Volume 8 Supplement 1

Italian Society of Bioinformatics (BITS): Annual Meeting 2006


Edited by Rita Casadio, Manuela Helmer-Citterich, Graziano Pesole

Italian Society of Bioinformatics (BITS): Annual Meeting 2006. Go to conference site.

Bologna, Italy

28-29 April, 2006

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  1. Research

    BioWMS: a web-based Workflow Management System for bioinformatics

    An in-silico experiment can be naturally specified as a workflow of activities implementing, in a standardized environment, the process of data and control analysis. A workflow has the advantage to be reproduc...

    Ezio Bartocci, Flavio Corradini, Emanuela Merelli and Lorenzo Scortichini

    BMC Bioinformatics 2007 8(Suppl 1):S2

    Published on: 8 March 2007

  2. Research

    ProtNet: a tool for stochastic simulations of protein interaction networks dynamics

    Protein interactions support cell organization and mediate its response to any specific stimulus. Recent technological advances have produced large data-sets that aim at describing the cell interactome. These ...

    Massimo Bernaschi, Filippo Castiglione, Alessandra Ferranti, Caius Gavrila, Michele Tinti and Gianni Cesareni

    BMC Bioinformatics 2007 8(Suppl 1):S4

    Published on: 8 March 2007

  3. Research

    Cross platform microarray analysis for robust identification of differentially expressed genes

    Microarrays have been widely used for the analysis of gene expression and several commercial platforms are available. The combined use of multiple platforms can overcome the inherent biases of each approach, a...

    Roberta Bosotti, Giuseppe Locatelli, Sandra Healy, Emanuela Scacheri, Luca Sartori, Ciro Mercurio, Raffaele Calogero and Antonella Isacchi

    BMC Bioinformatics 2007 8(Suppl 1):S5

    Published on: 8 March 2007

  4. Research

    The MEPS server for identifying protein conformational epitopes

    One of the most interesting problems in molecular immunology is epitope mapping, i.e. the identification of the regions of interaction between an antigen and an antibody. The solution to this problem, even if ...

    Tiziana Castrignanò, Paolo D'Onorio De Meo, Danilo Carrabino, Massimilano Orsini, Matteo Floris and Anna Tramontano

    BMC Bioinformatics 2007 8(Suppl 1):S6

    Published on: 8 March 2007

  5. Research

    A Grid-based solution for management and analysis of microarrays in distributed experiments

    Several systems have been presented in the last years in order to manage the complexity of large microarray experiments. Although good results have been achieved, most systems tend to lack in one or more field...

    Ivan Porro, Livia Torterolo, Luca Corradi, Marco Fato, Adam Papadimitropoulos, Silvia Scaglione, Andrea Schenone and Federica Viti

    BMC Bioinformatics 2007 8(Suppl 1):S7

    Published on: 8 March 2007

  6. Research

    Significance analysis of microarray transcript levels in time series experiments

    Microarray time series studies are essential to understand the dynamics of molecular events. In order to limit the analysis to those genes that change expression over time, a first necessary step is to select ...

    Barbara Di Camillo, Gianna Toffolo, Sreekumaran K Nair, Laura J Greenlund and Claudio Cobelli

    BMC Bioinformatics 2007 8(Suppl 1):S10

    Published on: 8 March 2007

  7. Research

    ProCMD: a database and 3D web resource for protein C mutants

    Activated Protein C (ProC) is an anticoagulant plasma serine protease which also plays an important role in controlling inflammation and cell proliferation. Several mutations of the gene are associated with ph...

    Pasqualina D'Ursi, Francesca Marino, Andrea Caprera, Luciano Milanesi, Elena M Faioni and Ermanna Rovida

    BMC Bioinformatics 2007 8(Suppl 1):S11

    Published on: 8 March 2007

  8. Research

    Statistical analysis of genomic protein family and domain controlled annotations for functional investigation of classified gene lists

    The increasing protein family and domain based annotations constitute important information to understand protein functions and gain insight into relations among their codifying genes. To allow analyzing of ge...

