[Bionews] First Announcement: ISNB 2006 3rd INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON NETWORKS IN BIOINFORMATICS

Barbera DC van Schaik b.d.vanschaik at amc.uva.nl
Fri Nov 18 10:35:06 EST 2005


First Announcement: ISNB 2006 3rd INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON NETWORKS
IN
BIOINFORMATICS

May 29 - 31, 2006 in Amsterdam

Science Park Amsterdam
University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

The understanding of biological networks such as metabolic and signal
transduction pathways is crucial for understanding molecular and
cellular
processes in the organism or system under study. This field is subject
of
lively research and both experimental and computational approaches are
used to elucidate the biological networks. The bioinformatics of
biological
networks involves a broad range of research and approaches. Research
includes the identification of regulatory elements in DNA, genome
context
analysis, modeling and simulation of pathways, reconstruction of
pathways
from experimental data, visualization of pathways, and the
representation
of pathways in database, graphs and markup languages. To accelerate our
understanding of the (dynamics) of biological networks it is seems
imperative that these efforts are combined and subsequently have to be
applied to real biological problems. It is clear that this field of
research can only advance when bioinformaticians and experimental
biologists (for example working on model organisms such as Drosophila
and
organisms with a relatively simple and basal body plan such as sponges
and
scleractinian corals) work closely together. During this three day
symposium we will bring together researchers from different disciplines
(biology, mathematics and computational sciences) working on different
aspects of networks to exchange ideas and approaches. During the first
day
of the symposium we have scheduled six introductory lectures, which aim
at
introducing specific subjects to the audience. The lectures are open
for
all participants and will provide background knowledge for the
scientific
presentations.

For more program and registration details
http://isnb.amc.uva.nl/

This symposium is supported by the Netherlands Bioinformatics Centre
(NBIC;www.nbic.nl), The Academic Medical Center (AMC; www.amc.nl),  The
Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Reseach (NWO; www.nwo.nl), IOP
Genomics (www.senternovem.nl/iopgenomics/)



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