Advanced Computational Proteomics: Structure, Imaging and Control

June 16 - June 23, Lipari Island, 2007

Logo06General aim and scope. Following two very successfull editions (1999 and 2004) of the Lipari International Summer School for Computer Science Researchers dedicated to Bioinformatics and Computational Biology topics, it is felt as appropriate to start a new summer school series completely dedicated to this, by now, well established, challenging and fast growing discipline. The spirit of the new series is the same as the old one. In particular, all efforts will be made to expose young researchers to formal lectures given by recognized authorities in the field, while at the same time enjoying the relaxing atmosphere of one of the most beautiful Italian Islands. However, the format will be somewhat different. Indeed, Tutorial sessions will also take place and will be delivered either by the Directors of the summer school or by qualified young scientists in their research groups. The aim and scope of the tutorials is to provide knowledge that is perceived as fundamental both to a young scientist willing to become scientifically active in the field and to a young scientist simply willing to get acquainted with the area. Both the formal lectures and the tutorial will be tailored to an interdisciplinary audience.

Aim and scope of the first edition. Advanced Imaging and Computational Techniques for investigation into the genomic and structural organization of complex biological system will be presented.

Formal Lectures

  • Prof. Gene Myers, Howard Hughes Labs, USA
    Image Processing for Molecular Systems [abstract]
  • Prof. Michael Levitt, Stanford University, USA
    Protein Motion [abstract]
  • Prof. Jon Widom, Northwestern University, USA
    Gene Regulation [abstract]
  • Prof. Kimberly A. Watson, University of Reading, UK
    Structural and Computational Biology for Systems Biology [abstract]


  • Prof. Alfredo Ferro, University of Catania
    Fundamentals of Sequence Alignment [abstract]
  • Dr. Alfredo Pulvirenti and Dr. Alessandro Lagana', University of Catania
    Advanced Topics in Sequence Alignment [abstract]
  • Dr. Stefano Forte, University of Catania
    Microarray Technology [abstract]
  • Prof. Raffaele Giancarlo, University of Palermo
    Microarray Data Analysis [abstract]
  • Prof. Concettina Guerra, University of Padova and Georgia Tech.
    Protein-Protein Interactions and Protein Networks [abstract]
  • Dr. Rosalba Giugno, University of Catania
    Network Analysis Systems for Biomedical Applications [abstract]

School Directors

  • Prof. Alfredo Ferro (University of Catania)
  • Prof. Raffaele Giancarlo (University of Palermo)
  • Prof. Concettina Guerra (University of Padova and Georgia Tech.