second call for papers

Marek T. Michalewicz Marek.T.Michalewicz at mel.dit.csiro.au
Mon Dec 11 20:50:54 EST 1995


Second CSIRO Symposium on "COMPUTATIONAL CHALLENGES IN LIFE SCIENCES" 
5-7 February 1996
Melbourne, Victoria, AUSTRALIA

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Second Circular and Call for Papers 
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Visit Melbourne for three days during the Southern Summer and hear reports 
of some of the most fascinating research in computational biology, medicine, 
neurophysiology, agronomy... Life Sciences in general. 
Or tell others about your research!

Have you seen "The Visible Man"? How can it be used to simulate deformation of 
the body to simulate obesity, musclebuilding, infection and trauma?
How is Visible Human used in a surgical simulation?

Can the human brain be thought of as a computer or a dynamical system? 
Can computation help us understand the functioning of a nervous system - 
from a neuron to the whole system?

... and lots more in protein biology, plant modelling, drug design, etc.


The (continually updated) information on the 2nd CSIRO SYMPOSIUM ON 
"COMPUTATIONAL CHALLENGES IN LIFE SCIENCES", 5-7 FEBRUARY 1996, MELBOURNE

is available on WWW. For general information, list of invited speakers, 
titles of talks and abstracts, call for papers,  
ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION (as easy as a mouse click), 
and other items please browse through:

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http://www.mel.dit.csiro.au/LifeSci/cfp.html   
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Programme

Invited speakers:

Day 1: Monday 5-Feb-1996: - Computational Neurosciences Symposium 

Professor Max Bennett 
   University of Sydney, NSW, AUSTRALIA
   Modelling the synapse 
Professor Steve Redman, 
   Australian National University, ACT, AUSTRALIA
   Modelling individual neurons 
Dr Joel Bornstein 
   University of Melbourne, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
   Large scale computational reconstruction of enteric nerve circuits 
Professor James Wright 
   Mental Health Research Institute of Victoria, AUSTRALIA
   Models of cerebral dynamics 
Dr Timothy van Gelder 
   University of Melbourne, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
   Computation and dynamics in Cognitive Science: An Overview 

Day 2: Tuesday 6-Feb-1996 : - Virtual Plants, Agronomy 

Professor Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz 
   University of Calgary, Alberta, CANADA
   L-systems: from the theory to plant modeling methodology 
Dr Jim Hanan 
   CSIRO Division of Entomology, Plant Insect Group, Queensland, AUSTRALIA
   Practical aspects of virtual plant research 
Professor W R Remphrey 
   University of Manitoba, Manitoba, CANADA
   Architectural modelling of trees: A question of detail and complexity 
Professor David Green 
   Charles Sturt University, NSW, AUSTRALIA
   Modelling plants in landscapes 
Dr Art Diggle 
   University of Western Australia, WA, AUSTRALIA
   Examples of agronomic processes represented with collections 
   of interacting objects 

Day 3: Wednesday 7-Feb-1996 : - Visible Human, Biomolecular Engineering, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics 

Professor V Spitzer 
   University of Colorado, Colorado, USA
   The Visible Human Project - Male and Female 
Professor Carmay Lim 
   Academia Sinica, TAIWAN
   Protein Dynamics: Correlation between NMR Spectroscopy, X-ray 
   Crystallography and Molecular Dynamics Simulations 
Dr Geoffrey J. Barton 
   Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics, University of Oxford, UNITED KINGDOM
   Protein Structure Prediction: Meeting the challenge of genome projects 
Dr Tim Littlejohn 
   Australian National Genomic Information Service (ANGIS), AUSTRALIA
   Delivering the goods: putting solutions to computational problems 
   into the hands of biologists 
Dr Jill E. Gready 
   Australian National University, AUSTRALIA
   Reaction mechanisms in enzyme active sites using a "divide and conquer" 
   approach: mixed quantum and molecular mechanics (qm/MM) 
Dr Georg F. Weiller 
   Australian National University, ACT, AUSTRALIA
   Graphical Representations in Sequence Analysis 
Professor Benoit Roux 
   Universite de Montreal, CANADA
   Molecular Dynamics simulations of membrane proteins 
Professor Matthew Witten 
   University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
   Recent Advances In Computational Medicine: The Man In The Machine Revisited 

Hoping to meet you at the Symposium!

Sincerely,


Dr Marek Michalewicz,
Organising and Program Committees Secretary,
CSIRO Supercomputing Support Group,
Division of Information Technology,
723 Swanston Street, Carlton,
Vic. 3053, Australia
phone: +61 3 9282 2621;  fax: +61 3 9282 2600
e-mail: marek at mel.dit.csiro.au



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