20th Annual International Conference on
Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology

Birds of a Feather (BoF) Schedule

 

 

BOF01 - Topic: Visualization of Biological Data
Leader: Nils Gehlenborg
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Affiliation: Harvard Medical School

Day: Monday, July 16, 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Room: 104A

Description:
Visualization is one of the primary ways that biologists interact with their data, however today’s systems are inadequate for many high-throughput data sets. We invite those interested to a discussion of recent and ongoing community efforts aimed at improving integration, effectiveness, and usability of visualization in biology (e.g. http://biovis.net and http://vizbi.org).

 


 

BOF02 - Topic: Curriculum Guidelines for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (An Open Forum of the Curriculum Task Force of the ISCB Education Committee)

Leader: Lonnie Welch
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Affiliation: Ohio University

Day: Monday, July 16, 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Room: 104B

Description:
The Curriculum Task Force of the ISCB Education Committee will hold an open forum to discuss bioinformatics curriculum guidelines. ¬†Participants will consider curricular implications of the task force’s surveys of career opportunities, hiring practices of bioinformatics core facility directors, and existing curricula. ¬†The forum seeks inputs from all interested individuals.¬†

 


 

BOF03 - Topic: The future of data capture in scientific publishing

Leader: Gary Bader
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Affiiation: University of Toronto

Day: Monday, July 16, 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Room: 104C

Description:
Wouldn't it be great if publication authors could digitize their scientific results when they submit their paper for peer-review? Software systems are needed to enable this, composed of automatic text mining systems and intuitive user interfaces that make data entry fun and easy. This session aims to bring together text miners, software developers, database groups and journal editors to discuss this aspect of the future of scientific publication. (Topic by Chris Sander, Gary Bader)

 


 

BOF04 - Topic: The Next Critical Assessment of Function Annotations
Leader: Iddo Friedberg
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Affiliation: Miami University

Day: Monday, July 16, 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Room: 202A

Description:
Less than 2% of protein sequences are annotated manually, and less than 1% by experiments. With the advent of the $1000 genome, the analysis typically costs over $50,000. The Critical Assessment of Function Annotation (CAFA) is an ongoing effort to assess and improve computational function prediction methods. CAFA 2011 was highly successful, engaging 30 groups from 14 countries presenting 50 different algorithms. We are looking to engage more people in the next CAFA as predictors, assessors and judges. This is a great opportunity to join a large international effort and learn about cutting-edge technologies which are used in gene and genome annotation.