Extremadura Centre for Advanced Technologies, Trujillo, Spain
AlCoB aims at promoting and displaying excellent research using string and graph algorithms and combinatorial optimization to deal with problems in biological sequence analysis, genome rearrangement, evolutionary trees, and structure prediction.
Previous events were held in Tarragona (2014) and Mexico City (2015).
The conference will address several of the current challenges in computational biology by investigating algorithms aimed at: 1) assembling sequence reads into a complete genome, 2) identifying gene structures in the genome, 3) recognizing regulatory motifs, 4) aligning nucleotides and comparing genomes, 5) reconstructing regulatory networks of genes, and 6) inferring the evolutionary phylogeny of species.
Particular focus will be put on methodology and significant room will be reserved to young scholars at the beginning of their career.
AlCoB 2016 will take place in Trujillo, homeland of the so-called “conquistadores” who arrived in Peru in the XVI century. The venue will be the Extremadura Centre for Advanced Technologies.
Topics of either theoretical or applied interest include, but are not limited to:
Exact sequence analysis
Approximate sequence analysis
Pairwise sequence alignment
Multiple sequence alignment
Regulatory motif finding
Proteomics: molecular pathways, interaction networks
Transcriptomics: splicing variants, isoform inference and quantification, differential analysis
Next-generation sequencing: population genomics, metagenomics, metatranscriptomics
AlCoB 2016 will consist of:
Computer Architecture and Logic Design Group (ARCO)
University of Extremadura
Extremadura Centre for Advanced Technologies (CETA-Ciemat)
Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)
Rovira i Virgili University