Computational Genomics and Personalized Medicine

July 12 - July 19, 2014


Aim and scope:
Computational Genomics and personalized medicine is the most challenging research area in the modern era. Our main and special guest lectures will address the scope focusing on algorithms, computational models and biomedical results on this field. From the enclosed bibliography it appears that the selected themes have received much attention in the scholarly literature ranging from Nature and Science to Bioinformatics Journals.

Opening Lecture

  • Michael Levitt
    Stanford University, USA

  • Speakers

    • Andrea Califano
      Leveraging models of cell regulation and GWAS data in integrative network-based association studies [abstract]
      Columbia University, USA

    • Maricel G. Kann
      Computational Analysis of Human Variants for Precision Medicine [abstract]
      University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA

    • Stephen Quake
      Is the Genome Useful in Medicine? [abstract]
      Stanford University, USA

    Guest speakers

    • Gene Myers
      The Resurrection of de novo DNA sequencingh [abstract]
      Max Planck Institute, Dresden, Germany

    • Concettina Guerra
      Georgia Tech, Atlanta, USA


    • Giosuè Lo Bosco
      Computational models for Epigenomic Analyis [abstract]
      University of Palermo, Italy

    School Directors

    • Prof. Alfredo Ferro (University of Catania)
    • Prof. Raffaele Giancarlo (University of Palermo)
    • Prof. Concettina Guerra (Georgia Institute of Technology)
    • Prof. Michael Levitt, (Stanford University)

    • Dr. Rosalba Giugno (co-director, University of Catania)
    • Dr. Alfredo Pulvirenti (co-director, University of Catania)