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RECOMB/ISCB Conference on Regulatory and Systems Genomics, with DREAM Challenges

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Please direct inquiries to:

Steven Leard
ISCB Conferences Director
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Telephone: +1 780-414-1663

RECOMB/ISCB Conference on Regulatory and Systems Genomics, with DREAM Challenges

MAP TO TORONTO REFERENCE LIBRARY

updated October 30, 2013


Toronto Reference Library
The Bram & Bluma Appel Salon
789 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario M4W 2G8
www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/salonrentals

How to Find the Toronto Reference Library
One you reach the library the Salon is on the 2nd floor. There will be directional signage throughout the library.

Click here for a map and directions
(2-page pdf)


Click here for a Google walking map
(2-page pdf)


RECOMB/ISCB Conference on Regulatory and Systems Genomics, with DREAM Challenges

CALL FOR PAPERS, ABSTRACTS AND PARTICIPATION IN THE DREAM CHALLENGES


The Sixth Annual RECOMB/ISCB Conference on Regulatory and Systems Genomics is now accepting submissions of papers, abstracts, and responses to the DREAM Challenges for the upcoming conference on November 8 – 12, 2013 to be held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

IMPORTANT DATES
Please note the following conference submission deadlines for Full Papers and Abstracts:
Full-length Papers
 Submission Deadline June 28, 2013
Full-length Papers Acceptance Notifications August 15, 2013
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Abstract Submission Deadline (oral and/or posters) Sept 13, 2013
Abstract Acceptance Notifications Oct 04, 2013
DREAM Challenges
 8 Deadlines
DREAM Challenges Submission Deadline
See the DREAM website for details.
Sept 15, 2013
DREAM Scores Announced and Best Performers Notifications Oct 15, 2013
 


SUBMISSIONS AND EVALUATION CRITERIA

This conference is designed to present the latest findings about regulatory and systems genomics, foster discussion about current research directions, and establish new collaborations that will advance the development of a systems-level understanding of gene regulation. Some possible topics include:

  • Modeling and recognition of regulatory motifs and modules
  • Chromatin state establishment, maintenance, and role in development
  • Post-transcriptional regulation and small regulatory RNAs
  • Regulatory networks, metabolic networks, proteomic networks
  • Cellular signatures of biological responses and disease states
  • Phosphorylation, metabolic fluxes, systematic phenotyping
  • Mathematical modeling and simulation of biological systems
  • Methods for systematic validation of high-throughput biological predictions
  • Approaches for aggregation of results arising from different methodologies
  • Translational systems biology


Full-length papers

 
We invite full-length papers focusing either on research or theory. Selected papers for presentation in the conference will benefit from fast-track co-submission to Genome Research, G3: Genes / Genomes / Genetics and the Journal of Computational Biology. Learn more about submitting a paper here.
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Abstracts

 
We invite one-page abstracts, including both original unpublished work and work that has been published or accepted for publication by a high-impact journal between January 1 and November 1, 2013.

Unpublished work will be considered for either an oral or poster presentation. Work already accepted for publication will be considered for an oral presentation only. Learn more about submitting an abstract here.

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DREAM Challenges
 
DREAM8 will consist of four challenges focusing on translational research and on reverse engineering biological networks. For more information about the DREAM challenges, please visit the DREAM Project.

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Top Ten Papers in Regulatory and Systems Genomics 2012
 
Nominations for the most influential papers in regulatory genomics and systems biology published in 2012 will be accepted in the fall of 2013. Details will be available here. First and last authors of the highest ranking papers will be honored at the upcoming conference and highlighted online.


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RECOMB/ISCB Conference on Regulatory and Systems Genomics, with DREAM Challenges

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE


The RECOMB/ISCB Conference on Regulatory and Systems Genomics, with DREAM Challenges is one of the premier annual meetings for computational and experimental scientists in the areas of regulatory genomics and systems biology. The conference will be held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, November 8 - 12, 2013.

As in the past, the conference combines the following areas:

  • Regulatory Genomics
  • Systems Biology
  • DREAM reverse engineering challenges

The conference will present the latest findings about regulatory and systems genomics, foster discussion about current research directions, and establish new collaborations that will advance the development of a systems-level understanding of gene regulation. It will feature keynote presentations, oral presentations, and poster presentations.

