The World's Premier Conference on Computational Biology - ISMB 2014!

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About ISMB

The Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB) conference brings together computational biology researchers of every career stage from around the world. Hosted by the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB), ISMB has grown over 22 years to become the world's largest bioinformatics/computational biology conference.


ISMB attracts top international scientists in the life sciences and offers a strong scientific program and the broadest scope of any international bioinformatics/computational biology. Topics of interest include sequence analysis, evolution and phylogeny, comparative genomics, protein structure, molecular and supramolecular dynamics, molecular evolution, gene regulation and transcriptomics, RNA biology, proteomics, systems biology, ontologies, databases and data integration, text mining and information extraction, and human health.

In addition, join us prior to ISMB on July 11 & 12 to participate in the Special Interest Group Meetings, Satellite Meetings,Student Council Symposium and Tutorials.

Attend ISMB July 13-15, 2014 to present your research, learn about the latest developments in the field, network with colleagues, and help shape the future of computational biology and bioinformatics!

Featured ISMB 2014 Keynote Presenter:

2014 ISCB Accomplishment by a Senior Scientist Award

Eugene (Gene) MyersGene Myers

Director and Tschira Chair of Systems Biology
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics
Dresden Germany



Presentation Title: DNA Assembly: Past, Present, and Future

Presentation Time: Sunday July 13,  4:40 - 5:40



In the 80's Gene Myers developed many efficient algorithms for sequence comparison and search, used, for example, in BLAST and UNIX diff. With Udi Manber, he invented suffix arrays that enable the Burroughs-Wheeler transform needed in todays space-efficient indices, especially for genomic data. Myers developed the overlap-layout-consensus paradigm for DNA sequencing, ultimately perfecting the string graph approach used at Celera to successfully assemble the fly, human, and mouse genomes. With Jim Weber, he was the first to propose paired-end whole genome shotgun sequencing of the human genome, the paradigm by which most genomes are sequenced today. Recently he has focused on the construction of novel microscopes and software for building single cell expression atlases across developmental epochs.

Myers has been a professor at U of Arizona and UC Berkeley, a vice president at Celera Genomics, and a group leader for HHMI and the Max-Planck Society. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, USA, the National Academy of Germany, and won the ACM Kannellakis Prize in 2002.