ISMB 2000 - San Diego, CA 8/19-23 2000

Helge Weissig helgew at sdsc.edu
Tue Jun 20 15:57:54 EST 2000


ISMB 2000 CONFERENCE ANNOUNCES NOBEL LAUREATE AND HUMAN GENOME 
PROJECT PIONEER AMONG KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Contact:
Nancy Jensen, SDSC, ismb2000 at sdsc.edu, 858-534-5039

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO-Nobel laureate Gerald Edelman and 
Leroy Hood, a pioneer of the Human Genome Project, will be two of six 
keynote speakers at the Eighth International Conference on 
Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB 2000), to be held at 
the University of California, San Diego, August 19-23, 2000.

ISMB 2000, a general forum for the latest developments in 
bioinformatics, is expected to draw nearly a thousand participants 
from all over the world. Topics include molecular structure, 
genomics, molecular sequence analysis, evolution, and phylogenetics. 
Special emphasis is placed on knowledge discovery from the modeling 
and simulation of complex biological systems. ISMB 2000 brings 
together scientists from the disciplines of computer science, 
molecular biology, mathematics, and statistics to discuss the 
development and application of advanced computational methods for 
biological problems.

In addition to Edelman and Hood, ISMB 2000 keynoters include Minoru 
Kanehisa of Kyoto University; J. Andrew McCammon of the University of 
California, San Diego; Gene Myers of Celera Genomics Corporation, and 
Harold A. Scheraga of Cornell University. The keynote talks will be 
given on August 20-22 at morning and afternoon conference sessions.

ISMB 2000 KEYNOTE TALKS

Gerald Edelman, The Neurosciences Institute, La Jolla, CA
How Matter Becomes Imagination: From Brain Dynamics to Consciousness

Leroy Hood, Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle, WA
Globally Deciphering and Integrating Information Expressed by Living Organisms

Minoru Kanehisa, Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University, Japan
Graph Comparison and Path Computation Methods for Predicting 
Molecular Networks from Genome Information

J. Andrew McCammon, Chemistry and Biochemistry, UC San Diego, CA
Dynamics of Molecular Recognition

Gene Myers, Celera Genomics Corporation, Rockville, MD
A Whole Genome Assembly of Drosophila and a Progress Report on the Human Genome

Harold A. Scheraga, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell 
University, Ithaca, NY
Ab Initio Folding of Proteins

The deadline for early registration to ISMB 2000 is June 30. For more 
information, see the ISMB 2000 Web site at http://ismb2000.sdsc.edu. 
Abstracts of the keynote speeches may be found at 
http://ismb2000.sdsc.edu/keynote.html.

The conference is co-chaired by Philip Bourne and Michael Gribskov, 
computational biologists at the San Diego Supercomputer Center. "This 
conference is the showcase for computational biology, growing in size 
and visibility each year," Bourne said. "The growth is due to the 
increasing importance of computational biology and its impact on 
other disciplines."

In addition to keynote speeches and conference sessions, this year's 
conference also features a day of tutorials on August 19, poster 
sessions, software demonstrations, and two exhibit halls.

Two satellite conferences will be held in association with ISMB 2000: 
the Bioinformatics Open Source Conference and the Third Annual 
Bio-Ontologies Meeting. Information about these is also available on 
the ISMB 2000 Web site.

ISMB 2000 is sponsored by the International Society of Computational 
Biology, the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), the National 
Partnership for Advanced Computational Infrastructure, the National 
Biomedical Computation Resource at SDSC, and the University of 
California, San Diego. For more information, see 
http://ismb2000.sdsc.edu/.

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