Workshop: Mathematical Analysis of Biological Sequences

Eivind Coward eivindc at imf.unit.no
Mon Jan 29 08:41:53 EST 1996


WORKSHOP: MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS OF BIOLOGICAL SEQUENCES

Trondheim, Norway, August 4 - 6, 1996


Life as we know it today is totally dependent on different types of 
biological macromolecules such as DNA, RNA, and proteins. The nucleic 
acid or protein sequence is a result of the molecular evolution that 
has taken place over the last 3 billion years. Present day sequences
may contain fragmented or partially erased information about the 
various stages of molecular evolution. Large scale projects such as 
the Human Genome Project result in an ever growing number of genes for
which the sequence is known. 

In recent years there has been an increasing interaction between the 
biological and mathematical communities. The mathematical sciences 
provide useful tools in the quest to uncover the embedded information, 
which may reflect structural or organizational features or evolutionary
remnants. 

We invite you to participate in a 3 day workshop scheduled for 
August 1996 in Trondheim, Norway. Several prominent workers in the 
field are invited to give lectures. In addition, we will select 
presentations from abstracts/posters submitted by the participants. 
During the workshop there will be time for discussions and informal 
gatherings. 

Conference homepage: http://www.imf.unit.no/conferences/mabs/

Invited speakers include:

Søren Brunak, Center for Biological Sequence Analysis, 
	      the Technical University of Denmark 
Alex Grossmann, Centre de Physique Théorique, CNRS, Marseille 
Bernard Prum, Laboratoire de statistique medicale, 
              Université de Paris V 
Chris Sander, European Biomolecular Institute, Cambridge 
              (to be confirmed) 
Martin Vingron, GMD-German National Center For Information Technology 
              (to be confirmed) 
Michael Waterman, Dept. of Mathematics and Molecular Biology, 
              University of Southern California 


Program

The workshop starts Sunday morning and ends Tuesday at 3 pm. 

       Invited lectures: 60 minutes 
       Contributed talks: 20-30 minutes 
       Discussion/Coffee Break: 30 minutes 

Deadlines

       April 1, 1996: Submission of abstracts 
       July 1, 1996: Registration/Late Poster Submission 

Registration fee:

600 NKR (300 NKR for students). The fee will cover conference material,
three lunches and the conference dinner. 

Accomodation:

The workshop is held at the Norwegian University of Science and 
Technology in Trondheim (until 1996 the University of Trondheim and 
the Norwegian Institute of Technology). List of hotels with prices 
will be supplied later. 

Abstracts:

For the contributed talks, an abstract not exceeding one typewritten page should be submitted to the organizers before April 1, 1996. 


Local Organizing Committee:

K. Flornes, Dept. of Math. Sciences, the Norwegian University of 
            Science and Technology 
E. Coward, Dept. of Math. Sciences, the Norwegian University of 
            Science and Technology 
S. B. Petersen, the MR-center, SINTEF Unimed 
K. Seip, Dept. of Math. Sciences, the Norwegian University of 
            Science and Technology 

Scientific Advisory Board:

S. Brunak, Center for Biological Sequence Analysis, 
           the Technical University of Denmark 
A. Grossmann, Centre de Physique Théorique, CNRS, Marseille 
S. B. Petersen, the MR-center, SINTEF Unimed 
K. Seip, Dept. of Math. Sciences, the Norwegian University of 
           Science and Technology 


Registration

There is a link to an electronic registration form on the conference 
homepage.  Alternatively, you can use email to flornes at imf.unit.no.

Address:

Conference Secretary: 
       K. Flornes
       Mathematical Analysis of Biological Sequences Workshop
       Department of Mathematical Sciences
       The Norwegian University of Science and Technology
       N-7034 TRONDHEIM
       NORWAY 
Fax: +47 73 59 35 24 
Phone: +47 73 59 35 20 
E-mail: flornes at imf.unit.no 





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