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LAST CALL-FOR-POSTERS: SNP Data session of the Pacific Symposium on

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Mon Oct 18 10:12:24 EST 1999

The PSB 2000 session "Human Genome Variation: Analysis, Management and
Application of SNP Data" aims to provide a timely forum in this area, bringing
together computer scientists, bioinformatics specialists and biologists, from
academia and industry, to address the forthcoming problems in the utilization of
SNP information. In addition to oral presentations of the novel peer-reviewed
contributions accepted to the session (deadline for full-papers was July 12),
there will be poster presentations and a panel discussion devised to foster
exchange between industry and academic scientists.

Call for Posters and Participation

We encourage academic, industrial and government scientists to submit abstracts
for poster presentation and computer demonstrations. Poster abstracts will be
distributed at the conference separately from the archival Proceedings. There
will be computer equipment and Internet link available during the conference for
demonstration of computer programs and services. Please submit your abstracts
through the form available at the conference Web page. The abstract submission
dead-line is: November 1, 1999 (Please contact the session chairs for late
submissions as soon as possible).

Conference Information

The Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing (PSB 2000) is an international,
multidisciplinary conference for the presentation and discussion of current
research in the theory and application of computational methods in problems of
biological significance. PSB 2000 will be held January 5-9, 2000, in Honolulu,
Hawaii at the Sheraton Waikiki. For more information on PSB, other conference
sessions, and registration see the official PSB 2000 Web page at:

Papers Accepted to the Session

PSB publish accepted full papers in an archival Proceedings indexed in MEDLINE.
All accepted manuscripts were rigorously peer-reviewed according to PSB
tradition. The contributions accepted this year to the session are excellent
examples of the critical topics in this field:

ALFRED: A Web-Accessible Allele Frequency Database. K-H. Cheung, P.L. Miller,
   J.R. Kidd, K.K. Kidd, M.V. Osier, and A. J. Pakstis

Linkage Disequilibrium Mapping: Using Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms - Which
   Population? A. Collins
An Analytic Solution to Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Error-Detec-tion Rates in
   Nuclear Families: Implications for Study Design. D. Gordon, S.M. Leal, S.C.
   Heath, and J. Ott
The Haplotype Linkage Disequilibrium Test for Genome-Wide Screens: Its Power and
   Study. M. Xiong, J. Akey, and L. Jin

Panel Discussion

A panel devised to address the crucial problems in the SNP analysis and
management area, is aimed to foster the exchange of ideas between industry and
academia. Currently, the panel participants include: Jin Lin, U. Texas; Marty
Kreitman, U. Chicago; Nicholas Schork, Genset; Lue-Ping Zhao, FHCRC; and TBA,
Celera Genomics.

Session Chairs

Francisco M. De La Vega, PE Biosystems, Foster City, CA, USA. E-mail:
DelaveFM at pebio.com

Martin Kreitman, University of Chicago, IL, USA.
E-mail: mkre at midway.uchicago.edu

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