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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Call for Papers: CIBB 2015 special session on 'New knowledge from old data: power of data analysis and integration methods'

September 10-12, 2015
Naples, Italy

Mammalian systems constitute over 200 cell types, each specialized to perform a distinct function, and yet all cell types share the same DNA sequence. Epigenetic marks on DNA and histone tails together with transcription factors are responsible for the interpretation of the DNA sequence in each cellular context to produce a cell type specific transcription signature, and disruptions to these processes lead to disease. Advances in sequencing techniques have accelerated the characterization of epigenetic and transcriptional landscapes across many normal and malignant cell types. The challenge now is to integrate these data to understand transcriptional control at a systems level.

This session will focus on data analysis and data integration methods developed using data from, but not limited to, large consortia projects such as ENCODE, Roadmap Epigenomics or FANTOM to get new biological insights.

Conference papers must be prepared following the guidelines illustrated on the CIBB website, which include the requirement of being between 4 and 6 pages in length and having five sections:
1. Scientific background
2. Material and methods
3. Results
4. Conclusion
5. References (no more than 10)

These papers should be submitted in PDF format on the Easy Chair conference system (it is necessary to select this special session in the submission system).
A second submission after the conference, in an extended version, is required to be considered for publication in the Springer\\\'s Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics (LNBI) series ([link]). Moreover, as it has been the case in previous CIBB conferences, we are planning to publish the best papers of CIBB 2015 in an extended form in a special issue of an international scientific journal, including special session papers.

Paper submission deadline: May 30, 2015
Abstract submission deadline: May 30, 2015
Notification of Acceptance: June 19, 2014 Final papers due: July 20, 2015 (*)
Conference: September 10-12, 2015
(*) for the inclusion in the CIBB15 conference proceeding

URL: http://bioinfo.na.iac.cnr.it/cibb2015/

Contact Person: Anagha Joshi (anagha.joshi@roslin.ed.ac.uk)