The -omics era: the case of mathematics and biology
Advances in high-throughput technologies in omics-related fields have changed the approach to the understanding of biological phenomena.The vast amounts of data made available by the -omics revolution is generating torrents of data, often referred to as big data. Dealing with big data in turn calls for generation of techniques, technologies, models, storage infrastructures and collaborative platforms to capture the often unexpected features of complex biological systems.

Analyses of large scale -omics datasets requires the integration of these data under mathematical and relational models that can describe mechanistically the relationships between their components.
Bringing Maths to Life (BMTL) 2017 will bring together leading scientists in mathematics, biology and computational biology working in different fields to create a scientific platform for data sharing, to learn about big data and -omics novel developments, and to confront ideas and realities through case studies and practical experiences.

The workshop, as a mélange of different fields, will consist of selected contributions for open discussion to present and confront the most updated results at the interface of mathematics and biology in three main sessions:
– Data: Acquisition, Pre-processing and Storage in different omics datasets
– Information: Data analysis, Novel -omics technologies, Application of deep learning to different -omics datasets.
– Knowledge: Integration of different -omics data, System biology of -omics data

The 2017 Bringing Maths to Life will be held from 7 to 9 June 2017 in Naples, Italy, in the magnificent Capitolo Hall of St. Domenico Maggiore Convent, one of the most important space created during the renovation started by the prior Ruffo (XVII century). The vaults and the walls were decorated in stucco by Cosimo Faganzo and by the paintings of the Sicilian painter Michele Ragoglia.

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