virtual conference in genomics

willy valdivia willy_valdivia at ndsu.nodak.edu
Mon Aug 13 03:26:52 EST 2001

First Virtual Conference in Genomics and Bioinformatics

October 15 & 16, 2001
At World-Wide Access Grid Locations

Sequencing projects and genomics research has led to an explosive rate
of data accumulation and to a shift in the way biological research is
conducted. Bioinformatic tools of the post-genome era are providing
new insights about gene expression patterns, intron/exon structure,
post-translational changes and protein interactions as well as
phylogenetic relationships.  Parallel analysis of thousands of genes
using microarray technology has become a multi-disciplinary endeavor
in which unsupervised and supervised learning is applied for gene
expression clustering and/or classification.  Although genomic
technologies offer an enormous scientific potential to understand
organisms at the molecular level, new challenges on the horizon are
envisioned.  There is a need for improvement of microarray technology,
data standardization, and tools for integration of multiple databases
and data mining.  Other necessary needs include the improvement of
bioinformatic tools and statistical approaches for sequence analysis,
gene annotation, categorization of protein families, protein-protein
interactions, and phylogenetic studies.

The goal for the First Virtual Conference in Genomics and
Bioinformatics is to increase the exchange of ideas and establish new
ways of interaction and collaboration among scientists around the

For the 2001 Virtual Conference, topics include:

Functional Genomics
Structural Genomics
Computational Approaches for Gene Expression Analysis
Metabolic Profiling
Genomic Data Standardization and Management
Implications of Genomic Research

Invited speakers and Participation:

For the First Conference, invited speakers and reviewers represent
institutions including:

Argonne National Laboratory
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
First Genetic Trust, Inc.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
National Center for Genome Resources
National Institute of Standars and Technology
North Dakota State University
Ohio State University
Stanford University
UC Berkeley

Although registration is required, there are no required registration
fees to participate in the conference.  To participate at the Fargo
Access Grid Node or one of several other Nodes around the world,
please register through our web page


Abstract and Papers:

In addition to the invited presentations, we invite participants to
consider additional participation through abstracts and papers.  This
is a fully refereed meeting and each submitted abstract will be
peer-reviewed.  Abstracts should describe unpublished research that is
not under review.  Abstracts describing novel applications and
theoretical contributions are also requested.  An abstract of no more
than 250 words should be submitted by August 31, 2001. Please submit
your abstract through our web page

Accepted abstracts will be invited for a complete paper to be
submitted by September 21, 2001.  Papers should not be more than 20
pages long using 11 point font times new roman, 1.5 line spacing, and
3 cm margins on all four sides on letter size paper.  An electronic
document session will be scheduled following the conference to allow
the maximum participation between the attendees and the authors.
Accepted documents as well documents submitted by invited speakers
will be available in electronic version in the "Proceedings of the
Virtual Conferences of Genomics and Bioinformatics."

Deadline: August 31, 2001 for abstracts
Deadline: September 21, 2001 complete documents

Useful links:
Access Grid locations in the US and around the world:

Registration to attend the meeting in Fargo, North Dakota

Link to submit your abstract

Susbcribe to our e-mail list

E-mail your questions to

Edward_Deckard at ndsu.nodak.edu
Willy_Valdivia at ndsu.nodak.edu


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