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Applied Bioinformatics in Life Sciences (3rd edition)

Laboratory Research Assistant Arina Nostaeva made a presentation at an international conference

An international conference "Applied Bioinformatics in Life Science (3rd edtition)" was held in Leuven, Belgium on February 13-14.

Bioinformatics has quickly become an integral part of life sciences research by enabling innovative computational approaches in an increasingly data-dense environment.

Inspired by the sold-out editions in 2016 and 2018, VIB (a non-profit life sciences research institute) is organizing this third edition to highlight recent developments in bioinformatics research, and to showcase its impact in medical, agricultural, and biotechnological research.

Nationally and internationally renowned speakers will present recent scientific findings in applied bioinformatics. They will shed light on the future perspectives of their research in the following plenary sessions:

  • Microbial & plant genomics: from simple to complex
  • Structural bioinformatics and proteomics
  • Data integration, machine learning and networks
  • Single cell bioinformatics

Arina took part in the conference with a poster presentation "Patterns of promoter quadruplexes associated with different epigenetic marks".
Quadruplexes (G4) are secondary structures of DNA and RNA, formed as a result of two donor and two acceptor bonds of four Gs with each other. Experimental proof of the formation of G4 in each specific place is a very complex task that requires a lot of resources and time. Therefore, an important approach in the study of G4 is bioinformatic analysis of their connections and the search for patterns of interactions with different parts of the genome based on the predicted G4 sequences. This work is devoted to the search for patterns of interaction between G4 and histone labels.

 

Arina shared her impressions of the conference:
"The trip to the conference pleased me both scientifically and culturally. Leuven, the city where the event was held, impressed me with its architecture. It was difficult to find a pair of identical facades or how many ugly buildings. And the most important thing is the scientific part of my trip. I liked the conference program for its diversity and the presence of related topics for me. I learned a lot of new and useful things for my research. At the poster session, I managed to get to know other works and get to know their authors. And talk about your work, of course. As a result, I can say that the trip left only pleasant impressions and a desire to visit even more such events".

 

 

We wish success and new scientific presentations at international events!