6th of December: Satellite events

12.30 - 19.00
Student-run satellite meeting at the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp.
Open to all BBC2015 attendees (separate registration required).
19.00 - …
Guided sightseeing tour of Antwerp for early arrivals (separate registration required).

7th of December: Main conference at Elzenveld - Lange Gasthuisstraat 45, Antwerp

8.30 - 9.30
Registration and welcome coffee.

9.30 - 9.50
Welcome and conference opening, with foreword by UAntwerp Rector Alain Verschoren.
9.50 - 10.50
Invited keynote: Lars Juhl Jensen. Medical data and text mining: Linking diseases, drugs, and adverse reactions.

10.50 - 11.10
Coffee break.

Selected talks session 1

11.10 - 11.25
Mafalda Galhardo, Philipp Berninger, Thanh-Phuong Nguyen, Thomas Sauter and Lasse Sinkkonen. Cell type-selective disease association of genes under high regulatory load.
11.25 - 11.40
Andrea M. Gazzo, Dorien Daneels, Maryse Bonduelle, Sonia Van Dooren, Guillaume Smits and Tom Lenaerts. Predicting oligogenic effects using digenic disease data.
11.40 - 11.55
Wouter Saelens, Robrecht Cannoodt, Bart N. Lambrecht and Yvan Saeys. A comprehensive comparison of module detection methods for gene expression data.
11.55 - 12.10
Joana P. Gonçalves and Sara C. Madeira. LateBiclustering: Efficient discovery of temporal local patterns with potential delays.
12.10 - 12.30
Nicolas Goffard. Illumina software platforms to transform the path to knowledge and discovery. (Corporate presentation: Illumina)

12.30 - 15.00
Lunch break & poster session.

Selected talks session 2

15.00 - 15.15
Robrecht Cannoodt, Katleen De Preter and Yvan Saeys. Inferring developmental chronologies from single cell RNA.
15.15 - 15.30
Vân Anh Huynh-Thu and Guido Sanguinetti. Combining tree-based and dynamical systems for the inference of gene regulatory networks.
15.30 - 15.45
Annika Jacobsen, Nika Heijmans, Renée van Amerongen, Martine Smit, Jaap Heringa and K. Anton Feenstra. Modeling the Regulation of β-Catenin Signalling by WNT stimulation and GSK3 inhibition.
15.45 - 16.00
Thanh Le Van, Jimmy Van den Eynden, Dries De Maeyer, Ana Carolina Fierro, Lieven Verbeke, Matthijs van Leeuwen, Siegfried Nijssen, Luc De Raedt and Kathleen Marchal. Ranked tiling based approach to discovering patient subtypes.
16.00 - 16.15
Martin Bizet, Jana Jeschke, Matthieu Defrance, François Fuks and Gianluca Bontempi. Development of a DNA methylation-based score reflecting Tumour Infiltrating Lymphocytes.
16.15 - 16-30
Aliaksei Vasilevich, Shantanu Singh, Aurélie Carlier and Jan de Boer. Prediction of cell responses to surface topographies using machine learning techniques.

16.30 - 17.00
Coffee break.

Selected talks session 3

17.00 - 17.15
Wout Bittremieux, Pieter Meysman, Lennart Martens, Bart Goethals, Dirk Valkenborg and Kris Laukens. Analysis of mass spectrometry quality control metrics.
17.15 - 17.30
Şule Yılmaz, Masa Cernic, Friedel Drepper, Bettina Warscheid, Lennart Martens and Elien Vandermarliere. Xilmass: A cross-linked peptide identification algorithm.
17.30 - 17.45
Nico Verbeeck, Jeffrey Spraggins, Yousef El Aalamat, Junhai Yang, Richard M. Caprioli, Bart De Moor, Etienne Waelkens and Raf Van de Plas. Automated anatomical interpretation of differences between imaging mass spectrometry experiments.
17.45 - 18.00
Yousef El Aalamat, Xian Mao, Nico Verbeeck, Junhai Yang, Bart De Moor, Richard M. Caprioli, Etienne Waelkens and Raf Van de Plas. Enhancement of imaging mass spectrometry data through removal of sparse intensity variations.

