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Willy Valdivia willy_valdivia at ndsu.nodak.edu
Mon Aug 13 04:27:40 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


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


 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 

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 

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


Susbcribe to our e-mail list


E-mail your questions to

Edward_Deckard at ndsu.nodak.edu

Willy_Valdivia at ndsu.nodak.edu



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