[BiO BB] One week for abstract submission for the AFP SIG

Iddo Friedberg idoerg at burnham.org
Wed Apr 20 04:11:13 EDT 2005

{Please pass on!}

The Automated Function Prediction meeting will take place as a Special
Interest Group (SIG) satellite meeting of ISMB 2005 in Detroit, MI, USA.
Current speakers include: Michael Sternberg, Imperial College, London;
Olivier Lichtarge, Baylor College of Medicine; Russ Altman, Stanford
University; Patricia Babbitt, UCSF and Adam Godzik, The Burnham Institute.

We are also seeking talk abstracts and poster abstracts from researchers
in the field of automated function prediction. Abstracts are due April 26,
2005, a week from today.

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. With that in mind, Protein Science journal will publish
selected talks from the meeting in a special section devoted to the topic
of automated function predction.

Talks and posters 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
Fax: +1 (858) 646 3171
Automated Protein Function Prediction Meeting, June 24, 2005

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