Opportunities of Interest
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Special Focus on Computational Molecular Biology
DATE: September 2000-August 2003
UPCOMING EVENT: Protein Domains: Identification, Classification
and Evolution Dates: February 27-28, 2003; DIMACS Center, Rutgers,
Piscataway, New Jersey, USA
Conference on Computational Biology 2002 (ECCB 2002)
DATE: October 6-9 2002
LOCATION: Saarbrücken, GERMANY
ABOUT: The ECCB conference provides an opportunity to present cutting
edge research in computational biology. This multi-disciplinary
conference bridges computer science, molecular biology, biochemistry,
pharmaceutics, and medicine by bringing together involved scientists
from all over the world.
2002: International Trade Fair and Conference for Biotechnology,
Bioinformatics and Microarrays
DATE: October 9-11, 2002
LOCATION: Messe Freiburg in Freiburg/ Breisgau, GERMANY
ABOUT: Systems Biology, Protein Microarray, DNA Chips, Bioinformatics.
The connection of trade fair and top-class conference of the BioDigital
2002 offers an interesting panel for science and business decision
makers in Microarray technology and Bioinformatics.
CONTACT: +44-0-20-7017-5069; +44-0-20-7017-4822 (fax)
WORKSHOP: Computer Graphics and Visualization Techniques for
Medical Applications University of Colorado
DATE: October 18, 2002
ABOUT: Designed to acquaint researchers in medicine and bioinformatics
with new computer graphics, visualization and interactive techniques.
COPE 02: IZKF Muenster Workshop on Comparative Analysis of Protein
DATE: October 24-26, 2002
LOCATION: Muenster, GERMANY
ABOUT: Designed to bring together researchers from biomedicine with
an interest in specific protein families, and researchers from bioinformatics
who analyze the evolution of proteins.
CALL FOR PAPERS: 3rd IEEE Symposium on Bioinformatics and Bioengineering
DATE: October 28, 2002
LOCATION: Washington DC Area, USA
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 10-12, 2003
ABOUT: The BIBE Symposium provides a common platform for the cross
fertilization of ideas to help shape knowledge and scientific achievements
by bridging bioinformatics and bioengineering through an interactive
CALL FOR PAPERS: Journal of Parallel & Distributed Computing,
Issue on High-Performance Computational Biology
Deadline: November 15, 2002
ABOUT: Aimed to provide a forum for the publication of important research
contributions in developing high-performance computing solutions to
problems arising from molecular biology.
CONTACT: Editors: Srinivas Aluru firstname.lastname@example.org;
David A. Bader email@example.com
Standards and Ontologies for Functional Genomics (SOFG)
DATE: November 17-20, 2002
LOCATION: Hinxton, UK
ABOUT: MGED-supported conference to bring together the scientists
who are developing standards and ontologies for describing high-throughput
functional genomics experiments and those who are using these new
CONTACT: +44 -0-1223-495002; +44 -0-1223-495023 (fax); firstname.lastname@example.org
to the 3rd International Conference on Systems Biology: The Logic
DATE: December 13-15, 2002
LOCATION: Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, SWEDEN
ABOUT: ICSB 2002 will feature experimental, computational and theoretical
advances in the rapidly advancing fields of gene expression acquisition
technologies, gene expression data analysis, functional analysis of
biological control systems, proteinomics, modeling and analysis of
kinetic networks, metabolomics, signal transduction, morphogenesis,
and much more.
Asia-Pacific Bioinformatics Conference Within Australia
DATE: February 4-7, 2003
LOCATION: Adelaide, AUSTRALIA
ABOUT: Database management, artificial intelligence, data mining,
and knowledge representation can provide key solutions to the challenges
presented by biological data. Opportunities are emerging to integrate
molecular biology components of bioinformatics with computational,
physiological, morphological, taxonomic, and ecological components.
Addressing this challenge will facilitate the way life science researches
retrieve, analyze and visualize data and relationships in a collaborative
CONTACT: Dr. Phoebe Chen, +61-7-3864-1945; +61-7-3864-1969 (fax)
DATE: February 13-14, 2003
LOCATION: Wellington, NEW ZEALAND
ABOUT: This conference boasts something for everyone in bioinformatics.
Workshops will cater to biologists and computer scientists. We will
follow up with a series of seminars related to the areas of microarray
analysis, phylogenetics and protein structure and function prediction.
