[Biodevelopers] BITS '09: First announcement and preliminary Call for Papers

Paolo Romano paolo.romano at istge.it
Tue Dec 23 06:22:23 EST 2008

BITS 2009
Sixth Annual Meeting of the Italian Bioinformatics Society
18-20 March 2009, Genova

First Announcement and Preliminary Call for Papers

The Sixth Annual Meeting of the Bioinformatics 
Italian Society (BITS 2009) aims at presenting
some of the hottest bioinformatics achievements, 
as well as a landscape of Italian bioinformatics
research. It is also intended to allow young 
researchers to present their work in a collaborative
and supporting atmosphere.

BITS 2009 will include keynote lectures, oral 
communications, posters presentations and
tutorials. Social activities will include a 
welcome reception, a guided tour of the historical city
center of Genoa, one of the oldest towns in Italy, and the social dinner.

Invited Speakers
• Alex Bateman, Sanger Institute, United Kingdom
• Peer Bork, EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany
• Rob Russel, EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany
• One more speaker to be confirmed

Submitted contributions should address novel 
bioinformatics methods, algorithms, databases,
tools and applications for research and 
development in one or more of the following domains:

- Genomics
- Molecular Evolution
- Protein structure and function
- Proteomics
- Transcriptomics
- Gene expression
- Biological Interaction Networks and Pathways
- Systems Biology
- In-silico drug design
- Clinical Bioinformatics
- Bio-ontologies

This list is by no means exclusive of any further 
topics in the field of Bioinformatics.

- January 20, 2009: Oral communications submission
- February 10, 2009: Posters submission
- February 13, 2009: Early registration (reduced fee)

Abstracts must be submitted through the BITS 2009 
Abstracts submission form (soon available!).
All abstracts must be written in English and 
structured in the following sections: Motivation, Methods, Results.
Abstracts' length cannot be greater than 5,000 
characters or 4,000 characters (spaces included) 
when a figure is also included.
All accepted contributions will be published in the abstracts' book.
Organizers are considering the possibility of 
identifying an internationally peer-reviewed journal to publish a Supplement
including extended versions of best oral 
communications and posters as full papers.

Scientific Committee
+ D. Bordo, National Cancer Research Institute of Genova
+ R. Casadio, University of Bologna
+ M.L. Chiusano, University of Naples
+ M. Helmer-Citterich, University of Rome "Tor Vergata"
+ F. Masulli, University of Genoa
+ L. Milanesi, ITB/CNR, Milan
+ M. Muselli, IEIIT/CNR, Genoa
+ E. Pizzi, National Institute of Health, Rome
+ G. Pesole, Univerity of Bari
+ P. Romano, National Cancer Research Institute of Genoa

Organizing Committee
+ D. Bordo, National Cancer Research Institute of Genova
+ F. Masulli, University of Genoa
+ M. Muselli, IEIIT/CNR, Genoa
+ P. Romano, National Cancer Research Institute of Genoa

Paolo Romano (paolo.romano at istge.it)
Bioinformatics, National Cancer Research Institute (IST), Genova, Italy

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