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Willy Valdivia willy_valdivia at ndsu.nodak.edu
Sun Aug 12 17:51:22 EST 2001


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 necessary 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

Proteomics

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

North Dakota State University

Ohio State University

Stanford University

UC Berkeley

Although registration is required, there are no required 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

http://www.ndsu.nodak.edu/virtual-genomics/registration.htm

Abstract and Papers:

In addition to the invited presentations, we invite participants to
consider additional participation through 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
http://www.ndsu.nodak.edu/virtual-genomics/abstract.htm

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:

http://www-fp.mcs.anl.gov/fl/accessgrid/ag-nodes.htm


Registration to attend the meeting in Fargo, North Dakota

http://www.ndsu.nodak.edu/virtual-genomics/registration.htm

Link to submit your abstract

http://www.ndsu.nodak.edu/virtual-genomics/abstract.htm

Susbcribe to our e-mail list

http://listserv.nodak.edu/scripts/wa.exe?SUBED1=virtual-genomics&A=1

E-mail your questions to

Edward_Deckard at ndsu.nodak.edu

Willy_Valdivia at ndsu.nodak.edu








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