NETTAB 2014, October 15-17, Turin, Italy


October 1st is the last day to register online for a reduced fee.

Below is a summary of the talks. More information and details on how to register can be found at


Thursday October 16, 2014, 9:15 AM
Interactomics: Computational Analysis of Novel Drug Opportunities
Ram Samudrala, University of Washington, Seattle, USA

Thursday October 16, 2014, 2:20 PM
Biomodel engineering with Petri nets
Wolfgang Marwan, Otto-von-Guericke Universität, Magdeburg, Germany

Friday October 17, 2014, 9:00 AM
Modeling protein structures and complexes using evolutionary information
Torsten Schwede, SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics & Biozentrum University of Basel, Switzerland

Friday October 17, 2014, 2:00 PM
Crystallizing macromolecular complexes: the ribosome
Ada Yonath, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel


Thursday October 16, 2014, 12:00 PM
Understanding protein–protein contacts on a PDB-wide scale
Guido Capitani, Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen, Switzerland

Thursday October 16, 2014, 1:30 PM
From genes to networks and to dynamic models
Lilia Alberghina, SYSBIO Centre of Systems Biology, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy


Wednesday October 15, 2014, 14:30 – 16:15
Modelling Interactomes: From Genotype to Phenotype
Ram Samudrala, University of Washington, Seattle, USA

Wednesday October 15, 2014, 16:45 – 18:30
Protein Engineering and Drug Design Based on 3D Protein Models
Gianfranco Gilardi, University of Torino, Italy

Wednesday October 15, 2014, 14:30 – 18:30 (30' break included)
Next generation data analysis using OneChannelGUI
Raffaele Calogero, University of Torino, Italy
and Francesca Cordero, University of Torino, Italy


GELA: Gene Expression Logic Analyzer
Emanuel Weitschek, Giulia Fiscon, Giovanni Felici and Paola Bertolazzi

The mirror images in protein structure reconstruction and their energy terms
Monika Kurczynska, Bogumil Konopka and Malgorzata Kotulska

Analysis of capture-based bisulfite sequencing data with ERNE-BS5
Nicola Prezza, Francesco Vezzi, Max Kaller and Alberto Policriti

A combination of transcriptional and microRNA regulation improves the stability of the relative concentrations of target genes
Andrea Riba

The miRNA Action Mechanism Defines Dynamics and Noise Buffering in Feed Forward Loops
Alexander Samsonov, Maria Duk and Maria Samsonova

Sequence based model of gap gene regulatory network
Maria Samsonova, Konstantin Kozlov, Vitaly Gursky and Ivan Kulakovsky

Effect of mutations to HIV-1 PR . Insights into Drug Resistance and Drug Design: A Molecular Dynamics Approach
Haralambos Tzoupis

First passage time problems in gene expression
Alma Dal Co

From the inference of molecular structures to the analysis of emergent cellular dynamics: Accelerating the computational study of biological systems with GPUs
Daniela Besozzi, Marco S. Nobile, Paolo Cazzaniga, Davide Cipolla and Giancarlo Mauri

Role of Transposable Elements in fine-tuning alternative splicing
Alessandro Testori and Michele Caselle

Discovering the Escherichia coli nutritional phase space from a compendium of environmental conditions
Claudio Angione and Pietro Liò

From genome to molecular networks, a plug-in to map next generation sequencing data to protein interactions and their structures with the Integrated Genome Browser
Arnaud Ceol and Heiko Muller

Integrative strategies for omics data: ERalpha cistrome and epigenome case-study
Giulio Ferrero, Valentina Miano, Gianfranco Balbo, Michele De Bortoli, Marco Beccuti and Francesca Cordero

Topological SHAPE analysis of RNA structure by persistent homology
Adane Mamuye, Emanuela Merelli and Matteo Rucco

Trends in structural coverage of the protein universe
Kamil Khafizov, Carlos Madrid-Aliste, Almo Steven and Andras Fiser