“ I care not what others think of what I do, but I care very much about what I think what I do: That is character! ”

Theodore Roosevelt

Daily comics:




The bioinformatics problem:

Why would anyone believe your algorithm if not published?

Why would anyone pay for your algorithm if published?

The solution to the bioinformatics problem:

No one will pay for the algorithm alone.

Build a great product, with the algorithm at the core.




Alkan Lab

Can Alkan

Bilkent University

TOBB University of Economics & Technology
































Conferences and Meetings on Genomics and Bioinformatics

SSBSS 2015 — Synthetic and Systems Biology Summer School

Dates: 05 Jul 2015 → 09 Jul 2015

Location: Taormina, Italy

Abstract: The Synthetic and Systems Biology Summer School (SSBSS) is a full-immersion course on cutting-edge advances in systems and synthetic biology with lectures delivered by world-renowned experts. The school provides a stimulating environment for doctoral students, early career researches and industry leaders. Participants will also have the chance to present their results, and to interact with their peers, in a friendly and constructive environment.

Topics: * Genetic Engineering * Metabolic Engineering * Genome Design * Reading and Writing Genomes * Pathway Design * Synthetic Circuits and Cells * Biological CAD * Artificial Tissues and Organs * Genomically Recoded Organisms * Biological Design Automation * Genome Engineering * Cellular Systems Biology * Experimental Synthetic Biology * Computational Synthetic Biology * Stochastic Gene Regulation * Gene Signaling * Quantitative Molecular Biology * High-throughput Techniques * Biological Engineering * Industrial Synthetic and Systems Biology


Contact: Prof. Giuseppe Nicosia; Phone: [+39 0957383048]; Email:

Related subject(s): Systems Biology and Computational Biology

Lipari School on BioInformatics and Computational Biology — Computational Dynamic Analysis of Biological Processes

Dates: 19 Jul 2015 → 25 Jul 2015

Location: Lipari Island, Italy

Abstract: Computational Dynamic Analysis of Biological Processes is one of the most challenging research areas in modern life science. Topics such as Disease Dynamics, Drug Resistance, Immune System Analysis, Emerging Mutations, Microbiome Analysis, and Biological Networks Evolution involve intriguing and still unsolved problems. On the other hand, the availability of Next Generation Sequencing and other High-throughput techniques provide a strong support for scientists working in this field. Our main and special guest lectures will address the scope focusing on algorithms, computational models, biomedical and biotechnological results on this field. From the enclosed bibliography, it appears that the selected themes have received much attention in the scholarly literature ranging from Nature and Science to Bioinformatics Journals.

Topics: Biological networks, Bioinformatics, Evolutionary Game-Theoretic Models, NGS and Cancer Dynamics, Tumor Ontogeny


Contact: Alfredo Ferro; Phone: [+390957383071]; Email:

Related subject(s): Systems Biology and Computational Biology; Courses and Events for Math Students and Early Career Researchers

Systems Biology of Infection Symposium - 2nd Edition

Dates: 06 Sep 2015 → 10 Sep 2015

Location: Ascona, Switzerland

Abstract: Systems-level approaches that integrate holistic experimental and computational modeling approaches aim to deliver a comprehensive understanding of the complex interplay of pathogen and host that causes disease and pathogen transmission. Building on the enthusiasm generated during the first symposium in 2013, the second edition will showcase the latest progress in this rapidly evolving field, bringing together young researchers and experts from around the globe

Topics: Evolution, Modeling, Endocytosis, Human Microbiota, Imaging, Epidemiology and Human Genetics, Immunity



Related subject(s): Systems Biology and Computational Biology; Molecular Biology

BCB '15 — ACM International Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and Biomedicine

Dates: 09 Sep 2015 → 12 Sep 2015

Location: Atlanta, GA, United States





Related subject(s): Systems Biology and Computational Biology

EMBO | EMBL Symposium — The non-coding genome

Dates: 18 Oct 2015 → 21 Oct 2015

Location: Heidelberg, Germany

Abstract: In the 50 years since RNA was identified as a central component in the flow of genetic information, it has become increasingly clear that RNA performs many additional diverse and interesting functions. Regulatory RNAs are known to play central roles across numerous biological processes required for cell viability and function. Moreover, prokaryotic and eukaryotic genomes are pervasively transcribed to generated many additional RNAs with unknown functions, raising the question: What else does RNA do?

Topics: RNA, Genome Stability & Dynamics


Contact: Diah Yulianti; Email:

Related subject(s): Molecular Biology; Systems Biology and Computational Biology

Reference: Conference Service