Division of Molecular Biosciences
Department of Life Sciences
Faculty of Natural Sciences

Programme for MASAMB 2009 (for full abstracts please click here)

Thursday 2nd April
11:00-12:00 Registration (Flett Theatre, Natural History Museum)
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-13:10 Welcome and Introduction
Session 1 Genomics and Sequence Analysis
13:10-13:30 Alexander Mantzaris, Addressing potential fallacies in Bayesian methods for detecting recombination. BIOSS
13:30-13:50 Paul O'Reilly, invertHMM: Detecting genomic inversions from SNP data, Imperial
13:50-14:10 Si Quang Le, SNP detection from low coverage sequencing data of multiple individuals in 1000 Genome Project, Sanger Centre
14:10-14:30 Daniel Chubb, Genome sequencing delivers diminishing returns for homology detection, Imperial
14:30-15:30 Coffee and Posters
Session 2 Phylogenetics and Evolutionary Systems Biology
15:30-15:50 Maxime Huvet, Ancestral state inference and network evolution of a bacterial stress response system. Imperial
15:50-16:10 Carolin Kosiol, The dynamics of positive selection on the mammalian tree: A Bayesian inference of selection histories. Veterinary University of Vienna
16:10-16:30 Daniel Money, Characterising the Phylogenetic Tree-Search Problem. U Manchester
16:30-16:50 Tapesh Santra, The Architecture of A Gene Regulatory Network Is Related to Evolutionary Potential. U Glasgow
16:50-17:10 Jonathan Dickerson, Characterising the complexity of HIV-host interactions. U Manchester
17:10-19:00 Drinks Reception and Posters
20:00 Conference Dinner (details to be announced at conference)
Friday 3rd April
Session 3 Interactomics and Post-Genomic Methods
9:00-9:20 Simon Lovell The evolution of yeast protein-protein interaction networks U Manchester
9:20-9:40 Carsten Wiuf An Algebraic Topology Approach to the Classification of Protein Domain Structures. Aarhus.
9:40-10:00 Simon Rogers A Network Prior for the Bayesian Assignment of Mass Peaks to Formulas in Metabolomics. U Glasgow
10:00-10:20 Christopher Penfold Inferring Changes in Chromosome State During Cell Division. Warwick
10:20-11:00 Coffee and Posters
Session 4 Quantitative Analysis of Networks and Dynamical Systems
11:00-11:20 Leopold Parts Identifying genetic interactions with sparse hidden factors Sanger
11:20-11:40 Antti Honkela Identifying targets of transcriptionally regulated transcription factors using dynamical models. Helsinki University of Technology
11:40-12:00 Kamil Erguler Parameter Inference and Sensitivity Analysis on Biochemical Models. Imperial
12:00-12:20 Ben Calderhead PDQ-MCMC for Nonlinear Biochemical System Models U Glasgow
12:20-12:40 Anthony Collen Quantifying and comparing complexity of cellular networks: structure beyond degree statistics. Kings College London
12:40-13:50 Lunch
13:50-14:00 Vote/Announcement of next MASAMB Meeting
Session 5 Mechanistic Models in Systems Biology
14:00-14:20 Rich Savage Transcriptional modules in Arabidopsis thaliana stress responses: an application of Bayesian data fusion. U Warwick
14:20-14:40 Hariklia Eleftherohorinou Pathway analysis reveals genetic fingerprint of common inflammatory diseases, Imperial
14:40-15:00 Guido Sanguinetti Switching regulatory models of cellular stress reaction. Sheffield
15:00-15:20 Piers Ingram Noise Non-identifiability and Parameter Estimation in the Standard Model of Gene Expression. Imperial
15:20-15:40 Martino Barenco Non-linear modelling of gene expression data. UCL
15:40-15:50 Closing Statements