PhD Seminar Course on

Application of machine learning techniques to biomedical problems

Cagliari, March 23, 2011


This activity was made possible by the "Visiting Professors 2010" program of the University of Cagliari, sponsored by the Autonomous Region of Sardinia

Instructor: Dominik Heider
Center for Medical Biotechnology, Department of Bioinformatics, University of Duisburg, Essen
Duration: 1,5
Schedule: March 23, 2011 - h. 11.00
Venue: Meeting room (building B)
Topics: Machine learning techniques have been widely applied to biological sequences, e.g. to predict drug resistance in HIV-1 from sequences of drug target proteins and protein functional classes. As deletions and insertions are frequent in biological sequences, a major limitation of current methods is the inability to handle varying sequence lengths. To counteract these limitations, a preprocessing of the protein sequences is necessary for subsequent classification with machine learning techniques.
Assessment: A project to be arranged with the intructor.
Organizer: Giuliano Armano
Dep. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
University of Cagliari, Italy
Email: armano@diee.unica.it