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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
Bioinformatics Technology Conference
DATE: February 3-6, 2003
LOCATION: San Diego, California, USA
ABOUT: Lincoln Stein returns to keynote the OReilly Bioinformatics
Technology Conference to discuss the challenges of bringing bioinformatics
into the biological mainstream, and to chart a course for the future
First Asia-Pacific Bioinformatics Conference Within Australia
DATE: February 4-7, 2003
LOCATION: Adelaide, AUSTRAILA
ABOUT: 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 work environment.
DATE: February 13-14, 2003
LOCATION: Wellington, NEW ZEALAND
ABOUT: Workshops will cater to biologists and computer scientists.
Series of seminars focus on microarray analysis, phylogenetics and
protein structure and function prediction.
Computational Methods in Systems BiologyUniversity of Trento
DATE: February 24-26, 2003
LOCATION: Rovereto, ITALY
ABOUT: Focus on how biological molecules in living systems participate
in very complex networks.
ACM Symposium on Applied Computing Bioinformatics Track
DATE: March 9-12, 2003
LOCATION: Melbourne, Florida, USA
ABOUT: The biomedical information science & technology initiative
report identifies the need for computational tools to meet important
challenges in biomedical research. This track will address research
issues related to bioinformatics.
3rd IEEE Symposium on Bioinformatics and Bioengineering (BIBE 2003)
DATE: March 10-12, 2003
LOCATION: Washington DC Area, USA
ABOUT: Symposium will provide a common platform for the cross fertilization
of ideas, and to help shape knowledge and scientific achievements
by bridging bioinformatics and bioengineering in an interactive and
Drug Discovery Technology 2003
DATE: March 31-April 3, 2003
LOCATION: Stuttgart, GERMANY
ABOUT: Join peers and leading industry experts for 4 intensive days
of innovative conference programming addressing the business, IT and
science of Drug Discovery.
DATE: April 10-13, 2003
LOCATION: Berlin, GERMANY
ABOUT: RECOMB Conference series was founded in 1997 to provide a
scientific forum for theoretical advances in computational biology
and their applications in molecular biology and medicine. The conference
series aims at attracting research contributions in all areas of
computational molecular biology.
methods in computational biology
DATE: April 14, 2003
LOCATION: Harnack-Haus, Berlin, GERMANY
ABOUT: One-day workshop to review the state-of-the-art in the application
of kernel methods to biology in order to highlight promising research
directions, and to foster communication between the computational
biology and machine learning communities.
DATE: April 22, 2003
LOCATION: Nice, FRANCE
ABOUT: The goal of the 2nd International Workshop On High Performance
Computational Biology is to provide a forum for discussion of latest
research in developing high-performance computing solutions to problems
arising from molecular biology.
IMIA Working Group on Education
DATE: April 23-25, 2003
LOCATION: Portland, Oregon, USA
ABOUT: Teach Globally, Learn Locally: Innovations in Health and Biomedical
Informatics Education in the 21st Century.
CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com,
DATE: June 25-27, 2003
LOCATION: Salzburg, Austria
ABOUT: Sponsored by the Intl Assoc of Science and Technology
for Development Technical Committee on Biomedical Engineering.
DATE: June 29-July 3, 2003
LOCATION: Brisbane, Austraila
ABOUT: Covers the development and application of advanced computational
and informatic methods to address leading-edge problems in modern
biological sciences and biotechnology.
Lipari Summer School
DATE: July 13-26, 2003
LOCATION: Lipari, ITALY
ABOUT: 15th ed. of the Intl School for computer science researchers
will focus on algorithmics for data mining and pattern discovery.
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.
Conference on Artificial Life (ECAL-2003)
DATE: September 14-17, 2003
LOCATION: Dortmund, GERMANY
ABOUT: Bringing together scientists and engineers from different
disciplines in an attempt to investigate complex systems from the
class we call living systems.
International Workshop on Neural Networks for Signal Processing
DATE: September 15-17, 2003
LOCATION: Toulouse, FRANCE
ABOUT: The special session is open to all persons working at the
frontier between Bioinformatics and Signal Processing/Neural Networks
and offers them the possibility of presenting and discussing recent
and original work that merges the two fields.
ABOUT: ABioNet is an organisation representing several African countries
that have begun developing bioinformatics expertise
of Manchester-Distance Learning course in Biocomputing
ABOUT: Slated to begin 17 March 2003, the module is an element of
the full MSc in bioinformatics, but is also suitable as an individual
course for those with programming experience.
ABOUT: The STACKdb Human Gene Expression Index, provided free to
academics, is now provided with a comprehensive full-length mRNA
index and additional output reports containing potential alternate
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (JBCB)
ABOUT: New in 2003, JBCB aims to publish high quality, original
research articles, expository tutorials and review papers as well
as short, critical comments on technical issues associated with
the analysis of cellular information and the use of such information
Releases Latest Version
ABOUT: ProtoNet announces the launching of a new version of ProtoNet
(v 2.1). ProtoNet provides a hierarchical classification of all
Least Squares Support Vector Machines
J.A.K. Suykens, T. Van Gestel, J. De Brabanter, B. De Moor, J. Vandewalle
ABOUT: Focus on Least Squares Support Vector Machines (LS-SVMs)
which are reformulations to standard SVMs. LS-SVMs are closely related
to regularization networks and Gaussian processes but additionally
emphasize and exploit primal-dual interpretations from optimization
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.
1000 Wins the ALPSP Award for Publishing Innovation
ABOUT: The online literature evaluation service, Faculty of 1000,
has been recognised by The Association of Learned and Professional
Society Publishers as the most innovative publication of 2002.
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.
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.
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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
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