomics and biophysics to discuss recent developments and landmark discoveries on the interpretation of genetic variants and biophysical modeling. We aim to foster a lively and thought-provoking dialogue between these communities in an interdisciplinary environment in order to exchange ideas and research tools. The session topics cover the state of the art in both fields as well as presentations on work aiming to bridge the two.

Specifically, this EMBO Workshop will highlight recent progress in large- scale genomics projects that have generated large catalogs of putative disease variants in the genome to foster discussion of how biophysical approaches can aid in their accurate and rapid functional interpretation. We will take special care in encouraging young/early stage scientists and junior faculty to participate by providing ample opportunities for them to present as invited speakers and poster presenters; fostering discussion during the sessions; and hosting the event within a campus setting.

 

Speakers

 

Programme

 

Registration

  • Early Registration Deadline*
  • 08 July 2017
  • Early Abstract Submission Deadline*
  • 08 July 2017
  • Late-Breaking Abstracts Deadline
  • 01 September 2017
  • Chosen Early Registration Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 15 July 2017
  • Chosen Late Registration Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 01 September 2017
  • Payment Deadline (Early)
  • 08 July 2017
  • Payment Deadline (Late)
  • 01 September 2017

*Only early registrations and abstracts are eligible for travel fellowships.

**You will be sent an electronic invoice for payment after registration

 

  • STUDENT/POSTDOCS (Early) 350 EUR / 450 EUR
  • STUDENT/POSTDOCS (Late) 375 EUR / 475 EUR
  • ACADEMIC (Early) 475 EUR
  • ACADEMIC (Late) 500 EUR
  • INDUSTRY (Early) 500 EUR
  • INDUSTRY (Late) 525 EUR

Registration includes:

  • Accommodation for three nights (September 7-9, 2017)
  • Participation in the workshop
  • Breakfasts amd coffee breaks for all three days of workshop
  • Lunches for the first two days of the workshop
  • Meet the speaker dinner
  • Gala Dinner
  • Abstract book, meeting bag and materials

Excluding travel to and from venue or extra nights of accommodation

Payment

Payment details will be confirmed shortly.

Selection criteria

All participants are required to submit abstracts during registration. Abstracts can be submitted online at the time of application. Organizers will select participants on the basis of their scientific interests and abstracts aiming to ensure relevance, quality and fair representation of genders. Priority will be given to EMBC member states as well as early stage/young investigators. Eight abstracts will be selected for oral presentation. Additional abstracts will be selected for lighting talks (very short oral presentations) to accompany posters. Participants will be notified of their acceptance by email.

Abstract guidelines

2000 characters maximum length, including spaces.

Poster specifications

Posters will be available for viewing throughout the entire meeting. All posters will be displayed in one room next to the Auditorium. Participants may display ‘virtual’ posters (e.g. live demonstration of research on presenter’s laptop) during the poster sessions. Presenters are asked to be by their posters during the poster sessions. Wi-Fi will be available in the poster area at all times.

Posters will be 100 x 85 cm (height x width).

Travel grants

A limited number of travel grants are available for eligible participants. Applicants do not need to apply separately for travel grants for this event but should indicate on the registration form if they wish to be considered for a travel grant. Selection of awardees is handled directly by the organizer who will notify all eligible participants. More information is available at EMBO Travel Grants' page.

 

Contact

Daniela Trombetta

University of Turin

daniela.trombetta@unito.it

 

 
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Venue

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Aula Magna (Great Hall)

University of Turin

Palazzo del Rettorato

(via Po 17), Turin, Italy

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Accommodation

All speakers and participants will stay at the same residence halls within walking distance to Workshop venue. Housing details (and photos) can be seen here.

Accommodation expenses for the nights of September 7-9, 2017 are included in Workshop registration

Transport

Turin (Torino in Italian) has its own international airport, both known as “Torino Caselle” or “Torino Sandro Pertini” (TRN), located 16 kilometers northwest of the city centre.

Shuttle Bus from Turin Airport to City Centre: 45 minutes (~6.50 euro).

Train from Turin Airport to City Centre: The train will take you to the Dora train station in 19 minutes (3 euros), which is connected to the city centre via public transport.

Details for plane, train, bus or shuttle travel from TRN are at this website.

Alternatively, you can fly to Malpensa airport in Milan and take a bus or train to Turin city centre. While this may be a cheaper option from some countries, it will also take longer to get to Turin. Please check bus and train schedules before making reservations.

The bus is the cheapest and the most convenient option. We do not recommend car service from Milan Malpensa Airport as this would cost more than 200-350 Euros each way.

The bus from Malpensa Airport (Milan) to Turin city centre is direct; takes 1 h 55 min and costs ~22 euro one way. The bus schedule is available here.

Train from Malpensa Airport (Milan) to Turin city centre always includes one connection and takes between 1 hr 55 min - 3 hrs, depending on the train type. The cost will be 14.95-33.40 euros (it is cheaper if you buy longer in advance). There are 27 trains per day. Train schedule is available here.

About the Area

Founded in 1404, University of Turin is one of the largest and most prestigious Italian Universities.

The meeting venue is within walking distance of the housing complex as well as restaurants, attractions and city centre.

Situated in the North West of the country, on the banks of the Po River and surrounded by the Alps, Turin is the administrative centre of the Piedmont Region and the third biggest city in Italy. The urban area is bordered by what has always been historically known as the "Corona delle Delizie", the crown or ring of delights, formed by the Royal Residences dotted around the outside of the city.

The biggest attraction is the city itself with its cultural offerings, thanks to a wide range of museums, sites, monuments, churches, parks, theatres and events which take place all year round. More than two thousand years of history have contributed to build up this incredible heritage: from the Roman Empire, through the Middle Ages, the Savoy court, becoming the first capital of Italy in 1861 over the Risorgimento, to being the capital of Italian industrial production over the 20th century with FIAT.

For more detailed, general information about Turin see http://www.davishunter.com/home/place/Turin

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