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Donata Vercelli, MD, Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the UA College of Medicine and Associate Director of the Asthma and Airway Disease Research Center at the University of Arizona Health Sciences, has been elected the first female secretary general of the Collegium Internationale Allergologicum.

Founded in 1954, the Collegium is a group of distinguished international physicians and scientists who study the emerging field of allergy and clinical immunology. Dr. Vercelli has been a member of the Collegium for more than 25 years. As the organizations new secretary general, she eventually will advance to the position of president after serving as the organizations Vice President. Dr. Vercelli officially was inducted into her leadership position in early October at the Collegiums 32nd symposium in Mallorca, Spain.

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Molecular medicine – Wikipedia

Molecular medicine is a broad field, where physical, chemical, biological, bioinformatics and medical techniques are used to describe molecular structures and mechanisms, identify fundamental molecular and genetic errors of disease, and to develop molecular interventions to correct them.[1] The molecular medicine perspective emphasizes cellular and molecular phenomena and interventions rather than the previous conceptual and observational focus on patients and their organs.[2]

In November 1949, with the seminal paper, “Sickle Cell Anemia, a Molecular Disease”,[3] in Science magazine, Linus Pauling, Harvey Itano and their collaborators laid the groundwork for establishing the field of molecular medicine.[4] In 1956, Roger J. Williams wrote Biochemical Individuality,[5] a prescient book about genetics, prevention and treatment of disease on a molecular basis, and nutrition which is now variously referred to as individualized medicine[6] and orthomolecular medicine.[7] Another paper in Science by Pauling in 1968,[8] introduced and defined this view of molecular medicine that focuses on natural and nutritional substances used for treatment and prevention.

Published research and progress was slow until the 1970s’ “biological revolution” that introduced many new techniques and commercial applications.[9]

Some researchers separate molecular surgery as a compartment of molecular medicine.[10]

Molecular medicine is a new scientific discipline in European universities.[citation needed] Combining contemporary medical studies with the field of biochemistry, it offers a bridge between the two subjects. At present only a handful of universities offer the course to undergraduates. With a degree in this discipline the graduate is able to pursue a career in medical sciences, scientific research, laboratory work and postgraduate medical degrees.

Core subjects are similar to biochemistry courses and typically include gene expression, research methods, proteins, cancer research, immunology, biotechnology and many more. In some universities molecular medicine is combined with another discipline such as chemistry, functioning as an additional study to enrich the undergraduate program.

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About Proteomics and Bioinformatics Conference 2019 Proteomics and Bioinformatics Conference 2019

Welcome to the official website of 2019 13th International Conference & Expo on Proteomics and Bioinformatics (Proteomics Congress 2019). Proteomics Congress 2019 will be held in Zurich, Switzerland during July 11-12, 2019.

Theme: Global Perspectives in Proteomics and Bioinformatics

Proteomics Congress 2019 is one of the front platforms for disseminating latest research results and techniques in Proteomics Research, Mass spectrometry, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Biochemistry and Biophysics, Cardiac Proteomics and many more. This Conference will provide a vibrant atmosphere and venue for proteomics and bioinformatics scientists to present and publish their research results, investigations and studies.

In recent years, most areas of proteomics, bioinformatics, mass spectrometry, computational biology and medical informatics have experienced significant advances driven by computational techniques and novel research. Moreover these researches continue to be a vibrant research area with broadening applications and new emerging challenges. Proteomics Congress 2019 seeks original and high-quality contributions in the fields of Proteomics Research, Mass spectrometry, Protein Expression and Analysis, Bioinformatics, Computational Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and Biophysics, Glycobiology, Genetics and Genomics, Structural Biology, Structural Bioinformatics, Cardiac Proteomics, Advances in Proteomics and Bioinformatics and the related areas.Proteomics and Bioinformatics permits researchers to gauge physiological impacts and to screen for unfavorable responses to tranquilizes.

Why to attend??

Encounter the target market with members from across the globe, committed to learn about Proteomics and Bioinformatics. This is the best opportunity to outreach the largest gathering of participants from around the world. Conduct presentations, distribute and update knowledge about Proteomics and Bioinformatics, Mass spectrometry, Computational Biology and related areas and receive name recognition at this 2-days event. World-eminent speakers, most recent researches, latest treatment techniques and theadvanced updates in protein analysis, mass spectrometry, molecular diagnostics and devices are the principal features of this conference.

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Highlights of latest advances on Proteomics and Bioinformatics 2019

Track: 1Proteomics from Discovery to Function

Proteomicsis an emerging field that has been highly enabled by the human genome project. Proteins are the products of genes, the machinery of the cells in our bodies. When genes are disrupted, theproteinsare also affected. Whenpathogensinfect us, causing disease, proteins play a key role in signaling the presence and ridding us of these invaders. Almost every process that occurs in our cells from the metabolization of simple sugar to the division of cells is dependent on proteins for smooth operation. In general,proteomicsseeks to detect and quantify as many proteins as possible.

Relevant Conferences:Proteomics Conferences|Proteomics Meetings | Bioinformatics Conferences | Proteomics and Bioinformatics Conferences 2019|Proteomics Conferences 2019 | Biochemistry Conferences | Proteomics Symposium | Bioinformatics Workshop

18th Human Proteome Organization World Congress September 15-18, 2019 Adelaide, Australia; VI International Caparica Congress on Analytical Proteomics 2019 July 08-11, 2019 Caparica, Portugal; 44th Lorne Conference on Protein Structure and Function February 10-14, 2019 Lorne Australia; Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference May 19-22, 2019 Madison, USA; 9th International Conference on Bioscience, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics January 7-9, 2019 Singapore

Relevant Societies:Human Proteome Organization,European Proteomics Association(Eupa),Spanish Proteomics Society (Seprot),Netherlands Proteomic Platform(Npp),Japan Human Proteome Organisation(Jhupo),Italian Proteomic Association(Itpa),Portugese Proteomic Association(Rede Procura),Iranian Proteomic Society,Taiwan Proteomic Society(Tps),Austrian Proteomics Society,European Proteomics Association,British Mass Spectrometry Society,Belgian Mass Spectrometry Society,Danish Mass Spectrometry Society, Polish Bioinformatics Society, Helmholtz Network for Bioinformatics, Hellenic Society for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Israeli Society for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Bioinformatics Italian Society, EMBL – European Bioinformatics Institute

Track: 2Mass Spectrometry in Proteome Research

Mass spectrometry(MS) – based proteomics allows the sensitive and accurate quantification of almost complete proteomes of complex biological fluids and tissues. At the moment, however, the routinely usage of MS-based proteomics is prevented and complicated by the very complex work flow comprising sample preparation,chromatography, MS measurement followed by data processing and evaluation. The new technologies, products and assays developed byPrecision Proteomicscould help enabling and establishing mass spectrometry (MS) – based proteomics in academic andpharmaceutical proteomicsresearch as well as in clinical diagnostics.

