UPDATED CONF NOTICE: Gene Discovery in silico Nov 6-9 1997

William S. Hayes william at amber.biology.gatech.edu
Tue Oct 7 17:10:45 EST 1997


			  NOVEMBER 6 - 9, 1997


The focus of the conference is on gene identification 
and prediction of protein function using computer methods.


Georgia Tech College of Science
Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience at Georgia Tech
SmithKline Beecham
Gene Pro, Inc.


     Early registration ends:
          October 9, 1997 

Conference schedule:

     Registration opens at 6:00pm on Thursday, November 6,
          (with the reception at 8:00pm).
     The program starts 8:00am Friday, November 7 
          and ends at noon Sunday, November 9.


     The conference will be held at
     Renaissance Atlanta Hotel Downtown  
     located near the center of 1996 Olympic development,
     close to Fox Theatre & Georgia Tech  

The conference agenda includes plenary talks (50 minutes for each 
talk and discussion) as well as poster session and round table discussion.

WWW page now contain all titles as well as abstracts of the 
majority of the plenary talks.


Evening - Nov 6

Morning - Nov 7
Peer Bork	       	EMBL, Heidelberg & MDC, Berlin, Germany
		Predicting function from sequence
Geoff Barton	       	University of Oxford, Oxford, UK & EBI, Cambridge, UK
		Treading the benchmark tightrope: Making progress
		by measuring the accuracy of sequence analysis algorithms
Jim Fickett	       	SmithKline Beecham, King of Prussia, PA
		Analysis of Transcriptional Regulatory Regions
Michael Zhang	       	Cold Spring Harbor Lab, Long Island, NY
		On A New Strategy of Promoter Recognition

Afternoon - Nov 7
Pavel Pevzner	       	University of Southern California, Los-Angeles, CA
		The Twenty Questions Game with Genes
Steven Salzberg	       	Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
		Decision Trees and Markov Chains for Eukaryotic Gene Finding
Steven Henikoff	       	Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA
	Blocks-based methods for detecting homology and inferring function
Stephen Altschul       	NCBI/NIH, Bethesda, MD
		More BLAST for Your Buck

Late afternoon - Nov 7 (17:30 - 19:30)
 Poster Session 

Morning - Nov 8
Soren Brunak	       	Technical University of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark
		DNA Structure and Sequence Periodicity in Human Promoters
Sam Karlin	       	Stanford University, Stanford, CA
		Codon biases and gene clusters
Jean-Michel Claverie   	Struct & Genetic Information, CNRS, Marseille, France
		Self-identification of protein coding region in bacterial
Mark Borodovsky	       	Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
		Three steps to complete gene identification in a new
		 bacterial genome with GeneMark^3

Afternoon - Nov 8
Philipp Bucher	       	ISREC, Lausanne, Switzerland
		Using generalized profiles for functional annotation
		of genome sequences
Michael Gribskov       	San Diego Supercomputer Center, San Diego, CA
		Pattern Recognition Tools for Protein Sequences
Gary Stormo	       	University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
		Combining various types of evidence to predict
		gene structures
Eugene Koonin	       	NCBI/NIH, Bethesda, MD
		A genomic perspective on protein families

Late afternoon - Nov 8 (17:30- 19:30)
Round table discussion 
- "Annotating genomes 
Rapid first pass annotation of large scale sequences"

Morning  - Nov 9
Terry Gaasterland      	Argonne National Lab & Univ of Chicago, Chicago, IL
		Automated Analysis of Whole Genomes: Experiences and Lessons
Anthony Kerlavage      	The Institute for Genomic Research, Rockville, MD
		Gene Finding and Functional Identification in Prokaryotic
		and Eukaryotic Genomes
Roderic Guigo	       	Inst Municipal d'Investigcio Medica, Barcelona, Spain
		Integrating multiple evidence to predict and annotate
		genes in genomic sequences
Victor Solovyev        	Amgen, Inc., Thousand Oaks, CA & Sanger Centre, UK
		A new version of GeneFinder for analysis of genomic
		DNA with multiple genes


Mark Borodovsky, Co-Chair, 	Georgia Tech
Soren Brunak			Technical University of Denmark 
Jim Fickett			SmithKline Beecham 
Eugene Koonin, Co-Chair, 	NCBI/NIH 


	Prof. Mark Borodovsky, School of Biology & Mathematics

Advisory board
	Prof. Leonid Bunimovich, School of Mathematics
	Prof. Shamkant Navathe, College of Computing

Poster session
	Dr. Alex Lukashin, School of Biology, 

	William Hayes, School of Biology, 
	william at intron.biology.gatech.edu

Registration and general events
	Laura Olson, Department of Continuing Education, 
	laura.olson at conted.gatech.edu
	Bonnie Griffin, School of Mathematics
	griffin at math.gatech.edu

        We thank Dr. Sorin Istrail and Dr. Ying Xu for help 
        in compiling the e-mail distribution list. 


     To apply for participation in a poster session, 
     please send the title and one page abstract of your poster, 
     by October 3, to Dr. Alex Lukashin, 
     by e-mail: lukashin at amber.biology.gatech.edu (preferred method) 
     or by FAX: (404) 894-0519.

     You may send the abstract earlier. The acceptance of the high
     quality poster will be confirmed within five days upon submission.


     Registration Fee:

          Early (until October 9) $295, Academic/government - $245
          Late: $345, Academic/government - $295

     The registration fee includes handout materials and meals provided by
     Renaissance hotel chefs for the whole conference time. 

Hotel Reservations:

     This conference will be held at the Renaissance Atlanta Hotel

     Call Renaissance Atlanta Hotel 404-881-6000 for reservation with Georgia  
     Tech room rate of $99/night by October 3, 1997. Please mention the 
     Bioinformatics/Georgia Tech conference.

Travel Discounts:

     Delta Air Lines offers special fares to attendees of Georgia Tech
     programs. Certain restrictions may apply. For information and
     reservations, call 1-800-241-6760 and refer to file U0175 (for
     domestic flights only).
To obtain more information & the registration form, visit the WWW page: 		

or contact us by 

e-mail:		register at conted.swann.gatech.edu

Phone:		(404) 894-2400 

Fax:		(404) 894-8925

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