PSB'97: Extracting Biological Knowledge from DNA Sequences

Francisco De La Vega fvega at
Tue Jun 4 12:20:42 EST 1996

Dear Colleagues,

     It is a pleasure to renew or invitation for your participation 
in the Pacific Symposium of Biocomputing session track "Extracting 
Biological Knowledge from DNA Sequences" to be held in Kapalua, Maui
(Hawaii) on January 6-9, 1997.

     This session will address the different theoretical and
computational approaches aimed to extract biological information
from DNA sequences. This includes but is not limited to:

     * Statistical analysis of DNA sequences
     * Analysis of codon usage and compositional patterns
     * Gene identification and localization
     * Definition and recognition of regulatory signals
     * Characterization of complex functional patterns
     * Knowledge extraction from sequence databases
     * Comparative genome analysis
     * New tools for automated analysis
     * Cross validation of existing tools

     We invite you to submit proposals for an oral presentation, 
computer demonstrations or posters. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DEADINE
FOR PAPER SUBMISSIONS IS JULY 1ST., 1996. We encourage you to
contact the track chairs for any questions regarding your
possible submission at psb97 at as soon as
possible. Directions for full-paper preparation can be found

     The Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing (PSB-97) is an
international, multidisciplinary conference for the presentation
and discussion of current research in the theory and application
of computational methods in problems of biological significance.
Papers and presentations are rigorously peer reviewed and are
published in an archival proceedings volume. The authors of
peer-reviewed full papers are eligible for giving oral
presentations at the meeting. Each accepted paper will be
allocated up to 12 pages in the proceedings volume. If you do not
wish to submit a full paper are welcome to submit a two-page
abstract, which will be distributed at the meeting separately
from the archival proceedings. Authors are also welcome to
display posters and give live computer demonstrations.

PSB has received a $20,000 grant from NSF to support travel to 
PSB '97. The awards will be given primarily to those presenting 
research at the conference, although students not making presentations 
who provide other justification will also be considered. Preference 
will be given to women and minority applicants, as well as to those 
from academic or non-profit institutions. The awards will be balanced 
to ensure adequate participation of young faculty, students and
post-docs, and to ensure good geographic and institutional distribution. 
Finally, consideration will be given to the needs of the session chairs 
in their efforts balance the content and improve the quality of 
the presentations in their respective domains. Selection of the 
recipients will be made by the organizing committee in consultation 
with the various session organizers using the criteria set
out above. 

     For more information about the meeting and other session tracks
that might be of your interests, please look at the PSB'97 World Wide 
Web home page on the Internet ( ).

     We look forward to hear from you soon.


     The track Co-chairs

     Francisco M. De La Vega
     Julio Collado Vides
     Denis Thiefry

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