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willy valdivia granda willy_valdivia at ndsu.nodak.edu
Tue Sep 4 07:40:33 EST 2001

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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

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
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


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

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:

Registration to attend the meeting in Fargo, North Dakota


Link to submit your abstract

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E-mail your questions to

Edward_Deckard at ndsu.nodak.edu

Willy_Valdivia at ndsu.nodak.edu

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