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Volume 20 Supplement 4

Methods, tools and platforms for Personalized Medicine in the Big Data Era (NETTAB 2017)


Palermo, Italy16-18 October 2017

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Editors: Paolo Romano and Alfonso Maurizio Urso

  1. The 17th International NETTAB workshop was held in Palermo, Italy, on October 16-18, 2017. The special topic for the meeting was “Methods, tools and platforms for Personalised Medicine in the Big Data Era”, bu...

    Authors: Paolo Romano, Arnaud Céol, Andreas Dräger, Antonino Fiannaca, Rosalba Giugno, Massimo La Rosa, Luciano Milanesi, Ulrich Pfeffer, Riccardo Rizzo, Soo-Yong Shin, Junfeng Xia and Alfonso Urso
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2019 20(Suppl 4):125
  2. The interplay between metabolic processes and signalling pathways remains poorly understood. Global, detailed and comprehensive reconstructions of human metabolism and signalling pathways exist in the form of ...

    Authors: Nicolas Sompairac, Jennifer Modamio, Emmanuel Barillot, Ronan M. T. Fleming, Andrei Zinovyev and Inna Kuperstein
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2019 20(Suppl 4):140
  3. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNA molecules mediating the translational repression and degradation of target mRNAs in the cell. Mature miRNAs are used as a template by the RNA-induced silencing compl...

    Authors: Giovanni Perconti, Patrizia Rubino, Flavia Contino, Serena Bivona, Giorgio Bertolazzi, Michele Tumminello, Salvatore Feo, Agata Giallongo and Claudia Coronnello
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2019 20(Suppl 4):120
  4. Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) experiments produce millions of short sequences that, mapped to a reference genome, provide biological insights at genomic, transcriptomic and epigenomic level. Typically the a...

    Authors: Mara Sangiovanni, Ilaria Granata, Amarinder Singh Thind and Mario Rosario Guarracino
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2019 20(Suppl 4):168
  5. Obesity is a complex disorder associated with an increased risk of developing several comorbid chronic diseases, including postmenopausal breast cancer. Although many studies have investigated this issue, the ...

    Authors: Ilaria Granata, Enrico Troiano, Mara Sangiovanni and Mario Rosario Guarracino
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2019 20(Suppl 4):162
  6. The search for molecular biomarkers of early-onset colorectal cancer (CRC) is an important but still quite challenging and unsolved task. Detection of CpG methylation in human DNA obtained from blood or stool ...

    Authors: Alexander Kel, Ulyana Boyarskikh, Philip Stegmaier, Leonid S. Leskov, Andrey V. Sokolov, Ivan Yevshin, Nikita Mandrik, Daria Stelmashenko, Jeannette Koschmann, Olga Kel-Margoulis, Mathias Krull, Anna Martínez-Cardús, Sebastian Moran, Manel Esteller, Fedor Kolpakov, Maxim Filipenko…
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2019 20(Suppl 4):119
  7. RNA secondary structure comparison is a fundamental task for several studies, among which are RNA structure prediction and evolution. The comparison can currently be done efficiently only for pseudoknot-free s...

    Authors: Michela Quadrini, Luca Tesei and Emanuela Merelli
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2019 20(Suppl 4):161
  8. Quorum sensing drives biofilm formation in bacteria in order to ensure that biofilm formation only occurs when colonies are of a sufficient size and density. This spatial behaviour is achieved by the broadcast...

    Authors: David Gilbert, Monika Heiner, Leila Ghanbar and Jacek Chodak
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2019 20(Suppl 4):173
  9. In order to fully characterize the genome of an individual, the reconstruction of the two distinct copies of each chromosome, called haplotypes, is essential. The computational problem of inferring the full ha...

    Authors: Andrea Tangherloni, Simone Spolaor, Leonardo Rundo, Marco S. Nobile, Paolo Cazzaniga, Giancarlo Mauri, Pietro Liò, Ivan Merelli and Daniela Besozzi
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2019 20(Suppl 4):172
  10. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is an adult-onset neurodegenerative disease progressively affecting upper and lower motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord. Mean life expectancy is three to five years, ...

    Authors: Alessandro Zandonà, Rosario Vasta, Adriano Chiò and Barbara Di Camillo
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2019 20(Suppl 4):118
  11. Pharmacogenomics (PGx) studies how genomic variations impact variations in drug response phenotypes. Knowledge in pharmacogenomics is typically composed of units that have the form of ternary relationships gene v...

    Authors: Pierre Monnin, Joël Legrand, Graziella Husson, Patrice Ringot, Andon Tchechmedjiev, Clément Jonquet, Amedeo Napoli and Adrien Coulet
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2019 20(Suppl 4):139

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  12. Distributed approaches based on the MapReduce programming paradigm have started to be proposed in the Bioinformatics domain, due to the large amount of data produced by the next-generation sequencing technique...

    Authors: Umberto Ferraro Petrillo, Mara Sorella, Giuseppe Cattaneo, Raffaele Giancarlo and Simona E. Rombo
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2019 20(Suppl 4):138
  13. The analysis of gene expression levels is used in many clinical studies to know how patients evolve or to find new genetic biomarkers that could help in clinical decision making. However, the techniques and so...

    Authors: Ismael Navas-Delgado, José García-Nieto, Esteban López-Camacho, Maciej Rybinski, Rocio Lavado, Miguel Ángel Berciano Guerrero and José F. Aldana-Montes
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2019 20(Suppl 4):150
  14. RNA editing is an important mechanism for gene expression in plants organelles. It alters the direct transfer of genetic information from DNA to proteins, due to the introduction of differences between RNAs an...

    Authors: Fabio Fassetti, Claudia Giallombardo, Ofelia Leone, Luigi Palopoli, Simona E. Rombo and Adolfo Saiardi
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2019 20(Suppl 4):124

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