14th International Conference on Practical Applications of Computational Biology & Bioinformatics

L'Aquila (Italy) | 17th-19th June, 2020 | www.pacbb.net

The success of Bioinformatics in recent years has been prompted by research in Molecular Biology and Molecular Medicine in several initiatives. These initiatives gave rise to an exponential increase in the volume and diversification of data, including nucleotide and protein sequences and annotations, high-throughput experimental data, biomedical literature, among many others.

Systems Biology is a related research area that has been replacing the reductionist view that dominated Biology research in the last decades, requiring the coordinated efforts of biological researchers with those related to data analysis, mathematical modeling, computer simulation and optimization.

The accumulation and exploitation of large-scale data bases prompts for new computational technology and for research into these issues. In this context, many widely successful computational models and tools used by biologists in these initiatives, such as clustering and classification methods for gene expression data, are based on Computer Science/ Artificial Intelligence (CS/AI) techniques. In fact, these methods have been helping in tasks related to knowledge discovery, modeling and optimization tasks, aiming at the development of computational models so that the response of biological complex systems to any perturbation can be predicted.

The 14th International Conference on Practical Applications of Computational Biology & Bioinformatics (PACBB) aims to promote the interaction among the scientific community to discuss applications of CS/AI with an interdisciplinary character, exploring the interactions between sub-areas of CS/AI, Bioinformatics, Chemoinformatics and Systems Biology.

Brand new ideas in these fields are sought, as well as substantial and relevant revisions and actualizations of previously presented work, project summaries and PhD thesis presented or not.

The proceedings of the previous edition are available:

Practical Applications of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

13th International Conference (PACBB 2019)

Editors: Florentino Fdez-Riverola, Miguel Rocha, Mohd Saberi Mohamad, Nazar Zaki, José A. Castellanos-Garzón

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Special Issues

Authors of selected papers from PACBB 2020 will be invited to submit an extended and improved version to special issue in different journals.

Interdisciplinary Sciences-Computational Life Sciences
Special issue in the Interdisciplinary Sciences-Computational Life Sciences

Journal of Integrative Bioinformatics
Special issue in the Journal of Integrative Bioinformatics (SCImago: Q3) - Indexed by PubMed and DBLP Computer Science Bibliography
Authors of selected papers from PAAMS 2019 and Co-located Events will be invited to submit an extended and improved version to a Special Issue published in ADCAIJ (ISSN: 2255-2863, indexed in DOAJ, ProQuest, Scholar, WorldCat, Dialnet, Sherpa ROMEO, Dulcinea, UlrichWeb, Emerging Sources Citation Index of Thomson Reuters, BASE y Academic Journals Database)

PACBB'19 awards


"Systems toxicology approach to unravel early indicators of squamous cell carcinoma rate in rat nasal epithelium induced by formaldehyde exposure" by Florian Martin, Marja Talikka, Julia Hoeng and Manuel C. Peitsch


"Data-Driven Extraction of Quantitative Multi-Dimensional Associations of Cardiovascular Drugs and Adverse Drug Reactions" by Yogita, Upasana Chutia, Jerry W Sangma and Vipin Pal