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International Scientific Conference on Probiotics and Prebiotics – IPC2016
2016-06-21 to 2016-06-23
Budapest, Hungary
Probiotics are nonpathogenic live microorganism that can provide a diverse health benefits on the host. Prebiotics is a non-digestible fiber compounds that induce the growth or activity of microorganisms. Taking probiotics plus prebiotics could bring diverse types of health benefits. Probiotics are consumed in diverse ways including dairy product, food supplements and functional foods with specific health claims. Recently, many reports suggest that certain probiotic strains or multi strain mixture have potent immunomodulatory activity in diverse disorders including allergic asthma, atopic dermatitis and rheumatoid arthritis. However some of the probiotic strains have an adverse effect on people with underlying health problems or immuno-compromised individuals. In addition, however, efficacy of probiotic administration is quite different depending on the type of strains and the amounts of doses and underlying mechanism of action is still unclear. By attending the International Scientific Conference on Probiotics and Prebiotics - IPC2016, you will have a chance to expand your ideas on recent advances made in the science of probiotics, highlighting their current and future roles in maintaining health and preventing diseases.

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IWcee16 - IV International Workshop on Computational Economics and Econometrics
2016-06-30 to 2016-07-01
Rome, Italy

IWcee16 main topic this year will be:
“Coping with Uncertainty in Complex Socio-Economic Systems”

Economies are sophisticated social systems characterized by pervasive uncertainty, which makes agents’ behaviours and systemic outcomes difficult to predict. The study of such systems thus requires new datasets and more reliable statistical techniques. This is a necessary requirement for enabling policymakers to assess and regulate economic performance vis-à-vis uncertainty. IWcee16 aims to raise a rigorous scientific debate on the many interconnections between uncertainty and socio-economic performance, by focusing on the tools offered by modern quantitative socio-economic science.

Papers on the following topics are highly welcome:

Measuring and communicating uncertainty; Uncertainty propagation in relational systems; Sensitivity analysis and robustness methods; Network dynamics and resilience; Agent-based and game-theory modelling of uncertain environments; Risk analysis; Chaotic socio-economic systems; Causal inference and identification under uncertainty; Time series analysis and forecasting techniques, Big Data analysis

The deadline for abstract submission to iwcee@ircres.cnr.it  is:  April 15, 2016.

If you have any query or curiosity, please contact: iwcee@ircres.cnr.it

 

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Molecular Diagnostics Summit 2016
2016-07-06 to 2016-07-08
Boston, MA, USA

We invite you to attend the Molecular Diagnostics Summit, which takes place July 6 - 8, 2016 inBoston, MA. The summit will bring together our usual balance of industry and academia, so that delegates have the unique opportunity to network with colleagues from different sectors and gain a fresh perspective on the various topics below:

2nd Cancer Markers & Liquid Biopsies:
The role of cancer markers is significant towards the diagnosis, prognosis, and surveillance of a patient. Understanding markers and characterizing circulating elements with the latest technologies aid our progress toward the future of better personalized cancer care. Leaders in industry and academia will discuss platforms for isolating and studying CTCs. Technologies such as next generation sequencing and digital PCR are gaining momentum in these research areas. This meeting will also discuss biomarker sensitivity, stability, validation, and how we can use markers to follow up with patients and improve the quality of life.

Precision Medicine:
There is a huge drive in Precision Medicine as it integrates research and clinical practice to build a knowledge base that can better guide individualized patient care. At a crucial time, where there are efforts to scale up population-based genome sequencing and integrate it with clinical data, this meeting will discuss the progress towards the implementation of precision medicine. This conference will discuss the future of healthcare, strategies and technologies for successful implementation, precision medicine beyond oncology, integrating and interpreting personal genomics, big data, bioinformatics, and overcoming challenges in the commercialization of precision medicine.

Digital PCR & qPCR:
There has been a push to find a faster and a more efficient way to optimize the quantification of nucleic acids. In the past, quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) has been the best way to measure the relative amplification of PCR in real time. In more recent years, digital PCR has become a newer method of PCR quantification that can result in absolute quantification, increased sensitivity in samples, more controllable precision, and multiple partitions of the same sample. This meeting will discuss the newest developments in digital PCR and qPCR in relation to how PCR can be used the molecular diagnostics field.

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