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volume 5, issue 3

President’s Letter

ISMB 2002 Overview

Overton Prize

New Board Members

2003 ISCB Membership Registration Now Open

ISCB Members’ Meeting

Application Deadline to Host ISMB 2004 or 2005

ISMB Goes Down Under

SGI Awards Best Paper and Best Poster Awards at ISMB 2002

CAPRI and ECCB Travel Fellowship Recipients

Bourne Receives Sun Convergence Lifetime Achievement Award

McKay: Executive Officer

Events and Opportunities

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ISMB 2002 SGI Awards

ISCB is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s ISMB Best Paper and Best Poster Awards by SGI.
Pier Luigi Martelli took home best paper honors for “A sequence profile based HMM for predicting and discriminating beta barrel membrane proteins.” Co-authors included: Piero Fariselli, Anders Krogh, and Rita Casadio.
Prior to ISMB, Martelli was selected as one of three finalists in the best paper category. It was determined—by a subset of the senior review committee—that Martelli should receive the award for best paper based on his written paper and oral presentation at ISMB.

Ten posters—from a pool of over 500—were selected to receive Best Poster honors. ISMB delegates selected the best poster winners. The winners selected were:

  • Using Structure and Sequence Information for Predicting Transcription Factor Binding Sites. Tommy Kaplan, Nir Friedman and Hanah Margalit. The Hebrew University, Jerusalem.
  • Automatic Classification of Protein Structures Using Gauss Integrals. Peter Røgen and Boris Fain. Department of Mathematics, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark and Department of Structural Biology, Stanford University.
  • Mauve: Multiple Genome Alignments. Aaron Darling, Bob Mau, Frederick R. Blattner and Nicole T. Perna. Departments of Computer Science, Animal Health, Biomedical Sciences, Oncology and Genetics, University of Wisconsin-Madison. The first two authors contributed equally to this work.
  • Finding Biological Themes in z-derived Gene Lists with EASE: the Expression Analysis Systematic Explorer. Douglas A. Hosack and Richard A. Lempicki. Laboratory of Immunopathogenesis and Bioinformatics, SAIC Frederick.
  • From RegulonDB to a Multigenomic Microbial Database of Operon Organization and Gene Regulation. Salgado H, Sanchez-Solano F, Diaz-Peredo E, Gama-Castro S, Garcia-Alonso D, Perez-Rueda E, Jimenez-Jacinto V, Medrano-Soto A, Moreno-Hagelsieb G and Collado-Vides J. Nitrogen Fixation Research Center, Av. Universidad, Cuernavaca, Morelos.
  • Modeling Genetic Regulatory Networks Using Dynamic Bayesian Networks. Y. Zeng, R. Khan, J. Garcia-Frias and G. Gao. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Delaware.
  • Expert-system based annotation strategies using GenDB, an open source genome annotation system. Alice McHardy, Jan Kleinluetzum and Folker Meyer. Center for Genome Research, Bielefeld University
  • G-language Genome Analysis Environment. Kazuharu Arakawa, Koya Mori, and Masaru Tomita. Institute for Advanced Biosciences, Keio University, Department of Environmental Information and Graduate School of Media and Governance.
  • A High Throughput Pipeline for Validating Novel Splice Variants Discovered Using Whole-Genome Junction Arrays. Patrick Loerch, Chris Armour, Phil-Garrett-Engele, Ralph Santos, Zhengyan Kan, Jason Johnson and Daniel Shoemaker. Rosetta Inpharmatics.
  • Atomic Reconstruction of Metabolism. Masanori Arita. Computational Biology Research Center, Koto-ku Aomi, Tokyo.