Project dissemination in scientific and other events


This section summarizes project dissemination activities and presentations in scientific congresses and conferences, as well as the project presence on European Commission and other scientific events. For each activity, we provide a brief description and specify the partners involved.

    Dissemination activities on 2010

  • Future participation in the forthcoming VPH2010 conference, which will be held from September 30 to October 1, 2010, in Brussels (Belgium):
    • Abstract sent for an oral presentation: Maojo V, De la Iglesia D, Martín-Sanchez F, Hermosilla I, Potamias G, Moustakis V, Gonzalez de Quirós F, Otero P, González Nilo D, Pérez-Acle T, Legré Y, Keuchkerian S, Kern J, Fister K, Kulikowski C, Mitchell JA. "The ACTION-Grid White Paper. Nanoinformatics: Expanding the VPH vision towards Nanomedicine". Submitted abstract, under evaluation.
    • Invitation to set out a stand for demonstration of the project at the conference.
  • Organization of the forthcoming HealthGrid workshop at MEDINFO 2010, Cape Town (South Africa) to be held on September 2010. Workshop submitted and accepted. The ACTION-Grid White Paper is included in the presentations.
  • Poster: Lopez-Campos G, de Andrés E, Salamanca L, Lopez-Alonso V, Dorado J, Martin-Sanchez F. BiomarkerCard: A tool for managing knowledge about biomarkers for Parkinson disease. Biomarker World Congress. Philadelphia (USA). May 4 -6, 2010.
  • Participation in the EGEE user forum and discussion on ACTION-Grid with Bob Jones (EGEE technical director) and Enrique Mitiana (Project officer DG INFSO). Uppsala (Sweden). April 2010.
  • Conference: Gonzalez-Nilo D, Avila F., Guinez-Molinos S. Nano-Bio-Medical Informatics: ACTION-Grid. Workshop: "Desafíos y Oportunidades para la Cooperación en TICs entre Chile y la Union Europea" (Challenges and opportunities for the cooperation between Chile and the European Union on ICT). March 25, 2010. Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Santiago (Chile)
  • Poster: Salamanca L, Martín-Sanchez F, López-Campos G, López-Alonso V. Information processing needs and challenges in the context of Nanomedicine. NanoSpain2010. Malaga (Spain). March 23-26, 2010.
  • Participation in the Conference "Cooperative Research Initiatives on Biomedical Informatics in Europe" at the AMIA Summit on Translational Bioinformatics. Speaker: Fernando Martín-Sanchez. San Francisco (USA). March 10-12, 2010.
  • Poster: Martin-Sanchez F, Lopez-Alonso V, Salamanca L, Oliveira JL, de Andres E. Managing knowledge related to the clinical relevance of biomarkers: an example in Parkinson's disease. Summit on Translational Bioinformatics. San Francisco (USA). March 10-12, 2010.
  • Participation in the "ICT for a Global Infrastructure for Health Research". Conference ehealth WoHIT. Barcelona (Spain). March 16, 2010. Fernando Martín-Sánchez, chair and speaker of the panel.
  • Oral Communication: Salamanca L, Barriuso S, De Andres E, De la Barrera J, Lopez-Campos G, Lopez-Alonso V, Martin-Sanchez F. Soporte de la informatica biomedica para impulsar la investigación en nanomedicina y medicina regenerativa. INFORSALUD 2010 - XIII Congreso Nacional de Informática de la Salud (XIII National Health Informatics Congress). Madrid (Spain). February 9-11, 2010.
  • Conference: "Training and Education in Biomedical Informatics: current developments and new challenges", at the INFORSALUD 2010, XIII Congreso Nacional de Informática de la Salud (XIII National Health Informatics Congress). Madrid (Spain). February 9-11, 2010.
  • Participation in the VPH Toolkit Meeting, organized by the VPH NoE. February 2010. Brussels (Belgium).
