[BiO BB] Only 2 weeks left for ISMB registration discount!

Hershel Safer hershel.safer at weizmann.ac.il
Mon May 2 06:57:29 EDT 2005

REGISTER NOW for ISMB 2005: June 25-29, 2005
BIG SAVINGS for registration before May 16!

The world's largest and longest-running bioinformatics conference! Held 
in the USA for the first time in 5 years.


See below for more detailed information or visit the URLs listed.

Don't miss out! Register today and save!

- Over 100 scientific paper presentations!
- Over 600 posters!
- Prominent Keynote Speakers
- Over 70 abstract presentations from select posters!
- Over 70 software demonstrations!
- New special interest workshops and panel sessions
- 14 Half day tutorial sessions
- 10 one and two-day Special Interest Group Meetings (SIG’s)
- Over 40 exhibitors!

Join us for ISMB 2005, back in the US in one of the most convenient 
locations in recent years -- hosted by the University of Michigan. ISMB 
is the single best resource to hear about the newest developments in 
bioinformatics for genomics, proteomics, biotechnology, and medicine.

And for those with an affinity for stochastic processes, Detroit's 
luxury casinos will provide an interesting diversion.

Organizers: David J. States (University of Michigan) and Brian D. Athey 
(Michigan Center for Biological Information and the University of Michigan)

Panel discussions and workshops:
- Bioterrorism/Biosecurity
- Getting the Grant: Tips on writing grant applications to Federal Agencies
- NIH Funding Initiatives and Future Directions

Tutorials: http://www.iscb.org/ismb2005/tutorials.html
- Integration and Analysis of Diverse Genomic Data; Olga Troyanskaya, 
Princeton University
- Optimal Design and Analysis of Microarray Experiments; Ernst Wit and 
John McClure, University of Glasgow
- RNA: Algorithms for Structure Prediction and Gene-finders; Peter 
Clote, Boston College
- Developing and Using Special Purpose Hidden Markov Model Databases; 
Martin Gollery, University of Nevada, Reno
- Weighted Finite-State Transducers in Computational Biology; Corinna 
Cortes, Google, Inc., and Mehryar Mohri, New York University
- Semantic Aggregation, Integration and Inference of Pathway Data; 
Joanne Luciano and Jeremy Zucker, Harvard Medical School
- Attacking Performance Bottlenecks; Ruud van der Pas, Sun Microsystems, 
and Karl V. Steiner, University of Delaware
- Principles of Ontology Construction; Suzanna Lewis, University of 
California, Berkeley
- Introduction to Phylogenetic Networks; Daniel Huson, Tuebingen University
- Mining the Biomedical Literature: State of the Art, Challenges and 
Evaluation Issues; Hagit Shatkay, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
- Gene Expression Levels as Traits in Genetic Linkage Analysis; Steffen 
Muller, University of Rostock, and Robert Hoffman, EBI
- A Bioinformatics Introduction to Cluster Computing; Andrew Boyd and 
Abhijit Bose, University of Michigan
- Computational Geometry of Protein Structure and Function; Iosif 
Vaisman, George Mason University
- A Massively Parallel High Performance Computing Environment for 
Computational Biology; Gyan Bhanot and Bob Germain, IBM T. J. Watson 
Research Center

Pre-Conference Special Interest Groups (SIGs):
- Alternative Splicing
- Automated Function Prediction
- Bioinformatics and Disease
- Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC)
- Bio-Ontologies
- BioPathways / SigSim

Keynote Speakers: http://www.iscb.org/ismb2005/keynotes.html
- Howard Cash, CEO of Gene Codes
- Peter Hunter, Computational Physiology and IUPS Physiome Project, 
University of Auckland
- Jill Mesirov, The Broad Institute -- MIT
- Satoru Miyano, Gene networks play a central role in systems biology. 
Human Genome Center University of Tokyo
- Pavel Pevzner, Transforming Mice into Men: Fragile versus Random 
Breakage Models of Chromosome Evolution. Department of Computer Science 
and Engineering -- University of California at San Diego
- Gunnar von Heijne, Membrane Proteins in vivo and in silico -- Getting 
the Best of Two Worlds, Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics, 
Stockholm Bioinformatics Center
- ISCB Overton Prize Winner: Ewan Birney, EMBL-EBI
- ISCB Senior Scientist Award Winner: Janet Thornton, EMBL-EBI

