[BiO BB] Third Virtual Conference on genomics and bioinformatics

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Third Virtual Conference on Genomics and Bioinformatics

Advances in sequence analysis, transcriptional profiling, protein
structural elucidation and other genomic techniques are producing an
overwhelming accumulation of data and the shift in the way biological
research is conducted. As new disciplines are integrated, the "Virtual
Conferences on Genomics and Bioinformatics" provides an advanced
collaborative environment for the exchange and discussion of information
related to innovations of the post-genomic era. Since 2001 the Virtual
Conferences are featuring high profile researchers working actively in the
development of new applications to understand complex biological systems.
Without registration fees, and using the Access Grid technology and live
video streaming the 2002 Virtual Conference was broadcast simultaneously
to more 2000 researchers in 40 countries.

The Goals of the Virtual Conferences on Genomics and Bioinformatics are:

Transcend geographical and economical barriers for the exchange of ideas
that facilitates the interaction and collaboration among scientists and
educators around the world.
Address the benefits and limitations of the newest developments in
post-genomic technologies.
Explore the social and ethical implications of genomic and bioinformatic
Establish new ways to introduce the high school community to today's
multidisciplinary science.

2003 VCGB Topics and Speakers

Computational Chemistry and Structural Genomics. Track Organizer: Kim
Baldrigde, San Diego Supercomputer Center. USA

Kim Baldrigde, San Diego Supercomputer Center. USA
Nathan Baker, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. USA
Jim Briggs, University of Houston. USA
Jan Jensen, University of Iowa. USA
Julie Mitchell, University of Wisconsin, Madison. USA

Complex Biological Systems: Deanne Taylor. Track Organizer: Serono
Reproductive Biology. USA

George M. Church, Harvard Medical School & MIT Health Sciences &
Technology. USA

Toni Kazic, University of Missouri Columbia. USA

Eberhard Voit, Medical University of South Carolina. USA
Deanne Taylor. Serono Reproductive Biology. USA

Andreas Wagner, University of New Mexico. USA

Yaneer Bar-Yam, New England Complex Systems Institute. USA


Michael T. McManus, Center for Cancer Research. Massachusetts Institute of
Technology, USA

Genomics of Infectious Diseases:

Larry Simpson Howard Hughes Medical Institute/UCLA. USA
Jose Stoute, US Army Medical Research Command. USA
John H Adams, Center for Tropical Disease Research & Training. University
of Notre Dame, USA


Douglas L. Brutlag, Stanford University. USA
Carole Goble, University of Manchester. United Kingdom
Elia Stupka, Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory. Singapore
Akihiko Konagaya, RIKEN Genomic Sciences Center, Japan
David Sankoff, Department of Mathematics and Statistics. University of
Ottawa. Canada

Mark Wilkinson, Illuminae Media, Canada

Transcriptional Analysis:

Bruce Aronow, Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center. USA
Kristy Meyers, Spotfire

Bioethics and Intellectual Property Rights Protection:

Dennis Fernandez, Fernandez and Associates LLP. USA

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