  • Dissemination activities on 2009

  • Conference: Martín-Sanchez F. Training and Education in Biomedical Informatics: experiences and new challenges. ITI 7th International Conference on Information and Communications Technologies. Cairo (Egypt). December 14-16, 2009.
  • Conference: Gonzalez-Nilo D, Avila F., Guinez-Molinos S. Nano-Bio-Medical Informatics: the next frontier. Conference Startup Medical Informatics. Faculty of Medicine, Universidad de Chile, Santiago (Chile). December 10, 2009
  • Keynote lecture: Legré Y. HealthGrid: a Global Initiative to support Biomedical and VPH communities. Presentation of ACTION-Grid in a scientific event on Grid computing in biomedical areas. December 1-7, 2009.
  • Conference: Grid Computing applied to Nano-Biomedical Informatics. December 3, 2009. Universidad de Talca (Chile). Several presentations of members of the consortium about topics related to ACTION-Grid:
    • Legre Y. Distributed Computing applied in Health Care Sciences.
    • Avila F. Nanoinformatics in personalized medicine.
    • Gonzalez-Nilo D. New Frontiers explored in Nanobiotechnology.
  • Invited conference: Martín-Sanchez F. Nuevas perspectivas para la Bioinformática ante las nuevas tendencias en Medicina. II Jornada Gallega de Bioinformática, Red Gallega de Bioinformática (Galician Bioinformatics Network). Facultad de Matemáticas de la Universidad de Santiago de Compostela (Spain). December 4, 2009.
  • Participation of HealthGrid at APAMI 2009 Conference (AMIA-APAMI-EFMI Panel: Grid and Cloud Computing). Hiroshima (Japan). November 21-24 2009.
  • Poster: De Andrés E, Lopez-Alonso V, Lopez-Campos G, Salamanca L, Martin-Sanchez F. BiomarkerCard: A Knowledge-based system for clinical annotation of biomarkers. American Medical Informatics Association Annual Symposium (AMIA 2009). San Francisco, (USA). November 14 -18, 2009.
  • Organization of a Workshop on Molecular Simulation of Bio and Nano Particles. The workshop consist on a meeting of researchers and postgraduate students of areas such as biophysics, chemistry, biology, biotechnology and nanotechnology, in order to do a high level multidisciplinary discussion about advanced molecular dynamics methods. Centre for Bioinformatics and Molecular Simulations (CBSM), Universidad de Talca (Chile). November 2009.
  • Plenary session: The ACTION-Grid Project. Speakers: González Bernaldo de Quirós F, Legré Y, Maojo V, Martin-Sanchez F. II Argentine Congress of Medical Informatics, III Latin American Congress of Medical Informatics and II Argentine Symposium of Nursing Informatics. November 2009. Buenos Aires (Argentina).
  • Oral presentation: Maojo V. The European Project ACTION-Grid: The Role of Nanoinformatics in Future Medicine. II International Symposium on Biomedical Informatics in Europe 09 (organized by RETIC COMBIOMED). Barcelona (Spain). October 30 2009.
  • Conference: Martín-Sanchez F. Knowledge Representation and Management in Translational Bioinformatics. II International Symposium on Biomedical Informatics in Europe 09 (organized by RETIC COMBIOMED). Barcelona (Spain). October 30 2009.
  • Invited Conference: Martín-Sanchez F. Scientific and Engineering Challenges for Informatics in the context of Regenerative and Nano-Medicine. 1st Annual Conference of the American Society for Nanomedicine Potomac, Maryland (USA). October 21-25, 2009.
  • Oral communication: Martín-Sanchez F, De la Barrera J, Barriuso S. Infonanosafe: Showing the potential of Nanoinformatics through a Nanosafety Information Reference Website. NanoSmat'09. Roma (Italy). October 19-22, 2009
  • Oral communication: De Andrés E, Martin-Sanchez F, Salamanca L. Un Sistema para el conocimiento Biomédico en el contexto de la Web 2.0. XIII Jornadas Nacionales de Información y Documentación en Ciencias de la Salud. BiblioSalud'09. Oviedo (Spain). October 14-16, 2009.
