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Volume 21 Supplement 8

Italian Society of Bioinformatics (BITS): Annual Meeting 2019

Research

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.

Palermo, Italy26-28 June 2019

Edited by Alfonso Urso, Antonino Fiannaca, Laura La Paglia, Massimo La Rosa, Giosue'Lo Bosco and Riccardo Rizzo

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  1. The 16th Annual Meeting of the Bioinformatics Italian Society was held in Palermo, Italy, on June 26-28, 2019. More than 80 scientific contributions were presented, including 4 keynote lectures, 31 oral commun...

    Authors: Alfonso Urso, Antonino Fiannaca, Massimo La Rosa, Laura La Paglia, Giosue’ Lo Bosco and Riccardo Rizzo

    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2020 21(Suppl 8):363

    Content type: Introduction

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  2. The development of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) has had a major impact on the study of genetic sequences. Among problems that researchers in the field have to face, one of the most challenging is the taxon...

    Authors: Veronica Guerrini, Felipe A. Louza and Giovanna Rosone

    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2020 21(Suppl 8):299

    Content type: Research

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  3. In [Prezza et al., AMB 2019], a new reference-free and alignment-free framework for the detection of SNPs was suggested and tested. The framework, based on the Burrows-Wheeler Transform (BWT), significantly im...

    Authors: Nicola Prezza, Nadia Pisanti, Marinella Sciortino and Giovanna Rosone

    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2020 21(Suppl 8):260

    Content type: Research

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  4. Emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases such as Zika, SARS, ncovid19 and Pertussis, pose a compelling challenge for epidemiologists due to their significant impact on global public health. In this context...

    Authors: Paolo Castagno, Simone Pernice, Gianni Ghetti, Massimiliano Povero, Lorenzo Pradelli, Daniela Paolotti, Gianfranco Balbo, Matteo Sereno and Marco Beccuti

    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2020 21(Suppl 8):344

    Content type: Research

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  5. The prediction of protein subcellular localization is a key step of the big effort towards protein functional annotation. Many computational methods exist to identify high-level protein subcellular compartment...

    Authors: Castrense Savojardo, Pier Luigi Martelli, Giacomo Tartari and Rita Casadio

    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2020 21(Suppl 8):266

    Content type: Research

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  6. Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is increasingly utilized in radiomics studies for treatment evaluation purposes. Nevertheless, lesion volume identification in PET images is a critical and still challenging ...

    Authors: Alessandro Stefano, Albert Comelli, Valentina Bravatà, Stefano Barone, Igor Daskalovski, Gaetano Savoca, Maria Gabriella Sabini, Massimo Ippolito and Giorgio Russo

    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2020 21(Suppl 8):325

    Content type: Research

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  7. Non-coding RNAs include different classes of molecules with regulatory functions. The most studied are microRNAs (miRNAs) that act directly inhibiting mRNA expression or protein translation through the interac...

    Authors: Antonino Fiannaca, Laura La Paglia, Massimo La Rosa, Riccardo Rizzo and Alfonso Urso

    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2020 21(Suppl 8):199

    Content type: Research

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  8. A Virtual Screening algorithm has to adapt to the different stages of this process. Early screening needs to ensure that all bioactive compounds are ranked in the first positions despite of the number of false...

    Authors: Isabella Mendolia, Salvatore Contino, Ugo Perricone, Edoardo Ardizzone and Roberto Pirrone

    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2020 21(Suppl 8):310

    Content type: Research

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  9. Nucleosomes wrap the DNA into the nucleus of the Eukaryote cell and regulate its transcription phase. Several studies indicate that nucleosomes are determined by the combined effects of several factors, includ...

    Authors: Domenico Amato, Giosue’ Lo Bosco and Riccardo Rizzo

    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2020 21(Suppl 8):326

    Content type: Research

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  10. MicroRNA are small non-coding RNAs that post-transcriptionally regulate the expression levels of messenger RNAs. MicroRNA regulation activity depends on the recognition of binding sites located on mRNA molecul...

    Authors: Giorgio Bertolazzi, Panayiotis V. Benos, Michele Tumminello and Claudia Coronnello

    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2020 21(Suppl 8):201

    Content type: Research

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  11. Properly scoring protein-protein docking models to single out the correct ones is an open challenge, also object of assessment in CAPRI (Critical Assessment of PRedicted Interactions), a community-wide blind d...

    Authors: Didier Barradas-Bautista, Zhen Cao, Luigi Cavallo and Romina Oliva

    Citation: BMC Bioinformatics 2020 21(Suppl 8):262

    Content type: Research

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    3.242 - 2-year Impact Factor
    3.213 - 5-year Impact Factor
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