Epigenetic Risk Assessment of Assisted Reproductive Technologies


Summer School " BigData in Life Science: challenges and opportunities "

General information

The 1st Summer School of the Malopolska Centre of Biotechnology has a general topic “BigData in Life Science: challenges and opportunities.” 

Honorary patronage 

Prof. Kazimierz Strzałka – Director of the Malopolska Centre of Biotechnology JU


Prof. Wojciech Branicki
Prof. Grażyna Ptak
Dr. Paweł Łabaj
Katarzyna Maziarka

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the 1st Summer School of Malopolska Centre of Biotechnology JU that will be held in Zakopane 22-25 May, 2017. 
   It is a great pleasure to announce that this first meeting will focus on a very hot topic that is: BigData in Life Science. We will discuss challenges and opportunities associated with the new technologies influencing genome biology, embryology or structural biology and the increasing role of computational biology in the life sciences. 
   Part of our summer school will be dedicated to two theoretical and practical events: “Molecular Biology Tools in ART” and “Experimental Embryology workshop” to be held within H2020-Twinn-2015, project title: “Epigenetic Risk Assessment of Assisted Reproduction Technologies” (acronym ERAofART). The summer school will focus on exchange of know-how and experience between involved researchers. These activities are meant to stimulate cooperation and knowledge transfer and make use of the experience of the visiting researchers, as well as discuss and prepare joint project proposals. 
   We hope that the topic will provide a great opportunity for interesting discussions and good integration of researchers working at MCB. We are sure that the meeting will be also 
a great opportunity to relax in the unique environment of Polish Tatras.

We wish you the constructive scientific debates and relaxing free time!




Confirmed speakers

Prof. Mirosław Bik-Multanowski
Department of Medical Genetics
University Children’s Hospital of Cracow

Prof. Thomas Haaf
Institute for Human Genetics
University of Wuerzburg 

Prof. Rafał Płoski 
Department of Medical Genetics
Warsaw Medical University, Warsaw, Poland

Prof. Joanna Polańska
Head of Data Mining Division
Head of PhD Studies
ERASMUS+ Coordinator
Faculty of Automatic Control, Electronics, and Computer Science
Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland

Dr. Witold Rudnicki
Head of Polish Bioinformatics Society
Head of Bioinformatics Division
University of Bialystok, Bialystok, Poland
Head of Laboratory for Algorithm Development
Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling
University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

Dr. Paweł Łabaj 

Bioinformatics Research Group
Malopolska Centre of Biotechnology Jagiellonian University
Krakow, Poland

Prof. Jonathan Heddle

Bionanoscience and Biochemistry Laboratory 
Malopolska Centre of Biotechnology Jagiellonian University
Krakow, Poland

Mariusz Milik
Head of Computational Drug Discovery unit, Selvita


Prof. Wojciech Branicki

Human Genome Variation Research Group 
Malopolska Centre of Biotechnology Jagiellonian University
Krakow, Poland

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New publication of ERAofART team!

A review entitled "Embryo biopsy and development: the know and unknown" by Zacchini F, Arena R, Abramik A and Ptak GE has been published on Reproduction.

publication is available at http://www.reproduction-online.org/content/154/5/R143.long

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