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This article is part of the supplement: Italian Society of Bioinformatics (BITS): Annual Meeting 2011

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Bioinformatics in Italy: BITS2011, the Eighth Annual Meeting of the Italian Society of Bioinformatics

Paolo Romano1* and Manuela Helmer-Citterich2

Author Affiliations

1 Bioinformatics, IRCCS AOU San Martino - IST National Cancer Research Institute, Genoa, I-16132, Italy

2 Department of Biology, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Rome, I-00133, Italy

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BMC Bioinformatics 2012, 13(Suppl 4):I1  doi:10.1186/1471-2105-13-S4-I1

Published: 28 March 2012


The BITS2011 meeting, held in Pisa on June 20-22, 2011, brought together more than 120 Italian researchers working in the field of Bioinformatics, as well as students in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Biology, Computer Sciences, and Engineering, representing a landscape of Italian bioinformatics research.

This preface provides a brief overview of the meeting and introduces the peer-reviewed manuscripts that were accepted for publication in this Supplement.