BioNetVisA Workshop on September 7th




From biological network reconstruction to data visualization and analysis in molecular biology and medicine                  

BioNetVisA workshop will bring together different actors of network biology from database providers, networks creators, computational biologists, biotech companies involved in data analysis and modeling to experimental biologists, clinicians that use systems biology approaches. The participants will be exposed to the different paradigms of network biology and the latest achievements in the field.


The goal of BioNetVisA workshop is to build a discussion around various approaches for biological knowledge formalisation, data integration and analysis; compatibility between different methods and biological networks resources available the field; applicability for concrete research and clinical projects depending on scientific question and type of high-throughput data.

The BioNetVisA workshop aims at identifying bottlenecks and proposing short- and long-term objectives for the community as discussing questions about accessibility of available tools for wide range of user in every-day standalone application in biological and clinical labs. In addition, the possibilities for collective efforts by academic researchers, clinicians, biotech companies and future development directions in the field will be discussed during the round table panel.

Workshop program

9.00-9.40 Keynote talk

Network visualization and analysis of gene expression data

Tom Freeman (University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK)  

Session1 (part 1)

Development, curation and maintenance of biological network databases 

Chair: Emmanuel Barillot (Institut Curie, Paris, France)

9.40-10.00 Reactome: Linking Biological Pathways and Networks to Disease

Robin Haw (Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Toronto, Canada)

10.00-10.20 IntAct - High Resolution Disease-centric Networks

Henning Hermjakob (EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute, Hinxton, UK)

10.20-10.40 Coffee break and posters  

Session1 (part 2)

Development, curation and maintenance of biological network databases 

Chair: Emmanuel Barillot (Institut Curie, Paris, France)

10.40-11.00 Visualization and analysis of data using Atlas of Cancer Signalling Networks (ACSN) and NaviCell tools for integrative systems biology of cancer

Inna Kuperstein (Institut Curie, Paris, France)

11.00-11.20 Graphical data representation

Pauline Gloaguen (cea- CEA, Grenoble, France) 

11.20-12.00 Keynote talk

Garuda-the way connects

Samik Ghosh (Systems Biology Institute, Tokyo, Japan)

12.00-12.20 Posters flash presentations (5 posters x 3 minutes) 

12.20-13.30 Lunch and poster session  

Session 2

Data visualisation and analysis in the context of biological networks

Chair: Mario Albrecht (University Medicine Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany)

13.30-13.50 A Pathway-centric Approach to Multiomics Research Powered by GeneSpring Analytics

Nigel Skinner (Agilent, Santa-Clara, CA, USA) 

13.50-14.10 An integrative network analysis pipeline in Cytoscape

Mohammed El-Kebir (Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, Amsterdam, Netherlands)

14.10-14.30¬†Using network analysis: HyperSet is a novel framework for functional interpretation of ‚Äėomics‚Äô data in global networks

Andrey Alexeyenko (Stockholm Science for Life Laboratory, Solna, Sweden) 


Network biology in research and medicine

Chair: Robin Haw (Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Toronto, Canada)

14.30-14.50 Gene networks, tumor subtypes and patient prognosis signatures associated  with ovarian cancer mutations

Vladimir Kuznetsov (Bioinformatics Institute, Biopolis Singapore)

14.50-15.10 Decoding Network Dynamics in Cancer

Rune Linding (Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark)

15.10-15.30 Using Topological Analysis to Study Metabolism of Heterotrophic Plant Cell Network

Nguyen V. N. Tung, (Université Bordeaux 1, Bordeaux, France)

15.30-15.50 Conserved cross-species network modules elucidate Th17 T cell differentiation in human and mouse

Hayssam Soueidan (NKI-AVL, Amsterdam, Netherlands)

15.50-16.10 Meta expression analysis of regulatory T cell experiments for gene regulatory network reconstruction 

Stefan Kroeger (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany)

16.10-16.30 Coffee break and posters  

16.30-17.10 Keynote talk

***THE EMBO LECTURE: HER2 and EGFR: at last, cancer therapy meets systems biology

Yosef Yarden (The Weizmann Institut of Science, Rehovot, Israel)

17.10-17.50 Round table - discussion; awarding poster prizes and conclusions 


The focus of the workshop will be around (but not limited) to the following topics:

  • Graphical representation of biological knowledge
  • Molecular interaction and pathway databases
  • Comprehensive signalling networks
  • Networks annotation and curation
  • High-throughput data visualisation, analysis and interpretation in the context of networks
  • Network modelling
  • Basic research and clinical application of networks

Important dates

March 24

Call for abstract submission Closed

June 30

Abstract submission deadline

July 10

Notification of accepted abstracts

July 15

Late abstract submission deadline (for posters only)

July 20

Notification of accepted late abstracts (for posters only)

August 1

Workshop final program announcement

May 5 - August 1

Early registration Register here

August 2 ‚Äď 29¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†

Late registration Register here

September 7

BioNetVisA workshop 

September 7-10           

ECCB'14 main conference


Best posters competition

Number of poster abstracts will be selected for flash poster presentations (3 minutes of topic advertisement). Best posters will be awarded prizes sponsored by CRC Chapman & Hall.

The best posters will be selected and awarded in the end of the workshop day. 


FORUM = Forum of the Medecine Campus, 4 rue Kirschleger, Strasbourg

Organising Committee

Inna Kuperstein (Institut Curie, Paris, France)

Emmanuel Barillot (Institut Curie, Paris, France)

Andrei Zinovyev (Institut Curie, Paris, France)

Hiroaki Kitano (Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences)

Nicolas Le Novère (Babraham Institute, Cambridge)

Robin Haw (Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Toronto)

Mario Albrecht (University Medicine Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany)

Benno Schwikowski (Institut Pasteur, France)

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