wednesday 22 Settembre 2021Dalle 17:00Storing and Analyzing Viral Sequences through Data-driven Genomic Computing

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What you always wanted to know about the COVID-19 virus and never dared to ask

Speaker: Prof. Stefano Ceri, Politecnico di Milano

In the first part of the seminar, Prof. Ceri will give a simple and data-inspired illustration of what is a viral sequence, what are mutations, how mutated sequences become organized forming a ‚Äúvariant‚ÄĚ, what are the effects of individual mutations and of variants.¬†Then,¬†Prof. Ceri will illustrate the process of deposition of viral sequences to public repositories (GenBank, COGUK, GISAID). In the second part of the seminar,¬†Prof. Ceri will discuss the systems that were developed within¬†his group, thanks to ERC and EIT funding. Specifically,¬†he will illustrate (i)ViruSurf, a search system enabling free meta-data driven search over¬†the integrated and curated databases, now hitting about 3 million SARS-CoV-2 sequences, continuously updated from the above repositories; (ii)VirusViz, a data visualization tool for comparatively analyzing query results; (iii)VirusLab, a tool for exploring user-provided viral sequences; (iv)¬†EpiSurf, a tool for intersecting viral sequences with epitopes – used in vaccine design.¬†Prof. Ceri will also hint at ongoing projects for viral surveillance and for exploring a knowledge base of viral resources.

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Stefano Ceri¬†is a professor of Data Management at Politecnico di Milano. His main research interests are extending data management and then acting as data scientists in numerous domains – including social analytics, fake news detection, genomics for biology and for precision medicine, and recently studies concerning the SARS-CoV-2 viral genome. He is the recipient of two ERC AdG, ‚ÄúSearch Computing‚ÄĚ (2008-2013) and ‚Äúdata-driven Genomic Computing‚ÄĚ (2016-2021). He received the ACM-SIGMOD “Edward T. Codd Innovation Award” (June 2013). He is an ACM Fellow.

Date e orari

mercoledì 22 Settembre 2021
Dalle 17:00

Luogo

Politecnico di Milano - DEIB - Conference Room "Emilio Gatti"

Via Ponzio 34/5, 20133 Milano

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Politecnico di Milano

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