COST Action NGP-net workshop

Posté le 27 novembre 2017

COST Action NGP-net workshop

Structural and Functional Annotation of Tandem Repeat Regions in Proteomes

February 19-21, 2018, Montpellier, FRANCE


Organizing Committee:

Andrey Kajava (Montpellier, FRANCE), Silvio Tosatto (Padova, Italy)

Venue :

At the campus of CNRS, 1919 route de Mende, Montpellier, FRANCE

How to reach

By car : When you arrive from the A9 motorway, get off at exit ’Montpellier-Est’ and follow direction ’Hopitaux-Faculté’. This will direct you to Route de Mende, where several CNRS institutes are located. For more details, please look at: « »

By public transport : There is a tram stop (’St Eloi’, line number 1) not too far away, as well as a bus stop (’Navette Agropolis Lycee’, stop ’CNRS’). For your precise itinerary please consult the website, using the following address: 1919 route de Mende.

Getting from the airport to the city by public transport:

Accommodation in Montpellier

We recommend you to look for a hotel located close to Tram Line 1 and the city center.

 Examples :

  1. Citadines Antigone Montpellier
  1. Hotel Ibis Montpellier Centre
  1. Hotel Royal


Proteins containing repetitive sequences are abundant in proteomes and related to major health threats of the modern society. However, at present, structural and functional annotations of these regions in proteomes are unsatisfactory and need to be improved. Therefore, the main objective of this workshop will be to discuss current problems of the repeat annotation and to develop a join collaboration that will allow improving this annotation. In particular, a construction of the library of HMMs/profiles of protein tandem repeat motifs will be discussed. This workshop will bring together researchers who already developed their own HMMs/profiles of the repeat motifs as well as experts willing to take part in the common project. The best format of the collaboration that would maximally motivate all participant will be discussed.  We expect to establish common standards and protocols, to enlarge the set of the repeat HMM/profiles. Distribution of the library, web-interfaces and relationship with the main curated databases such as InterPro will be also in the scope of this meeting.


Vikram ALVA (Germany)

Miguel ANDRADE (Germany)

Marco CARRARO (Italy)

Damien DAVOS (Spain)

Arne ELOFSSON (Sweden)


Layla HIRSH (Peru)

Kay HOFMANN (Germany)

Andrey KAJAVA (France)

Christophe MENICHELLI (France)

Lisanna PALADIN (Italy)

Gustavo PARISI (Argentina)

Vladimir PEROVIC (Serbia)

Damiano PIOVESAN (Italy)

Silvio TOSATTO (Italy)

Etienne VILLAIN (France)


Preliminary program

February 19 (room C of IGMM)

15:00 to 16:40 – Short talks of participants

Café break

17:00 – 18:30 – Short talks of participants and discussion



February 20

Room C of IGMM

9:00 to 11:00 – round table discussion

Café break

11:20 to  13:30 – round table discussion


Optional – from 14:00 to 15:30 room 032 of CRBM is available

From 15:30 to 17:10 – round table discussion (room C of IGMM)

Café break

17:30 to 19:30  – round table discussion (room C of IGMM)



February 21

Room 207 of CRBM

9:00 to 10:30 – round table discussion

Café break

11:00 to 12:30 – conclusions



Workshop of the EU supported COST Action “NGP-net”


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