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Volume 14 Supplement 7

Italian Society of Bioinformatics (BITS): Annual Meeting 2012


Edited by Carmela Gissi and Manuela Helmer-Citterich

This supplement has not been sponsored. The source of funding used to cover open access publication charges is declared by the authors in each article.

Ninth Annual Meeting of the Italian Society of Bioinformatics (BITS). Go to conference site.

Catania, Sicily2-4 May 2012

  1. The BITS2012 meeting, held in Catania on May 2-4, 2012, brought together almost 100 Italian researchers working in the field of Bioinformatics, as well as students in the same or related disciplines. About 90 ...

    Authors: Carmela Gissi, Paolo Romano, Alfredo Ferro, Rosalba Giugno, Alfredo Pulvirenti, Angelo Facchiano and Manuela Helmer-Citterich
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2013 14(Suppl 7):S1
  2. RNA-seq has the potential to discover genes created by chromosomal rearrangements. Fusion genes, also known as "chimeras", are formed by the breakage and re-joining of two different chromosomes. It is known th...

    Authors: Matteo Carrara, Marco Beccuti, Federica Cavallo, Susanna Donatelli, Fulvio Lazzarato, Francesca Cordero and Raffaele A Calogero
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2013 14(Suppl 7):S2
  3. Intrinsic protein disorder is becoming an increasingly important topic in protein science. During the last few years, intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs) have been shown to play a role in many important b...

    Authors: Tomás Di Domenico, Ian Walsh and Silvio CE Tosatto
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2013 14(Suppl 7):S3
  4. RNA Editing is a type of post-transcriptional modification that takes place in the eukaryotes. It alters the sequence of primary RNA transcripts by deleting, inserting or modifying residues. Several forms of R...

    Authors: Rosario Distefano, Giovanni Nigita, Valentina Macca, Alessandro Laganà, Rosalba Giugno, Alfredo Pulvirenti and Alfredo Ferro
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2013 14(Suppl 7):S5
  5. In recent years more than 20 assemblers have been proposed to tackle the hard task of assembling NGS data. A common heuristic when assembling a genome is to use several assemblers and then select the best asse...

    Authors: Riccardo Vicedomini, Francesco Vezzi, Simone Scalabrin, Lars Arvestad and Alberto Policriti
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2013 14(Suppl 7):S6
  6. The wet-lab synthesis of the simplest forms of life (minimal cells) is a challenging aspect in modern synthetic biology. Quasi-cellular systems able to produce proteins directly from DNA can be obtained by enc...

    Authors: Lorenzo Calviello, Pasquale Stano, Fabio Mavelli, Pier Luigi Luisi and Roberto Marangoni
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2013 14(Suppl 7):S7
  7. microRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of small non-coding RNAs which have been recognized as ubiquitous post-transcriptional regulators. The analysis of interactions between different miRNAs and their target genes is...

    Authors: Gianvito Pio, Michelangelo Ceci, Domenica D'Elia, Corrado Loglisci and Donato Malerba
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2013 14(Suppl 7):S8
  8. The interaction between proteins and ligands occurs at pockets that are often lined by conserved amino acids. These pockets can represent the targets for low molecular weight drugs. In order to make the resear...

    Authors: Marco Cammisa, Antonella Correra, Giuseppina Andreotti and Maria Vittoria Cubellis
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2013 14(Suppl 7):S9
  9. Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) technology has exceptionally increased the ability to sequence DNA in a massively parallel and cost-effective manner. Nevertheless, NGS data analysis requires bioinformatics sk...

    Authors: Ilenia Boria, Lara Boatti, Graziano Pesole and Flavio Mignone
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2013 14(Suppl 7):S10
  10. The advent of massively parallel sequencing technologies (Next Generation Sequencing, NGS) profoundly modified the landscape of human genetics.

    Authors: Mattia D'Antonio, Paolo D'Onorio De Meo, Daniele Paoletti, Berardino Elmi, Matteo Pallocca, Nico Sanna, Ernesto Picardi, Graziano Pesole and Tiziana Castrignanò
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2013 14(Suppl 7):S11
  11. Neuroblastoma is the most common pediatric solid tumor. About fifty percent of high risk patients die despite treatment making the exploration of new and more effective strategies for improving stratification ...

    Authors: Davide Cangelosi, Fabiola Blengio, Rogier Versteeg, Angelika Eggert, Alberto Garaventa, Claudio Gambini, Massimo Conte, Alessandra Eva, Marco Muselli and Luigi Varesio
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2013 14(Suppl 7):S12
  12. Graphs can represent biological networks at the molecular, protein, or species level. An important query is to find all matches of a pattern graph to a target graph. Accomplishing this is inherently difficult ...

    Authors: Vincenzo Bonnici, Rosalba Giugno, Alfredo Pulvirenti, Dennis Shasha and Alfredo Ferro
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2013 14(Suppl 7):S13
  13. Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNA) are a major class of non-coding RNAs. They are involved in diverse intra-cellular mechanisms like molecular scaffolding, splicing and DNA methylation. Through these mechanisms the...

    Authors: Swaraj Basu, Ferenc Müller and Remo Sanges
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2013 14(Suppl 7):S14

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