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B3 2015: Abstract deadline extended to 9 October 2015 quick to B3 (Big Biology and Bioinformatics Symposium) 2015!

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Recent Computational Advances in Metagenomics (RCAM) 2015

6th October, 2015
Insitut Pasteur, 28 rue du Dr Roux, Paris, France
Satellite Workshop of GdR BiM 2015

This workshop aims at promoting discussions and collaborations between biologists (modelers),  computer scientists and applied-mathematicians involved in metagenomics and/or metatranscriptomics studies, either in the bioinformatics or statistical aspects of such analysis.
Metagenomics  studies  refer   to  analyses  based  on high-throughput sequencing  of environmental samples  and microbial ecosystems. Both marker-gene (16S, 18S, ITS,  ...)  and whole-genome strategies will be adressed to  cover a wide  array of question ranging  from quantifying the  microbial  diversity in  order  to  find  structuring factors to assessing the functional role of microbial communities.
The workshop will provide  an overview of the state-of-the-art methods currently used in metaomics including comparative metagenomics and metatranscriptomics.  At the  other end  of the  spectrum, case-studies will  illustrate  how  these  methods  produce  insightful biological knowledge.

The program of this workshop will consist mainly of presentations of refereed papers (30 minutes) and  invited talks (50 minutes). Contributions are welcomed on all aspects  about bioinformatics and statistical analyses of metaomics datasets, including, but not limited to:
* new methods, tools or pipelines involved in the characterisation of microbial diversity,
* original methods for taxonomical assignment,
* data reduction,
* comparative metaomics,
* models for community assembly,
* challenges for tackling the complexity of metaomics datasets.

Christopher Quince, University of Glasgow

Please send the abstract to
All submitted abstracts will be peer-reviewed by the program committee.
Submitted abstracts should not exceed 2 pages including bibliography.
Abstracts must be written and presented in English. They may describe work that has already been published or that is simultaneously submitted  to  a  journal,   conference,  or  workshop with refereed proceedings.

The worskhop is free of registration fees but registration is still mandatory through this registration form. Moreover, for security reasons, the organizers would have to provide the name of all the participants to Institut Pasteur some days before ; participants need then to register before October 1st.

Submission Deadline (abstract): 6th September, 2015
Notification: 14th September, 2015
Registration deadline : October 1st, 2015
Workshop Date: 6th October,  2015

Anne-Laure Abraham, INRA/MICALIS, Jouy-en-Josas, France
Valentin Loux, INRA/MaIAGE, Jouy-en-Josas, France
Mahendra Mariadassou, INRA/MaIAGE, Jouy-en-Josas, France
Eduardo Rocha, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
Sophie Schbath, INRA/MaIAGE, Jouy-en-Josas, France

The workshop is supported by the metaprogramme "Metaomics of Microbial Ecosystems (M2E)" from the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) and the Institut Pasteur.


1st International Symposium on Big Data Visual Analytics (BDVA)

In the last decade Big Data Analytics has become a major decision support factor in industry and government organisations. Visual Analytics is the enabling science for effective exploration of big data through meaningful visualisations and interactive user interfaces. Understanding the multidisciplinary nature, including user querying, powerful analytics, machine learning, visualisation, human-computer interaction, perception and cognition, is critical for Visual Analytics to be effectively deployed.


The symposium will be held at the beautiful Hobart harbour site of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) on 22-25th September 2015. BDVA’15 will host an exciting programme with internationally renowned keynote speakers, special sessions, and a day of complimentary hands-on workshops. BDVA’15 will be the first of its kind with the aims to

  • bring together leading experts from all relevant scientific domains to advance the understanding of visual analytics of complex, big, and dynamic data;
  • provide an exciting venue for researchers to network and establish national and international collaborations; and
  • provide early career scientists with an inspiring event allowing them to connect to relevant experts in the field.


The symposium will accept a range of manuscript types, including methods, systems, applications, evaluation techniques and theoretical work in the area of Visual Analytics. The scientific scope of the symposium includes, but is not limited to:

  • Visual Analytics of High-dimensional and Spatio-temporal Data
  • Scientific and Information Visualisation
  • Machine Learning and Data Mining for Big Data Visual Analytics
  • Visual Representation and Interaction
  • Perception and Cognition of Visual Information
  • Analytical Reasoning and Sense-making on Big Data
  • Context-driven User Querying
  • Semantics-driven Visual Analytics
  • Evaluation Methods for Visual Analytics
  • Visual Analytics Algorithms and Foundations
  • High Performance Graphics for Visualisation
  • Advanced Technologies and Applications for Visual Analytics
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality for Visual Analytics
  • Art and Science for Visual Analytics
  • Big Data Management, Transformation, and Presentation
  • Visual Analytics Processes and Workflows
  • Simulation for Visual Analytics

You find all information on the BDVA’15 website:

Please keep an eye on it since we update it regularly as things fall  into place!


Pathogen Bioinformatics Workshop 2015

This meeting showcases recent research in 'pathogenomics' and bioinformatics.

Satellite meeting to the Australasian Plant Pathology Society Conference 2015

Registration here (APPS2015 workshops only)

When: Sunday 13th September, 9:30AM - 4:00 PM

Where: Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle, WA

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2015 Chemical Proteomics Symposium - Children's Medical Research Institute, Sydney


Children's Medical Research Institute, 214 Hawkesbury Road|Westmead|NSW|2145|AU


16-17 July 2015

Abstract submissions are now open

What is Chemical Proteomics?

Chemical Proteomics is an emerging multi-disciplinary mass spectrometry based study of the interaction of natural or synthetic small molecules and their interaction with proteins in complex biological samples. This new frontier of research is helping to lead the way in improving drug discovery, determining drug off-target effects, and it can also reveal new medical uses of existing drugs

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