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2012 INTERNATIONAL WINTER SCHOOL IN METHODS IN BIOINFORMATICS

WSMBio 2012

Tarragona, Spain

February 20-24, 2012

Organized by:
Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)
Rovira i Virgili University

http://grammars.grlmc.com/wsmbio2012/

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AIM:

WSMBio 2012 offers a broad and intensive series of lectures on bioinformatics at different levels. The students choose their preferred courses according to their interests and background. Instructors are top names in their respective fields. The School intends to help students initiate and foster their research career.

ADDRESSED TO:

Graduate (and eventually advanced undergraduate) students from around the world. Most appropriate degrees include: Computer Science, Biology and Medicine. Other students (for instance, from Mathematics or Engineering) are welcome too.

The School is appropriate also for people more advanced in their career who want to keep themselves updated on developments in the field.

There will be no overlap in the class schedule.

COURSES AND PROFESSORS:

- Dan Gusfield (U California Davis), ReCombinatorics: The Algorithmics and Combinatorics of Phylogenetic Networks with Recombination [introductory/intermediate, 8 hours]
- Andrey Rzhetsky (U Chicago), Trees, Networks, and their Use in Systems Biology [introductory/ intermediate, 8 hours]
- Richard Simon (US National Cancer Institute, Rockville), Development and Validation of Prognostic and Predictive Classifiers based on High-dimensional Data and their Application to Personalized Medicine [introductory/intermediate, 8 hours]
- Robert Stevens (U Manchester) & James Malone (European Bioinformatics Institute, Hinxton), Bio-Ontologies [introductory/intermediate, 4 hours]
- Martin Tompa (U Washington Seattle), Comparative Sequence Analysis in Molecular Biology [introductory/intermediate, 4 hours]
- Alfonso Valencia (Spanish National Cancer Research Centre, Madrid), Bioinformatics Challenges for Personalized Medicine [advanced, 4 hours]
- Limsoon Wong (National University of Singapore), Using Biological Networks for Protein Function Prediction, Biomarker Identification, and Other Problems in Computational Biology [introductory/intermediate, 6 hours]
- Ying Xu (U Georgia), Cancer Bioinformatics [advanced, 8 hours]
- Zohar Yakhini (Agilent Laboratories, Santa Clara), Algorithmics and Statistics in the Analysis of High Throughput Molecular Measurement Data [intermediate/advanced, 6 hours]

REGISTRATION:

It has to be done on line at

http://grammars.grlmc.com/wsmbio2012/Registration.php 

FEES:

They are variable, depending on the number of courses each student takes. The rule is:

1 hour = 

- 10 euros (for payments until December 11, 2011), 
- 15 euros (for payments after December 11, 2011). 

PAYMENT PROCEDURE:

The fees must be paid to the School's bank account: 

Uno-e Bank (Julian Camarillo 4 C, 28037 Madrid, Spain): IBAN: ES3902270001820201823142 - Swift code: UNOEESM1 (account holder: Carlos Martin-Vide GRLMC; account holder’s address: Av. Catalunya, 35, 43002 Tarragona, Spain)

Please mention WSMBio 2012 and your full name in the subject. A receipt will be provided on site.

Remarks:

- Bank transfers should not involve any expense for the School.
- People claiming early registration will be requested to prove that they gave the bank transfer order by the deadline.
- Students may be refunded only in the case when a course gets cancelled due to the unavailability of the instructor.

People registering on site at the beginning of the School must pay in cash. For the sake of local organization, however, it is much recommended to do it earlier.

ACCOMMODATION:

Information about accommodation will be available on the website of the School.

CERTIFICATES:

Students will be delivered a certificate stating the courses attended, their contents, and their duration.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Announcement of the programme: October 30, 2011
Starting of the registration: October 30, 2011
Early registration deadline: December 11, 2011
Starting of the School: February 20, 2012
End of the School: February 24, 2012 

QUESTIONS AND FURTHER INFORMATION:

Florentina-Lilica Voicu: florentinalilica.voicu@urv.cat 

WEBSITE:

http://grammars.grlmc.com/wsmbio2012/ 

POSTAL ADDRESS:

WSMBio 2012
Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)
Rovira i Virgili University
Av. Catalunya, 35
43002 Tarragona, Spain

Phone: +34-977-559543
Fax: +34-977-558386

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:

Diputació de Tarragona
Universitat Rovira i Virgili