Scientific Paper Presentations: http://www.iscb.org/ismb2005/papers.html
This year the paper presentations are organized into ten tracks 
representing the diversity of research that constitutes computational 
biology. This is your opportunity learn about the latest research on 
computational methods, their application to biological problems, and the 
insights gained from this work.

- Databases and Ontologies; Area Chairs: Susan Davidson and Carol Goble
- Sequence Analysis; Area Chair: Des Higgins
- Text Mining; Area Chair: Dietrich Rebholz-Schuhmann
- Pathways, Networks and Systems; Area Chairs: Alfonso Valencia and 
Vincent Schachter
- Evolution and Phylogeny; Area Chairs: Olivier Gascuel and Dannie Durand
- Proteomics; Area Chair: Michal Linial
- Transcriptome; Area Chair: Martin Vingron
- Genomes; Area Chairs: Ying Xu and Steven Salzberg
- Structural Bioinformatics; Area Chairs: Nir Ben-Tal and R. Sowdhamini
- Bioinformatics Applications; Area Chair: Phil Bourne

Elevated Abstract Presentations: http://www.iscb.org/ismb2005/posters.html
New this year: exemplary poster submissions have been selected for oral 

- RNA and Protein Structural Biology; Session Chair: Michael Zuker
- Sequence Analysis, Phylogeny and Evolution; Session Chair: Serafim 
- Genomics and Gene Expression; Session Chair: Michael Eisen
- Pathways, Networks and Proteomics; Session Chair: Trey Ideker
- Ontologies and Natural Language Processing; Session Chair: Mark Musen
- Gene Regulation, microRNAs; Session Chair: Chris Burge

Software Demonstrations: http://www.iscb.org/ismb2005/demos.html
Talk with the designers and developers of the newest software applications!

A small sampling of the software demos:
- Visualizing and Analyzing Biological Network Data in Cytoscape 2.1
- Reactome - A Knowledgebase of Biological Processes
- The Protege Suite of Tools: Accessing, Managing, and Visualizing 
Biomedical Ontologies
- The myGrid/Taverna Toolkit for Workflow Based Bioinformatics
- STING - A Web Server for Comprehensive Analysis of Protein Structure 
and Sequence
- PUMA2 - a Grid Technology Based Computational Environment for 
High-throughput Genetic Sequence Analysis and Evolutionary Analysis of 
- PIR: A Comprehensive Resource for Functional Analysis of Protein 
Sequences and Families
- The Pathway Tools Software
- UCSF Chimera: Molecular Graphics for Research and Analysis
- Apple Computer, Inc.: The Apple Workgroup Cluster
- Apple Computer, Inc.: Mac OS X v10.4 'Tiger' for the Life Sciences
- Biobase Corporation: Pathway Analysis with Curated Protein Databases
- CSIRO: GeneRave and New Statistical Algorithms for p>n Data
- IBM: From Biological Networks to Web Services: The Latest IBM 
Technologies for Querying Biological Data
- Sun Microsystems: Discovery to Development Demos: How to Save Time, 
Money & Hassles With 6 Solutions

Hershel M. Safer, Ph.D.
Head, Bioinformatics Core Facility
Weizmann Institute of Science
PO Box 26, Rehovot 76100, Israel
tel: +972-8-934-3456 | fax: +972-8-934-6006
email: hershel.safer at weizmann.ac.il | hsafer at alum.mit.edu
url: http://bioportal.weizmann.ac.il

Mark your calendar now for ISMB 2005!
Detroit, Michigan, USA, June 25--29
Visit www.iscb.org/ismb2005/ for conference details

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