ACM Symposium on Applied Computing Bioinformatics Track
DATE: March 9-12, 2003
LOCATION: Melbourne, Florida, USA
ABOUT: The biomedical information science and technology initiative
report identifies the need for computational tools to meet important
challenges in biomedical research. This track will address research
issues related to any area of bioinformatics.
DATE: July 17-20, 2003
LOCATION: Bangkok, THAILAND
ABOUT: The National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
will organize BioThailand 2003: Technology for Life featuring scientific
meetings, trade show and the showcase of Thai biotechnology innovations.
CONTACT: 66-2564-6700; 66-2564-6701 to 5 (fax); email@example.com
Receive a 10% Discount When They Register by November 8, 2002 for
the Following Events:
New York City - December 3-5, 2002
This event focuses on approaches and strategies in determination
of gene expressionintegrating advancements in microarray and
visualization technologies with applications ranging from the research
lab to the clinic. Benefit from keynotes, case studies and interactive
discussion with leading industry and research organizations.
IT Life Science: New York City - December 3-5, 2002
The 2nd semi-annual forum designed to address the IT challenges
of the life-sciences industry, and allow senior executives the opportunity
to discuss, strategize and offer solutions to the ever-changing
IT landscape in the pharmaceutical and biotech markets.
in Systems Biology: New York City - December 3-5, 2002
This event focuses on applying bioinformatics to the study of biology
as an integrated systemMaximizing the technological advances
to integrate, analyze, and manage data from the complex systems
responsible for all biological functions.
Management for R&D: New York City - December 3-5, 2002
This event focuses on knowledge management platforms and strategies,
essential to enhancing R&D. Workshops, case studies and panel
sessions will uncover the answers to leveraging collaborative knowledge
distribution to ensure intelligent drug discovery and design.
Learning Professional Masters Program in Biomedical Informatics
ABOUT: The Biomedical Informatics training program at Stanford University
will offer a professional Masters degree beginning Spring 2003.
The professional MS program is designed so students may remain fully
employed while studying for their degree. Students accepted into
the program may enroll part-time with up to 5 years to complete
the program. It is possible to fulfill the requirements for the
degree on-line through courses delivered by the Stanford Center
for Professional Development.
Celera Genomics Graduate Student Award in Computational Biology
ABOUT: Nominations requested for a graduate student award as part
of the DIMACS Special Focus on Computational Molecular Biology.
CONTACT: +1-732-445-5928; +1-732-445-5932 (fax); firstname.lastname@example.org
University Launches part-time MSc in Bioinformatics
DATE: October 2002
ABOUT: Oxford University will launch a new, part-time M.Sc. in Bioinformatics
October 2002 for those with a mathematical background and/or biological
knowledge. The program is designed for individuals in full time
employment in industry.
Cluster Analysis of Gene Expression Dynamics (CAGED)
ABOUT: Computer program for cluster analysis of gene expression
data collected through microarray experiments. CAGED implements
a Bayesian clustering method designed to handle temporal experiments
and subsuming standard independent experiments as a special case.
Program at the University of Alabama: Specialization in Bioinformatics
ABOUT: Jointly administered by computer science faculty and biomedical
research faculty in the UAB Medical Center. In addition to the computer
science graduate admission requirements, the specialization requires
an approved background in molecular biology.
Free Online Trial of Human Molecular Genetics
of Colorado Center for Computational Biology introduces its Certificate
in Computational Biology
ABOUT: CU Center for Computational Biology begins the program fall
2002. It feeds into two new computational biology options for the
MS degree: computer science and applied mathematics which feed into
the School of Medicine Ph.D. in analytical health sciences/bioinformatics.
Training Program for Health Research
ABOUT: Trans-disciplinary program (offering learning streams leading
toward certificate, MS, or PhD) designed and taught by leading researchers
and their institutions in British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest.
CONTACT: +1-604-707-5965; email@example.com
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS:
Intl. Journal of Cooperative Information Systems
ABOUT: This issue focuses is Data Management and Modeling Support
in Bioinformatics. Papers describing state-of-the research including,
but not limited to, the following areas are solicited: Database
integration and interoperability; Information Modeling, metadata
and data sharing; Multidatabase indexing and multidatabase queries;
Data semantic and control; Ontology design; Knowledge discovery
and datamining; Algorithms for large scale and distributed biological
Heart Association (AHA)
The AHA supports research activities broadly related to cardiovascular
function and disease, stroke, as well as basic science, clinical,
bioengineering/biotechnology and public health problems. National
Research Programs are offered bi-annually. Application deadline:January
13, 2003 Information and forms are available at www.americanheart.org/research
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