Final CFP: Informatics Approaches in Structural Genomics at PSB 2004

Sean Mooney mooney at SMI.Stanford.EDU
Thu Jun 26 12:12:24 EST 2003

To whom it may concern,

The deadline for paper submissions to the Session on Informatics
Approaches in Structural Genomics at PSB 2004 is approaching fast
(July 14th).  We believe that PSB would provide an excellent venue
for fostering interactions among the structural bioinformatics groups
and for exposing the work within structural genomics to a broader
bioinformatics community. Here is the final call for submissions:

Thanks for your interest,

The IASG 2004 Session Chairs

******************Final Call for Papers and Posters***********************
*       Session on Informatics Approaches in Structural Genomics         *
*            at the Pacific Symposium in Biocomputing 2004               *

The goal of structural genomics is to discover and characterize the
three dimensional structure of all proteins and other macromolecules
found in nature. Currently there are ongoing efforts to develop
high-throughput methods for protein structure determination both in
industry and in academia. This session will continue to present
progress and achievements in the field through the use of
computational techniques. Topic areas included in the discussions will
be (1) Progress in projects aimed at high throughput structure
determination, (2) Structure-based functional prediction and
classification and (3) Determining, using and analyzing large datasets
of experimental and modeled proteins and nucleic acid
structures. Submitted papers are reviewed and accepted on a
competitive basis. Please note that speakers are responsible
for their own conference registration fees and travel costs to
and from the conference.

Potential Topics Include:

* Progress in projects aimed at high throughput structure
determination including applications developed specifically to support
the NIGMS and other structural genomics centers pipelines worldwide,
for example:
    o Target selection strategies
    o Improved crystallization strategies by mining failed data
    o Computational projects aimed at determining, storing and
    annotating large numbers of theoretically and experimentally
    determined structures

* Structure-based functional prediction and classification
    o Controlled vocabularies for the annotation of structure and
    o Semi-automated/automated fold and motif determination
    o Tools and methods for the semi-automated/automated
    characterization of a protein's structure, function, and, for
    enzymes, chemistry. Examples are tools/methods that focus on
    automated structure classification schemes using sequence-structure,
    structure-structure alignment, and domain recognition
    o Methods for identification of functionally important residues
    o Structure-based drug discovery in the age of structural proteomics
    o Applications in pharmacogenomics

* Determining, using and analyzing large datasets of experimental and
 modeled proteins and nucleic acid structures     o Construction and use 
of fold libraries in proteome
    annotation and fold recognition from sequence
    o Comparative structural proteomics - comparing the complement
    of folds present in different species
    o Visualization and analysis of structure function relationships

Other topics within the subject area are welcome. If unsure whether
your paper fits within the session, please contact one of the session

Session Co-Chairs

Sean D Mooney, PhD
Stanford University
mooney at
Phil Bourne, PhD
University of California San Diego
bourne at

Patricia C Babbitt, PhD University of California San Francisco
babbitt at
Submission information * Submissions are due July 14, 2003
* Decisions are announced September 8, 2003 * Camera ready copy due 
September 22, 2003 * Poster abstracts due November 1, 2003
All papers must be submitted to russ.altman at in electronic
format. The file formats we accept are: postscript (*.ps), adobe
acrobat (*.pdf) and Microsoft Word documents (*.doc). Attached files
should be named with the last name of the first author
(e.g., altman.pdf, or altman.doc). Hardcopy submissions or
unprocessed TEX or LATEX files will be rejected without review.

Each paper must be accompanied by a cover letter. The cover letter
must state the following:
    * The email address of the corresponding author     * The specific PSB 
session that should review the paper or abstract     * The submitted paper 
contains original, unpublished results, and is
      not currently under consideration elsewhere.
    * All co-authors concur with the contents of the paper.
Submitted papers are limited to twelve (12) pages in our publication
format. Please format your paper according to instructions found at If figures can not be
easily resised and placed precisely in the text, then it should be
clear that with appropriate modifications, the total manuscript length
would be within the page limit.


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