virtual conference

willy valdivia granda willy_valdivia at ndsu.nodak.edu
Mon Sep 3 18:37:56 EST 2001

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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 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 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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E-mail your questions to

Edward_Deckard at ndsu.nodak.edu

Willy_Valdivia at ndsu.nodak.edu

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