Relevant Conferences:Proteomics Conferences|Proteomics Meetings | Bioinformatics Conferences | Proteomics and Bioinformatics Conferences 2019|Proteomics Conferences 2019 | Biochemistry Conferences | Proteomics Symposium | Bioinformatics Workshop

18th Human Proteome Organization World Congress September 15-18, 2019 Adelaide, Australia; VI International Caparica Congress on Analytical Proteomics 2019 July 08-11, 2019 Caparica, Portugal; 44th Lorne Conference on Protein Structure and Function February 10-14, 2019 Lorne Australia; Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference May 19-22, 2019 Madison, USA; 9th International Conference on Bioscience, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics January 7-9, 2019 Singapore

Relevant Societies:Human Proteome Organization,European Proteomics Association(Eupa),Spanish Proteomics Society (Seprot),Netherlands Proteomic Platform(Npp),Japan Human Proteome Organisation(Jhupo),Italian Proteomic Association(Itpa),Portugese Proteomic Association(Rede Procura),Iranian Proteomic Society,Taiwan Proteomic Society(Tps),Austrian Proteomics Society,European Proteomics Association,British Mass Spectrometry Society,Belgian Mass Spectrometry Society,Danish Mass Spectrometry Society, Polish Bioinformatics Society, Helmholtz Network for Bioinformatics, Hellenic Society for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Israeli Society for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Bioinformatics Italian Society, EMBL – European Bioinformatics Institute

Track: 3Protein Expression and Analysis

Protein expressionrefers to the way in which proteins are synthesized, modified and regulated in living organisms. In protein research, the term can apply to either the object of study or the laboratory techniques required to manufacture proteins.Protein analysisis thebioinformaticsstudy of protein structure,protein interactionand function using database searches, sequence comparisons, structural and functional predictions.

Relevant Conferences:Proteomics Conferences|Proteomics Meetings | Bioinformatics Conferences | Proteomics and Bioinformatics Conferences 2019|Proteomics Conferences 2019 | Biochemistry Conferences | Proteomics Symposium | Bioinformatics Workshop

18th Human Proteome Organization World Congress September 15-18, 2019 Adelaide, Australia; VI International Caparica Congress on Analytical Proteomics 2019 July 08-11, 2019 Caparica, Portugal; 44th Lorne Conference on Protein Structure and Function February 10-14, 2019 Lorne Australia; Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference May 19-22, 2019 Madison, USA; 9th International Conference on Bioscience, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics January 7-9, 2019 Singapore

Relevant Societies:Human Proteome Organization,European Proteomics Association(Eupa),Spanish Proteomics Society (Seprot),Netherlands Proteomic Platform(Npp),Japan Human Proteome Organisation(Jhupo),Italian Proteomic Association(Itpa),Portugese Proteomic Association(Rede Procura),Iranian Proteomic Society,Taiwan Proteomic Society(Tps),Austrian Proteomics Society,European Proteomics Association,British Mass Spectrometry Society,Belgian Mass Spectrometry Society,Danish Mass Spectrometry Society, Polish Bioinformatics Society, Helmholtz Network for Bioinformatics, Hellenic Society for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Israeli Society for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Bioinformatics Italian Society, EMBL – European Bioinformatics Institute

Track: 4Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics, an amalgam science that associates biological data with techniques for information storage, distribution, and analysis to support compound areas of scientific research, comprising biomedicine. It is nurtured by high-throughput data-generating experiments, including genomic sequence. Progress of effective algorithms for measuring sequence likeness is an important objective of bioinformatics. Thus is used to predict interfaces between proteins, given individual structures of the partners known as docking problem. Nevertheless, the ends of bioinformatics are integrative and are aimed at presuming out how combinations of diverse types of data can be used to apprehend natural phenomena, including organisms and disease.

Relevant Conferences:Proteomics Conferences|Proteomics Meetings | Bioinformatics Conferences | Proteomics and Bioinformatics Conferences 2019|Proteomics Conferences 2019 | Biochemistry Conferences | Proteomics Symposium | Bioinformatics Workshop

18th Human Proteome Organization World Congress September 15-18, 2019 Adelaide, Australia; VI International Caparica Congress on Analytical Proteomics 2019 July 08-11, 2019 Caparica, Portugal; 44th Lorne Conference on Protein Structure and Function February 10-14, 2019 Lorne Australia; Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference May 19-22, 2019 Madison, USA; 9th International Conference on Bioscience, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics January 7-9, 2019 Singapore

Relevant Societies:Human Proteome Organization,European Proteomics Association(Eupa),Spanish Proteomics Society (Seprot),Netherlands Proteomic Platform(Npp),Japan Human Proteome Organisation(Jhupo),Italian Proteomic Association(Itpa),Portugese Proteomic Association(Rede Procura),Iranian Proteomic Society,Taiwan Proteomic Society(Tps),Austrian Proteomics Society,European Proteomics Association,British Mass Spectrometry Society,Belgian Mass Spectrometry Society,Danish Mass Spectrometry Society, Polish Bioinformatics Society, Helmholtz Network for Bioinformatics, Hellenic Society for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Israeli Society for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Bioinformatics Italian Society, EMBL – European Bioinformatics Institute

Track: 5 Computational Molecular Biology

Computational molecular biology brings together computational, statistical, experimental, and technological methods in order to further scientific discovery and develop new analytical tools for molecular biology.

Relevant Conferences:Proteomics Conferences|Proteomics Meetings | Bioinformatics Conferences | Proteomics and Bioinformatics Conferences 2019|Proteomics Conferences 2019 | Biochemistry Conferences | Proteomics Symposium | Bioinformatics Workshop

18th Human Proteome Organization World Congress September 15-18, 2019 Adelaide, Australia; VI International Caparica Congress on Analytical Proteomics 2019 July 08-11, 2019 Caparica, Portugal; 44th Lorne Conference on Protein Structure and Function February 10-14, 2019 Lorne Australia; Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference May 19-22, 2019 Madison, USA; 9th International Conference on Bioscience, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics January 7-9, 2019 Singapore

Relevant Societies:Human Proteome Organization,European Proteomics Association(Eupa),Spanish Proteomics Society (Seprot),Netherlands Proteomic Platform(Npp),Japan Human Proteome Organisation(Jhupo),Italian Proteomic Association(Itpa),Portugese Proteomic Association(Rede Procura),Iranian Proteomic Society,Taiwan Proteomic Society(Tps),Austrian Proteomics Society,European Proteomics Association,British Mass Spectrometry Society,Belgian Mass Spectrometry Society,Danish Mass Spectrometry Society, Polish Bioinformatics Society, Helmholtz Network for Bioinformatics, Hellenic Society for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Israeli Society for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Bioinformatics Italian Society, EMBL – European Bioinformatics Institute

Track: 6Biochemistry and Biophysics

Biochemistry, sometimes called biological chemistry, is the study of chemical processes within and relating to living organisms. Biochemical processes give rise to the complexity of life. Biophysics is a bridge between biology and physics. Biophysics studies life at every level, from atoms and molecules to cells, organisms, and environments.

Relevant Conferences:Proteomics Conferences|Proteomics Meetings | Bioinformatics Conferences | Proteomics and Bioinformatics Conferences 2019|Proteomics Conferences 2019 | Biochemistry Conferences | Proteomics Symposium | Bioinformatics Workshop

18th Human Proteome Organization World Congress September 15-18, 2019 Adelaide, Australia; VI International Caparica Congress on Analytical Proteomics 2019 July 08-11, 2019 Caparica, Portugal; 44th Lorne Conference on Protein Structure and Function February 10-14, 2019 Lorne Australia; Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference May 19-22, 2019 Madison, USA; 9th International Conference on Bioscience, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics January 7-9, 2019 Singapore

Relevant Societies:Human Proteome Organization,European Proteomics Association(Eupa),Spanish Proteomics Society (Seprot),Netherlands Proteomic Platform(Npp),Japan Human Proteome Organisation(Jhupo),Italian Proteomic Association(Itpa),Portugese Proteomic Association(Rede Procura),Iranian Proteomic Society,Taiwan Proteomic Society(Tps),Austrian Proteomics Society,European Proteomics Association,British Mass Spectrometry Society,Belgian Mass Spectrometry Society,Danish Mass Spectrometry Society, Polish Bioinformatics Society, Helmholtz Network for Bioinformatics, Hellenic Society for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Israeli Society for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Bioinformatics Italian Society, EMBL – European Bioinformatics Institute

Track: 7Glycobiology

Glycobiology is the study of the structure, function and biology of carbohydrates, also called glycans. Glycans are present in every living organism. Glycobiology is a rapidly growing field in biology, with relevance to biomedicine, biotechnology and basic research.

