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Last Call for Submissions: RECOMB Satellite Conference on Regulatory and Systems Genomics, with DREAM Challenges

Dear ISCB Members and Colleagues,

The deadline for submissions for the 5th annual joint RECOMB Conference on Regulatory and Systems Genomics, with DREAM Challenges, is just two weeks away. We invite you to participate by submitting a paper or abstract.

For more information, visit: http://recomb-2012.c2b2.columbia.edu/.

The 5th annual joint RECOMB Conference on Regulatory and Systems Genomics, with DREAM Challenges is one of the premier annual meetings for computational and experimental scientists in the fields of regulatory genomics and systems biology, and is now an official conference of the International Society for Computational Biology. The meeting will be held at the Hotel Sofitel San Francisco Bay on November 12-15, 2012.

All submissions of full-length papers will be considered for publication in Genome Research and the Journal of Computational Biology. Accepted papers will be published in conjunction with the conference and authors of selected papers will present their work at the meeting. Our program committee will review all submitted papers in collaboration with the journal editors and the conference chairs.

We are also accepting submissions of abstracts, including both original unpublished work and work that has been published or accepted for publication by a high-impact journal between January 1 and November 1, 2012. Unpublished work will be considered for either an oral or a poster presentation. Work already accepted for publication will be considered for an oral presentation only.

***The deadline for all submissions is September 7, 2012 ***

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. Areas of interest for papers, abstracts, and nominations 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

We are also still accepting submissions for participation in the DREAM Challenges, designed to identify the best practices for predicting the structure of biological networks. Lastly, we are also still inviting nominations for RegGen-TopTen 2011, our list of the most influential papers of 2011 in the fields of Regulatory and Systems Genomics, in conjunction with the ISMB Special Interest Group on Regulatory Genomics (RegGen SIG). See our website above for more information.

We are looking forward to very exciting program. Our invited speakers include Howard Chang, Job Dekker, Angela DePace, Joe Ecker, Yoav Gilad, Len Pennacchio, Saurabh Sinha, Stephen Friend, Jonathan Weissman, Dean Felsher, Michael Elowitz, Joe Nadeau, Markus Covert, Joe Gray, and Ernest Fraenkel.

Registration is also now open and early registration rates will expire October 12th. We hope that you will participate and look forward to seeing you in San Francisco this November!

Best regards,

Andrea Califano, Manolis Kellis, Sylvia Plevritis, and Gustavo Stolovitzky

Conference Chairs