STREAMLINE at BelBi 2023

The Belgrade Bioinformatics Conference (BelBi2023) was held last week (June 19-23) in Belgrade, Serbia, as a hybrid event. Conference was organized by Institute of Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering, University of Belgrade and many other co-organizators. This five-day conference included keynote and invited talks by experts, oral and poster presentations, and workshops. There were three main topics: Biological Data (including bioinformatics databases and algorithms, omics data, spatial transcriptomics, etc), Biomedical Informatics (including genome privacy and security, translational medical informatics, etc) and Theoretical Approaches to Bioinformation Systems (TABIS) (including talks about Computational systems biology, Computational neuroscience, Biological population modelling and many others).
STREAMLINE project was also a part of BelBi2023, through organization of workshop “Bioinformatics approaches in research of neurodevelopmental disorders” that was held on June 23th from 10 to 11 am. The thematic workshop was dedicated to the latest bioinformatics approaches for studying neurodevelopmental disorders. Participants had opportunity to hear dr Danijela Drakulić presenting overview of STREAMLINE exploratory research project, followed by presentation by Sofia Notopoulou (CERTH, Greece): „Multi-omics analysis in a cellular model of Parkinson’s disease“ and presentation by Jamie Wood (Cardiff University):„Transcriptomics guided bioinformatics modelling: Dissecting neurodevelopmental disorders“.
Also, Dr Danijela Drakulić and dr Nataša Kovačević-Grujičić presented poster related to research: “Application of principal component analysis (PCA) and analytical hierarchy process (AHP) in analysis of articulatory characteristics of phonemes of children with 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome“ during one of poster sessions.


The presentation of STREAMLINE research activities at 8th Congress of the Serbian Neuroscience Society

8th Congress of the Serbian Neuroscience Society (May 31st – June 2nd, 2023) was held in Belgrade, at the Belgrade Youth Center. The Congress was organised by Serbian Neuroscience Society and Institute for Biological Research “Siniša Stanković”, National Institute of the Republic of Serbia. On that occasion, researchers in the area of neuroscience from Serbia and abroad gathered together. The participants had opportunity to present their recent work throughout oral and poster presentations. The Congress also offered networking opportunities and fostered debate among participants. After the first day of the Congress concetrated around opening ceremony and lecture, the second day’s topics were brain stimulation, phase separation in neuronal physiology and pathology and open-access data and resources in neuroscience research; brain metabolism and dietary interventions. The last day was focused on brain disorders and neuroimmunoendocrine interactions.
Our two PhD students, Jovana Kostić and Ivana Simeunović, presented their posters related to the research of 22q11.2 deletions and duplications, which takes place under the auspices of the STREAMLINE project. Jovana Kostić presented „Genomic and clinical findings in patients with 22q11.2 duplication syndrome“ on June 2nd. Among the submitted abstracts, Ivana Simeunović was chosen for the oral presentation of the scientific work „Analysis of cohort of patients with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome – a Single-center Experience from Serbia“.