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Special Session
Special Session on
Computational miRNomics
 - CompMiRNomics 2017

21 - 23 February, 2017 - Porto, Portugal

Within the 8th International Conference on Bioinformatics Models, Methods and Algorithms - BIOINFORMATICS 2017


Jens Allmer
Medical Informatics and Bioinformatics, Hochschule Ruhr West, University of Applied Sciences

Brief Bio
Jens Allmer is Full Professor for Medical Informatics and Bioinformatics at the University of Applied Sciences, HRW, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany. He previously held positions of Cluster Leader (Wageningen University and Research, Wageningen, Netherlands, 2017-2018), Assistant and Associate Professor (Izmir Institute of Technology, Izmir, Turkey, 2008-2016). Prof. Allmer received his PhD (2006) in Biology with great honor from the University of Münster where he also obtained his MSc. In 2010 he was selected the outstanding young scientist for bioinformatics from the Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA). Prof. Allmer published more than 80 manuscripts in peer reviewed journals with a cumulative impact factor above 130. He also received more than 650,000 Euros in funding. Prof. Allmer’s research interests have covered most OMICS areas. Currently, his main focus is on microRNA regulation and the use of microRNAs in pathogen-host communication. For this, he applies and extends machine learning paradigms to make them more applicable to problems in bioinformatics.
Malik Yousef
Information Systems, Zefat Academic College

Brief Bio
Malik Yousef is a senior member of Tzfat Academic College in Israel. He received his Ph.D. in Computer science from the University of Haifa. His postdoctoral was at the Wistar Institute in Philadelphia in the USA. He served as a dean of graduate study at the Colleg of Sakhnin. His main research interests are in computation methods applied to biomedical data.


MicroRNAs regulate protein abundance on the post-transcriptional level. For experimental discovery they need to be co-expressed with their target mRNA and their effect needs to be measured on the protein level. These complications, led to a rise in interest in computational prediction of miRNAs. Computational miRNomics covers all areas ranging from pri- and pre-miRNA detection to the prediction of protein abundance and regulatory networks as well as their intersection with gene regulatory ones. The workshop aims to assemble experts in the field to establish a snapshot of the current state-of-the-art in computational miRNomics.


Paper Submission: December 14, 2016 (expired)
Authors Notification: December 23, 2016 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: January 5, 2017 (expired)


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Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines.
Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.


After thorough reviewing by the special session program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on digital support - and submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index), Scopus, Google Scholar, Semantic Scholar, and Microsoft Academic.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library


BIOINFORMATICS Special Sessions - CompMiRNomics 2017