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ISMB 2008 Multimedia


In the ISMB2008 in toronto, 1397 researchers attended the meeting. The conference was covered in a live-feed blog, http://friendfeed.com/rooms/ismb-2008 and photographs of many of the participants are accessible for viewing through flickr (http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=ismb2008&m=tags).


All current ISCB Members have access to some presentations of the conference. Please, login and click here to see the talks. All site visitors can view the keynote talk entitled "Microbial Communities in Health and Disease," presented by Claire Fraser-Ligget of the Institute for Genome Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. This talk provides a taste of the quality of presentations given at the conference that are now available for remote viewing online.


Have some fun and check out the video of the BioMed Central "Cube-Off" at ISMB 2008.

ISMB 2008 - Birds of Feather Materials

Bioinformatics Core Facilities - Next Gen Sequencing
Leader: Fran Lewitter.
Description: This session is geared towards support issues related to next gen sequencing and will include short talks on how to set up the infrastructure, LIMs systems for handling the data, and software tools for working with the data. Ample time will be allotted for discussion.

Running a Bioinformatics Core Facility
Leader: Fran Lewitter.
Description: We have met annually since 2002 and have participated in conference calls since ISMB/ECCB 2007. Today's meeting will address best practices for running a bioinformatics core facility and will include short talks from people from different types of facilities - universities (public and private), research institutes, and industry. Ample time will be allotted for discussion.

ISMB 2008 Multimedia Presentations

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