OpenMultiMed Training School: Computational Tools for Systems Medicine

Porto, February 21-23, 2017

Coordinator: Malu Calle, Uvic-UCC

The OpenMultiMed Training School: Computational Tools for Systems Medicine will provide training in concepts, methods and computational tools for multiscale systems medicine. Systems medicine is an emerging interdisciplinary framework that aims to improve our understanding, prevention and treatment of complex diseases by integrating knowledge and data across multiple levels of biomedical organization.

The Training School, organized by the OpenMultiMed CA15120 (Open Multiscale Systems Medicine, COST Action CA15120) http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/ca/CA15120, represents a unique opportunity to involve and train early-career researchers in multiscale systems medicine and to reduce the methodological and knowledge gaps between biomedical and computational scientists in this transdisciplinary field.

The content material of the Training School will be made publicly available.

The school will combine plenary sessions with practical tutorials and group work sessions.

Trainee grants for attending the TS are available (deadline for applications Feb 9, 2017): Trainee grants


PROGRAM:

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Venue: Crowne Plaza Porto, Avenida da Boavista, 1466, Porto

9.30-10.00 Registration and presentations

10.00-12.30

    • Tutorial session for Bio students: R programming. Natalia Vilor-Tejedor
    • Tutorial session for Math and IT students: Concepts of Molecular Biology and Genomics. Annikka Polster

12.30-14.00 Lunch

14.00-17.00 Plenary session: Open Multiscale Systems Medicine, challenges and opportunities

    • "The medical needs that Systems Medicine needs to answer", Harald Schmidt, OpenMultiMed Cost Action coordinator
    • OpenMultiMed WG leaders will present the goals and challenges of each WG
      • WG1: Systems Medicine
      • WG2: Multiscale Modelling for Systems Medicine
      • WG3: Multiscale Data Science for Systems Medicine
      • WG4: Multiscale Computing for Systems Medicine

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Venue: The Holiday Inn Porto Gaia, Rua Diogo Macedo, 220, Vila Nova De Gaia, Porto

9.00-12.00 Plenary session: From Systems Biology to Systems Medicine. Systems medicine case studies. Chair: Malu Calle. University of Vic - Central University of Catalonia

9.00 - 9.25. Systems and personalised medicine will radically improve health care. Mikael Benson. Centre for Personalised Medicine, Linköping University, Sweden

9.25 - 9.50. Diseasome-based common mechanism identification for drug repurposing. Harald Schmidt. Maastricht University

9.50 - 10.15. The inventory of measurement scales in PlanHab FP7 EU project – can we learn anything from this? Blaz Stres. University of Ljubljana

10.30-12.00. Panel discussion: Current situation and prospects for Systems Medicine. Chair: Joao Miranda


12.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00-16.00 Tutorial session: Computational tools for Systems Medicine: Data analysis, visualization and integration. Malu Calle

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Venue: The Holiday Inn Porto Gaia, Rua Diogo Macedo, 220, Vila Nova De Gaia, Porto

9.00-11.00 Tutorial session: Computational tools for Systems Medicine: Network analysis. Massimiliano Zannin

11.00-11.30 coffee break

11.30-13.30 Group work session: Computational tools for Systems Medicine. Natalia Vilor-Tejedor

13.30-15.00 Lunch

15.00-17.00 Group work session: Computational tools for Systems Medicine. Natalia Vilor-Tejedor

17.00-18.00 Discussion and closing