virtual conference

From: willy valdivia granda (willy_valdivia@ndsu.nodak.edu)
Date: Mon, Sep 03 2001

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    Date: Mon, 3 Sep 2001 18:35:50 -0500
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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
    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
    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
    
    http://www.ndsu.nodak.edu/virtual-genomics/registration.htm
    
    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
    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
    
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    http://listserv.nodak.edu/scripts/wa.exe?SUBED1=virtual-genomics&A=1
    
    E-mail your questions to
    
    Edward_Deckard@ndsu.nodak.edu
    
    Willy_Valdivia@ndsu.nodak.edu