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NORBIS Summer School 2021 – Program

 NORBIS Summer School 2021 – Program



9:00-9:15         Welcome! Introduction to the Summer School

9:15-10:00        “To bin or not to bin: pitfalls in analyzing single-cell growth data” by Prof. Ariel Amir (Harvard University, School of Engineering and Applied Science, USA)

10:00-11:00      “Characterising the functional conservation of 3D genome organisation across vertebrates “ by Prof. Benjamín Hernández-Rodríguez (Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine, Imperial College London, UK)

11:00-12:30      Flash Talks

12:30-13:00      Lunch break

13:00-14:00      “Harnessing multi-omics to study phage ecology in environmental and human microbiomes” by Prof. Karthik Anantharaman (Anantharaman Microbiome Laboratory, University of Wisconsin, US)

14:00-16:00      Hands on class: The Do’s and Don’ts of Viral Metagenomics. by Prof. Karthik Anantharaman (Anantharaman Microbiome Laboratory, University of Wisconsin, US)




9:00-10:00        “Network and pathway reconstruction using causal inference” by Prof. Tom Luk R Michoel (University of Bergen, Norway)

10:00-11:00     “A generic model for transcription initiation at genes and enhancers” by Prof. Albin Sandelin (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)

11:00-12:00      “Parameter estimation in biological systems: Challenges and critical considerations” by Prof. Sam Subbey (Western Norway University of Applied Sciences and Institute of Marine Research, Norway)

12:00-13:00      Lunch break

13:00-16:00       Hands on session on parameter estimation problems




9:00-10:00.       “ Network biology approaches to interpret multi-omics data from gut organoids” by Dr. Tamas Korcsmaros (Earlham Institute and Quadram Institute, UK). Click here for abstract.

10:00-11:00       “Biomolecular Network Resources of the European Bioinformatics Institute” by Henning Hermjakob (European Bioinformatics Institute, UK). Click here for abstract.

11:00-12:00       “A guide to multi-omics pathway analysis using ReactomeGSA” by  Prof. Dr. Johannes Gris  (Department of Dermatology, Medical University Vienna, Austria). Click here for abstract.

12:00-13:00      Lunch break

13:00-14:00      Hands on session on ReactomeGSA for multi-omics pathway analysis

14:00-16:00      Panel discussion on “Interdisciplinary Research-How to succeed on the highway” by RSG-Norway. Speakers: Bernhard Knapp, Monika Cechova, Simon Dankel, Anthony Mathelier, Kristine Sahlberg



9:00-10:00        “Host microbiome interactions in health and disease—The significance of microbiome in precision medicine“ by Prof. Adil Mardinoglu (KTH-Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, King’s College London, UK)

10:00-11:00       “Statistical and machine learning methods in microbiome studies” by Prof. Leo Lahti (University of Turku, Finland)      

11:00-12.00      “Mathematical modelling in the life sciences” by Prof. Dr. Olaf Wolkenhauer (University of Rostock, Germany). Click here for abstract.

12:00-13:00      Lunch break

13:00-14:00      “Advice to my younger self” by Prof. Dr. Olaf Wolkenhauer (University of Rostock, Germany). Click here for abstract.

14:00-15:00      “Region modelling of COVID-19  in Norway for situation awareness and forecasting” by Dr. Gunnar Ø.I. Rø (Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Norway

15:00-16:00      “The genomics of Covid-19 – host, pathogen and interactions” by Prof. Anagha Joshi (University of Bergen, Norway)



9:00-10:00        “Multiomics: Data Integration in Cancer” by Dr. Trine Rounge (Norwegian Cancer Registry and University of Oslo, Norway)

10:00-11:00      “CoDA approach for microbiome data” by Prof. Vera Pawlowsky-Glahn (Universitat de Girona, Spain)

11:00-12:00       “Treasures in the wild: CRISPR-Cas systems from uncultivated microbes” by Dr.  David Burstein, (Tel Aviv University, Israel)

12:00-13:00      Lunch break

13:00-15:00      Hands on session on the CoDA approach for microbiome data  

15:00-15:45       Closing discussion

16:00               Good bye!


PS.: The program is subject to small changes.