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CSIRO SYMPOSIUM ON "COMPUTATIONAL CHALLENGES IN LIFE SCIENCES"

Marek.T.Michalewicz at mel.dit.csiro.au Marek.T.Michalewicz at mel.dit.csiro.au
Sat Feb 19 00:34:14 EST 1994


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CSIRO SYMPOSIUM ON "COMPUTATIONAL CHALLENGES IN LIFE SCIENCES"
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12-13 MAY 1994                              
MELBOURNE
ORGANIZED BY CSIRO SFUMC* AND CSIRO SUPERCOMPUTING SUPPORT GROUP

SPONSORED BY    

CSIRO SUPERCOMPUTING SUPPORT GROUP
CSIRO DIVISION OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
CSIRO DIVISION OF BIOMOLECULAR ENGINEERING
BIOMOLECULAR RESEARCH INSTITUTE, Melbourne
CSIRO DIVISION OF CHEMICALS AND POLYMERS
CSIRO DIVISION OF ANIMAL HEALTH
CSIRO DIVISION OF ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH

INDUSTRIAL SPONSORS: 

	CRAY RESEARCH (Australia)
	BIOSYM TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
	STORAGETEK Australia
	SILICON GRAPHICS 
	GLAXO
	MOLECULAR SIMULATIONS INC. 

#First Circular (ASCII version)#

+Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization
*Supercomputing Facility Users Management Committee



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	Aim of the Symposium: 
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There is an emerging demand from scientists in the life sciences for 
high-performance computational systems to solve complex research 
problems.  This demand is being seen for example in the increasing 
availability and use of advanced software in rational drug design. 

The main aim of the Symposium is to bring together CSIRO 
and other researchers in the life sciences to hear about and discuss 
current trends in computational approaches to complex biological problems.  
One of the outcomes of the Symposium is expected to be a 
better understanding of the capabilities and use of advanced 
computational systems for life sciences.

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	Venue: 
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Clunies Ross Conference Centre 
191 Royal Parade, Parkville, 
Melbourne


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Attendance will be open to CSIRO and other scientists, 
with a target number of around 200. 
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	Topics:
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The main topics are: 

1  drug design, biochemistry, molecular biology 
2  nervous system modelling and simulation 
3  traditional imaging methods and interpretation techniques: x-ray, 
	NMR, MR imaging, etc; 3D and 4D visualisation 
4  organ modelling: heart 
5  organism modelling: virtual plants


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	Invited speakers:
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Dr Robert A. Eades, Cray Research Inc., 
Executive Director of Industry Marketing, Chemical, Pharmaceutical, 
Materials & Electronics, USA: 
life science applications on Cray supercomputers worldwide

Prof John B. Furness, U. of Melbourne, School of Medicine: 
nervous system of the gut

Prof Peter Kollman U. of California, SF: biochemistry

Dr Ray Norton  Biomolecular Research Institute: 3D & 4D NMR imaging

Prof Charles S. Peskin Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, 
New York U.: three-dimensional computation of blood flow in the heart

Prof P. Prusinkiewicz U. of Calgary, Canada & Division of Entomology, CSIRO:  
virtual plants

Prof. Julian Rosenman U. of North Carolina, USA : 
radiation dose therapy simulation in cancer treatment

Dr Alex Sergejew, Swinburne Institute of Technology,
Center for Applied Neurosciences
experimental and computational studies of cortex

Dr Brian Smith Biomolecular Research Institute:  enzyme mechanisms


Dr Terry Stouch Bristol-Myers Squibb, USA: 
MD simulation of drug transport through membranes

Dr Dennis Underwood Merck, USA:  
supercomputing for R&D 


Dr Jose Vargese Biomolecular Research Institute:  
X-ray determination of protein structure

Dr David Winkler CSIRO  Division of Chemicals and Polymers: 
drug design

Prof Matthew Witten,  University of Texas System, 
Centre for High Performance Computing, 
Department of Applications Research and Development: 
* introduction, overview and summary of the 1st World Congress 
on Computational  Medicine Public Health and Biotechnology
* cancer - ageing cell system simulation

Prof Jim Wright , Swinburne Institute of Technology, 
Center for Applied Neurosciences:  brain modelling

Tentative speaker:

Dr Andrew Miranker Oxford U.: drug design

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Exhibitions and demonstrations:
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UniChem  (Dr Marek T. Michalewicz, CSIRO SSG) 
Biosym  (Dr Anneliese Palmer, Dr Cliff Holloway)
MSI  (Molecular Simulations, Inc.)
Genesis  (Dr David Liley, Swinburne Institute of Technology) 
Virtual Plants  (Dr Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz, CSIRO Div of Entomology) 
X-PLOR  (Dr Jose Varghese, Biomolecular Research Institute) 
Mapmaker  (Dr Rudi Appels, CSIRO Division of Plant Industry)
3D&4D NMR software  (Dr Ray Norton,  Biomolecular Research Institute)

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Registration fee:   
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before 31.3.1994 $200 (with conference dinner)   $170 (no dinner) 
after  31.3.1994 $250 (with conference dinner)   $220 (no dinner) 

Please fill in the registration slip and send promptly.

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Accommodation: Accommodation is the responsibility of participants. 
The conference center is close to the Central Melbourne District, 
Parkville and Carlton.

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2nd Circular & Final Programme will be sent at the end of March.


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Program Committee: 

Dr Peter Colman,  CSIRO Division of Biomolecular Engineering 
and Biomolecular Research Institute, Melbourne (Chair)
Dr Tom Spurling,  CSIRO Division of Chemicals and Polymers
Dr Mike Rickard,  CSIRO Division of Animal Health
Dr Marek Michalewicz,  CSIRO Supercomputing Support Group (Sec.)

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Organising Committee:  

Dr John O'Callaghan (CSIRO Division of Information Technology - Chair) 
and members of CSIRO SFUMC,  
Dr Marek Michalewicz (CSIRO Supercomputing Support Group - Secretary).

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Information and registration slip to be sent to: 

Dr Marek Michalewicz, 
CSIRO Supercomputing Support Group, 
Division of Information Technology,
723 Swanston Street, Carlton, 
Vic. 3053, Australia 
phone: (03) 282 2621;  fax: (03) 282 2600 
e-mail: marek at mel.dit.csiro.au


Please fill in and send the form below:

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*To receive discount, payment must be received before  31st March 1994
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Cheque payable to:  CSIRO Collector of Monies
Address: 
CSIRO Supercomputing Support Group,  
723 Swanston Street, Carlton, Vic. 3053, Austrlia;
fax to: (03) 282 2600  Attn. Dr M.T. Michalewicz 
or e-mail: marek at mel.dit.csiro.au

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Affiliation:______________________________________________________
Mailing Address:__________________________________________________
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