Sponsors Brown University McGill Centre for Bioinformatics McGill Cancer Centre University of Oslo Oslo universitetssykehus HF EACR

Second Annual RECOMB Satellite Workshop on
Computational Cancer Biology

Thursday-Friday June 24-25, 2010
Institute for Cancer Research
The Norwegian Radium Hospital
Ullernchausseen 70, Oslo (Research building K)

Held in Conjunction with
The 21st Meeting of the European Association for Cancer Research
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Download   [Program]    [Call for papers]    [Poster List]

Please also join us in RECOMB Computational Cancer Biology 2011 - March 26-27 Vancouver, Canada
Videos of the lectures are now available at the program information page

Cancer biology is undergoing a revolution driven by the application of high-throughput techniques such as genome sequencing, comparative genomic hybridization, expression microarrays, miRNA profiling, and mass spectrometry to tumor samples. These techniques give rise to large collections of data that are impacting both basic cancer biology as well as clinical applications. Cancer is disease of tremendous complexity, and thus the analysis and interpretation of this data, taking a systems biology approach, demands sophisticated, specialized computational methods.

This workshop brings together leading researchers in the mathematical, computational and life sciences to discuss cutting edge cancer research. The emphasis of all contributed work will be on applying statistical and algorithmic approaches to improve our understanding of cancer and on the development of useful, effective and efficient new methods in this area.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to
* Gene and protein expression data analysis in cancer
* Analysis of copy number variation
* Statistical genetics of cancer
* Biomarkers & cancer signatures
* Models of cancer progression or development
* The role of miRNA and other non coding RNAs in cancer
* Computational epigentics
* Inference of cancer networks e.g. signaling networks
* Integrative approaches to understanding cancer


We are seeking contributions in the following forms. All contributions will be reviewed by the meeting Program Committee and, if accepted, presented as described below:
  • Full papers describing original bioinformatics or computational biology work. These will be presented as talks and reviewed, if the authors are interested, for publication in a special BMC Bioinformatics track
  • Highlight talks. 1-2 pages describing recently published work. These possibly describe the computational aspects of published biological work. Will be presented as talks.
  • Short talks. 1-2 pages describing original research work or software applications, to be presented as short talks.
  • Posters

Conference Chairs: