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2005 Registration

WORKSHOPS

ISCB Education Session/WEB05 (Workshop on Education in Bioinformatics 2005)

Time: Sunday 6/27/2005, 1:30-5pm

Description: After four years of successful running, the ISMB SIG: Workshop on Education in Bioinformatics (WEB) has gone mainstream and is now an integral part of ISMB. This workshop is presented jointly by WEB and the ISCB Education Committee, bringing the latest global updates in Bioinformatics Education to the ISMB community.

Chair: Shoba Ranganathan

1:30-1:50pm

Shoba Ranganathan: Bioinformatics Education Today!

1:50-2:10pm

Steve Jennings: A Conceptual Framework for Classifying Bioinformatics Programs

2:10-2:30pm

Bruno Gaeta: Education in bioinformatics - undergraduate or postgraduate?

2:30-2:50pm

Lynda Ellis: Graduate Training in Bioinformatics: Success and Challenges

2:50-3:10pm

Wolfgang Bluhm: Structural Bioinformatics Education from the RCSB PDB

3:10-3:40pm

Break

3:40-4pm

Susan Trapp: Education Session from Rocky 2004

4-4:20pm

Tin Wee Tan: Effective S* PBL for global bioinformatics education over the Internet

4:20-4:40pm

Ueng-Cheng Yang: A nation-wide promotion of bioinformatics education

4:40-5pm

Laxman Iyer: Educating the Educated: practical training in bioinformatics for graduate students and beyond

Opportunities in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Time: Monday 6/27/2005, 12:15-1:45pm

Description: Representatives from NIH, NSF, NASA, and DOE will discuss ongoing Agency programs in bioinformatics and computational biology. Various funding opportunities will be presented, and attendees will be given the opportunity to ask questions of the panelists.

Peter Lyster, Ph.D. (CHAIR)
Program Director
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
National Institutes of Health

Semahat S. Demir, Ph.D.
Program Director
Biomedical Engineering & Research to Aid Persons with Disabilities
Division of Bioengineering and Environmental Systems
National Science Foundation

Ronald J. White, Ph.D.
Program Scientist, Digital Astronaut
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Bret Peterson, Ph.D.
Health Science Administrator
Biomedical Technology Division
National Center for Research Resources
National Institutes of Health

David G. Thomassen, Ph.D.
Chief Scientist
Office of Biological and Environmental Research
Office of Science
U.S. Department of Energy

Irene Anne Eckstrand, Ph.D.
Program Director
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
National Institutes of Health

Peter Good, Ph.D.
Program Director
National Human Genome Research Institute
National Institute of Health

Jennie Larkin, Ph.D.
Health Scientist Administrator
Bioengineering and Genomic Applications Scientific Research Group
Division of Heart and Vascular Diseases
National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute
National Institutes of Health

Peter A. Covitz, Ph.D.
Director, Core Infrastructure
National Cancer Institute Center for Bioinformatics

Getting the Grant: Tips on Writing Grants Applications to Federal Agencies

Time: Tuesday 6/28/2005, 12:15-1:45pm

Description: We will present information on the grant review process at NIH, NSF, and DOE along with tips for writing successful grant applications to these agencies. This will be an informal session with a significant amount of time allocated to panel discussion and questions/answers. This workshop is geared particularly towards students, postdocs, and first time grant writers.

Marc L. Rigas, Ph.D. (CHAIR)
Scientific Review Administrator
Center for Scientific Review
National Institutes of Health

Peter Lyster, Ph.D.
Program Director
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
National Institutes of Health

Semahat Demir, Ph.D.
Program Director
Division of Bioengineering and Environmental Systems
National Science Foundation

David G. Thomassen, Ph.D.
Chief Scientist
Office of Biological & Environmental Research
Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy