Protein Structure Prediction -- Second Call

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Wed Jul 8 10:19:47 EST 1998


	 Protein Structure Prediction in the Post Genomic Era
			     organized by
		 Jeffrey Skolnick and Richard Lathrop

	      Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing (PSB-99)
	 Mauni Lani, Big Island, Hawaii --- January 4-9, 1999


This announcement solicits papers and referees for a special track on
the prediction of protein structure, to be held as part of the Pacific
Symposium on Biocomputing (PSB-99), Hawaii, January 4-9, 1999.

Papers addressing any area of protein structure prediction are
welcome.  The track will emphasize techniques amenable to entire
genomes.  The availability of genome-scale data is changing the basis
for the computational analysis of biological systems, and organizational
patterns previously obscured by limited data sets now are becoming apparent.
The opportunity to relate sequence, structure, and function at the
full organism level is at hand.

Preferred papers should describe approaches that lead to testable
protein structure predictions and which could provide information
useful for protein function prediction.  Predictive accuracy should be
quantified and compared.  Controls for homology and cross-validation
should be stated explicitly.  We especially encourage papers that test
theories with experimental results across a large diverse set of
proteins, and which are applied to full genomes, exploit genome-scale
data sets, provide novel genomic analyses, or otherwise reflect
protein structure prediction in the post genomic era.

Referees willing to contribute expertise in protein structure
prediction should contact Dr. Skolnick, e-mail: skolnick at


Full paper submission and publication is required for oral
presentations.  Each full paper will be reviewed by at least three
independent referees.  Accepted papers will be published in a
hard-bound archival proceedings, and the best of these will be
presented orally to the entire conference.  Poster and demo sessions
are available for researchers who wish to exhibit their work at PSB,
but do not wish to prepare a paper.

Physical submittors should send five copies of their paper to:

c/o Russ B. Altman
Section on Medical Informatics
Stanford, CA, USA 94305-5479
(415) 725-0659

Papers may be up to 12 single spaced pages, and must use our supplied
format, available from Each
paper must be accompanied by a cover letter stating that it contains
original unpublished results not currently under consideration
elsewhere and that all co-authors concur with its contents.

Papers and abstracts may be submitted electronically. Contact Russ
Altman (russ.altman at for additional information.


** July 13 -- papers due to PSB-99 as above.
** Aug 22 -- final paper decisions announced.
** Sept 22 -- camera ready copy due.
** Oct 1 -- poster abstracts due (after this date, posters will be accepted
on a space available basis; space will be limited especially for
interactive/computational posters after this date.)

Travel Support

In previous years, PSB has been able to offer partial travel support to
some PSB participants.  PSB has applied for grants from NSF and DoE to
support travel to PSB '99, but there is NO GUARANTEE OF TRAVEL SUPPORT FOR
ANYONE. See for more information.

For more information:

Professor Jeffrey Skolnick
Department of Molecular Biology, TPC5
The Scripps Research Institute
10550 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, California 92037

Electronic mail:        skolnick at
Telephone:              (619)784-8821
Fax:                    (619)784-8895


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