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Network Tools and Applications in Biology
NETTAB 2008 focused on:
Bioinformatics Methods for
Biomedical Complex System Applications
May 19 - 21, 2008, Varenna, Como Lake, Italy

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For the scientific programme:
NETTAB Workshop Secretary,
National Cancer Research Institute,
c/o Centro Biotecnologie Avanzate,
Largo Rosanna Benzi 10,
I-16132 Genova, Italy
att. Ing. Paolo Romano

Email: info@@nettab.org
FAX: +39-010-5737295
For organization issues:
Chiara Bishop,
Institute for Biomedical Technologies (ITB),
National Research Council (CNR),
Via Fratelli Cervi, 93,
I-20090 Segrate (MI), Italy

Email: chiara dot bishop @ itb dot cnr dot it
FAX: +39-02-26422770
For booking and travel assistance: For registration:


The workshop will be held from 19 to 21 May 2008.
The workshop will start on Monday, early afternoon, and it will be preceeded on Monday morning by two tutorials.
The workshop will be closed on Wednesday, late morning, and will be followed by social activities.

Exact date and time schedules will be available at a later time.


The workshop will be held in Varenna, on the Como Lake (46°0'35.88" N, 9°17'1.28"E).

The workshop will be hosted by Villa Monastero Conference center. See the Italian web site and the English one. Varenna is a small town on the east side of lake Como, on the railroad from Milano to Sondrio.
It can be reached by train from Milan (see info below).

How to reach Varenna

Varenna is on the right shore of Lake como (Please see map).
By plane
Nearest airports are Milan Malpensa (MXP), Milan Linate (LIN) and Milan Bergamo Orio al Serio (BGY).
Visit Milan Airports (Malpensa and Linate) website. Visit Orio al Serio Airport website.
From these airports it is easiest to take a bus link into Milano Centrale train station and take a train to Varenna from there.

By rail
Varenna is on the Milano - Sondrio line. The station of Varenna/Esino is around one hour from Milan. There are trains roughly every 2 hours.
Visit the Italian railways website

By car
From Milan take the strada statale ss36 to Lecco, then go on to Varenna.

By ferry
Cross the lake by ferryboat!
Visit the ferry-boat website


  • April 14, 2008: Oral communications and posters submission (New deadline!)
    • Acceptation communication: April 20, 2008
  • April 22, 2008: Early registration
  • May 19 - 21, 2008: Workshop and Tutorials

Hotels in Varenna

Hotels cannot be booked through the Secretariat of the Workshop.
Hotel information can be found through the following websites:

Useful and interesting external links

Varenna and the Como Lake are very nice and interesting places, certainly worth a visit.
Varenna official sites include:

Varenna is well known over the world. See the many Wikipedia pages, in national languages:

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