virtual conference in genomics

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Mon Aug 13 03:28:59 EST 2001

First Virtual Conference in Genomics and

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,
 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
 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  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
 Registration to attend the meeting in Fargo, North
 Link to submit your abstract
Susbcribe to our e-mail list
E-mail your questions to
Edward_Deckard at
willy_Valdivia at



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