[BiO BB] Reminder: 3 weeks to abstract submission for AFP

Iddo Friedberg idoerg at burnham.org
Mon Apr 4 17:19:36 EDT 2005

Hello all,

The deadline for abstract submission for the First Automated Function 
Prediction (AFP) meeting is approaching: April 26, 2005. The AFP meeting 
will be held as a Special Interest Group meeting (SIG) just before ISMB 
2005, on Friday, June 24, 2005 at /The Detroit Marriott Renaissance 
Center, Detroit, MI USA./

The meeting will feature talks from various groups involved in protein 
function prediction. Additionally, an open assessment of function 
prediction servers will be held in the afternoon session.

If you are involved in computational function prediction, we would like 
to see you there, preferably on the podium, telling us about your work. 
An abstract submitted to the AFP will be in the conference proceedings, 
but is not considered a publication, so you may publish your results 
elsewhere as well.

Talks are sought in, but not limited to, the following topics:

    * Function prediction using sequence based methods. This would
      include "classic" methods such as detection of functional motifs
      and inferring function from sequence similarity.
    * Function from genomic information: prediction by genomic location;
      locus comparison with other organisms; function gain and loss.
    * Phylogeny based methods
    * Function from molecular interactions
    * Function from structure
    * Function prediction using combined methods
    * "Meta-talks" discussing the limitations and horizons of
      computational function prediction.
    * Assessing function prediction programs

For more information please see:

Abstract submission instructions and templates can be found at:


We are looking forward to seeing you in June.

Iddo Friedberg, in the name of the AFP organizing committee.

Iddo Friedberg, Ph.D.
The Burnham Institute
10901 N. Torrey Pines Rd.
La Jolla, CA 92037 USA
Tel: +1 (858) 646 3100 x3516
The First Automated Protein Function Prediction SIG
Detroit, MI June 24, 2005

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