Conference announcement: MASAMB-2005

Gary Williams gwilliam at
Fri Nov 26 08:40:19 EST 2004

The 15th Annual meeting of 'Mathematical and Statistical Aspects of Molecular 
Biology' will take place at Rothamsted Research, Harpenden on 21 and 22 March 

The conference web site can be found at 

Bioinformatics and statistical genetics, twin themes of the long-running series 
of annual MASAMB meetings (see the archive at, have gained huge impetus from 
large-scale genome sequencing projects and development of high-throughput 
biological assay systems, including gene-expression microarrays. These immense 
data resources, and the underlying complexities of molecular and cell biology, 
provide exciting research opportunitities for numerate scientists. 

With typically around 60-80 participants from mathematics, statistics, computer 
science, bioinformatics, biology and related fields, the MASAMB meetings provide 
an intimate setting for exchange of ideas in methodological and applied 
research. Research students and scientists newly entering the field of genomic 
research are particularly welcome.

TALKS on research relevant to the workshop are invited. The meeting will contain 
approximately 12 half-hour talks selected from participants' submissions. 
Abstracts must be submitted using the on-line system at the MASAMB-2005 web site 
(see above). Submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the organising committee 
and selected speakers will be informed by 20th January. Speakers will be asked 
to make their presentation available in electronic form for inclusion on this 
website after the meeting (pdf or Powerpoint format).

POSTERS (portrait format, maximum depth 120 cm) on research relevant to the 
workshop are invited for the poster sessions to be held on both days. To submit 
a poster, send an abstract using the MASAMB-2005 web based abstract submission. 
Accepted abstracts will be displayed on the web site. Following the meeting, 
posters may be published on this web site (pdf format required)

REGISTRATION costs 90 (before January 20th) which includes lunch on both days 
and the conference dinner. The cost for full-time students is 60 Pounds. Late 
registrations, after 20th January (if places are available) will cost 110 Pounds. 
Registration must be made using throough the MASAMB-2005 web system (see address 
above). The evening meal will take place at Rothamsted. 

ACCOMMODATION may be requested through the workshop website at the designated 
conference hotel (Hertfordshire Moat House, Markyate, offering swimming pool and 
gymnasium) at a preferential conference rate of 80 Pounds. Hertfordshire Moat House 
bookings not made through the conference website (which generates the booking 
form when you register) will have to pay standard hotel rates. Hotels in the 
Harpenden area tend to get fully booked. Please ensure that you arrange 
accomodation at an early date. 

please post this information where others in your department will see it and 
tell anyone you think that may be interested in attending.


Paul J Verrier 
Biomathematics and Bioinformatics Division
Rothamsted Research 
West Common, Harpenden, Hertfordshire. AL5 2JQ, UK 
tel: 01582 763133 ext 2415 
fax: 01582 760981 
email: paul.verrier at <mailto:paul.verrier at>  

Rothamsted Research is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England 
under the registration number 2393175 and a not for profit charity number 

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