[BiO BB] 2004 RECOMB Satellite Meeting on DNA Sequencing Technologies and Computation

Mourad Elloumi mourad12345678 at yahoo.com
Thu Mar 18 16:38:06 EST 2004

Dear colleagues,

The fourth annual RECOMB Satellite meeting on DNA
Sequencing Technologies and Computation
(http://recomb-satellite.stanford.edu/) will take
place on May 22-23, at Stanford University. This year
we will have 
another exciting, focussed meeting, with emphasis on
new sequencing technologies and on the future of
sequencing efforts. 

Confirmed speakers include Robert Waterston
(Washington University School of Medicine), Jeff
Schloss (NIH), Bjorn Andersson (Karolinska 
Institute, Sweden), Lene V. Hau (Harvard University),
Tony Smith (Solexa), Jonathan Rothberg (CuraGen),
Mostafa Ronaghi (Stanford Genome Technology 
Center), Paul Havlak (Baylor College of Medicine),
Serafim Batzoglou (Stanford University), James Galagan
(Whitehead Institute/MIT Center for Genome Research). 


Fourth Annual RECOMB Satellite meeting on DNA
Sequencing Technologies and Computation 

May 22-23, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Abstract Submission Deadline: April 4; Notification of
acceptance: April 20, 2004.

Genome sequencing has been truly flourishing the past
several years. Recent achievements include the
completion of the human, mouse, rat, fugu, mosquito,
malaria, and several other genomes. April 2003 marked
the completion of the finished version of the human
genome. The recent sequencing achievements have been
possible because of advances in both lab techniques,
and computational methods and capabilities. Notably,
computational assembly has been an essential part of
sequencing since the conception of the sequencing
technology, and recent advances to computational
assembly systems and algorithms were instrumental in
recent sequencing successes. 

Despite the success of recent sequencing projects,
genome sequencing is still extremely costly,
time-consuming, and error-prone. Some efforts in
making sequencing vastly easier, potentially reducing
time and cost by several orders of magnitude are
starting to emerge. Novel sequencing methods hold
great potential for the future, and developing such 
technologies will be a focus of NIH for the next 5 to
10 years. The ultimate goal is to sequence or
re-sequence a mammalian-size genome for as little as

Once the genome is at hand, the next step is analysis.
The first steps in analyzing genomes are to annotate
genes, common repeats, and other biologically
important elements, and to compare genomes of related 
organisms. High-throughput pipelines and servers for
that purpose are instrumental to making the genomic
data useful to the research community. 

The purpose of this meeting is to bring together many
of the people working on algorithms and software for
large-scale sequencing and analysis of genomes, and
novel technologies for genome determination. The main 
themes will be:

· Whole Genome Sequencing and Assembly. 

· New and exotic sequencing technologies. 

· Whole-genome analysis. 

Topics of interest include: whole-genome sequencing
and assembly, novel sequencing technologies and the
computational assembly problems they motivate,
improved methods for sequencing and finishing,
comparison and reconciliation of whole genome
assemblies, high-throughput experimental techniques
for genome analysis, pipelines for whole-genome
annotation, comparison, and analysis Successful
submissions will be invited for a 15-minute
presentation, and a 1-2 page abstract will be printed
on the conference proceedings, to be distributed to
the meeting attendees. 

Abstracts should be 1 to 2 pages, and submitted in
plain text or WORD format.

Abstract Submission Deadline: April 4; Notification of
acceptance: April 20, 2004.


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