Biozentrum-the new building- University of Basel
Spitalstrasse 41
4056 Basel, Switzerland


Important Dates

Abstract Submission


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BioNetVisA 2021 workshop

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

The workshop presentations are available here

BioNetVisA workshop brings 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 are 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.

BioNetVisA 2021 Program

8:30 - 9:00
Session 1
9:00 - 9:30
Looking Closely at Molecular Interactions
Henning Hermjakob
EMBL-EBI, Cambridge, UK
9:30 - 10:00
Fine tuning a logical model of cancer cells to predict drug synergies: combining manual curation and automated parameterization
Åsmund Flobak
NTNU, Trondheim, NO
10:00 - 10:15
A novel approach to maximize network lifetime using novenary model in WSN
Sushree Pradhan
Sambalpur University Insitute of Information Technology, IN

10:15 - 10:45: Coffee break

Session 2
10:45 - 11:00
Enhancing the usefulness of transcriptome data in the context of Leishmania-infected macrophages with pathways biocuration and mathematical modelling
Julieth Murillo Silva
Pontifica Universidad Javeriana-Cali, CO
11:00 - 11:30
Evaluating the Reproducibility of Single-Cell Gene Regulatory Network Inference Algorithms
Laura Cantini
IBENS – ENS, Paris, FR
11:30 - 12:00
Regularization for sparsity, biological priors and neural networks in cancer survival models
Valentina Boeva
ETH, Zurich, CH
12:00 - 12:15
Kinase interaction network expands functional and disease roles of human kinases
Marija Buljan
Empa, Materials Science and Technology, Zurich, CH

12:15 - 13:30: Lunch

Session 3
13:30 - 14:00
Personalized anti-cancer drug treatment choice using RNA-seq and network analysis
Alexander Kel
neXplain, Wolfenbüttel, DE
14:00 - 14:30
Quantitative systems pharmacology model-based drug target discovery for influenza
Thomas Helikar
University of Nebraska, Nebraska, US
14:30 - 15:00
Molecular interaction networks controlling neural stem cells
Rupert W Overall
Humboldt University of Berlin, DE
15:00 - 15:15
Prediction of intratumor transcriptional heterogeneity from bulk tumors
Agnieszka Kraft
ETH, Zurich, CH
15:15 - 15:30
An explainable deep learning approach to kidney cortex cell classification
Thomas Chen
Academy for Mathematics, Science, and Engineering, Rockaway, US
15:30 - 16:00
Graphia: A platform for the graph-based visualisation and analysis of high dimensional data
Tom Freeman
The University of Edinburgh, Edinburhg, UK

17:00: Start [BC]2 (Welcome words and lecture)
16:30 - 22:00 [BC]2 Welcome drinks and "party"

Important dates

August 16 Abstracts submission deadline
August 20 Selected speaker's notification
September 5 Registration deadline
September 13 BioNetVisA 2021 workshop


Graphical representation of biological knowledge
Molecular interaction and pathway databases
Comprehensive signalling networks
Networks annotation and curation
High-throughput data visualization, analysis and interpretation in the context of networks
Multi-scale networks (genome, epigenome, transcriptome, proteome, metabolome, lipidome..)
Contextualization of networks (species, diseases, developmental stages…)
Networks of inter-cellular communication
Network modelling
Machine learning/Artificial Intelligence approaches in network biology
Basic research and clinical application of networks
Microbiome and networks
Single-cell data and network inference
Networks for drug repositioning and disease coomorbidity

Abstract submission

We invite to submit your abstract for a talk or a poster in the topics described above.
The submission deadline is on August 1st 2021
Submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the scientific program committee and a notification of acceptance for a talk or a poster will be provided to the corresponding author by August 5th, 2021

Abstract format:
List of authors (the first author is the presenting autor)
Abstract text in unstructured format (maximum 300 words)

Submission process
The link below will take you to the EasyChair submission page. Once logged, click on the 'Submission' tab to start the submission process. Enter authors, title without HTML elements, abstract up to 300 words, keywords, and indicate three-five relevant topics.

To assist us with creating the abstract booklet, please upload the same abstract as a word document in the section called "Upload Paper" using this TEMPLATE

When the form is adequately filled out, press the 'Submit' button. You will receive an email from the conference "EasyChair". This email is solely a notification that EasyChair for BioNetVisA2019 has received the abstract.

Submit your abstract here

Registration and accomodation

Please note that all registrations to the workshop and accommodation arrangements have to be done through the [BC]2 registration webpage


Biozentrum-the new building- University of Basel
Spitalstrasse 41
4056 Basel, Switzerland

Organising committee

Emmanuel Barillot (Institut Curie, France)
Hioraki Kitano (Laboratory for Disease Systems Modeling, RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences, Japan)
Inna Kuperstein (Institut Curie, France)
Cristobal Monraz Gomez (Institut Curie, France)
Andrei Zinovyev (Institut Curie, France)
Samik Ghosh (Systems Biology Institute, Tokyo, Japan)
Robin Haw (Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Canada)
Alfonso Valencia (Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Barcelona, Spain)

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