Call for participation: NATO ASI on AI and Bioinformatics

Paolo Frasconi ai4bio at dsi.unifi.it
Mon May 14 10:46:59 EST 2001


  Artificial Intelligence and Heuristic
        Methods for Bioinformatics
    A NATO Advanced Studies Institute
        San Miniato, Italy    October 1-11, 2001

         www.dsi.unifi.it/ai4bio

Application deadline: July 25, 2001

Artificial Intelligence  and Heuristics  (e.g., machine  learning  and
data mining, pattern  recognition, cluster analysis, search, knowledge
representation) can provide key solutions for the new challenges posed
by the progressive  transformation  of  biology into a    data-massive
science.    This school is targeted   to scientists who  want to learn
about the most recent advancements  in the application of  intelligent
systems to computational biology.


Topics:
  Computational analysis of biological data. Artificial intelligence,
  machine learning, and heuristic methods, including neural and belief
  networks.  Prediction of protein structure (secondary structure,
  contact maps). The working draft of the human genome. Genome
  annotation. Computational tools for gene regulation.  Analysis of
  gene expression data and their applications. Computer assisted drug
  discovery. Knowledge discovery in biological domains.


Lecturers:
  Pierre Baldi (University of California, Irvine)
  Soeren Brunak (CBSA, The Technical University of Denmark)
  Rita Casadio (CIRB, University of Bologna)
  Antonello Covacci (Chiron Italia)
  Paolo Frasconi (DSI, University of Florence)
  Terry Gaasterland (Rockefeller University)
  Dan Geiger (Technion, Israel)
  Mikhail Gelfand (Russian Academy of Science, Moscow)
  David Haussler (University of California, Santa Cruz)
  Nikolay A. Kolchanov (Inst. of Cytology and Genetics, Novosibirsk)
  Richard H. Lathrop (University of California, Irvine)
  Heiko Mueller (Pharmacia & Upjohn, Milano)
  Steve Muggleton (Imperial College, London)
  Burkhard Rost (Columbia University)
  Roberto Serra (Montecatini SpA, Ravenna)
  Ron Shamir (Tel Aviv University)


Co-directors:
  Paolo Frasconi (University of Florence)
  Email: paolo at dsi.unifi.it
  www.dsi.unifi.it/~paolo

  Ron Shamir (Tel Aviv University)
  Email: rshamir@ tau.ac.il
  www.math.tau.ac.il/~rshamir

Limited grants have been made available by NATO to cover the
accommodation and/or travel expenses of selected attendees.
A limited number of travel awards will be made available by the
National Science Foundation for U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

For APPLICATION, CONTRIBUTING PAPERS, GRANTS, FEES, and further
information please visit
      http://www.dsi.unifi.it/ai4bio






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