CAUSALPATH – WORKSHOPS
Causal Discovery and Modelling of Signal Pathways with Mass Cytometry Data
Workshop: 26 – 28 April 2015
Kick-off meeting: 28 – 29 April 2015
To celebrate the beginning of CAUSALPATH we are pleased to announce the International Workshop on Causal Discovery and Modelling of Signal Pathways with Mass Cytometry Data. The event is hosted by the University of Crete in collaboration with the Karolinska Institutet under the aegis of the European Research Council (ERC).
The broader aim of this workshop is to create awareness of the project and to facilitate a general and open discussion on how to approach the research problem of Causal Discovery in Signaling Pathways using Mass Cytometry data. For this reason, we are bringing together leading experts from around the world in various aspects of Causal Discovery, Biology and Cytometry in an attempt to initiate a conversation that will continue to motivate us through the five years of the project.
To this end, our primary goal during this workshop will be to spark fruitful discussions by exchanging ideas and research findings related to the ambitious objectives of CAUSALPATH. We hope that our enthusiasm will engage the workshop’s participants to open up the many potential challenges for research in the field and identify new possibilities for collaboration and interaction.
The sessions on the first day, April 26, will provide a broadly accessible introduction to the motivation and biological background of the project. The next two days, April 27-28, will be entirely devoted to more specific Causal Analysis scientific aspects.
The following tentative programme provides an overview of the topics that will be discussed during the meeting.
Download the programme (abstracts included) pdf link
Introduction and discussions over the biological aspects of the project will be coordinated by our partners from the Karolinska Institutet. For the discussions over the project’s challenges in causal discovery from observational and interventional data, several prominent national and international researchers working on causality and/or the intersection of causality and biology have accepted our invitation to participate in CAUSALPATH’s brainstorming Workshop sessions.
Karen Sachs (Stanford School of Medicine)
Takis Benos (University of Pittsburg)
Jonas Peters (Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems)
Joris Mooij (University of Amsterdam)
Jan Lemeire (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
Lizzie Silver (Carnegie Mellon University)
Eleni Sgouritsa (Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems)
John Strouboulis (BSRC Alexander Fleming)
Ioannis Tollis (University of Crete)
Georgios Georgakopoulos (University of Crete)
Vassilis Christophides (University of Crete)
Alessio Farcomeni (University of Rome)
Alain Hauser (Berner Fachhochschule – BFH)
Yannis Pantazis (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
Giorgio Papadopoulos (BSRC Alexander Fleming)
Michalis Tsagris (University of Nottingham)
Ioannis Tsamardinos (Principal Investigator)
Jesper Tegnér (Team Leader – Karolinska Institutet)
After the workshop and between Tuesday, April 28, and Wednesday, April 29, a kick-off meeting will be held at the campus of the University of Crete where all partners will meet and discuss the basics of the project’s plan.
The event will take place at Galaxy Hotel, Iraklio
Location: 75 Dimokratias Av. – 71306 Heraklion, Crete – Greece
T. +30 2810 238812 | F. +30 2810 211211
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For the organization of the workshop, we cooperate with:
Cretan Conference & Business Services Greece
6, Pediados Str., GR-71201 Heraklion
Tel: +30 2810 331010 – Fax: +30 2810 390606
Workshop in Computational Methods for Cytometry and Single-Cell Data
1 – 3 September 2017, Heraklion, Crete
With great pleasure we announce the second International Workshop on Computational Methods for Single-Cell data. The event is jointly organized by the University of Crete in collaboration with the Karolinska Institutet and the University of Amsterdam under the aegis of the European Research Council (ERC – CAUSALPATH and CAFES projects).
The workshop aims to bring together computational researchers, biologists, translational clinicians, and biotechnologists performing related research. It is meant as a forum for brainstorming, exchanging work-in-progress, forging collaborations, and strategizing about the future of computational methods for single-cell data.
Our primary goal during this workshop will be to spark fruitful discussions by exchanging ideas and research findings related to the ambitious objectives of MASSCAUSAL. We hope that our enthusiasm will engage the workshop’s participants to open up the many potential challenges for research in the field and identify new possibilities for collaboration and interaction.