Relevant Conferences:Proteomics Conferences|Proteomics Meetings | Bioinformatics Conferences | Proteomics and Bioinformatics Conferences 2019|Proteomics Conferences 2019 | Biochemistry Conferences | Proteomics Symposium | Bioinformatics Workshop

18th Human Proteome Organization World Congress September 15-18, 2019 Adelaide, Australia; VI International Caparica Congress on Analytical Proteomics 2019 July 08-11, 2019 Caparica, Portugal; 44th Lorne Conference on Protein Structure and Function February 10-14, 2019 Lorne Australia; Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference May 19-22, 2019 Madison, USA; 9th International Conference on Bioscience, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics January 7-9, 2019 Singapore

Relevant Societies:Human Proteome Organization,European Proteomics Association(Eupa),Spanish Proteomics Society (Seprot),Netherlands Proteomic Platform(Npp),Japan Human Proteome Organisation(Jhupo),Italian Proteomic Association(Itpa),Portugese Proteomic Association(Rede Procura),Iranian Proteomic Society,Taiwan Proteomic Society(Tps),Austrian Proteomics Society,European Proteomics Association,British Mass Spectrometry Society,Belgian Mass Spectrometry Society,Danish Mass Spectrometry Society, Polish Bioinformatics Society, Helmholtz Network for Bioinformatics, Hellenic Society for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Israeli Society for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Bioinformatics Italian Society, EMBL – European Bioinformatics Institute

Track: 8 Genetics and Genomics

Genetics is the study of heredity, or how the characteristics of living organisms are transmitted from one generation to the next via DNA, the substance that comprises genes, the basic unit of heredity. Genetics involves the study of specific and limited numbers of genes, or parts of genes, that have a known function. In biomedical research, scientists try to understand how genes guide the bodys development, cause disease or affect response to drugs. Genomics, in contrast, is the study of the entirety of an organisms genes called the genome. Using high-performance computing and math techniques known as bioinformatics, genomics researchers analyze enormous amounts of DNA-sequence data to find variations that affect health, disease or drug response. In humans that means searching through about 3 billion units of DNA across 23,000 genes. Genomics is a much newer field than genetics and became possible only in the last couple of decades due to technical advances in DNA sequencing and computational biology.

Relevant Conferences:Proteomics Conferences|Proteomics Meetings | Bioinformatics Conferences | Proteomics and Bioinformatics Conferences 2019|Proteomics Conferences 2019 | Biochemistry Conferences | Proteomics Symposium | Bioinformatics Workshop

18th Human Proteome Organization World Congress September 15-18, 2019 Adelaide, Australia; VI International Caparica Congress on Analytical Proteomics 2019 July 08-11, 2019 Caparica, Portugal; 44th Lorne Conference on Protein Structure and Function February 10-14, 2019 Lorne Australia; Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference May 19-22, 2019 Madison, USA; 9th International Conference on Bioscience, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics January 7-9, 2019 Singapore

Relevant Societies:Human Proteome Organization,European Proteomics Association(Eupa),Spanish Proteomics Society (Seprot),Netherlands Proteomic Platform(Npp),Japan Human Proteome Organisation(Jhupo),Italian Proteomic Association(Itpa),Portugese Proteomic Association(Rede Procura),Iranian Proteomic Society,Taiwan Proteomic Society(Tps),Austrian Proteomics Society,European Proteomics Association,British Mass Spectrometry Society,Belgian Mass Spectrometry Society,Danish Mass Spectrometry Society, Polish Bioinformatics Society, Helmholtz Network for Bioinformatics, Hellenic Society for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Israeli Society for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Bioinformatics Italian Society, EMBL – European Bioinformatics Institute

Track: 9 Structural Biology

Structural biology is the study of the molecular structure and dynamics of biological macromolecules, particularly proteins and nucleic acids, and how alterations in their structures affect their function. Structural biology incorporates the principles of molecular biology, biochemistry and biophysics.

Relevant Conferences:Proteomics Conferences|Proteomics Meetings | Bioinformatics Conferences | Proteomics and Bioinformatics Conferences 2019|Proteomics Conferences 2019 | Biochemistry Conferences | Proteomics Symposium | Bioinformatics Workshop

18th Human Proteome Organization World Congress September 15-18, 2019 Adelaide, Australia; VI International Caparica Congress on Analytical Proteomics 2019 July 08-11, 2019 Caparica, Portugal; 44th Lorne Conference on Protein Structure and Function February 10-14, 2019 Lorne Australia; Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference May 19-22, 2019 Madison, USA; 9th International Conference on Bioscience, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics January 7-9, 2019 Singapore

Relevant Societies:Human Proteome Organization,European Proteomics Association(Eupa),Spanish Proteomics Society (Seprot),Netherlands Proteomic Platform(Npp),Japan Human Proteome Organisation(Jhupo),Italian Proteomic Association(Itpa),Portugese Proteomic Association(Rede Procura),Iranian Proteomic Society,Taiwan Proteomic Society(Tps),Austrian Proteomics Society,European Proteomics Association,British Mass Spectrometry Society,Belgian Mass Spectrometry Society,Danish Mass Spectrometry Society, Polish Bioinformatics Society, Helmholtz Network for Bioinformatics, Hellenic Society for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Israeli Society for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Bioinformatics Italian Society, EMBL – European Bioinformatics Institute

Track: 10Structural Bioinformatics

Structural bioinformatics is the branch of bioinformatics which is related to the analysis and prediction of the three-dimensional structure of biological macromolecules such as proteins, RNA, and DNA.

Relevant Conferences:Proteomics Conferences|Proteomics Meetings | Bioinformatics Conferences | Proteomics and Bioinformatics Conferences 2019|Proteomics Conferences 2019 | Biochemistry Conferences | Proteomics Symposium | Bioinformatics Workshop

18th Human Proteome Organization World Congress September 15-18, 2019 Adelaide, Australia; VI International Caparica Congress on Analytical Proteomics 2019 July 08-11, 2019 Caparica, Portugal; 44th Lorne Conference on Protein Structure and Function February 10-14, 2019 Lorne Australia; Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference May 19-22, 2019 Madison, USA; 9th International Conference on Bioscience, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics January 7-9, 2019 Singapore

Relevant Societies:Human Proteome Organization,European Proteomics Association(Eupa),Spanish Proteomics Society (Seprot),Netherlands Proteomic Platform(Npp),Japan Human Proteome Organisation(Jhupo),Italian Proteomic Association(Itpa),Portugese Proteomic Association(Rede Procura),Iranian Proteomic Society,Taiwan Proteomic Society(Tps),Austrian Proteomics Society,European Proteomics Association,British Mass Spectrometry Society,Belgian Mass Spectrometry Society,Danish Mass Spectrometry Society, Polish Bioinformatics Society, Helmholtz Network for Bioinformatics, Hellenic Society for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Israeli Society for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Bioinformatics Italian Society, EMBL – European Bioinformatics Institute

Track: 11Cardiac Proteomics

Cardiac proteomics is a scientific field spearheaded by the Lundby group. Cardiac proteomics allows for unbiased investigations of protein and signaling changes taking place in cardiac tissue. In the Lundby group cardiac proteomics is applied to gain molecular insights into regulatory processes in the heart.