Possible topics to be discussed include:

  • Modeling and recognition of regulatory motifs and modules
  • Chromatin state establishment, maintenance, and role in development
  • Post-transcriptional regulation and small regulatory RNAs
  • Regulatory networks, metabolic networks, proteomic networks
  • Cellular signatures of biological responses and disease states
  • Phosphorylation, metabolic fluxes, systematic phenotyping
  • Mathematical modeling and simulation of biological systems
  • Methods for systematic validation of high-throughput biological predictions
  • Approaches for aggregation of results arising from different methodologies

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RECOMB/ISCB Conference on Regulatory and Systems Genomics, with DREAM Challenges

CONFERENCE VENUE

updated October 30, 2013


The meeting will be held at the Toronto Reference Library, in the heart of downtown Toronto, and steps from the University of Toronto campus:

Toronto Reference Library

The Bram & Bluma Appel Salon
789 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario M4W 2G8
www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/salonrentals

How to Find the Toronto Reference Library
One you reach the library the Salon is on the 2nd floor.  There will be directional signage throughout the library.

Click here for a map and directions
(2-page pdf)


Click here for a Google walking map
(2-page pdf)


RECOMB/ISCB Conference on Regulatory and Systems Genomics, with DREAM Challenges

HOTEL ACCOMMODATION


TORONTO MARRIOTT BLOOR YORKVILLE RATES AND INFORMATION

Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville
90 Bloor Street East
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M4W 1A7
Telephone 416-961-8000

Guestrooms:  Single / Double   $159.00 + applicable taxes (currently 13%)

Rates available until October 15, 2013, while rooms last.  Book your room online here.

When booking your room by telephone please quote:  ISCB RECOMB Conference or mention International Society for Computational Biology.

To make your reservations call the reservations number toll free at 1- 800-859-7180 no later than 5:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time on October 15, 2013. When booking your room please ensure to confirm cancellation and change fees for your hotel booking.


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RECOMB/ISCB Conference on Regulatory and Systems Genomics, with DREAM Challenges

COMMITTEES

Updated October 28, 2013


Conference Chairs:

  • Brenda J. Andrews, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Andrea Califano, Columbia University, New York, United States
  • Tim Hughes, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Manolis Kellis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, United States
  • Gustavo Stolovitzky, IBM Computational Biology Center, Yorktown Heights, United States

 Program Committee:

  • M. Madan Babu - MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
  • Ziv Bar-Joseph - Carnegie Mellon University
  • Panayiotis Benos - University of Pittsburgh
  • Mark Biggin - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Michael R. Brent - Washington University in St. Louis
  • Jim Collins - Boston University
  • Markus Covert - Stanford University
  • Diego Di Bernardo - Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine
  • Dean Felsher - Stanford University
  • Raluca Gordan, Duke University
  • Sridhar Hannenhalli - University of Pennsylvania
  • Uri Keich - University of Sydney
  • Seungchan Kim - Translational Genomics Research Institute & Arizona State University
  • Yuval Kluger - Yale University
  • Reinhard Laubenbacher - University of Connecticut Health Center
  • Christina Leslie - Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Avi Ma'Ayan - Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Satoru Miyano - University of Tokyo
  • T. M. Murali - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Joe Nadeau - Pacific Northwest Research Institute
  • Ilya Nemenman - Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Dana Pe'er - Columbia Univeristy
  • Theodore Perkins - Ottawa Health Research Institute
  • Teresa Przytycka - National Institutes of Health
  • Miguel Angel - Pujana Institut d'Investigació Biomédica de Bellvitge (IDIBELL)
  • Raul Rabadan - Columbia University
  • Alexander Schliep - Rutgers University
  • Ron Shamir - School of Computer Science, Tel Aviv University
  • Sagi Shapira - Columbia University
  • Ilya Shmulevich - Institute for Systems Biology
  • Itamar Simon - Hebrew University
  • Saurabh Sinha - University of Illinois
  • Pavel Sumazin - Columbia Univeristy
  • Ioannis Xenarios - Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics
  • Sheng Zhong - University of California, San Diego

Logistical Organizers:

  • Steven Leard, ISCB Conferences Director, Edmonton, Canada
  • Christopher Williams, Columbia University, New York, United States

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RECOMB/ISCB Conference on Regulatory and Systems Genomics, with DREAM Challenges

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Download the Sponsor Prospectus


The RECOMB/ISCB Conference on Regulatory and Systems Genomics, with DREAM Challenges is one of the premier annual meetings for computational and experimental scientists in the areas of regulatory genomics and systems biology. The conference will be held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

The conference combines the following areas:

            • Regulatory Genomics
            • Systems Biology
            • DREAM reverse engineering challenges

The conference presents the latest findings in regulatory and systems genomics, fosters discussions about current research directions, and establishes new collaborations that will advance the development of a systems-level understanding of gene regulation. It will feature keynote presentations, oral presentations, and poster presentations.