    Marco Masseroli, Elisa Bellistri, Andrea Franceschini and Francesco Pinciroli

    BMC Bioinformatics 2007 8(Suppl 1):S14

    Published on: 8 March 2007

  9. Research

    Environment specific substitution tables for thermophilic proteins

    Thermophilic organisms are able to live at high temperatures ranging from 50 to > 100°C. Their proteins must be sufficiently stable to function under these extreme conditions; however, the basis for thermostab...

    K Mizuguchi, M Sele and MV Cubellis

    BMC Bioinformatics 2007 8(Suppl 1):S15

    Published on: 8 March 2007

  10. Research

    Correlation analysis reveals the emergence of coherence in the gene expression dynamics following system perturbation

    Time course gene expression experiments are a popular means to infer co-expression. Many methods have been proposed to cluster genes or to build networks based on similarity measures of their expression dynami...

    Nicola Neretti, Daniel Remondini, Marc Tatar, John M Sedivy, Michela Pierini, Dawn Mazzatti, Jonathan Powell, Claudio Franceschi and Gastrone C Castellani

    BMC Bioinformatics 2007 8(Suppl 1):S16

    Published on: 8 March 2007

  11. Research

    Splicy: a web-based tool for the prediction of possible alternative splicing events from Affymetrix probeset data

    The Affymetrix™ technology is nowadays a well-established method for the analysis of gene expression profiles in cancer research studies. However, changes in gene expression levels are not the only way to link...

    Davide Rambaldi, Barbara Felice, Viviane Praz, Philip Bucher, Davide Cittaro and Alessandro Guffanti

    BMC Bioinformatics 2007 8(Suppl 1):S17

    Published on: 8 March 2007

  12. Research

    SYMBIOmatics: Synergies in Medical Informatics and Bioinformatics – exploring current scientific literature for emerging topics

    The SYMBIOmatics Specific Support Action (SSA) is "an information gathering and dissemination activity" that seeks "to identify synergies between the bioinformatics and the medical informatics" domain to impro...

    Dietrich Rebholz-Schuhman, Graham Cameron, Dominic Clark, Erik van Mulligen, Jean-Louis Coatrieux, Eva Del Hoyo Barbolla, Fernando Martin-Sanchez, Luciano Milanesi, Ivan Porro, Francesco Beltrame, Ioannis Tollis and Johan Van der Lei

    BMC Bioinformatics 2007 8(Suppl 1):S18

    Published on: 8 March 2007

  13. Research

    Biowep: a workflow enactment portal for bioinformatics applications

    The huge amount of biological information, its distribution over the Internet and the heterogeneity of available software tools makes the adoption of new data integration and analysis network tools a necessity...

    Paolo Romano, Ezio Bartocci, Guglielmo Bertolini, Flavio De Paoli, Domenico Marra, Giancarlo Mauri, Emanuela Merelli and Luciano Milanesi

    BMC Bioinformatics 2007 8(Suppl 1):S19

    Published on: 8 March 2007

  14. Research

    p53FamTaG: a database resource of human p53, p63 and p73 direct target genes combining in silico prediction and microarray data

    The p53 gene family consists of the three genes p53, p63 and p73, which have polyhedral non-overlapping functions in pivotal cellular processes such as DNA synthesis and repair, growth arrest, apoptosis, genom...

    Elisabetta Sbisà, Domenico Catalano, Giorgio Grillo, Flavio Licciulli, Antonio Turi, Sabino Liuni, Graziano Pesole, Anna De Grassi, Mariano Francesco Caratozzolo, Anna Maria D'Erchia, Beatriz Navarro, Apollonia Tullo, Cecilia Saccone and Andreas Gisel

    BMC Bioinformatics 2007 8(Suppl 1):S20

    Published on: 8 March 2007

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