Monday, 27 June
08:00 - 09:00 Registration
Workshop - Bioinformatics for unraveling brain complexity
chair(s) Nicola Vitulo, Alejandro Giorgetti
09:00 - 10:30 Workshop - Bioinformatics for unraveling brain complexity (part I) link
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break - Poster session
11:00 - 12:00 Workshop - Bioinformatics for unraveling brain complexity (part II)
12:00 - 12:15 CINI InfoLife Presentation
12:15 - 13:45 Lunch - Poster session - Registration
13:45 - 14:15 Opening remarks 
Raffaele Calogero, President of BITS
Roberto Giacobazzi, Pro-rector of University of Verona
14:15 - 15:00 Giorgio Valle BITS-Preparata Lecture Bioinformatics and Informational Biology: two different cakes from the same basic ingredients
chair(s) Vincenza Colonna
15:00 Matteo Calgaro |Oral Presentation| benchdamic: benchmarking of differential abundance methods for microbiome data
15:15 Margherita Cavattoni |Oral Presentation| Refined Classification of Metagenomic Long reads with Overlap Graphs
15:30 Giuseppe Defazio |Oral Presentation| New challenges in shotgun metagenomics with kMetaShot
15:45 - 16:00 RSG-Italia Presentation
16:00 - 16:30 Vincenzo Bronte Invited Talk Novel therapeutics: from cancer to severe Covid-19
16:30 - 17:00 Coffee break - Poster Session
17:00 - 19:00 BITS members meeting
19:30 YOUNG BITS Event
Tuesday, 28 June
09:00 - 09:45 Esti Yeger-Lotem Invited speaker Predicting molecular mechanisms of hereditary diseases by using their tissue-specific manifestation
Molecular Evolution analysis
chair(s) Giulio Caravagna
09:45 Davide Marnetto |Oral Presentation| Ancestral genomic contributions to complex traits in contemporary Europeans
10:00 Ferdinando Fiumara |Oral Presentation| Amino acid repeat length co-evolution in neural proteins
10:15 Gerardo Pepe |Oral Presentation| Identification of RNA modules in human lncRNAs
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break - Poster Session
11:00 - 11:30 Massimo Delledonne Invited Talk De novo genome assembly across multiple species
Algorithms for Bioinformatics
chair(s) Erik Garrison
11:30 Benedetto Polimeni |Oral Presentation| IRescue: single cell uncertainty-aware quantification of transposable elements expression
11:45 Luca Cappelletti |Oral Presentation| Right Normalized Laplacian improves the performance of Node2Vec embedding for edge prediction in STRING PPI Graphs
12:00 Rossano Atzeni |Oral Presentation| A novel affordable and reliable framework for accurate detection and comprehensive analysis of somatic mutations in cancer.
12:15 Andreas Gisel |Oral Presentation| 3’-Tag RNA-sequencing
12:30 Zahrasadat Alavikakhki |Oral Presentation| Metabolite identification in tandem MS untargeted metabolomics studies
12:45 - 13:00 Presentation of BITS 2023
13:00 - 13:15 SIBIM Presentation
13:15 - 14:30 Lunch - Poster session - Registration
14:30 - 15:15 Francesco Iorio Invited Speaker Optimisation and drug-discovery oriented analyses of CRISPR screens
Computational transcriptomics and RNA data analysis
chair(s) Francesco Iorio
15:15 Lorenzo Franchitti |Oral Presentation| A computational pipeline for functional analysis of alternative splicing events
15:30 Simone Avesani |Oral Presentation| A new space-based method for downstream analysis of spatial transcriptomics data
15:45 Valentina Lorenzi |Oral Presentation| Not all fetal gonadal macrophages are alike: a tale of three phenotypes
16:00 Luigi Mansi |Oral Presentation| REDIportal: the RNA editing comprehensive catalog
16:15 Daniele Mercatelli |Oral Presentation| Detection of pan-cancer surface protein biomarkers via a network-based approach on transcriptomics data
16:30 - 17:00 Coffee break - Poster Session
17:00 - 17:30 Aldo Scarpa Invited Talk The International Cancer Genome Consortium
Drug and therapies discovery
chair(s) Esti Yeger-Lotem
17:30 Simone Pernice |Oral Presentation| GreatNector: a new perspective on personalized drug therapy for MS patients
17:45 Deborah Giordano |Oral Presentation| Molecular docking simulations for the screening of putative ligands of SARS-CoV-2 proteins
18:00 - 19:30 Social Activities
20:00 Social Dinner
Wednesday, 29 June
09:00 - 09:45 Erik Garrison Invited Speaker Genomes from many frames of reference
Multi-omics data analysis and integration
chair(s) Enrico Blanzieri
09:45 Federica Chiappori |Oral Presentation| Host–gut microbiota cross-talk in autism via microbiota, mycobiota and small ncRNAs
10:00 Ettore Mosca |Oral Presentation| Integrative analysis of multiple omics and interactomes to find key mechanisms underlying disease activity in the early phases of Multiple Sclerosis
10:15 Chiara Damiani |Oral Presentation| Knowledge-based multi-omics data integration to unveil the many facets of metabolic variation and regulation
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break - Poster Session
Artificial intelligence in biology and medicine
chair(s) Anna Monreale
11:00 Mikele Milia |Oral Presentation| Simulate personalized tumor microenvironment evolution through a hybrid Multi-Agent Spatio-Temporal model informed by sequencing data
11:15 Silvia Cascianelli |Oral Presentation| Machine learning to discover genes predictive of RAS-mutated cases in mutational profiles of colorectal cancer patients
11:30 Elisa Messori |Oral Presentation| Drug side-effect prediction with Graph Neural Networks
11:45 Marco Cappellato |Oral Presentation| From microbial community model to interaction networks
12:00 Camilla Pelagalli |Oral Presentation| The direction of causation: inferring directed relationships by post-processing causal gene networks discovered from omics data.
12:15 Manuel Mangoni |Oral Presentation| A systematic evaluation of computational tools for gene-oriented pangenome detection in fragmented genomes.
12:30 - 13:00 Carlo Combi Invited Talk Challenges and data-oriented perspectives in explainable AI in Medicine
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch - Poster session
14:00 - 14:30  Anna Monreale Invited Speaker Explainable AI for healthcare
14:30 - 14:45 Closing remarks
Young BITS-RSG Symposium
14:45 - 17:15 Young BITS-RSG Symposium link
17:15 - 17:45 Coffee break - Poster Session
17:45 - 19:00 CINI InfoLife Meeting