Melbourne Symposium update

Marek T. Michalewicz marek at trout.mel.dit.CSIRO.AU
Thu Mar 31 18:06:51 EST 1994


Dear recipient,

This is an updated version of our earlier announcement.
The two new and important points are:

Discount Student registration is $90. Conference dinner extra $30.
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Lecture titles are now confirmed with the speakers.
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The registration slip is at the bottom of this message, please use it 
fast in order to benefit from lower "early bird" registrations.

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CSIRO SYMPOSIUM ON COMPUTATIONAL CHALLENGES IN LIFE SCIENCES 
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         	12-13 MAY 1994 			MELBOURNE 

Aim of the Symposium: 

Life sciences have matured to the stage when the mathematical and computer 
modelling is now possible, and often leads to new and deeper understanding 
of life processes. Computational approaches not only provide a new way 
of complementing experimental studies at the fundamental level;  
they also offer a very practical means of bringing immediate financial gains 
in the highly competitive world of medical technology, drug design, 
agrochemicals and food production.
The Symposium, the first of this kind in Australia, will provide a wide 
exposition of new trends in computational approaches to a selected range 
of important problems in medicine, physiology, pharmaceutical chemistry, 
agrochemistry, molecular biology and many related fields. 
Our aim is to help experimental and practising scientists in those fields 
take advantage of the power of computational methods and their easy 
availability. The hardware and software tools for such studies are already 
available in Australia. Now is the time to start using them.

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  three dimensional organ modelling: heart 	
5  organism modelling: virtual plants

Invited speakers: 

Dr Robert A. Eades (Cray Research Inc., USA)  
   "Life science applications on Cray supercomputers worldwide"
Prof John B. Furness (U. of Melbourne) 
   "Realistic models of nervous systems: are they achievable 
                                         and will they be useful?"
Prof Peter Kollman (U. of California, SF, USA) 
   "The applications of molecular dynamics and free energy calculations 
    to molecular interactions involving proteins, DNA and ionophores"
Dr Ray Norton (BRI, Melbourne) 
   "Multidimensional NMR applications to biomolecular structure determination"
Prof Charles S. Peskin (Courant Institute, USA) 
   "Three-dimensional computation of blood flow in the heart"
Prof P. Prusinkiewicz (U. of Calgary, Canada & Div. of Entomology, CSIRO) 
   "Virtual plants"
Prof. Julian Rosenman (University of North Carolina, USA) 
   "Radiation dose therapy simulation in cancer treatment"
Dr Alex Sergejew (Swinburne University of Technology) 
   "Experimental and computational studies of cortex"
Dr Brian Smith (Biomolecular Research Institute, Melbourne) 
   "Enzyme mechanisms"
Dr Terry Stouch (Bristol-Myers Squibb, USA) 
   "Supercomputing Studies of Biological Membranes:
    Drug Diffusion and Integral Membrane Protein Structure"
Dr Herbert Treutlein (Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research) 
   "Homology modelling of proteins"
Dr Dennis Underwood, (Merck & Co, USA) 
   "Supercomputing for Research and Development: Drug Discovery and  Design 
    in the Pharmaceutical Environment"
Dr Jose Vargese (BRI, Melbourne) 
   "X-ray Macromolecular Structure Refinement by Molecular Dynamics Simulation"
Dr David Winkler (CSIRO  Division of Chemicals and Polymers) 
   "Application of new structure-activity methodologies to bioactive 
    molecule design"
Prof Matthew Witten, (U. of Texas System Centre for High Performance Computing)
    1. Overview and summary of the 1st World Congress on Computational
     Medicine Public Health and Biotechnology (Austin, Texas, 24-28 April '94) 
    2. Cancer - ageing cell system simulation
Prof Jim Wright (Swinburne University of Technology) 
   "Brain modelling"

Exhibitions and demonstrations: 

Software workshops and demonstrations will run throughout the symposium, 
parallel to the planary lectures.

UniChem (Dr Marek T. Michalewicz, CSIRO SSG) 
UniChem includes Molecular Quantum Chemistry programs: MNDO91, DGauss 
and CADPAC 

Biosym (Dr Anneliese Palmer, Dr Cliff Holloway)
programs include:
     Insight II, Discover, Homology, NMRchitect, Ludi, Apex, DMol, and others

MSI (Teijin/Molecular Simulations, Inc.)
programs include:
     QUANTA, CHARm, Protein Workbench, NMRgraf, Receptor, Polaris and others

Genesis (Dr David Liley, Swinburne University of Technology) 

Virtual Plants (Dr Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz, CSIRO Div of Entomology) 

X-PLOR (Dr Jose Varghese, Biomolecular Research Institute) 

Mapmaker (Dr Evans Lagudah, CSIRO Division of Plant Industry)

3D&4D NMR software (Dr Ray Norton,  Biomolecular Research Institute)

"Plexus": a program for simulation of any neural circuit applied to 
propulsive activity in intestine
(Hugh Kelly, University of Melbourne, School of Medicine)

Venue: Clunies Ross Conference Centre 191 Royal Parade, Parkville, 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
TEIJIN/MOLECULAR SIMULATIONS INC.

Program Committee: Dr Peter Colman (Chair), Dr Tom Spurling,  Dr Mike Rickard, 
Dr Marek Michalewicz, (Secretary)  
Organising Committee: Dr John O'Callaghan (Chair) and members of CSIRO SFUMC, 
Dr Marek Michalewicz (Secretary)
* Supercomputer Facility User Management Committee

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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) 

Special student discount 

                 $120 (with conference dinner)   $90 (no dinner)

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*Please fill in the registration slip and send promptly.*
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*To receive discount, payment must be received before  31st March 1994
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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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*  Dr Marek T. Michalewicz                                                    *
*  Supercomputing Support Group, Division of Information Technology, CSIRO    *
*  723 Swanston Street, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia                     *
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