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Volume 21 Supplement 8

Italian Society of Bioinformatics (BITS): Annual Meeting 2019


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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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

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    4.3 - 5-year Impact Factor
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