Relevant Conferences:Proteomics Conferences|Proteomics Meetings | Bioinformatics Conferences | Proteomics and Bioinformatics Conferences 2019|Proteomics Conferences 2019 | Biochemistry Conferences | Proteomics Symposium | Bioinformatics Workshop

18th Human Proteome Organization World Congress September 15-18, 2019 Adelaide, Australia; VI International Caparica Congress on Analytical Proteomics 2019 July 08-11, 2019 Caparica, Portugal; 44th Lorne Conference on Protein Structure and Function February 10-14, 2019 Lorne Australia; Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference May 19-22, 2019 Madison, USA; 9th International Conference on Bioscience, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics January 7-9, 2019 Singapore

Relevant Societies:Human Proteome Organization,European Proteomics Association(Eupa),Spanish Proteomics Society (Seprot),Netherlands Proteomic Platform(Npp),Japan Human Proteome Organisation(Jhupo),Italian Proteomic Association(Itpa),Portugese Proteomic Association(Rede Procura),Iranian Proteomic Society,Taiwan Proteomic Society(Tps),Austrian Proteomics Society,European Proteomics Association,British Mass Spectrometry Society,Belgian Mass Spectrometry Society,Danish Mass Spectrometry Society, Polish Bioinformatics Society, Helmholtz Network for Bioinformatics, Hellenic Society for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Israeli Society for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Bioinformatics Italian Society, EMBL – European Bioinformatics Institute

Track: 12Advances in Proteomics and Bioinformatics

Proteomics & Bioinformatics deals with all aspects of translational proteomics, application of proteomic technology to all aspects of clinical research and molecular medicine and identification of proteins that are involved in pathological process which results in understanding the how a disease can lead to altered protein expression and it analysis the complete study of the proteins produced and expressed in the biological systems of an organism at a particular period of time..

Relevant Conferences:Proteomics Conferences|Proteomics Meetings | Bioinformatics Conferences | Proteomics and Bioinformatics Conferences 2019|Proteomics Conferences 2019 | Biochemistry Conferences | Proteomics Symposium | Bioinformatics Workshop

18th Human Proteome Organization World Congress September 15-18, 2019 Adelaide, Australia; VI International Caparica Congress on Analytical Proteomics 2019 July 08-11, 2019 Caparica, Portugal; 44th Lorne Conference on Protein Structure and Function February 10-14, 2019 Lorne Australia; Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference May 19-22, 2019 Madison, USA; 9th International Conference on Bioscience, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics January 7-9, 2019 Singapore

Relevant Societies:Human Proteome Organization,European Proteomics Association(Eupa),Spanish Proteomics Society (Seprot),Netherlands Proteomic Platform(Npp),Japan Human Proteome Organisation(Jhupo),Italian Proteomic Association(Itpa),Portugese Proteomic Association(Rede Procura),Iranian Proteomic Society,Taiwan Proteomic Society(Tps),Austrian Proteomics Society,European Proteomics Association,British Mass Spectrometry Society,Belgian Mass Spectrometry Society,Danish Mass Spectrometry Society, Polish Bioinformatics Society, Helmholtz Network for Bioinformatics, Hellenic Society for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Israeli Society for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Bioinformatics Italian Society, EMBL – European Bioinformatics Institute

Summary:

Proteomics attribute to the study of proteomes, but is also used to characterize the techniques used to determine the complete set of proteins of an organism or system, such as protein purification and MS. Proteomics is a developing field that has been deeply enabled by the human genome project. Proteins which are the products of genes, the machinery of the cells in our bodies. When genes are disturbed, the proteins are also damaged. When pathogens infect us, causing disease, proteins play a major role in signaling the presence & ridding us of these invaders. Almost every process which that occurs in our cells from the metabolization of clean sugar to the distribution of cells is dependent on proteins for smooth operation. In general, proteomics seeks to distinguish & quantify as many proteins as possible likewise Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary field that develops methods and software tools for understanding biological data. As an interdisciplinary field of science, bioinformatics combines biology, computer science, information engineering, mathematics and statistics to analyze and interpret biological data. Bioinformatics has been used for in silico analyses of biological queries using mathematical and statistical techniques.

Importance & Scope:

There are numerous advances in this proteomics innovation, especially in the field of sub-atomic science. New proteomics and genomics advancements and creations could be utilized for ailment particular biomarker revelation and to screen tolerant reaction to the treatment. Proteomics might likewise set up new, atomic order of the malady. Applying genomic and proteomic strategies to body liquids (serum, cerebrospinal liquid, pee, and so on.) and tissue concentrates would put profitable goal diagnostic force in the hands of the clinician however approval of those techniques is an imperative issue. The quick extension of the analytic apparatuses taking into account advancements in proteomic and genomic advances can be essential for the improvement of customized solution. As a science that studies interactions between the molecular components that carry out the various biological processes in living cells, an important idea in molecular biology states that information flow in organisms follows a one-way street: Genes are transcribed into RNA, and RNA is translated into proteins. Bioinformatics uses improvements in the area of computer science, information science, computer and information technology, communication technology to solve complex problems in life.

Why Zurich, Switzerland?

Europe is one such region which encompasses the major share of the Proteomics and Bioinformatics research. Zurich being one of the most advanced European economies is bound to hold the chief share in Europes Proteomics and molecular medicine market. Further as EU expands the research, export and trading relations are bound to enhance.

Major Proteomics and Bioinformatics Related Associations around the Globe:

Proteomics and Bioinformatics Market Projection:

The globalproteomics marketis expected to reach over USD 24.8 billion by 2024 according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. The introduction of technology-enabled proteomics products is one of the high-impact rendering drivers for the proteomics market growth. These products find extensive applications in drug discovery, diagnostic services, and many other research areas. The increasing market penetration of these technologies, such as ESI-LC-MS (electrospray ionization liquid chromatography mass spectrometry), is expected to serve as a driver of this market.

Proteomics Market By Product, USD Million, 2013 – 2024

The global bioinformatics market is projected to reach USD 13.50 billion in 2023 from USD 7.73 billion in 2018, at CAGR of 14.5%. Growing demand for nucleic acid and protein sequencing, initiatives from government and private organizations, growing applications of bioinformatics, and the increasing number of collaborations between companies and research institutes are the major factors driving the growth of the market.

Proteomics Congress 2018

Conference Series LLC Ltdtakes a great pride in announcing the 12th International Conference & Expo on Proteomics and Molecular Medicine(Proteomics Congress 2018) which was held in Dublin, Ireland, during 26-28 November, 2018.

Proteomics Congress 2018 witnessed an amalgamation of peerless speakers who enlightened the crowd with their knowledge and confabulated on various newfangled topics related to the field of proteomics and molecular medicine. The extremely illustrious conference hosted by Conference Series LLC Ltd was marked with the attendance of young and brilliant researchers, business delegates and talented student communities representing more than 30 countries around the world.

