DIMACS Workshop on Whole Genome Comparison

Christine Houck houck at dimacs.rutgers.edu
Tue Nov 14 20:19:48 EST 2000



DIMACS Workshop on Whole Genome Comparison

February 28 - March 2, 2001
DIMACS Center, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ

Organizer:
Dannie Durand, Carnegie Mellon University, durand at cmu.edu

Program Committee
Joseph H. Nadeau, Case Western Reserve U. School of Medicine,
       jhn4 at po.cwru.edu
Steven L. Salzberg, The Institute for Genomic Research, salzberg at tigr.org
David Sankoff, University of Montreal, sankoff at ere.umontreal.ca

Presented under the auspices of the Special Year on Computational
Molecular Biology.

The goal of the workshop is to bring biological and computational scientists
together to discuss whole genome comparison at three levels:

- Whole genome sequence comparison, including the implications for
identification of protein coding and regulatory regions and the origin and
role of non-coding DNA.

- Whole genome map comparison, including the importance of spatial
genomic organization and the role of duplications and rearrangements in
genome evolution and structure.

- Functional genomic comparison: comparison of comprehensive
functional data sets such as the set of orthologs, protein folds,
expression patterns, pathways or protein-protein interactions found in
a given organism.

Work that addresses whole genome comparison on two or more of
these levels is of particular interest. The workshop will focus on research
comparing the genomes of different organisms, as well as the comparison
of a single genome with itself.

The workshop will be a combination of invited and contributed talks.
If you are interested in giving a talk, please submit a short abstract
(maximum two pages) by December 8th for consideration by the
program committee. Abstracts should be submitted via email to
Ms. Robin Rentka (rw33 at andrew.cmu.edu) in plain text (preferred),
pdf, Word, or postscript formats.

Limited funds are available to support student participation in the workshop.
Interested students seeking financial assistance for travel and accommodations
should contact Dannie Durand at durand at cmu.edu.

Our funding agencies require that we charge a registration fee during the
course of the workshop. Registration fees include participation in the 
workshop,
all workshop materials, breakfast, lunch, breaks and any scheduled social
events (if applicable). Fees are $40 per person per day for faculty, 
researchers
and "other", and $5 per person per day for postdocs. However, the registration
fee is waived for undergraduate students, graduate students, DIMACS postdocs
and DIMACS long-term visitors who are in residence at DIMACS. Fees for all 
DIMACS
Members are covered through their institution's membership in DIMACS and
therefore no DIMACS Member needs to pay the registration fee. If you work for a
DIMACS institution and would like to become a member, please contact your 
unit's
DIMACS representative for information on how to join.
(See http://dimacs.rutgers.edu/People/Unitlist.html for unit representatives)
or send a message to spassion at dimacs.rutgers.edu.

For complete information on registration, travel and accommodations see:

http://dimacs.rutgers.edu/Workshops/WholeGenome
















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