The topics to be addressed during the workshop are (but not limited to) the following:
- Single cell technologies: Flow Cytometry, Mass Cytometry, Genomics, Imaging
- Biology: Signaling pathways, Gene Networks, Immunology
- Modeling: Systems Biology, ODEs/SDEs, Statistical Modeling, Bayesian Networks, Causal Discovery
- Data & Software: Open/Commercial tools, Repositories, Data/Code sharing, Challenges (+ special event – RAMP)
- Prof. Ioannis Tsamardinos (University of Crete)
- Prof. Jesper Tegnér (Karolinska University and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology)
- Assoc. Prof. Joris M. Mooij (University of Amsterdam)
- Assist. Prof. David Gomez-Cabrero (King’s College London)
- Giorgos Papoutsoglou, PhD (University of Crete)
- Glykeria Fragkioudaki, M.Sc. (Secretariat) (University of Crete)
- Félice Arends-Cormont (Secretariat) (University of Amsterdam)
Boris Kholodenko (Systems Biology Center, University College Dublin)
Gustavo A. Stolovitzky (IBM Research, DREAM Challenges)
Ryan Brinkman (Department of Medical Genetics, University of British Columbia, Terry Fox Laboratory) – ISAC Lecture
Ioannis Tsamardinos (University of Crete)
Jesper Tegnér (Karolinska University and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST))
Joris M. Mooij (University of Amsterdam)
David Gomez-Cabrero (King’s College London)
Giorgos Papoutsoglou (University of Crete)
John Strouboulis (IMBB-FORTH)
Nima Aghaeepour (Stanford University)
Tom Claassen (Radboud University Nijmegen)
Balazs Kegl (CNRS Research, University of Paris-Sud, RAMP)
Wesley Herb Anderson (The KLI Institute)
Oliver Stegle (EMBL – EBI)
Michalis Aivaliotis (IMBB-FORTH)
Mark D. Robinson (Institute of Molecular Life Sciences, University of Zurich)
Leonidas Alexopoulos (Systems Biology & Bioengineering Research Laboratory, NTUA)
Sofia Triantafillou (Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Northwestern University)
Manfred Claassen (Institute of Molecular Systems Biology, ETH Zurich)
Nadine Peyriéras (CNRS – N&D, Institut de Neurobiologie Alfred Fessard, BioEmergences Lab)
René Doursat (Informatics Research Centre, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK)
Lakshmikanth Tadepally (National Mass Cytometry Facility, SciLifeLab, Karolinska University)
Nikolaos-Modestos Kougioulis (School of Mathematics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
James Cussens (Department of Computer Science, University of York)
Anna Klimovskaia (Institute of Molecular Systems Biology, ETH Zurich)
Bryan Andrews (Intelligent Systems Program, University of Pittsburgh)
Tineke Blom (University of Amsterdam)
Sara Magliacane (University of Amsterdam)
Patrick Forre (University of Amsterdam)
Philip Versteeg (University of Amsterdam)
Angelika Schmidt (Karolinska University)
Szabolcs Elias (Karolinska University)
Klio Lakiotaki (University of Crete)
Georgios Georgakopoulos (Universiry of Crete)
Maria Markaki (University of Crete)
Vincenzo Lagani (University of Crete)
Michail Tsagris (University of Crete)
Yannis Pantazis (University of Crete)
Giorgos Borboudakis (University of Crete)
Christos Tselas (University of Crete)
Iordanis Xanthopoulos (University of Crete)
Konstantinos Tsirlis (University of Crete)
MASSCAUSAL is an invitation-only event. If you haven’t been contacted yet, but you’d like to attend, please e-mail us.
Because this year we expect the MASSCAUSAL event to be much larger, there will be a registration fee. The regular fee will be 400€ for invited senior participants and 200€ for students. Registration includes workshop, coffee breaks, everyday lunch, and conference dinner (possibly more).
Please download the following forms:
Please send the completed forms along with the proof of payment to Glykeria Fragioudaki by July, 28: glykeria.frag at gmail.com (with cc: mar.papadaki at uoc.gr)
Friday, 1 September
Saturday, 2 September
Sunday, 3 September
The event will take place at Hotel Amirandes, Gouves (17km East of Heraklion Airport —HER, see link)
AMIRANDES GRECOTEL EXCLUSIVE RESORT
GR-711 10 Gouves Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Tel: +30 28970 41103
Fax: +30 28970 41113
Workshop special rate: 270€ (single), 295€ (double) —use “MassCausal” as discount code or follow this link to book online
Other accommodation options we recommend will be at a walking distance from the venue site or in the city center from where transportation will be provided. Please note that the beginning of September is still high season period for Crete. Therefore, there is limited availability to these options.
THE ISLAND HOTEL
Vlihadas str., 70014, Kato Gouves, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Tel: +30 28970 42025
Workshop special rate (by June, 30): 171€ (single), 195€ (double) —use “MassCausal” as discount code.
IBIS STYLES HERAKLION CENTRAL
26 Koroneou & Agiou Titou str., 71202 – Heraklion, Greece
Tel: (+30) 281/0282020
Fax: (+30) 281/0282022
Workshop special rate (limited availability after July, 15): 75€/85€ (classic/executive single), 85€/95€ (classic/executive double) —use “MassCausal” as discount code.
This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Seventh under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP/2007-2013) (grant agreements No 617393 and 639466)