The conference aimed a parallel rail with theme Solving problems in Proteomics, Biology and Medicine. The meeting engrossed a vicinity of cognizant discussions on novel subjects like Mass spectrometry in Proteome Research, Protein Expression and Analysis, Proteomics from Discovery to Function, Molecular Medicine and Diagnostics, to mention a few. The three days event implanted a firm relation of upcoming strategies in the field of Proteomics, Molecular Medicine, Bioinformatics and Mass Spectrometry Technology with the scientific community. The conceptual and applicable knowledge shared, will also foster organizational collaborations to nurture scientific accelerations.

The Organizing Committee would like to thank the moderator Dr. Magnus S. Magnusson from University of Iceland, Iceland for his contributions which resulted in smooth functioning of the conference.

The conference was embarked with an opening ceremony followed by a series of lectures delivered by both Honorable Guests and members of the Keynote forum. The highlights of the conference were the keynote forum by prominent scientists,Klaus Ammann,University of Bern, Switzerland;Magnus S. Magnusson,University of Iceland, Iceland;Graham Ball,CompanDX, UK;Henry M. Sobell,University of Rochester, USA;Frdric Fonlut, Biotechnology Consulting, Spain; gave their fruitful contributions in the form of highly informative presentations and made the conference a top notch one.

Conference Series LLC Ltdis prerogative to thank the Organizing Committee Members, Keynote speakers, Chair and Co-chairs on transcribing the plenary sessions and Symposium in a diversified and variegate manner to make this conference an enviable artifact.

Conference Series LLC Ltdwould sincerely extend our thanks to our chair persons Dr. Laszlo Takacs, Biosystems International Kft., Hungary and Dr. Graham Ball, CompanDX, UK who supported us by chairing the scientific sessions.

Conference Series LLC Ltdoffers its heartfelt appreciation to the collaborators European Biotechnology Network, Bilkent Genetik Toplulugu, Malaysian Biotechnology Information Center, Swiss Biotech Association & Human Behaviour Laboratory who supported the conference in every aspect for the awe-inspiring exhibition at the venue. We also express our sincere thanks to all the media partners for the promotion of our event to glory.

Conference Series LLC Ltdcongratulates the best poster award winnerMs. Inga Jamrozek,Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology UG MUG, Poland. We would also like to thank Dr. Klaus Ammann, University of Bern, Switzerland who supported us by evaluating the posters.

We once again thank all the participants for their wonderful contribution towards the event which helped us for successful accomplishment of this event.

Conference Series LLC Ltd 12th International Conference & Expo on Proteomics and Molecular Medicine would not have been successful if it has not been supported by international, multi-professional steering committee and coordination of theJournal of Proteomics & Bioinformatics, Journal of Pharmacogenomics & Pharmacoproteomics & Journal of Data Mining in Genomics & Proteomics.

After the successful completion of eleven consecutive conferences we are overwhelmed to announce our next upcoming conferences which are going to be held in Europe is the 13th International Conference and Expo on Proteomics and Bioinformatics which is going to be held during July 11-12, 2019 in Zurich, Switzerland.

Conference Series llc LTDtakes a great pride in announcing the 9thInternational Conference & Expo on Proteomics and Molecular Medicine(Proteomics Congress 2017) which was held in Paris, France, during 13-15 November, 2017.

Proteomics Congress 2017 witnessed an amalgamation of peerless speakers who enlightened the crowd with their knowledge and confabulated on various newfangled topics related to the field of proteomics and molecular medicine. The extremely illustrious conference hosted byConference Series llc LTDwas marked with the attendance of young and brilliant researchers, business delegates and talented student communities representing more than 30 countries around the world.

The conference aimed a parallel rail with theme Novel Advancements in Proteomics and Molecular Medicine. The meeting engrossed a vicinity of cognizant discussions on novel subjects like Mass spectrometry in Proteome Research, Protein Expression and Analysis, Proteomics from Discovery to Function, Molecular Medicine and Diagnostics, to mention a few. The three days event implanted a firm relation of upcoming strategies in the field of Proteomics, Molecular Medicine, Bioinformatics and Mass Spectrometry Technology with the scientific community. The conceptual and applicable knowledge shared, will also foster organizational collaborations to nurture scientific accelerations.

The Organizing Committee would like to thank the moderatorsDr. Oliva Petrafrom Sanofi Genzyme, USA,Dr. Marwa Eltoweissy, University of Gttingen, Germany for their contributions which resulted in smooth functioning of the conference.

The conference was embarked with an opening ceremony followed by a series of lectures delivered by both Honorable Guests and members of the Keynote forum. The highlights of the conference were the keynote forum by prominent scientists,Boris Zaslavsky,Cleveland Diagnostics, USA;Bin Huang,Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan;Judit Ovdi,Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary;Jarrod A Marto,Harvard Medical School, USA;Magnus S Magnusson, University of Iceland, Iceland; gave their fruitful contributions in the form of highly informative presentations and made the conference a top notch one.

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Molecular Medicine Conferences 2018 – Proteomics Conference

MSc Molecular Medicine | Study | Imperial College London

You take both research projects below.

You complete a mini research project to equip you with the skills and understanding required to complete the six-month research project. The mini research project is taken over two and a half weeks, either in pairs or groups of three, providing experience of a hands-on approach to experimental work.

In a set frame of scientific theme and of available samples, equipment and reagents, you first define your working hypothesis. You subsequently answer your framed scientific questions by researching and developing the most adapted protocols, performing all the experimental work, computing and critically analysing your own data.

The mini research project will be undertaken in dedicated teaching laboratories at the Hammersmith Campus.

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Elon Musk: $47,000 Model Y SUV “Will Ride Like a Sports Car”

A Familiar Car

First, it was supposed to feature Model-X-style “falcon wing” doors, and then it didn’t. It was supposed to be built in the Shanghai factory, but that didn’t work out either.

Tesla finally unveiled its fifth production car, the Model Y, at its design studio outside of Los Angeles Thursday evening.

“It has the functionality of an SUV, but it will ride like a sports car,” Tesla CEO Elon Musk said during the event. “So this thing will be really tight on corners.”

Bigger than the 3, Smaller Than the X

Yes, acceleration is still zippy: zero to 60 in 3.5 seconds.

But the vehicle is less than revolutionary. It’s arguably the company’s second crossover sports utility vehicle, after the Model X, and it borrows heavily from the company’s successful Model 3. In fact, 75 percent of its parts are the same, according to CEO Elon Musk.

The back of the Y is slightly elevated in the back for a roomier cargo space. A long-range model will feature seven seats — just like the Model X, despite being slightly smaller. Range: still 300 miles with the Long Range battery pack, thanks to its aerodynamic shape.

It will also be “feature complete” according to Musk, referring to the fact that the Model Y will one day be capable of “full self-driving” that he says “will be able to do basically anything just with software upgrades.”

10 Percent Cheaper

As expected, the Model Y is ten percent bigger and costs roughly ten percent more than the Model 3: the first Model Y — the Long Range model — will be released in the fall of 2020 and will sell for $47,000. A dual-motor all-wheel drive version and a performance version will sell for $51,000 and $60,000, respectively.

If you want to save a buck and get the ten-percent-cheaper-than-the-Model-3 version, you’ll have to wait: a Standard Range (230 miles) model will go on sale in 2021 for just $39,000.

