• Computational Metabolomics and Metabolic Diseases

    July 25-31, 2019

  • Computational Metabolomics and Metabolic Diseases

    July 25-31, 2019

  • Computational Metabolomics and Metabolic Diseases

    July 25-31, 2019

Aim and scope:
Metabolites are key players in almost all biological processes. Furthermore, the incidence of metabolic diseases is rapidly increasing. Recently, metabolomics has shown rapid growth in its application to human health. Next generation analysis techniques promise even richer and more complete analysis capabilities enabling earlier clinical diagnosis, drug refinement, and personalized medicine. Our main and special guest lectures will address such a scope focusing on algorithms, models, biomedical and biotechnological techniques together with clinical applications. From the enclosed bibliography, the selected themes have received much attention in the scholarly literature ranging from Nature and Science to Bioinformatics Journals.


Special Seminars


View schedule (updated on July 27th 2019)

The official language is English.

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Travel and accomodation

Participants will be arranged in comfortable hotels at very special rates. The conference room (located at Hotel Giardino sul Mare, Via Maddalena, Lipari) is air-conditioned and equipped with all conference materials. Special areas are reserved to students for the afternoon coursework and study. The island of Lipari can be easily reached from Milazzo, Palermo, Naples, Messina and Reggio Calabria by ferry or hydrofoil (50 minutes from Milazzo).


Two kinds of participants are welcome.

Students: Participants who are expected to do afternoon coursework and take a final exam (The grades will be given following the ECTS grading scale). The course will involve a total of 24 hours of teaching. Passing the final exam gives right to an equivalent of 6 ECTS credits in any Ph.D. program.

Auditors: participants who are not interested in taking the final exam.

Registration fees is 600 €. The fee covers the course material, bus+hydrofoil Catania airport-Lipari-Catania airport, social events and coffee breaks.
Registration applications can be submitted from December 1st, 2018 up to July 25th, 2019. Admission notification will start on January 31st, 2019, according to registration time. Applicants must include a short curriculum vitae or an updated link to an official website.  In case of cancellation after fees payments, a 25% penalty will be applied. In case of credit card payment, processing fees cannot be reimbursed. Payment must be received by July 10th, 2019.

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Alfredo Ferro (University of Catania, Italy)
Carlo M. Croce (Ohio State University, USA)
Søren Brunak (Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research, University of Copenhagen, Denmark)

Steering Committee

Ruggero De Maria (Istituto Nazionale Tumori Regina Elena, Italy)
Francesco Di Raimondo (University of Catania, Italy)
Rosalba Giugno (University of Verona, Italy)
Lorenzo Malatino (Director of Graduate Studies in "Translational Biomedicine" University of Catania, Italy)
Gene Myers (Max Planck Institute, Dresden, Germany)
Alfredo Pulvirenti (University of Catania, Italy)
Francesco Purrello (Director "Department Clinical and Experimental Medicine" University of Catania, Italy)
Roberto Purrello (University of Catania, Italy)
Stephen Quake (Stanford University, USA)
Giorgio Stassi (University of Palermo, Italy)
Stefania Stefani (University of Catania, Italy)
Paolo Vigneri (University of Catania, Italy)


Università di Catania

Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e Sperimentale

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Organizing Committee

Prof. Alfredo Ferro
Prof. Alfredo Pulvirenti
Prof. Rosalba Giugno
Dr. Salvatore Alaimo
Dr. Giovanni Micale