[BiO BB] Final week for submissions: AFP - BioSapiens Joint SIG at ECCB 2007
idoerg at burnham.org
Mon Apr 23 12:36:37 EDT 2007
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Joint AFP-Biosapiens SIG
Last week to submit your work!
The Automated Function Prediction (AFP) SIG and the Biosapiens European
network of excellence in genome annotation are teaming up to hold a
two-day Special Interest Group (SIG) meeting July 19-20, 2007 alongside
ISMB/ECCB 2007 in Vienna Austria.
The abstract submission site is now open. Two page abstracts for posters
or short talks will be accepted until May 1, 2007. Please go to:
to submit your abstracts.
The deluge of genomic information is challenging biologists to annotate
this data, from locating genes in the raw data through to predicting the
function from protein sequence and structure. AFP and Biosapiens share
many common goals, and this year we have decided to join forces for a
SIG that will deal with a wide scope of gene, protein, and genomic
Talks are sought in, but not limited to:
* Various aspects of gene and protein function prediction
o Function prediction using sequence based methods. This
would include "classic" methods such as detection of functional motifs
and inferring function from sequence similarity.
o Function from genomic information: prediction by genomic
location; locus comparison with other organisms; function gain and loss.
o Phylogeny based methods
o Function from molecular interactions
o Function from structure
o Function prediction using combined methods
o "Meta-talks" discussing the limitations and horizons of
computational function prediction.
o Assessing function prediction programs
* Genomic annotation
o Gene finding
o Genome visualization
o Collaborative annotation
o Cooperation between experimental and computational biologists
Confirmed speakers include:
* Janet Thornton, European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge, UK
* David Jones University College, London, UK
* Rob Russell EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany
* Christine Orengo, University College London, UK
* Alfonso Valencia, Centro Nacional de Biotecnologia, Madrid, Spain
* Ewan Birney, European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge, UK
* Shoshana Wodak, University of Toronto, Canada
* Russ Altman, Stanford University, USA
Iddo Friedberg, Burnham Institute for Medical Research, La Jolla, CA, USA
Adam Godzik, Burnham Institute for Medical Research and University of
California, San Diego
Christine Orengo, University College, London
May 1 2007: Talk and poster abstracts due
May 21 2007: notification of acceptance
May 28, 2007: final abstracts due
July 19-20, 2007: AFP-Biosapiens SIG alongside ISMB/ECCB 2007 in Vienna,
afp.biosap.2007 at gmail.com
For more information:
Iddo Friedberg, Ph.D.
Burnham Institute for Medical Research
10901 N. Torrey Pines Rd.
La Jolla, CA 92037, USA
T: +1 858 646 3100 x3516
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