Overall, the Model Y seems like a compromise: it’s not a radical shift, but it seems carefully designed to land with a certain type of consumer — and, if Musk is to be believed, without sacrificing Tesla’s carefully-cultivated “cool factor.”

Investors seemed slightly underwhelmed, too — the company’s stock reportedly slid up to five percent after the announcement.

READ MORE:  Tesla unveils Model Y electric SUV with 300 miles range and 7-seats [Electrek]

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Special Announcement: Futurism Media and Singularity University

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Yet: Where the opportunity exists, we’ll absolutely seize on the chance to co-create and catalyze action together to shape the technology and science stories on the horizon, to say nothing of that future itself. We’ll continue to make quality the primary concern — and they’re here to support that mandate, and augment this team with additional resources to accomplish it. If even the appearance of a conflict presents itself, as always, we’ll default to disclosure. But it’d be absurd of us not to take advantage of the immense base of knowledge our new partners in Mountain View have on offer (an apt comparison here would be, say, Harvard Business Review to H.B.S. or M.I.T. and our contemporaries at the MIT Technology Review).

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Just 19 Percent of Americans Trust Self-Driving Cars With Kids

A new survey by AAA shows that most Americans distrust self-driving cars. In the past two years, public trust in the emerging technology has gone down.

Poor Turnout

While tech companies like Waymo, Uber, and Tesla race to be the first to build a fully-autonomous vehicle, the public is left eating their dust.

About 71 percent of Americans say that they don’t trust self-driving cars, according to a new American Automobile Association (AAA) survey. That’s roughly the same percentage as last year’s survey, but it’s eight points higher than in 2017, according to Bloomberg and just 19 percent say they’d put their children or family members into an autonomous vehicle.

Overall, the data is a striking sign of public fatigue with self-driving cars.

Track Record

Autonomous vehicles, unlike some other emerging technologies, have suffered very public setbacks, including when an Uber vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian a year ago.

“It’s possible that the sustained level of fear is rooted in a heightened focus, whether good or bad, on incidents involving these types of vehicles,” said AAA director of automotive engineering Greg Brannon in a statement obtained by Bloomberg. “Also it could simply be due to a fear of the unknown.”

Uphill Battle

The AAA survey found that Americans are more accepting of autonomous vehicle tech in limited-use cases. For example, 53 percent of survey respondents were okay with self-driving trams or shuttles being used in areas like theme parks, while 44 percent accepted the idea of autonomous food-delivery bots.

Self-driving car companies are currently engaging in public relations efforts to earn people’s trust, Bloomberg reports. But if these AAA numbers are any indication, there’s a long way to go.

READ MORE: Americans Still Fear Self-Driving Cars [Bloomberg]

More on autonomous vehicles: Exclusive: A Waymo One Rider’s Experiences Highlight Autonomous Rideshare’s Shortcomings

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Elon Musk: 2019 Will Be “the Year of the Solar Roof”

During the unveiling of Tesla's highly anticipated Model Y, CEO Elon Musk announced that the company would focus on its Solar Roof and Powerwall in 2019.

Looking Up

During the unveiling of Tesla’s highly anticipated Model Y Thursday night, CEO Elon Musk shared his vision for his company’s immediate future — and it had little to do with cars.

“This is definitely going to be the year of the Solar Roof and Powerwall,” he told the audience, according to Inverse — a sign that Tesla is shifting its focus from the road to the home, with the ultimate goal of creating a fully sustainable future.

Pretty Picture

In August 2017, Tesla gave the world its first glimpse of an installed Solar Roof, and it looked, well, a lot like any other roof. But that was the point — Tesla’s solar tiles didn’t have the jarring appearance of many home solar panels.

That aesthetically pleasing design — combined with the tiles’ affordability and “infinity warranty” — had solar energy expert Senthil Balasubramanian predicting Tesla would be a “game changer” for clean energy.

With the exception of the occasional massive battery project, though, we haven’t heard much about Tesla’s home energy products since then. The company spent much of 2017 and 2018 focused on getting through the Model 3’s “production hell” and dealing with the fallout from Musk’s latest public misstep.

Under One Roof

But now that Model 3 production is humming along, Tesla has the bandwidth to shift some of its engineering focus back to its Solar Roof and home batteries, according to Musk — and that should go a long way toward helping the company meet its ambitious goal of a more sustainable energy system.

“Solar plus battery plus electric vehicles, we have a fully sustainable future,” Musk told the audience Thursday. “That’s a future you can feel really excited and optimistic about. I think that really matters.”

READ MORE: Tesla Solar Roof: Elon Musk Declares 2019 Will Be the Year of the Roof [Inverse]

More on Tesla: Solar Expert Predicts Tesla Will Be a “Game-Changer” for Clean Energy

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This Guy Spent a Whole Week In a VR Headset

Jak Wilmot, co-founder of Disrupt VR, an Atlanta-based VR content studio, spent 168 consecutive hours in a VR headset, locked up in his apartment.

The Dumbest Thing

Jak Wilmot, the co-founder of Atlanta-based VR content studioDisrupt VR, spent 168 consecutive hours in a VR headset — that’s a full week — pent up in his apartment.

“This is quite possibly the dumbest thing I’ve ever done, but welcome to a week in the future,” he said in a video about the experiment.

To make the experience even more futuristic, Wilmot livestreamed the entire week on Twitch late last month, later uploading a wrapup video on his entire week on YouTube.

The rules were simple: he could switch from a computer-based Oculus headset to a different, untethered headset for thirty seconds while his eyes were closed. His windows were blacked out, he said, so that his physical body didn’t have to rely on the daylight-dependent circadian rhythm.

His more mobile VR headset had a built in camera in the front, so that he was able to “see” his physical surroundings — but not directly with his own eyes.

“Everything is in the Headset”

Wilmot worked, ate and exercised inside virtual reality. Sleeping in the headset turned out to be “more comfortable” than Wilmot anticipated, though his eyes burned a bit.

“If one is feeling stressed, they can load into a natural environment for ten minutes and relax,” he said in the video. “If one is feeling energetic, they can dispel energy in a fitness game — these are like the new rules of the reality I’ve thrown myself in. Everything is in the headset.”

VR Connection

Wilmot believes that virtual reality is what you make it. If you want to be alone, you can spend time by yourself in a gaming session, slaying dragons in Skyrim VR. Or you can chose to join the cacophony of VRChat — a communal free-for-all multiplayer online platform that allows you to interact with avatars controlled by complete strangers.

“VR is stepping into the shoes of someone else, or stepping into a spaceship and talking to friends,” said Wilmot. “It’s very easy to find your tribe, to make friends, to communicate with others through a virtual landscape, where its no longer through digital window [like a monitor], but actually being there with them. To me that’s what VR is — connection.”

Escaping Virtual Reality

After seven days of living inside the headset, Wilmot took off the goggles and relearned what it’s like to live in the real world.

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Apart from slight dizziness and some disorientation, he came back to normal almost instantly.

One major advantage to not living inside a VR headset: “oh my gosh,” he said, “the graphics are so good.”

READ MORE: This Guy Is Spending A Full Week In VR, For Science [VR Scout]

More on virtual reality: Sex Researchers: For Many, Virtual Lovers Will Replace Humans

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How Can We Build Cities to Accommodate 6.5 Billion People?

