[BiO BB] Dallas Area Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Workshop – 2006

Bong-Hyun Kim kim at chop.swmed.edu
Tue Aug 15 12:08:21 EDT 2006

August 29, 2006
8:00 am – 7:30 pm
6000 Harry Hines Blvd., NG3 Conference Room
Over the last decade, the human genome project has fueled a revolution
in biomedical research by supporting the development of high
throughput methodologies that have resulted in the generation of
massive quantities of research data regarding normal biological
processes and how these processes are altered during disease
pathogenesis.  Associated with this technological revolution has been
a paradigm shift in the nature of biomedical research in which
reductionistic, hypothesis-driven research is being augmented with
approaches designed to understand how biological components interact
in complex networks.  Two related biological disciplines have emerged
from the need to understand the massive amounts of data being
generated from these high throughput technologies – bioinformatics and
computational biology.  The National Institutes of Health defines
bioinformatics as "research, development, or application of
computational tools and approaches for expanding the use of
biological, medical, behavioral or health data, including those that
acquire, store, organize, archive, analyze or visualize such data",
and computational biology as "the development and application of
data-analytical and theoretical methods, mathematical modeling and
computation simulation techniques to the study of biological,
behavioral, and social systems", with the latter typically focusing on
algorithm development and specific computational methods.  Thus,
bioinformatics utilizes principles in information sciences to make the
vast amount of diverse biological data understandable, while
computational biology uses mathematical and computational approaches
to address theoretical and experimental questions in biology.  Both of
these disciplines are rooted in life sciences as well as information
sciences and technologies, and draw from mathematics and statistics,
computer science, physics, engineering, biology and behavioral

The Dallas Area contains several academic institutions with strengths
in one or more of these core disciplines.  There is considerable
justification for bringing these various groups together to encourage
the development of collaborative projects in bioinformatics and
computational biology that build upon these strengths.


Goal: To discuss common interest and develop collaborative projects in
bioinformatics and computational biology.

Date: August 29, 2006

Time: 8:00 am – 7:30 pm

Location: 6000 Harry Hines Blvd., NG3 Conference Room
8:00 – 8:30 Registration
8:30 – 10:00 Session 1
10:00 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 12:00 Session 2
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 2:30 Poster Session
2:30 – 4:00 Session 3
4:00 – 4:30 Break
4:30 – 6:00  Session 4
6:00 – 7:30 Reception

Presentations: Oral and poster presentations will be chosen from
abstracts submitted for consideration by the workshop organizing

Contact: Email Jennifer Cai
jennifer.cai at utsouthwestern.edu

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