German Conference on BIOINFORMATICS GCB '97

Dmitrij Frishman frishman at
Sun Apr 6 10:55:33 EST 1997


                            German Conference on
                                   GCB '97

                Kloster Irsee, Bavaria, Sept. 21 - 24, 1997

                            "Genome Informatics:
                       Function, Structure, Phylogeny"

                      1st circular and call for Papers


     Munich Information Center for Protein Sequences (MIPS)
     National Research Center for Environment and Health (GSF)
     German Society for Computer Science (GI)
     German Society for Chemical Apparatus, Chemical Engineering and
     Biotechnology (DECHEMA)
     German Society for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology
     German Society for Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (GBM)

The conference focuses on the following topics:

   * Comprehensive Genome Analysis
   * Comparative Genome Analysis
   * Gene and Target Discovery
   * Sequence Data Analysis
   * Sequence/Structure Relations
   * Evolution of Genomes
   * Intelligent Biological Databases
   * Software for Genome Analysis

Invited speakers include:

     S. Paeaebo
     S. Wodak
     P. Pevzner
     E. Koonin
     A. Kerlavage
     R. Abagyan

Organizing Committee:

     H.W. Mewes (MIPS/GSF) Chair
     P. Clothe (LMU Muenchen)
     D. Frishman (MIPS/GSF)
     B. Steipe (LMU Muenchen)
     T. Werner (GSF)

Scientific Committee:

     P. Bork (EMBL Heidelberg)
     A. Dress (Univ. Bielefeld)
     T. Lengauer (GMD St. Augustin)
     A. Lesk (Univ. Cambridge)
     S. Paeaebo (LMU Muenchen)
     D. Schomburg (Univ. Koeln)
     M. Vingron (DKFZ Heidelberg)

For more information contact:

     Dr. H.W. Mewes, MIPS/GSF,
     Max-Planck-Institut f. Biochemie
     82152 Martinsried

     Tel.: +49 89/8578 2657
     FAX : +49 89/8578 2655
     e-mail: mewes at

Dear Colleague,

The German Conference on Bioinformatics (GCB-97) is an international
conference within the tradition of the German Workshop 'Computers in
Bioscience' created by D. Schomburg and his colleagues more than 10
ago. Because of the recent spectacular successes in systematic genome
analysis, this year's conference will focus on genome research. The
conference will present the current research in the theory and
of computational methods to genomic, sequence, and structural

Participation is invited from the scientific community active in the
development of concepts and applications for the evaluation of genomic
information. Selected papers and presentations will be rigorously peer
reviewed and published in a special issue of CABIOS. The scientific
committee will evaluate submissions and recommend papers for publication
CABIOS. These manuscripts will be subjected to the ordinary CABIOS
procedure (3 referees).

The conference will be preceded by a tutorial session, giving
the opportunity to gain insight into the state of the art of several
important fields of biocomputing. Topics will include sequence data
analysis, molecular evolution, and secondary and tertiary structure
prediction. Tutors will be announced in the second circular. A special
plenary section for the demonstration of software will adjourn the

Full Papers should be 12 pages, single-spaced and set in 12 point type,
including title, abstract, figures, tables, and bibliography.
Submissions to
be considered for CABIOS publication must follow authors instructions
can be downloaded from our WWW page see below). Poster and software
demonstration abstracts should be a maximum of 2 pages. Postal and
electronic mailing addresses, telephone, and fax numbers must be
Processing of submissions can be facilitated by sending postscript files
e-mail to gcb97 at

The conference will take place in a beautiful monastery, Kloster Irsee.
Located in Bavaria, ca. 80 km from Munich, Kloster Irsee is associated
a fine 'Weissbier'-brewery. Accommodation will be provided in the
or in a nearby hotel. The meeting is limited to 200 participants.
and accepted posters will have preference, all other places will be
given in
order of the receipt of the registration.

We look forward to seeing you at this stimulating conference.

Sincerely yours,
H.W. Mewes
In the Name of the Organizing Committee

Important Dates:

Deadline for the submission of abstracts: June 1st
Notification of acceptance: July 10th
Final submission of accepted papers: July 30th

Submit 6 copies to the following address:

     Dr. H.W. Mewes
     Max-Planck-Inst. f. Biochemistry
     82152 Martinsried

Alternatively, papers can also be sent to H.W. Mewes by e-mail to

     mewes at

Registration Form:


     First Name:

Registration fee:

     Full registration: DM 250.-
     Students: DM 200.-

A limited number of travel funds for student members of the German
for Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (GBM) is available.

Full accommodation 21st - 24th of September
Includes room and meals. Please let us know if you have special diet
requests. MIPS will handle your reservation. Please do not make advance
payments for the accommodation.

     Single Room: DM 450.-
     Double Room: DM 390.-

For registration please send a cheque payable to:

     GBC'97 - MIPS
     Max-Planck-Inst. f. Biochemie

or by bank transfer to

     Max-Planck-Inst. f. Biochemie
     Deutsche Bank Grosshadern BLZ 700 700 10
     Account 570 67 67 00

Please send me the 2nd circular X

Return to:

     GCB'97 Secretariat
     Max-Planck-Inst. f. Biochemie
     82152 Martinsried/Germany
     FAX: +49 89 8578 2655

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