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GLBIO 2013 - Program Schedule Now Available

Dear ISCB Members, Colleagues, and Past GLBIO Attendees:

The Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference is ISCB's annual event focused on providing an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of research findings and methods within the North American Great Lakes region. The conference fosters long-term relationships, provides networking opportunities for researchers from within the region, and creates a collaborative environment for participants from around the world. The 2013 program has been retooled with new elements that will increase the opportunities to present research at many different stages of development. GLBIO will kick off with tutorials and will include a full program of keynotes, selected original research presentations, highlights of published works, flash presentations and posters. Your participation is encouraged!

The Program Schedule for the GLBIO 2013 Conference is now posted: www.iscb.org/glbio2013-program/glbio2013-full-agenda. Note that early registration pricing is available through April 24, 2013 at: www.iscb.org/glbio2013-register/

The hotel reservation deadline is April 23, 2013. To obtain the conference rate of $141/night plus tax, reservations can be made following the links on the "Accommodations" page: www.iscb.org/glbio2013-general-info/glbio2013-accommodations.

"Birds of a Feather": GLBIO 2013 will offer a number of 'spontaneous' open meetings for participants to meet and talk about topics of mutual interest. The "Birds-of-a-Feather" (BoF) meetings offer an opportunity for colleague interaction in a relaxed atmosphere. Participants are encouraged to submit a topic for discussion to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and to recruit as many (or as few) interested participants as desired by the topic leader. Additional details will be provided prior to the Conference.

A Group Hike is planned for Monday, May 13th from 5:00pm - 7:00pm through beautiful Schenley Park www.pittsburghparks.org/schenley. Hikers will meet at the Registration Desk at the GLBIO Conference and additional details will be provided.

GLBIO topic areas include: Algorithm Development & Machine Learning; Databases and Ontologies; Text Mining & Natural Language Processing; Bioimage Analysis; Biological Networks; Chemical Biology; Clinical Informatics & Epidemiology; Disease Models & Molecular Medicine; Evolutionary, Comparative, and Meta-Genomics, Gene Regulation & Transcriptomics; Mass Spectrometry & Proteomics; Personalized Genetics and Genomics: Exome, Genome, Transcriptome; RNA & Protein: Structure, Modification, Localizations, Interaction, Function

This year's keynote presenters exemplify the diversity of the field within this region: Ivet Bahar of University of Pittsburgh; Ziv Bar-Joseph of Carnegie Mellon University (and recipient of the 2012 ISCB Overton Prize); Jing Li of Case Western Reserve University; and Isidore Rigoutsos of Thomas Jefferson University.

Tutorial topics and presenters will include: Spatial Rule-based Modeling of Cellular Biochemistry with MCell/BioNetGen/CellBlender presented by James Faeder (University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; Exploring and Enabling Biomedical Data Analysis with Galaxy presented by Anton Nekrutenko (Penn State University) and Machine Learning in Biology presented by Seyoung Kim and Eric Xing (Carnegie Mellon University).

We look forward to your participation! Please help spread the word by sharing this information with your colleagues and collaborators.

Sincerely,

Bruce Aronow, Elodie Ghedin, and Russell Schwartz

GLBIO 2013 Conference Chairs