  • Keynote lecture: Legre Y. HealthGrid: an International Initiative to Serve the Virtual Physiological Human and Bio-Medical Communities. Participation and presentation of ACTION-Grid at CGW09 (Cracow Grid Workshop 2009). Kracow (Poland). October 12-14, 2009.
  • Conference: Martín-Sanchez F. Biomedical information processing in the study of respiratory diseases: from atom to population. Research Seminar on Systems Biology and Respiratory Medicine. Madrid (Spain). Oct 2, 2009
  • Oral communication: De Andrés E, Lopez Alonso V, Salamanca L, Hermosilla I, Martin-Sanchez F. BIKMAS 2.0: A Biomedical Knowledge Management Antenna System. Medicine 2.0 Conference. Toronto (Canada). Sept 17-18, 2009.
  • Poster and oral presentation: De la Iglesia D. ACTION-Grid: International Cooperative Action on Grid Computing and Biomedical Informatics. Virtual Physiological Human Initiative Day (VPH-I day). Brussels (Belgium). September 2009.
  • Oral presentation: Guinez-Molinos S. Collaboratory for Structural Nanobiology: Kick Off Meeting of the IBERO-NBIC Network. Santiago de Compostela (Spain). September 2- 6, 2009.
  • Oral presentation: Chiesa S. European Efforts in Nanoinformatics Research Applied to Nanomedicine. XXII International Conference of the European Federation for Medical Informatics (MIE 2009). Session: Bioinformatics. Sarajevo (Bosnia-Herzegovina). 30 August- 2 September 2009.
  • Special session, oral presentations: Nanoinformatics: New Challenges for Biomedical Informatics at the nano level. ACTION-Grid Consortium. Project workshop at the XXII International Conference of the European Federation for Medical Informatics (MIE 2009). Sarajevo (Bosnia-Herzegovina). 30 August- 2 September 2009.
  • Oral presentation: Maojo V. ACTION-Grid: European Research on Biomedical Informatics towards Nanomedicine. Participation and representative for the ICT for Health Unit. 4th China Medical Biotech Forum. Dalian (China). August 2009.
  • Oral communication: Martín-Sanchez F. Developing a General Framework for Classifying Relevant Information Resources in Nanomedicine. II Workshop on Nanomedicine Research. Universidad Santiago de Compostela (Spain). July 8-10, 2009.
  • Poster: Martín-Sánchez F, Barriuso S, De la Barrera J, De Andrés E, Salamanca L, Campos J, Calderón M, López de Ipiña J. Information processing in the context of Nanosafety. EuroNanoForum'09. Prague (Czech Republic). June 2-5, 2009.
  • Poster: Martín-Sanchez F, Barriuso S, De la Barrera J, De Andrés E, Salamanca L, Benítez S, Maojo V. The ActionGrid Project: Synergy between Biomedical Informatics and Nanomedicine. EuroNanoForum'09. Prague (Czech Republic). June 2-5, 2009.
  • Presentation of ACTION-Grid at the HealthGrid Conference: Legré Y., Keuchkerian S. Berlin (Germany). June 29 - July 1, 2009.
  • Invited Conference: Martín-Sanchez F. Biomedical Informatics and new trends in personalised medicine: Genomic, Regenerative and Nanomedicine. Annual Congress of the Irish Biomedical Informatics and Health Society (HISI 2009). Dublin (Ireland). April 22-26, 2009.
  • Invited Conference: Martín-Sanchez F. Bioinformática y nuevas tendencias en Medicina Genómica, Regenerativa y Nanomedicina. I Jornada Gallega de bioinformática, Red Gallega de Bioinformática (Galician Bioinformatics Network) and RNASA/IMEDIR laboratory of the Department of Information and Communication Technologies of Universidad de Coruña. Universidad de A Coruña (Spain). April 4, 2009.
