Organizer: Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Host institution: Rikli Balance Hotel

Start: Monday, 13 May 2019 @ 09:00

End: Friday, 17 May 2019 @ 18:00

Timezone: CEST (GMT+2)

Sponsors: European Union, INTERREG V-A Italy-Slovenia 2014-2020 project TRAIN

Contact: elixir@mf.uni-lj.si

Venue: Rikli Balance Hotel, Cankarjeva cesta 4, SI-4260 Bled, Slovenia

City: Bled

County: Gorenjska

Country: Slovenia

Postcode: SI-4260

Scientific topic: Drug discovery, Genomics

Target audience:
  • PhD students
  • Graduate students
  • Researchers
  • Business Entrepreneurs
  • Biotechnology Companies
  • Pharmaceutical Industry
Description:

High-throughput phenotypic screening, based on high-content imaging,
is increasingly often used as a tool for drug discovery.
Compound screens are used to find hits that produce the desired phenotypes
in relevant cellular assays. Genomic screens are used to elucidate
the underlying molecular pathways and identify suitable drug targets.
Since high-content screening produces a lot of data,
data science approaches such as statistics, machine learning and neural networks
can help interpret the collected data. Just as virtual screening can be performed
in chemoinformatics (learning predictive models for QSAR - quantitative structure-activity relations)
from data obtained through compound screens,
similar approaches can be taken in the context of high-throughput phenotypic screening.

This will be the first event of its kind in the region of Slovenia and Friuli-Venezia-Giulia.
The event will bring together a group of experts covering different topics
in the fields of high-content screening, image analysis,
chemoinformatics and machine learning. This will allow graduate students and researchers
from both academia and industry to familiarize themselves with these cutting-edge topics.
The workshop will have an impact on both the academic and industrial sector in the region
(e.g. biotech companies of all sizes). The workshop is part of the
INTERREG V-A Italy-Slovenia 2014-2020 project TRAIN
(Big Data and Disease Models: A Cross- border Platform for Validated Biotech Industry Kits),
which brings together experts on the topic from academia and industry.

Event type:
  • Workshops and courses
Eligibility:
  • Registration of interest

Keywords: INTERREG, Phenotypic screening, Data analysis, Virtual Screening, High-content imaging

Workshop on High-Content Imaging and Data Science for Virtual Screening and Drug Discovery https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/workshop-on-high-content-imaging-and-data-science-for-virtual-screening-and-drug-discovery High-throughput phenotypic screening, based on high-content imaging, is increasingly often used as a tool for drug discovery. Compound screens are used to find hits that produce the desired phenotypes in relevant cellular assays. Genomic screens are used to elucidate the underlying molecular pathways and identify suitable drug targets. Since high-content screening produces a lot of data, data science approaches such as statistics, machine learning and neural networks can help interpret the collected data. Just as virtual screening can be performed in chemoinformatics (learning predictive models for QSAR - quantitative structure-activity relations) from data obtained through compound screens, similar approaches can be taken in the context of high-throughput phenotypic screening. This will be the first event of its kind in the region of Slovenia and Friuli-Venezia-Giulia. The event will bring together a group of experts covering different topics in the fields of high-content screening, image analysis, chemoinformatics and machine learning. This will allow graduate students and researchers from both academia and industry to familiarize themselves with these cutting-edge topics. The workshop will have an impact on both the academic and industrial sector in the region (e.g. biotech companies of all sizes). The workshop is part of the INTERREG V-A Italy-Slovenia 2014-2020 project TRAIN (Big Data and Disease Models: A Cross- border Platform for Validated Biotech Industry Kits), which brings together experts on the topic from academia and industry. 2019-05-13 09:00:00 UTC 2019-05-17 18:00:00 UTC Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia Rikli Balance Hotel, Cankarjeva cesta 4, SI-4260 Bled, Slovenia, Bled, Slovenia Rikli Balance Hotel, Cankarjeva cesta 4, SI-4260 Bled, Slovenia Bled Gorenjska Slovenia SI-4260 Drug discovery Genomics Rikli Balance Hotel elixir@mf.uni-lj.si European UnionINTERREG V-A Italy-Slovenia 2014-2020 project TRAIN PhD studentsGraduate studentsResearchersBusiness EntrepreneursBiotechnology CompaniesPharmaceutical Industry workshops_and_courses registration_of_interest INTERREGPhenotypic screeningData analysisVirtual ScreeningHigh-content imaging