We are pleased to invite you to the ELIXIR-SI node launch, which will take place on September 20th 2016 at 1pm at Cankarjev dom Ljubljana (Štihova hall).
Invited speakers from ELIXIR hub, EC and ELIXIR Nodes will present the importance of data for life sciences in biomedical research, industry and community in general, and ELIXIR-SI members will present their international and national projects.

On 21st September 2016 the 11th CFGBC symposium will continue with two keynote speakers, members of SAB CFGBC: dame Janet Thornton, a senior scientist and former director of European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) in UK, and dr. Thomas Svensson, a manager of Genome bioinformatics platform at SciLifeLab in Sweden. Symposium will continue with invited lectures and posters from researchers and members of CFGBC and ELIXIR-SI node featuring data in life sciences.

Both meeting days are free of admission, but registration is obligatory.

For the first day (September 20th 2016, ELIXIR-SI launch) register at this link,
for the second day (September 21st 2016, scientific symposium) register at CFGBC website.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Ljubljana!

Tuesday 20th September – ELIXIR-SI launch “Data for Life”

Cankarjev dom, Štihova hall

  • 13:00 – 13:30 Registration
  • 13:30 – 14:00 Opening ceremony and welcome
    • Ministry of Education, Science and Sports
    • ELIXIR Hub
    • University of Ljubljana
  • 14:00 – 14:20 ELIXIR Slovenia – quick overview on history, goals and vision
    • B. Leskošek, D. Rozman
  • 14:20 – 14:35 Coffee break
  • 14:35 – 15:00 Keynote lecture by ELIXIR Hub, Andrew Smith
  • 15:00 – 15:20 Keynote lecture by European Commission on ELIXIR and other ESFRI’s
    • Barend Mons, Chair of High Level Expert Group on “European Open Science Cloud”
  • 15:20 – 15:40 Keynote lecture by ELIXIR Sweden – Good practices in the Node
    • Bengt Persson, Head of Node ELIXIR Sweden
  • 15:40 – 16:00 Keynote lecture by ELIXIR Netherlands – Good practices in the Node
    • Jaap Heringa, Head of Node ELIXIR Netherlands
  • 16:00 - 16:20 Keynote lecture by ELIXIR Czech Republic – Good practices in the Node
    • Jiri Vondrašek, Head of Node ELIXIR Czech Republic
  • 16:20 – 16:50 ELIXIR Slovenia poster session
  • 16:50 – 18:30 International collaborations and projects of ELIXIR Slovenia members (flash talks)
    • BBMRI-ERIC – gateway for health and data, Markus Pasterk, BBMRI-ERIC
    • ELIXIR-EXCELERATE, Jure Dimec, Brane Leskošek, University of Ljubljana; Živa Ramšak, NIB
    • Methods of estimation of key indicators in population cancer survival, Maja Pohar Perme, University of Ljubljana
    • COST action Systems medicine and European Association for Systems Medicine, Nataša Debeljak, Damjana Rozman, University of Ljubljana
    • Use of e-infrastructure and ELIXIR-SI services for life science researchers, Avgust Jauk, Arnes, Jan Jona Javoršek, Institute Jožef Stefan
    • EU-PGx project and EUPancreas COST action – the steps toward the personalized medicine, Vita Dolžan, University of Ljubljana
    • Synthesis and use of biocompatible materials, Milica Pantić, Željko Knez, University of Maribor
    • Anaerobic systems biology in the era of multi 'omics approaches: Large-scale methane measurements on individual ruminants for genetic evaluations (COST FA1302), Blaž Stres, University of Ljubljana
    • Centre of Excellence in Translational Medicine (CETM), Samo Ribarič, University of Ljubljana
  • 18:30 – 19:00 Closing ceremony
  • 19:00 Welcome reception and cont’d poster session

Wednesday 21st September – 11th CFGBC Symposium: "Data for life"

Faculty of Medicine, Korytkova 2

  • 08:00 – 09:00 Registration
  • 09:00 – 09:10 Opening of the meeting
  • 09:10 – 09:55 Keynote lecture
    • Thomas Svensson, SciLifeLab, Sweden
    • Bioinformatics support at SciLifeLab - past, present and future
  • SESSION 1: Data for life in complex human pathologies
  • 09:55 – 10:20 Katarina Trebušak Podkrajšek, Univerzitetni klinični center Ljubljana
    • Next generation sequencing in clinical diagnosis of familial hypercholesterolemia
  • 10:20 – 10:45 Aleš Maver, Univerzitetni klinični center Ljubljana
    • The Slovenian genome variability project
  • 10:45 - 10:55 Commercial presentation: Kemomed
  • 10:55 - 11:05 Commercial presentation: Mikro+polo
  • 11:05 – 11:30 Coffee break with Poster session 1
  • 11:30 – 11:55 Tanja Kunej, Univerza v Ljubljani, Biotehniška fakulteta
    • Genetic variability of microRNA regulome and its potential for biomarker discovery
  • 11:55 – 12:20 Boris Rogelj, Inštitut Jožef Stefan
    • RNA-binding proteins in neurodegeneration
  • 12:20 – 12:45 Andraž Šmon, Univerzitetni klinični center Ljubljana
    • Newborn screening for inherited metabolic disorders
  • 12:45 – 13:10 Irena Mlinarič Raščan, Univerza v Ljubljani, Fakulteta za farmacijo
    • Thiopurine S-methyltransferase (TPMT) pharmacogomics and beyond
  • 13:10 – 14:30 Lunch
  • SESSION 2: Systems biology and bioinformatics
  • 14:30 – 14:55 Jure Bordon, Univerza v Ljubljani, Fakulteta za računalništvo in informatiko
    • Evaluating the kinetic parameters for quantitative models in systems biology
  • 14:55 – 15:20 Nada Kraševec, Kemijski inštitut
    • Actinoporin-like proteins through powerful bioinformatics optics
  • 15:20 – 15:45 Maja Križnik, Nacionalni inštitut za biologijo
    • Small RNAs regulatory networks - linking developmental and immune signaling in potato
  • 15:45 – 16:10 Uršula Prosenc Zmrzljak, Univerza v Ljubljani, Medicinska fakulteta
    • Mouse genotypes drive the liver and adrenal gland clocks
  • 16:10 – 16:35 Tanja Prunk Zdravković, Univerza v Mariboru, Medicinska fakulteta
    • Influence of selected UV-filters on ABCB5 gene expression in melanoma cells
  • 16:35 – 17:00 Coffee break with poster session 3
  • 17:15 – 18:00 Keynote lecture:
    • Dame Janet Thornton, EMBL-EBI, UK
    • Exploring Human Variation and its impact on proteins and in the Clinic
  • 18:00 – 18:05 Closing of the meeting

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ELIXIR unites Europe’s leading life science organisations in managing and safeguarding the increasing volume of data being generated by publicly funded research.

It coordinates, integrates and sustains bioinformatics resources across its member states and enables users in academia and industry to access vital data, tools, standards, compute and training services for their research.