HIBIT 2017 PROGRAM*

Main Conference – Day 1 (June 28, 2017)
09:00 – 10:00 Opening Session

  • Welcome by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohammad Shikakhwa (Advisor to the President, METU NCC)
  • Welcome by Prof. Dr. Nese Yalabik (METU, HIBIT 2017 Honorary Chair)
10:00 – 11:00 Keynote –  Dr. Ernest Fraenkel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Title: Beyond Genomics:  Opportunities and Challenges for Using the Other Omics in Precision Medicine
11:00 – 11:15 Coffee break & Cancer Genomics Cloud (CGC) demo by Seven Bridges Genomics
11:15 – 11:45 Dr. Emre Guney, University of Pompeu Fabra (Invited Talk)
Title: Challenges and opportunities in systems pharmacology
11:45 – 12:15 Dr. Ercument Cicek, Bilkent University (Invited)
Title: Genomic Data Sharing and Privacy Risks
12:15 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:00 Dr. Mehmet Ozturk, International Biomedicine and Genome Institute (Invited)
Title: Cancer Genome Analyses and Personalized Medicine
14:00 – 14:30 Dr. Bedirhan Ustun, Koc University (Invited)
Title: Semantic Interopretability: How to avoid an e-Tower of Babel?
14:30 – 14:45 Coffee break & Cancer Genomics Cloud (CGC) demo by Seven Bridges Genomics
14:45

15:30
Session I
Structural Bioinformatics
(Amfi 3)
Chair:
Dr. Çağdaş Son
Session II
Health Informatics
(Amfi 2)
Chair: 
Dr. Yesim Aydin Son
Ezgi Karaca, João Rodrigues, Andrea Graziadei, Alexandre Bonvin and Teresa Carlomagno.
Title: An Integrative Framework for Structure Determination of Molecular Machines
Koray Açıcı, Çağatay Berke Erdaş, Tunç Aşuroğlu, Münire Kılınç Toprak, Hamit Erdem and Hasan Oğul.
Title: Wearable Solutions for Parkinson’s Disease Monitoring
Sıla Özdemir, Attila Gursoy and Ozlem Keskin.
Title: Analysis of single amino acid variations in hot spot and hot region residues of protein-protein interaction interfaces
İlknur Buçan Kırkbir, Burçin Kurt and Kemal Turhan.
Title: A Computer Aided Diagnosis System for Heart Attack Using Decision Tree
Serena Muratcıoğlu, Hyunbum Jang, Attila Gursoy, Ozlem Keskin and Ruth Nussinov.
Title: Interaction of farnesylated, but likely depalmitoylated, Ras isoforms with PDEδ
Emrah Akkoyun, Aybar Can Acar, Byron Zambrano and Seungik Baek.

Title: Cardiovascular Modelling for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

15:30

16:15
Session III
Cancer Systems Biology
(Amfi 3)
Chair:
Dr. Mesut Muyan
Session IV
Genomics

(Amfi 2)
Chair:
Dr. Ogün Adebali
Oguzhan Begik, Merve Oyken, Tuna Cinkilli Alican, Tolga Can and Ayse Elif Erson Bensan.
Title: Alternative polyadenylation patterns for cancer classification
Arif Yılmaz and Yeşim Aydın Son.

Title: Lossless Pruning of AHP SNP Prioritization Tree Using Random Forest Variable Importances
Tunde Aderinwale and Hilal Kazan.

Title: Integrating Multiple Data Types for Cancer Subtype Discovery
Fatih Karaoglanoglu, Marzieh Eslami Rasekh and Can Alkan.
Title: Discovering Large Genomic Inversions Using Long-range Information
Mona Shojaei, Ece Akhan, Aybar Can Acar and Rengül Çetin Atalay.

