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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

    Content type: Software

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  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

    Content type: Research

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  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

    Content type: Software

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  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

    Content type: Methodology

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  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

    Content type: Software

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  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

    Content type: Research

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  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

    Content type: Research

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  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

    Content type: Research

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    70 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    44 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    163 days from submission to acceptance
    36 days from acceptance to publication

    Citation Impact
    3.169 - 2-year Impact Factor
    3.629 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.276 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    1.567 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

    5089 Altmetric Mentions