18.10 - 18.30
Walk to the gala dinner leaving from conference venue.
18.30 - 22.00
Gala dinner at Pelgrom – Pelgrimstraat 15, Antwerpen.

8th of December: Main conference at Elzenveld - Lange Gasthuisstraat 45, Antwerp

8.30 - 9.30
Welcome coffee.

9.30 - 9.40
Opening and announcements.

Selected talks session 4

9.40 - 9.55
Gipsi Lima Mendez, Karoline Faust, Nicolas Henry, Johan Decelle, Sébastien Colin, Fabrizio Carcillo, Simon Roux, Gianluca Bontempi, Matthew B. Sullivan, Chris Bowler, Eric Karsenti, Colomban de Vargas and Jeroen Raes. Determinants of community structure in the plankton interactome.
9.55 - 10.10
Mohamed Mysara, Yvan Saeys, Natalie Leys, Jeroen Raes and Pieter Monsieurs. Bioinformatics tools for accurate analysis of amplicon sequencing data for biodiversity analysis.
10.10 - 10.25
Sjoerd M. H. Huisman, Else Eising, Ahmed Mahfouz, Boudewijn P.F. Lelieveldt, Arn van den Maagdenberg and Marcel Reinders. Gene co-expression analysis identifies brain regions and cell types involved in migraine pathophysiology: a GWAS-based study using the Allen Human Brain Atlas.
10.25 - 10.40
Ahmed Mahfouz, Boudewijn P.F. Lelieveldt, Aldo Grefhorst, Isabel Mol, Hetty Sips, Jose van den Heuvel, Jenny Visser, Marcel Reinders and Onno Meijer. Spatial co-expression analysis of steroid receptors in the mouse brain identifies region-specific regulation mechanisms.

10.40 - 11.10
Coffee break.

Selected talks session 5

11.10 - 11.25
Bart Cuypers, Pieter Meysman, Manu Vanaerschot, Maya Berg, Malgorzata Domagalksa, Jean-Claude Dujardin and Kris Laukens. A systems biology compendium for Leishmania Donovani.
11.25 - 11.40
Volodimir Olexiouk, Elvis Ndah, Sandra Steyaert, Steven Verbruggen, Eline De Schutter, Alexander Koch, Daria Gawron, Wim Van Criekinge, Petra Van Damme and Gerben Menschaert. Multi-omics integration: Ribosome profiling applications.
11.40 - 11.55
Qingzhen Hou, Kamil Krystian Belau, Marc Lensink, Jaap Heringa and K. Anton Feenstra. CLUB-MARTINI: Selecting favorable interactions amongst available candidates: A coarse-grained simulation approach to scoring docking decoys.
11.55 - 12.10
Elien Vandermarliere, Davy Maddelein, Niels Hulstaert, Elisabeth Stes, Michela Di Michele, Kris Gevaert, Edgar Jacoby, Dirk Brehmer and Lennart Martens. Pepshell: Visualization of conformational proteomics data.
12.10 - 12.30
Carine Poussin. The systems toxicology computational challenge: Identification of exposure response markers. (Corporate presentation: sbv IMPROVER)

12.30 - 13.30
Lunch break.

13.30 - 14.30
Invited keynote: Cedric Notredame. Multiple survival strategies to deal with the multiplication of multiple sequence alignment methods.

Selected talks session 6

14.30 - 14.45
Thomas Moerman, Dries Decap and Toni Verbeiren. Interactive VCF comparison using Spark Notebook.
14.45 - 15.00
Sepideh Babaei, Waseem Akhtar, Johann de Jong, Marcel Reinders and Jeroen de Ridder. 3D hotspots of recurrent retroviral insertions reveal long-range interactions with cancer genes.

15.00 - 15.30
Coffee break.

15.30 - 16.00
Invited keynote: Pierre Rouzé. Thirty years in Bioinformatics: A historical perspective on the Benelux Bioinformatics Conference and bio-informatics in Belgium.

16.00 - 16.30
Closing and awards.

16.30 - 17.30
Closing reception.
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