Title: Identification of Gene Mutations Involved In Drug Resistance In Liver Cancer Using RNA-Seq Data Analysis
Elif Bozlak, Yetkin Alıcı, Evrim Fer, Melike Dönertaş, Rasmus Nielsen and Mehmet Somel.
Title: Neighbouring sequence context-based fixation bias of mutations in chimpanzee genome
16:15 – 16:30 Coffee Break & Cancer Genomics Cloud (CGC) demo by Seven Bridges Genomics
16:30 – 18:30 POSTER SESSION
19:00 – 20:30 Welcome Reception
Main Conference – Day 2 (June 29, 2017)
09:00 – 09:30 Tea / coffee, cookies
09:30 – 10:30 Keynote – Dr. Maria Martin, European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI)
Title: Big data infrastructure for advancing biomedical research
10:30 – 10:45 Coffee break & Cancer Genomics Cloud (CGC) demo by Seven Bridges Genomics
10:45 – 11:15 Dr. Aybar Can Acar, METU (Invited)
Title: Probabilistic Programming in Bioinformatics
11:15 – 11:45 Dr. Ogun Adebali, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Invited Talk)
Title: Genomics of DNA Damage, Repair and Mutagenesis
11:45

12:15
Session V
Multi-omics
(Amfi 3)
Chair:
Dr. Emre Güney
Session VI
Computational Drug Discovery

(Amfi 2)
Chair:
Dr. Tolga Can
Cesim Erten, Evis Hoxha, Hilal Kazan and Esra Tepe.
Title: Identification of dysregulated pathways across multiple cancer types
Remzi Çelebi, Erkan Yaşar, Özgür Gümüş and Oğuz Dikenelli.
Title: RDF Graph Embeddings for Prediction of Drug-Drug Interactions
Guvanch Ovezmyradov.
Title: Integrative bioinformatics analysis of multi-omics data facilitates functional characterization of the candiate tumor suppressor protein CTCF
Handan Melike Dönertaş and Janet Thornton.
Title: Drug Repurposing for Ageing: A Connectivity Map Approach
12:15 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:00 Dr. Tugba Suzek, Mugla Sitki Kocman University (Invited Talk)
Title: Bridging cheminformatics and bioinformatics with public tools
14:00

14:30
Session VII
Protein Function Prediction
(Amfi 3)
Chair:
Dr. Baris Suzek
Session VIII
Interactomics & miRNA

(Amfi 2)
Chair: 
Dr. Aybar Can Acar
Rabie Saidi, Maryam Abdollahyan and Maria Martin.
Title: A Self-training Approach for Functional Annotation of UniProtKB Proteins
Erdem Turk and Baris Suzek.
Title: Leveraging Taxonomic Ranks for Improving MirrorTree-based Protein Interaction Prediction
Ahmet Süreyya Rifaioğlu, Maria Martin, Rengul Cetin-Atalay, Volkan Atalay and Tunca Dogan.
Title: Investigation of Multi-task Deep Neural Networks in Automated Protein Function Prediction
Sedef Erkunt, Necati Altindis, Ahmet Efe Koseoglu and Cemal Un.
Title: Use of miRNA in struggling of Varroa parasite
14:30 – 14:45 Coffee break & Cancer Genomics Cloud (CGC) demo by Seven Bridges Genomics
14:45

17:00
Session IX – Data Sharing
(Amfi 3)
Chair: 
Dr. Rengul Cetin-Atalay
Seven Bridges Genomics
Title: Cancer Genomics Cloud and Case Studies
Dr. Richard Dixon, QIAGEN
Title: Human genome sequence analysis and interpretation with QIAGEN Bioinformatics
Dr. Elif Erson Bensan, METU
Title: Resolving the complexity of the cancer transcriptome through 3’ UTRs
Dr. Nurhan Ozlu, Koc University
Title: Proteomic Analysis of Epithelial Mesenchymal Transition
Dr. Hilal Ozdag, Ankara University
Title: Sporadic Colorectal Cancer in Turkey: From GWAS to Validation
Dr. Ozgur Sahin, Bilkent University
Title: Systems biology approaches to construct RNA interaction networks regulating chemotherapy resistance and metastasis in triple negative breast cancer
Dr. Mesut Muyan, METU
Title: Protein interaction approaches to assign a function for an estrogen responsive gene protein: CXXC5
17:00 – 17:15 Closing remarks
ISCB RSG Turkey Student Symposium – Day 3 (June 30, 2017)
09:00 – 09:15
Opening Session
09:15 – 10:00
Keynote – Dr. Uğur Sezerman, Acıbadem University
Title: WANTED: Bioinformaticians
10:00 – 10:20
Coffee Break
10:20 – 11:20
Student Session (TBD)
11:20 – 11:50
Dr. Emre Güney, University of Pompeu Fabra (Invited Talk)
Title: Should I stay or should I go NOW?
11:50 – 12:10
Closing remarks

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