By 2050, 6.5 billion people will choose to live in cities. These individuals will require employment and access to better healthcare from an infrastructure that is already extremely vulnerable. The Global Maker Challenge asked makers and innovators to help put forward solutions for this issue, and they delivered.

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Samsung Is Working on Phone With “Invisible” Camera Behind Screen

A Samsung exec has shared new details on the company's efforts to create a full-screen phone, one with the camera embedded beneath the display.

Punch It

Just last month, South Korean tech giant Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S10, a phone with just a single hole punched in the screen to accommodate its front-facing camera.

On Thursday, a Samsung exec shared new details on the company’s intentions to create a “perfect full-screen” phone, with an “invisible” camera behind the screen to eliminate the need for any visible holes or sensors — confirming that one of the biggest players in tech sees edge-to-edge screens as the future of mobile devices.

Hidden Tech

During a press briefing covered by Yonhap News Agency, Samsung’s Mobile Communication R&D Group Display Vice President Yang Byung-duk said the company’s goal is to create a phone with a screen that covers the entire front of the device — but consumers shouldn’t expect it in the immediate future.

“Though it wouldn’t be possible to make (a full-screen smartphone) in the next 1-2 years,” Yang said, “the technology can move forward to the point where the camera hole will be invisible, while not affecting the camera’s function in any way.”

Quest for Perfection

This isn’t Samsung’s first mention of an uninterrupted full-screen phone — as pointed out by The Verge, the company discussed its ambitions to put the front-facing camera under a future device’s screen during a presentation in October.

That presentation included a few additional details on how the camera in a full-screen phone would work.

Essentially, the entire screen would serve as a display whenever the front-facing camera wasn’t in use. When in use, however, the screen would become transparent, allowing the camera to see through so you could snap the perfect selfie — and based on Yang’s comments, that new innovation could be just a few years away.

READ MORE: Samsung Seeks Shift to Full Screen in New Smartphones [Yonhap News Agency]

More on Samsung: Samsung Just Revealed a $1,980 Folding Smartphone

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Here’s How Hackers Stole $15 Million From Mexican Banks

In April, bank hackers stole the equivalent of $20 million from Mexico's central bank thanks to a network rife with security flaws.

Ocean’s Once

In April 2018, hackers stole the equivalent of $15 million from Mexican banks — and now we know how they probably did it.

Penetration tester and security advisor Josu Loza was one of the experts called in to respond to the April heist, and on March 8 he presented his findings at the RSA Security conference in San Francisco.

Based on his analysis, Mexico’s central bank wasn’t doing nearly enough to protect its clients’ money — but other financial institutions could avoid the same fate if they’re willing to work together.

Easy Money

On Friday, Wired published a story detailing the information Loza shared with the audience at RSA’s conference. Based on his assessment, the success of the heist was due to a combination of expert bank hackers willing to spend months planning their crime and a banking network rife with security holes.

During the presentation, Loza made the case that the hackers might have accessed the Banco de México’s internal servers from the public internet, or perhaps launched phishing attacks on bank executives or employees to gain access.

Regardless of how they first got access, Loza said, the main problem was putting too many eggs in one security basket. Because many of the networks lacked adequate segmentation and access controls, he argued, a single breach could provide the bank hackers with extensive access.

That enabled them to lay the groundwork to eventually make numerous money transfers in smaller amounts, perhaps $5,000 or so, to accounts under their control. They’d then pay hundreds of “cash mules” each a small sum — Loza estimated that $260 might be enough — to withdraw the money for them.

Cyber Insecurity

The bank hackers are still at large, but the heist appears to have served as a wake-up call for the Banco de México.

“From last year to today the focus has been implementing controls. Control, control, control,” Lazo said during his presentation, according to Wired. “And I think the attacks aren’t happening today because of it.”

He also noted the need for companies to collaborate to defend against cyberattacks.

“Mexican people need to start to work together. All the institutions need to cooperate more,” Loza said. “The main problem on cybersecurity is that we don’t share knowledge and information or talk about attacks enough. People don’t want to make details about incidents public.”

READ MORE: HOW HACKERS PULLED OFF A $20 MILLION MEXICAN BANK HEIST [Wired]

More on hacking: Hacker Figures out How to Drain $1 Million in Cash From ATM

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Slack Just Removed a Bunch of Hate Groups

Workplace messaging app Slack just announced that it banned 28 accounts that were known to be affiliated with hate groups.

Violating Terms

Slack, the team collaboration app commonly used to connect people within workplaces, announced Thursday that it had deleted 28 accounts that were clearly affiliated with hate groups, according to the company’s blog.

The announcement, sparse on concrete details or specifics, states that hate groups are explicitly unwelcome on the app and that Slack will continue to investigate and act on any future reports of hate speech or illegal activity.

“Today we removed 28 accounts because of their clear affiliation with known hate groups,” the statement reads. “The use of Slack by hate groups runs counter to everything we believe in at Slack and is not welcome on our platform.”

Joining the Fight

In recent years, major platforms like Facebook and Twitter have struggled to keep white supremacists and other hate groups from spreading their messages across the internet, though both ban Nazi messaging in Germany, where Holocaust denial is illegal.

Smaller scale platforms like Discord also recently started acting against hate groups, according to The Verge, which speculates that Slack’s focus on business communications instead of cultivating largescale communities may have helped the company avoid the issue of online hatemongering.

Real World Consequences

When hate speech is allowed to propagate online, it can lead to real-world violence — like the murder of Heather Heyer at a 2017 white supremacist rally. But banning hate groups and de-platforming the people behind them, as Slack claims to have done, is a successful strategy.

When right-wing activist Milo Yiannopolous was no longer permitted by online platforms to spread his racist and misogynistic viewpoints, he found himself effectively powerless and millions of dollars in debt, according to The Guardian.

“Using Slack to encourage or incite hatred and violence against groups or individuals because of who they are is antithetical to our values and the very purpose of Slack,” the company’s statement reads. “When we are made aware of an organization using Slack for illegal, harmful, or other prohibited purposes, we will investigate and take appropriate action and we are updating our terms of service to make that more explicit.”

READ MORE: Slack says it removed dozens of accounts affiliated with hate groups [The Verge]

More on content moderation: The UK Government Is Planning to Regulate Hate Speech Online

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Presidential Hopeful Beto O’Rourke Belonged to Infamous Hacker Group

2020 Presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke was reportedly part of the hacktivist group known as the Cult of the Dead Cow during his teenage years.

Political Hack

Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke just admitted to spending his teenage years as part of the Cult of the Dead Cow (CDC), a group of hackers that first coined the term “hacktivism.”

O’Rourke, who failed to unseat Senator Ted Cruz in the 2018 midterm election and recently decided to run for president instead of challenging Senator John Cornyn in 2020, told Reuters that he credits the hacker group for helping develop his worldview — an intriguing admission for an unusual candidate who skateboards and used to play in a punk band.

Hacker-Lite

According to Reuters, there’s no evidence that O’Rourke actually engaged in any sort of serious hacking, though he did cop to stealing the long-distance phone service necessary for reaching the online message boards of the day.

Rather, O’Rourke seemed to spend his time in the Cult of the Dead Cow writing and sharing fiction with the community, such as a short story he wrote at age 15 about running over children in a car, Reuters reports.

“We weren’t deliberately looking for hacking chops,” CDC founder Kevin Wheeler told Reuters, describing the group’s attitude during the period of time O’Rourke was most active. “It was very much about personality and writing, really. For a long time, the ‘test,’ or evaluation, was to write [text files]. Everyone was expected to write things. If we were stoked to have more hacker-oriented people, it was because we’d be excited to have a broader range in our t-files.”

