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Volume 20 Supplement 9

Italian Society of Bioinformatics (BITS): Annual Meeting 2018


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.

Turin, Italy27 - 29 June 2018

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Edited by Raffaele Calogero, Francesca Cordero and Michele Caselle.

  1. Several large public repositories of microarray datasets and RNA-seq data are available. Two prominent examples include ArrayExpress and NCBI GEO. Unfortunately, there is no easy way to import and manipulate d...

    Authors: Salvatore Alaimo, Antonio Di Maria, Dennis Shasha, Alfredo Ferro and Alfredo Pulvirenti
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2019 20(Suppl 9):366
  2. Humans have adapted to widespread changes during the past 2 million years in both environmental and lifestyle factors. This is evident in overall body alterations such as average height and brain size. Althoug...

    Authors: Mainá Bitar, Stefanie Kuiper, Elizabeth A. O’Brien and Guy Barry
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2019 20(Suppl 9):406
  3. Multi-locus sequence typing (MLST) is a standard typing technique used to associate a sequence type (ST) to a bacterial isolate. When the output of whole genome sequencing (WGS) of a sample is available the ST...

    Authors: Mattia Dalsass, Margherita Bodini, Christophe Lambert, Marie-Cécile Mortier, Marco Romanelli, Duccio Medini, Alessandro Muzzi and Alessandro Brozzi
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2019 20(Suppl 9):347
  4. In the last few years, 16S rRNA gene sequencing (16S rDNA-seq) has seen a surprisingly rapid increase in election rate as a methodology to perform microbial community studies. Despite the considerable populari...

    Authors: Ilaria Patuzzi, Giacomo Baruzzo, Carmen Losasso, Antonia Ricci and Barbara Di Camillo
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2019 20(Suppl 9):416
  5. The genetic bases of many complex phenotypes are still largely unknown, mostly due to the polygenic nature of the traits and the small effect of each associated mutation. An alternative approach to classic ass...

    Authors: Luis Torada, Lucrezia Lorenzon, Alice Beddis, Ulas Isildak, Linda Pattini, Sara Mathieson and Matteo Fumagalli
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2019 20(Suppl 9):337
  6. In silico experiments, with the aid of computer simulation, speed up the process of in vitro or in vivo experiments. Cancer therapy design is often based on signalling pathway. MicroRNAs (miRNA) are small non-...

    Authors: Valeria Boscaino, Antonino Fiannaca, Laura La Paglia, Massimo La Rosa, Riccardo Rizzo and Alfonso Urso
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2019 20(Suppl 9):344
  7. Transposable Elements (TE) are mobile sequences that make up large portions of eukaryote genomes. The functions they play within the complex cellular architecture are still not clearly understood, but it is be...

    Authors: Federico Ansaloni, Margherita Scarpato, Elia Di Schiavi, Stefano Gustincich and Remo Sanges
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2019 20(Suppl 9):484
  8. Transposable elements (TEs) are DNA sequences able to mobilize themselves and to increase their copy-number in the host genome. In the past, they have been considered mainly selfish DNA without evident functions....

    Authors: Giovanni Spirito, Damiano Mangoni, Remo Sanges and Stefano Gustincich
    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2019 20(Suppl 9):495

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