Volume 18 Supplement 3

Selected articles from the 15th Asia Pacific Bioinformatics Conference (APBC 2017): bioinformatics


Publication of this supplement has not been supported by sponsorship. Information about the source of funding for publication charges can be found in the individual articles. The articles have undergone the journal's standard peer review process for supplements. The Supplement Editors declare that they have no competing interests.

Shenzhen, China

16-18 January 2017

Conference website

Edited by Lusheng Wang, Shuai Cheng Li and Yi-Ping Phoebe Chen

Other articles from the conference have been published as supplements to BMC Genomics and BMC Systems Biology

  1. Research

    DTL reconciliation repair

    Maximum parsimony phylogenetic tree reconciliation is an important technique for reconstructing the evolutionary histories of hosts and parasites, genes and species, and other interdependent pairs. Since the p...

    Weiyun Ma, Dmitriy Smirnov and Ran Libeskind-Hadas

    BMC Bioinformatics 2017 18(Suppl 3):76

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  2. Research

    A framework for space-efficient read clustering in metagenomic samples

    A metagenomic sample is a set of DNA fragments, randomly extracted from multiple cells in an environment, belonging to distinct, often unknown species. Unsupervised metagenomic clustering aims at partitioning ...

    Jarno Alanko, Fabio Cunial, Djamal Belazzougui and Veli Mäkinen

    BMC Bioinformatics 2017 18(Suppl 3):59

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  3. Research

    Identifying miRNA sponge modules using biclustering and regulatory scores

    MicroRNA (miRNA) sponges with multiple tandem miRNA binding sequences can sequester miRNAs from their endogenous target mRNAs. Therefore, miRNA sponge acting as a decoy is extremely important for long-term los...

    Junpeng Zhang, Thuc D Le, Lin Liu and Jiuyong Li

    BMC Bioinformatics 2017 18(Suppl 3):44

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  4. Research

    BATVI: Fast, sensitive and accurate detection of virus integrations

    The study of virus integrations in human genome is important since virus integrations were shown to be associated with diseases. In the literature, few methods have been proposed that predict virus integration...

    Chandana Tennakoon and Wing Kin Sung

    BMC Bioinformatics 2017 18(Suppl 3):71

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  5. Research

    Investigation and identification of protein carbonylation sites based on position-specific amino acid composition and physicochemical features

    Protein carbonylation, an irreversible and non-enzymatic post-translational modification (PTM), is often used as a marker of oxidative stress. When reactive oxygen species (ROS) oxidized the amino acid side ch...

    Shun-Long Weng, Kai-Yao Huang, Fergie Joanda Kaunang, Chien-Hsun Huang, Hui-Ju Kao, Tzu-Hao Chang, Hsin-Yao Wang, Jang-Jih Lu and Tzong-Yi Lee

    BMC Bioinformatics 2017 18(Suppl 3):66

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  6. Research

    Prediction of virus-host infectious association by supervised learning methods

    The study of virus-host infectious association is important for understanding the functions and dynamics of microbial communities. Both cellular and fractionated viral metagenomic data generate a large number ...

    Mengge Zhang, Lianping Yang, Jie Ren, Nathan A. Ahlgren, Jed A. Fuhrman and Fengzhu Sun

    BMC Bioinformatics 2017 18(Suppl 3):60

    Published on: 14 March 2017