Call for Papers: Informatics Approaches in Structural Genomics, PSB 2003

Sean D Mooney, PhD mooney at SMI.Stanford.EDU
Fri Jun 7 15:11:18 EST 2002

*********************Call for Papers and Posters**************************
*       Session on Informatics Approaches in Structural Genomics         *
*            at the Pacific Symposium in Biocomputing 2003               *
*                                      *

The goal of structural genomics is to discover and characterize the
three dimensional structure of all the 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 present progress
and achievements in solving the computational challenges in this
field. Topic areas included in the discussions will be (1)
Determination of all common scaffolds found in naturally evolved
proteins, (2) Structure-based prediction and classification of
function and (3) Elucidating structurally defined function and

Potential Topics:

	* Applications in the high-throughput structure determination

	* Computational projects aimed to determine and store large
	  numbers of theoretically and experimentally determined

	* Controlled vocabularies for the annotation of structure and

	* Semi-automated/automated fold and motif determination

	* Tools and methods for the semi-automated/automated
	  characterization of a protein's structure, function, and

	* Methods for identification of functionally important

	* The structural consequences of genomic variation

	* Structure-based drug discovery in the age of structural

	* Structure-based protein-protein interaction mapping and

	* Pharmacogenomics applications 

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 

Patricia C Babbitt, PhD 
University of California San Francisco
babbitt at 

Submission information 
	   * Submissions are due July 15, 2002
	   * Decisions are announced September 9,2002 
	   * Camera ready copy due September 23, 2002 
	   * Poster abstracts due November 1, 2001 

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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