Tuesday, December 11, 2018 -
13:00 to 16:00
Specific location: 
Room 343

Bioinformatics workshop: bring your own data/problems

Tuesday December 11, at 13:00-16:00 in room 343 Læknagarður

Introduction to the bioinformatics core facility at the University of Iceland / Biomedical center.

Workshop on bioinformatics capacity, programs and existing research at the Biomedical center / University of Iceland. To meet the needs of the Icelandic biology/medical science community researchers at the BMC applied for and secured funds from Rannís to upgrade the Mímir computer cluster and hire a bioinformatics specialist for one year. In order to best serve the community the BMC, Faculty of Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science and Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences organized a workshop on bioinformatics.

The workshop starts by introducion of the Mímir computer cluster, how to access it and the software and programs installed. Examples will be given of bioinformatic pipelines in place.

Researchers, that means graduate students, postdocs and principal investigators alike, will be given chance to present their research, analyses approaches and examples of the problems they have encountered or would like to overcome. The participation of researchers is essential, so the bioinformatics core can be developed further and be of broader utility. We encourage the researchers to bring concrete examples of datasets that they have analysed, have problems analyzing or would like to analyze in the future.

Each researcher will be allotted 5 minutes to present their research. We encourage people to describe briefly the research question and the datasets (RNA-seq, genomic data, proteome, etc), and focus mainly on analyses. What you have done or hope to achieve. Aim for 3  slide presentation. Talk slots will be allocated to represent variable topics and first come basis.

Those who would like to take part, send an email to Sigríður K. Böðvarsdóttir (, with a title, name of author(s), and 5-10 sentence mini abstract.

We encourage PI's to nominate their students and postdocs for the workshop.

Schedule of the workshop.

13:00.   Þórarinn Guðjónsson - welcome.

13:05    Pall Melsted - Mímir 2 - Slides

13:25    Snævar Sigurdsson - bioinformatics services.

13:45    Arnar Pálsson - analyses pipeline for Drosophila transcriptomes - Skides

14:00    Coffee break.

14:20    Research talks.

14:20   Kimberley Anderson, Erna Magnúsdóttir - The role of BLIMP1 and EZH2 in Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia

14:35   Jón Pétur Jóelsson, Þórarinn Guðjónsson - Mechanical and chemical stressing of bronchial derived cell line in vitro  

14:50   Alba Sabaté , Petur Henry Petersen - Gene expression affected in  the  Mitf  mutant  mouse  olfactory  bulb.

15:05   Kritika Kirty, Elísabet Alexandra Frick, Þorkell Guðjónsson, Stefán Þ. Sigurðsson - Transcriptional profile of melanoma and non-melanoma cells on MITF knockdown in context of DNA Damage

15:20   Anna Karen Sigurðardóttir, Zuzana Budkova, Þórarinn Guðjónsson - Expression analysis of isogenic breast epithelial cell lines in monolayer and during branching morphogenesis and EMT in 3D culture

15:35   Nuno Zilhão, Vilmundur Guðnason - Challenges in whole-exome data analysis

15:50   Kalina Hristova Kapralova - The role of miRNAs in speciation 

16:00    Coffee and cookies and bioinformatic discussions

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