The conference is expected to attract 350 delegates many considered the world’s top researchers in systems biology and regulatory genomics. Enhanced by the DREAM Challenges, sponsors can be assured their support of the conference aids in continued research and dissemination of knowledge in this diverse field.

We look forward to welcoming you to Toronto and being a part of this exciting conference.

For additional information please contact:

Steven Leard
Conferences Coordinator
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: 1+780-414-1663


SPONSORSHIP CATEGORIES

Gold Sponsor: $15,000



1. Three (3) complimentary conference registrations
2. Three (3) sponsor/VIP dinner invitations
3. One (1) Exhibitor Showcase Display space (table top or pop-up display only)
4. Logo recognition with hyperlink on home page of conference web site
5. Logo recognition during conference opening session
6. Logo recognition on conference sponsor signage*
7. Gold Sponsor recognition with organization logo and 100 word description in conference program
8. Full-page black and white advertisement in conference program
9. Option to provide company brochure/flyer at registration desk for delegates

Silver Sponsor: $10,000



1. Two (2) complimentary conference registrations
2. Two (2) sponsor/VIP dinner invitations
3. One (1) Exhibitor Showcase Display space (table top or pop-up display only)
4. Logo recognition with hyperlink on sponsors page of conference web site
5. Logo recognition during conference opening session
6. Logo recognition on conference sponsor signage*
7. Silver Sponsor recognition with organization logo and 50 word description in conference program
8. Half-page black and white advertisement in conference program

Bronze Sponsor: $5,000



1. One (1) complimentary conference registration
2. One (1) sponsor/VIP dinner invitation
3. One (1) Exhibitor Showcase Display space (table top or pop-up display only)
4. Company name recognition with hyperlink on sponsors page of conference web site
5. Logo recognition during conference opening session
6. Logo recognition on conference sponsor signage*
7. Bronze Sponsor recognition with organization name and company URL in conference program
8. Quarter-page black and white advertisement in conference program

Reception Sponsor: $10,000



1. Two (2) complimentary conference registration
2. Two (2) sponsor/VIP dinner invitation
3. Company name recognition with hyperlink on sponsors page of conference web site
4. Logo recognition during conference opening session
5. Logo recognition on conference sponsor signage*
6. Sponsor recognition with organization name and company URL in conference program
7. Quarter-page black and white advertisement in conference program

Keynote Sponsor: $2,500



1. One (1) complimentary conference registration
2. One (1) sponsor/VIP dinner invitation
3. Company name recognition with hyperlink on sponsors page of conference web site
4. Logo recognition during conference opening session
5. Logo recognition on conference sponsor signage*
6. Sponsor recognition with organization name and company URL in conference program

Coffee Break Sponsor: $2,500



1. One (1) complimentary conference registration
2. One (1) sponsor/VIP dinner invitation
3. Company name recognition with hyperlink on sponsors page of conference web site
4. Logo recognition during conference opening session
5. Logo recognition on conference sponsor signage*
6. Sponsor recognition with organization name and company URL in conference program

Customized Sponsor Opportunity



Please feel free to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss a customized sponsor opportunity for your organization. A special package and pricing can be reviewed if the above packages are not quite what your organization is looking for.

Exhibitor Showcase



  • Not for Profit Organization: $2000.00
  • For Profit Organization: $2500.00

RECOMB offers organizations an opportunity to showcase products and services as part of the conference exhibitor showcase. A limited number of spaces are available on a first come, first served basis. The exhibitor showcase includes the following:

  • Conference Registration for one representative
  • Exhibit showcase space, with 6ft table. Please note the showcase is designed for pop-up displays, approximately 8 ft wide or a table-top exhibit.

To confirm your space contact:

Steven Leard
Conferences Coordinator
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: 1+780-414-1663


* Logo recognition on conference sponsor signage will be proportionately sized for each sponsorship level, with Gold Sponsor logos being the largest and appearing at the top of the signage.


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