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First Virtual Conference in Genomics and Bioinformatics

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 
needs include the improvement of bioinformatic tools and statistical 
approaches for sequence analysis, gene annotation, categorization 
of protein families, protein-protein interactions, and phylogenetic 

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 world.  

For the 2001 Virtual Conference, topics include:

Functional Genomics
Structural Genomics
Computational Approaches for Gene Expression Analysis
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
National Science Foundation
National Institutes of Health
North Dakota State University
Stanford University
SRI International
UC Berkeley

Although registration is required, there are no 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 you to consider 
submitt 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 3 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 world:

Registration to attend the meeting in Fargo, North Dakota

Link to submit your abstract

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