Computational Life Sciences & Medicine

Marek T. Michalewicz Marek.T.Michalewicz at mel.dit.csiro.au
Thu Oct 19 21:47:05 EST 1995


FIRST CIRCULAR AND CALL FOR PAPERS
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2nd CSIRO+ SYMPOSIUM ON "COMPUTATIONAL CHALLENGES IN LIFE SCIENCES"
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5-7 FEBRUARY 1996                              
MELBOURNE
ORGANIZED BY CSIRO SFUMC* AND CSIRO SUPERCOMPUTING SUPPORT GROUP

SPONSORED BY    

CSIRO SUPERCOMPUTING SUPPORT GROUP
CSIRO DIVISION OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
CSIRO DIVISION OF BIOMOLECULAR ENGINEERING
CSIRO DIVISION OF CHEMICALS AND POLYMERS
CSIRO DIVISION OF ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH

INDUSTRIAL SPONSORS: 

	CRAY RESEARCH (Australia)
	STORAGETEK Australia
	SILICON GRAPHICS 
	BIOSYM-MOLECULAR SIMULATIONS INC. 

#First Circular and Call for papers (ASCII version)#

+Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization
*Supercomputing Facility Users Management Committee



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	Aim of the Symposium: 
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The main aim of the Symposium is to bring together CSIRO 
and other researchers in the life sciences to hear about and discuss 
current trends in computational approaches to complex biological problems.  
One of the outcomes of the Symposium is expected to be a 
better understanding of the capabilities and use of advanced 
computational systems in life sciences research.

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	Venue: 
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Theatres 1 & 2 in SEECS, Bouverie Street, 
Melbourne University
Melbourne, Australia

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	Topics:
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The main topics of the Symposium are: 

1  nervous system modelling and simulation 
2  organ and organism modelling: virtual plants, visible man
3  traditional imaging methods and interpretation techniques: x-ray, 
	NMR, MR imaging, etc; 3D and 4D visualisation 
4  bioinformatics
5  drug design, biochemistry, molecular biology 

Reserachers working on other topics related to the main theme 
of the conference are encouraged to submit their work.

Contributed papers will be presented as short (20min) talks or 
posters. We plan to publish invited lectures in an archival proceedings 
volume. The contributed papers may be included subject to 
a referees review.

The www page of the First Symposium can be 
visited on http://www.mel.dit.csiro.au/~marek/LifeSciences94.html
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	Invited speakers:
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Monday 5.2.1995
Day 1: Computational Neurosciences Symposium
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*Prof Sten Grillner
Nobel Institute for Neurophysiology,
Modelling cellular mechanisms of pattern generation in the lamprey locomotor
network

Prof Bill Kristan,
UCSD, La Jolla,
Swimming and crawling in the leech: neurons and models

Dr Joel Bornstein
University of Melbourne
Large scale computational reconstruction of enteric nerve circuits

Professor Max Bennett
University of Sydney
Modelling the synapse

*Professor Steve Redman,
Australian National University
Modelling individual neurons

Prof James Wright
Mental Health Research Institute of Victoria
Title: TBA

*Dr Timothy van Gelder
University of Melbourne
Title: TBA

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Day 2: Virtual Plants, Bioinformatics
Tuesday 6.2.1995
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Prof Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz
University of Calgary
Title: TBA

Dr. Jim Hanan
CSIRO Australia
Title: TBA

Dr Art Diggle
University of Western Australia
Title: TBA

*Prof Bill R. Remphrey
University of Manitoba
Title: TBA

Prof V Spitzer
University of Colorado
Title: Visible Man

Dr David Green
Charles Sturt University, Australia
Title: TBA

*Dr Georg F. Weiller
ANU, Australia
Title: TBA

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Day 3: Biomolecular engineering, biochemistry, and other topics
Wednesday 7.2.1995
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*Dr Frederick H. Hausheer
BioNumerik Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Title: TBA

*Prof Carmay Lim
Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Title: TBA

Prof Matthew Witten
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Title: TBA

(*not confirmed)
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Exhibitions and demonstrations:
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UniChem, Biosym-MSI, Virtual Plants

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Registration fee:   
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before 31.12.1995 $300 (with conference dinner)   $250 (no dinner) 
after  31.12.1995 $350 (with conference dinner)   $300 (no dinner) 

Please fill in the registration slip and send promptly 
or register through an e-mail (followed by a cheque).

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Accommodation: Accommodation is the responsibility of participants. 
The conference center is close to the Central Melbourne District, 
Parkville and Carlton.

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2nd Circular & Final Programme will be sent at the end of November.


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Program Committee: 

Prof Tony Burgess, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Melbourne
Prof John Furness, University of Melbourne
Dr Jill Gready, The ANU, JCSMR
Dr Frances Separovic, CSIRO. Division of Food Technology
Dr Jose Vargese, CSIRO Division of Biomolecular Engineering
Prof Jim Wright, Mental Health Research Institute of Victoria
Dr David Winkler, CSIRO Division of Chemical and Polymers
Dr Marek Michalewicz,  CSIRO Supercomputing Support Group (Sec.)
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Organising Committee:  

Dr John O'Callaghan (CSIRO Division of Information Technology, Chair)
Dr Robert Bell (CSIRO Supercomputing Facility)
Dr Marek Michalewicz (CSIRO Supercomputing Support Group - Secretary)
Dr Brian Smith (CSIRO Division of Biomolecular Engineering)
Ms Sue Wilson (CSIRO Division of Information Technology)
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Send registration slip to: 

Dr Marek Michalewicz, 
CSIRO Supercomputing Support Group, 
Division of Information Technology,
723 Swanston Street, Carlton, 
Vic. 3053, Australia 
phone: +61 3 9282 2621;  fax: +61 3 9282 2600 
e-mail: marek at mel.dit.csiro.au


Please fill in and send the form below:

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*To receive discount, payment must be received before  31st December 1995
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Cheque payable to:  CSIRO Collector of Monies
Address: 
CSIRO Supercomputing Support Group,  
723 Swanston Street, Carlton, Vic. 3053, Austrlia;
fax to: +61 3 9282 2600  Attn. Dr M.T. Michalewicz 
or e-mail: marek at mel.dit.csiro.au

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