  • Round Table: Martín-Sanchez F. Bioinformática: un área idónea para la "investigación competitiva. I Jornada Gallega de bioinformática. Red Gallega de Bioinformática (Galician Bioinformatics Network) and RNASA/IMEDIR laboratory of the Department of Information and Communication Technologies of Universidad de Coruña. Universidad de A Coruña (Spain). April 4, 2009.
  • Lecture: Maojo V. Linking research on Biomedical Informatics, Grid computing and Nanomedicine: A European perspective. Reed Gardner Lecture. University of Utah (USA). April 2009.
  • Oral Presentation: Baum A. The ACTION-Grid Project. Conference and workshops on Cooperation in IT between the European Union and Argentina. Meeting organized by Dirección Nacional de Relaciones Internacionales of Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación Productiva and PRO-IDEAL Project. The conferences had the objective of expanding the opportunities and show the challenges of participating in this kind of program with the European Union. In addition a workshop for training Argentineans researchers on how to participate in 7PM was done. Analia Baum was in charge of Action Grid Presentation. Buenos Aires (Argentina). March 17-18, 2009. Information available at: http://www.mincyt.gov.ar/index.php?contenido=noti_conferencia_tic_ue.
  • Participation and presentation of the project in the International Symposium on Research in Grid/Nano/Bio/medical Informatics, BIOINFORSALUD 2009 at the INFORSALUD 2009 - XII Congreso Nacional de Informática y Salud (XII National Health Informatics Congress). Palacio de Congresos de Madrid (Spain). March 16-18 2009. (See deliverable D5.3).
  • Oral communication: De Andrés E, Salamanca L, López-Alonso V, Martín-Sanchez F. BIKMAS 2.0 (Bioinformatics Knowledge Management System): Un Sistema para la Gestión del Conocimiento 2.0 en Investigación Biomédica. INFORSALUD'09 - XII Congreso Nacional de Informática y Salud (XII National Health Informatics Congress). Palacio de Congresos de Madrid (Spain). March 16-18 2009.
  • Presentation of ACTION Grid in the steering committee of the CYTED project in Barcelona (Spain). 8-9 February 2009
  • Conference Martín-Sanchez F. Gestión de la información clínica y epidemiológica en I+D de Medicamentos. II Conferencia Anual de las Plataformas Tecnológicas de Investigación Biomédica. Madrid (Spain). January 27-28, 2009.
  • Conference Martín-Sanchez F. Retos de la Informática Biomédica en la investigación en Cáncer Colorrectal. Series of conferences: Cancer colorectal, arte y cultura. REGICC (Red Gallega de Investigación de Cáncer Colorrectal). Santiago de Compostela (Spain). January 16-17, 2009.
  • Poster: Chiesa S, De la Iglesia D, Maojo V, Martín-Sanchez F. Medical Nanoinformatics Initiatives in the ACTION-Grid Project. BIONANOMED congress. Krems (Austria). January 2009.
  • Dissemination activities on 2008

  • Chairing of a session on Biomedical Informatics at ICT 2008 event. Yannick Legré. Lyon France, November 2008.
  • Poster: López-Alonso V, López-Campos G, Hermosilla-Gimeno I, Maojo V, Martín-Sanchez F. Action GRID: assessing the impact of Nanotechnology on Biomedical Informatics. American Medical Informatics Association Annual Symposium (AMIA 2008). Washington, DC (USA). November 2008.
  • Invited conference: Martín-Sanchez F. Informática y seguridad del paciente en medicina personalizada y nanomedicina. INFORMED-08, Congreso Nacional de Informática Médica (Spanish National Congress of Medical Informatics). Sta. Cruz de Tenerife (Spain). November 2008.
  • Oral presentations at the V Congress of Red Iberoamericana de Bioinformática (Latin American Bioinformatics Network). Session Nanobioinformatics and Other Emerging Opportunities. Santiago (Chile). October 15-17 2008. :
    • Chiesa S. The ACTION-GRID Project: Nanobiomedical Informatics Support Action
    • Gonzalez-Nilo D., Chair and speaker at the session: Nanobioinformatics and Other Emerging Opportunities
  • Participation in the Virtual Physiological Human Concertation Meeting organized by the European Commission. Brussels (Belgium). October 2008, Brussels.
