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[Molecular-evolution] Announcement: Phylogenomics conference

Mathieu Blanchette blanchem at mcb.mcgill.ca
Thu Nov 24 22:02:40 EST 2005

********* Conference announcement ******************

First International Conference on Phylogenomics
Dates: March 16-19 2006
Location: Sainte-Adèle (near Montreal), Québec, Canada
Web site: http://www.bioinfo.umontreal.ca/evenements/phylogenomics.html
Organizers: Hervé Philippe and Mathieu Blanchette

  This conference aims to reunite experts focusing on two distinct 
aspects of phylogenomics: the use of genome data inferring species 
phylogeny and the use of phylogenetic approaches to gain insights into 
gene functions. The methods developed for phylogenetic inference 
(especially the models of sequence evolution) are quite advanced and 
could benefit to function prediction. Similarly, the knowledge of the 
accurate species phylogeny increases the quantity of functional 
information that can be extracted. Conversely, knowledge of gene 
function and the other selective constraints is primordial to improve 
tree reconstruction methods. This conference will create synergy 
between these two phylogenomic communities, bridging the gap between 
there respective scientific endeavors. A special issue of BMC 
Evolutionary Biology will be dedicated to the conference, allowing 
contributors of the conference to submit their manuscripts.

Invited speakers:
     * Ford Doolittle Dalhousie University, Canada
     * Jonathan Eisen, The Institute for Genomic Research, USA
     * Brian Golding, McMaster University, Canada
     * Nick Goldman, EMBL-EBI Cambridge, UK
     * Richard Goldstein, National Institute for Medical Research, USA
     * Jotun Hein, University of Oxford, UK
     * Mark Pagel, University of Reading, UK
     * Eduardo Rocha, Université Paris 6, France
     * Andrew Roger, Dalhousie University, Canada
     * Michael Sanderson, University of California, USA
     * Adam Siepel, Cornell University, USA
     * Yves van de Peer, Ghent University, Belgium

Important dates:
Deadline for early registration: January 15th 2006.
Deadline for abstract submission for presentation: January 15th 2006
Deadline for manuscript submission (accepted abstracts only): March 1st 

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