Formative Years

“There’s just this profound value in being able to be apart from the system and look at it critically and have fun while you’re doing it,” O’Rourke said. “I think of the Cult of the Dead Cow as a great example of that.”

The presidential hopeful, who espouses a mix of traditional liberal and libertarian views, describes the group as a sort of network for outcasts from society.

“When Dad bought an Apple IIe and a 300-baud modem and I started to get on boards, it was the Facebook of its day,” he said. “You just wanted to be part of a community.”

READ MORE: Beto O’Rourke’s secret membership in America’s oldest hacking group [Reuters]

More on hacktivism: It’s Now Scary to Be A White Hat Hacker Thanks to the US Government

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States Are Approving Cannabis to Fight Opioid Addiction

Risky Maneuver

So far, two U.S. states, New York and Illinois, have legalized the use of cannabis to help treat chronic pain as an alternative to addictive opioids.

Ask anyone on the street, and they would probably tell you that cannabis helps people chill out. The chemical similarities between cannabis and opioids make it seem, anecdotally, like cannabis could help reduce opioid addiction. Both drugs mitigate similar symptoms and usher in similar experiences – but cannabis is far less dangerous on its own.

But anecdotal evidence only goes so far.

Mixed Bag

While it’s hard to criticize something that could help alleviate the opioid epidemic, the physiological impact of treating either chronic pain or opioid addiction with cannabis hasn’t undergone nearly the same rigor of scientific study as other medical treatments, according to Scientific American.

Overall, scientists have faced many challenges when it comes to experimenting with cannabis. Though Scientific American reports that some clinical research is finally starting to support it, overall, there’s just not a lot of evidence backing up that anecdotal hunch.

But because other opioid addiction treatments like methadone already work, and because cutting people off of them can be dangerous, scientists argued that switching people already taking prescription opioids over to a prescription of cannabis could actually be dangerous in a perspective letter recently published to the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Pain Factor

The big question is whether cannabis will not only be able to help people already addicted to opioids, but also the chronic pain that the opioids may have been for in the first place.

In this case, research is once more limited. Plenty of studies suggest that cannabis treats pain, but a research paper published in European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience earlier this year found that most cannabis pain studies had severe limitations, calling their findings into question.

Legalizing marijuana could help people find all sorts of new treatments. And while exploring new tools to help treat people affected by the opioid epidemic is commendable, cannabis likely won’t end up being the answer.

READ MORE: Can Cannabis Solve the Opioid Crisis? [Scientific American]

More on cannabis: New Senate Bill Would Legalize Marijuana Nationwide

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This Tech Could Secure Medical Implants Against Hackers

Many of today's medical implants communicate via Bluetooth, which makes them vulnerable to hacking, but a new system could change that.

Heart Hack

An implanted medical device can dramatically improve a person’s quality of life — or even save their life outright.

However, the devices come with serious security vulnerabilities, and it’s not hard to imagine the damage a person could do by hacking someone’s pacemaker, insulin pump, or brain implant.

Now, researchers from Purdue University have found a way to prevent hackers from intercepting the wireless signals used to communicate with implanted devices — and their creation could ensure the “internet of body” remains secure in the future.

Watch This

Many people monitor their implants via electronic devices, such as smart watches or smartphones, with the implants and devices communicating over Bluetooth.

Those wireless signals can extend as far as 10 meters away from a person’s body, according to the Purdue researchers – meaning someone in the vicinity of the implant owner could intercept the information — and perhaps manipulate it.

In a new paper published in the journal Scientific Reports, the researchers detail how they created a prototype watch that avoids this issue.

Short Leash

According to the researchers, their watch can receive a signal from anywhere on a person’s body, but instead of communicating over Bluetooth, the electrical signals travel through the person’s own body fluids to reach the watch, never extending more than one centimeter beyond the person’s skin.

As a bonus, the system also requires 100 times less energy than Bluetooth, according to the researchers — but its ability to protect incredibly sensitive communications could be reason enough for the technology to replace Bluetooth for implant applications in the future.

READ MORE: Your body is your internet – and now it can’t be hacked [Purdue University]

More on implants: New Brain Implant Could Translate Paralyzed People’s Thoughts Into Speech

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New Robot Hand Works Like a Venus Flytrap to Grip Objects

A team from MIT and Harvard has created a robot hand that's not only strong, but also soft — and it could usher in a new era in robotics.

Versatile Touch

If we want robots to take over more tasks for humans, we need to give them more versatile hands.

Right now, many robot hands can only complete specialized tasks. Ones that are strong often have trouble with tasks that require a delicate touch, and soft hands often don’t pack much of a punch when it comes to strength.

But now, a team of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University have created a robot hand that’s not only strong, but also soft — and it could usher in a new era in robotics.

Show of Hands

The team drew inspiration for its hand from the origami magic ball. Rather than using some sort of finger-like grippers, their cone-shaped robot hand envelopes an object and then collapses around it, much like a Venus flytrap captures its prey.

The pressure applied is enough for the hand to lift objects up to 100 times its own weight, but it can also handle far more delicate, light objects. A video released by MIT demonstrates the hand’s ability to pick up everything from a soup can to a banana.

Soft, but Strong

University of California at Santa Cruz robotics professor Michael Wehner, who was not involved in the project, praised the hand, noting its novelty in an interview with MIT News.

“This is a very clever device that uses the power of 3-D printing, a vacuum, and soft robotics to approach the problem of grasping in a whole new way,” Wehner said. “In the coming years, I could imagine seeing soft robots gentle and dexterous enough to pick a rose, yet strong enough to safely lift a hospital patient.”

READ MORE: Robot hand is soft and strong [MIT News]

More on robot hands: This AI-Operated Robotic Hand Moves With “Unprecedented Dexterity”

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NASA Engineer: Humans Should Consider Settling Saturn’s Moon Titan

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Destination: Titan

If the Earth becomes inhabitable, a NASA engineer named Janelle Wellons says we should think about settling Saturn’s moon Titan, and she has a laundry list of reasons why — including that you might be able to fly by flapping your arms.

“It has a thick atmosphere that could help protect us from space radiation,” Wellons wrote on Reddit. “It is so dense that we could actually attach wings to our arms and fly on this moon. I don’t know, it just seems like an awesome place to live.”

Largest Moon

Wellon’s comments came in a Reddit appearance in which NASA engineers, scientists and pilots fielded questions from the public. One Redditor asked where the team would recommend settling if conditions on Earth became untenable, and Wellons chimed in with what she said was a “more interesting answer than the standard Mars or Moon response.”

“How about we consider one of the water worlds in our solar system — Titan,” she wrote. “Titan is the largest moon of Saturn, larger than the planet Mercury even, so I think we could settle with plenty room.”

Swim Good

In spite of Wellon’s enthusiasm, there are definite downsides to Titan. It only gets about one percent of the sunlight Earth does, and according to NASA’s research its maximum temperature is a wintry -292 degrees Fahrenheit.

But Wellon is still a fan.

“Now as for the conditions on the surface — not as rough as you may think,” she wrote. “Titan is the only place besides Earth known to have liquids in the form of lakes and seas on its surface. These liquids are made of methane but, armed with the right kind of protective gear, one could theoretically be able to swim without harm!”

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