Annual Meetings

CompLifeSci 2nd Annual Meeting, 2017

DECEMBER 8th, 2017
9 am – 6 pm
ICT house, Aud. Gamma, Joukahaisenkatu 3-5, 20500 Turku, Finland
Registration needed by 28th of Nov, 2017.


9-10.30 SESSION I, chair Tapio Pahikkala

Antti Airola, PhD (University of Turku): “Machine learning methods for biomedical network prediction”

Anna Cichonska, PhD candidate (FIMM/Aalto University): “Speeding up multiple pairwise kernel learning for drug bioactivity

Clare J. Strachan, Prof., PhD (University of Helsinki): “Drugs and dosage forms under the Raman microscope”

10.30-10.45 Coffee break

10.45-12.15 SESSION II, chair Outi Salo-Ahen

Konstantin Denessiouk, PhD (Åbo Akademi University): “Structural Bioinformatics: Building kits for ligand recognition in proteins”

Georgi Belogurov, PhD (University of Turku): “Molecular mechanisms in transcription”

Olli Pentikäinen, Prof., PhD (University of Turku): “Computer-dependent drug discovery wish-box: Single targets, tool compounds or control of signaling pathway?“


12.15-13.30 Lunch (included)

13.30-15 SESSION III, chair Mikko Metsä-Ketelä


Tilmann Weber, PhD (DTU Biosustain, Denmark): “In silico and experimental approaches to understand and engineer the biosynthesis of antibiotics”

David Fewer, PhD (University of Helsinki, Finland): “Genomic and transcriptomic insights into the secondary metabolites of a toxic bloom-forming cyanobacterium”

Sandra Castillo, PhD (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd): “CoReCo: a platform for genome-scale metabolic model reconstruction”

15-15.15 Coffee break

15.15-16.45 SESSION IV, chair Pedro Puigbo

Satu Pekkala, PhD (Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences, University of Jyväskylä): “Gut microbes in metabolic disorders – from associations to underlying mechanisms”

Albert Pallejà, PhD (Clinical Microbiomics, University of Copenhagen): “Gut microbiome resilience and resistome analysis after a broad-spectrum antibiotic treatment”

Manu Tamminen, PhD (Department of Biology, University of Turku): “Using dropletbased single cell genomics to detect functional and spatial structuring of microbial communities”

16.45 Closing of the meeting

Get together with wine, cheese and biscuits (serving until 18.00)

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CompLifeSci 1st Annual Meeting, 2016

DECEMBER 9th, 2016
9 am – 6 pm
Alvarium, Puutarhakatu 8, 20100 Turku, Finland
Registration needed

9-10.30 SESSION I, chair Tiina Salminen
Lari Lehtiö (University of Oulu): Structural Biology of ADP-ribosylation and discovery of chemical probes
Tomi Airenne (Åbo Akademi University): Structural studies on avidins: From native oddies to antidins
Mikko Metsä-Ketelä (University of Turku): Structure Based Engineering of Antibiotic Biosynthesis Enzymes

10.30-10.45 Coffee break

10.45-12.15 SESSION II, chair Ion Petre
Laura Elo-Uhlgren (University of Turku): Boosting prediction of disease and treatment risks
Andre S. Ribeiro (Tampere University of Technology): Modelling, Predicting, and Validating the Mechanics of a Gene Regulatory Mechanism
Eugen Czeizler (Åbo Akademi University and National Institute of Research and Development for Biological Sciences, Romania): DNA rendering of polyhedral meshes at the nano-scale

12.15-13.30 Lunch (included)

13.30-15 SESSION III, chair Tero Aittokallio
Juho Rousu (Aalto University): Machine Learning for Small Molecules
Tapio Pahikkala (University of Turku): Estimating AUC of Machine Learning Methods with Small Samples

15-15.15 Coffee break

15.15-16.45 SESSION IV, chair Riikka Lund
Johanna Lagensjö (Uppsala University): Sequencing and method development at the SNP&SEQ Technology Platform (NGI Sweden)
Gioele La Manno (Science for Life Laboratory and Karolinska Institutet): Molecular diversity of midbrain development: from cell type homologies to replacement therapies

16.45 Closing of the meeting

Get together

CompLifeSci Kick-off Meeting

JUNE 3rd, 2016
9 am – 1 pm
ICT Auditorium Beta, Joukahaisenkatu 3-5, Turku
Introduction: Ion Petre. 9:00 am

I SESSION: Molecular Methodologies
9:10 am – 9:50 am (5 minutes each group)
Finnish Microarray and Sequencing Centre and Biomedical Epigenomics (Riikka Lund Group)
Mobile DNA and Next-Generation Phylogenomics (Harri Savilahti and Pere Puigbò Groups)
Molecular Mechanisms of Transcription Georgiy Belogurov Group)
Epiproteomics: A top-down approach to gene activity modulation by proteins (Peter James Group)
Structural Studies of Proteins (Tassos Papageorgiou Group)
Structure-Based Drug Design (Anton Zavialov Group)
Antibiotic Biosynthesis Enzymes (Mikko Metsä-Ketelä and Jarmo Niemi Groups)
Tuning PET Imaging Performance of Biomolecules with Chemistry (Xiang-Guo Li Group)

Coffee break + Posters
09:50 am – 10:20 am

II SESSION: Computational Methodologies
10:20 am – 11:00 am (5 minutes each group)
Structural Bioinformatics Laboratory (Mark S. Johnson, Tiina A. Salminen, Outi Salo-Ahen and Jukka Lehtonen Groups)
Evolution and Adaptive Dynamics (Kalle Parvinen Group)
Data Mining and Modeling for Systems Biology and Pharmacology (Tero Aittokallio Group)
COSPHAR: Computational Systems Pharmacology (Jing Tang Group)
Computational Modeling and Simulation (Ion Petre Group)
Algorithms of Data Science (Tapio Pahikkala Group)
Turku BioNLP (Tapio Salakoski and Filip Ginter Groups)
Bioinformatics Software (Vladimir Rogojin Group)

Discussion & Closing remarks
11:00 am – 11:10 am

Lunch, Posters & Networking
11:15 am – 1:00 pm