  • Participation in the ICT-BIO 08 Congress (Information and Communication Technologies for Biomedical Sciences), organized by the European Commission. Brussels (Belgium). October 23-24, 2008.
    • Oral presentation: Maojo V. Biomedical Informatics: Information management from nanomedicine to public health.
    • Oral presentation: Martín-Sanchez F. Chair, speaker and co-organizer of the session Biomedical Informatics: information processing in human biology and disease.
  • Keynote Lecture: Maojo V. Ontologies in Practice: From Biomedical Informatics to Nanomedicine. II International Workshop on Conceptual Modelling for Life Sciences Applications (CMLSA 2008). Barcelona (Spain). October 20-23 2008.
  • Special session and oral presentations and tutorials: INFO-LAC'08 (Latin American Congress in Medical Informatics). Buenos Aires (Argentina). October 27-30 2008.
    • Chairing a session entitled "ACTION-Grid".
    • Maojo V. Utilidad práctica de las ontologías en Informática y Salud (Utility of ontologies in Informatics and Health)
    • Maojo V. Proyecto ACTION-Grid entre la Unión Europea, Latinoamérica, los Península de los Balcanes y África del Norte (ACTION-Grid Project among European Union, Latin America, the Western Balkans and North Africa).
    • Martín-Sanchez F. Participation in the panel "El Proyecto Europeo Action-Grid" (The European project ACTION-Grid).
    • Martín-Sanchez F. "Los Sistemas de Información en Salud en la Era Post-Genómica" (eHealth systems on the pos-genomic era). Keynote speech.
    • Tutorials: Presentation of EGEE (Enabling Grids for E-sciencE) and Healthgrid applications workshop.
  • Participation of the ACTION-Grid Consortium in the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) Working Group Education Workshop. Buenos Aires (Argentina). October 27-30, 2008.
  • Oral communication: Martín-Sanchez F. nBIOTIC: an Educational Resource on Convergent Technologies (NBIC) for Biomedical Informaticians. Participation in the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) Working Group Education Workshop. Buenos Aires (Argentina). October 27-30, 2008.
  • Participation of the ACTION-Grid consortium in the meeting of the Health and Medical Informatics Education (WG1). Buenos Aires (Argentina). October 27-30, 2008.
  • Poster: López-Campos G, Pérez-Villamil B, Romera-López A, Díaz-Rubio E, Martín-Sánchez F. Applying Gene Expression Microarrays and Biomedical Informatics in colorectal cancer studies. ESFFG 2008, Conference on Functional Genomics and Disease. Innsbruck (Austria). October 1-4 2008.
  • Oral Communication: Martín-Sanchez F, López-Alonso V, Hermosilla-Gimeno I, Lopez-Campos G. A primer in knowledge management for Nanoinformatics in Medicine. XXII International Conference on Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems (KES 2008). Zagreb (Croatia). September 3-5, 2008.
  • Chairing a special session on "Nanoinformatics" at the KES (Knowledge-Based & Intelligent Information & Engineering Systems) congress, September 3-5 2008, Zagreb (Croatia).
  • Oral presentation: De la Iglesia D. Research Projects under FP6 and FP7: INFOBIOMED, ACGT & ACTION-Grid. @neurist Open Symposium. Barcelona (Spain). September 18, 2008.
  • Poster: Kanterakis A, Kafetzopoulos D, Moustakis V, Potamias G. Decomposition of Gene Regulatory Networks into Functional Paths and their Matching with Microarray Gene Expression Profiles. VI European Symposium on Biomedical Engineering (ESBME 2008). Chania (Greece). June 19-21, 2008.
  • Poster: Moustakis V, Potamias G, Laine M, Loos B, Koumakis L. Linking genetic susceptibility with clinical findings: a case study in periodontitis. European Human Genetics Conference. Barcelona (Spain). May 31 - June 3, 2008.