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Tutorial Program Announced for Eighth International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB 2000)

Published 06/21/2000

Contact: Nancy Jensen, SDSC,, 858-534-5039

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO -- Topics ranging from sequence analysis to metabolic pathways are among 14 tutorials to be offered at the Eighth International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB 2000,, which will take place August 19-23, 2000, at the University of California, in La Jolla, California. The seven morning and seven afternoon sessions will be held Saturday, August 19, on the UC San Diego campus.

Conference participants may attend up to one morning and one afternoon session. The sessions and the instructors are listed below:

Saturday, August 19 8:30am - 12:30pm

AM1 - Richard K. Belew, University of California, San Diego Mark Craven, University of Wisconsin Strategies for Seeking and Publishing Biomedical Literature on the WWW

AM2 - Ram Samudrala, Stanford University Protein Folding and Protein Structure Prediction

AM3 - Frederique Galisson, Institut Pasteur Introduction to Computational Sequence Analysis

AM4 - Carole Goble, Robert Stevens, University of Manchester Peter Karp, SRI International Bio-Ontologies: Tools, Techniques, and Examples

AM5 - Isaac S. Kohane, Children's Hospital Informatics Program (Harvard) Clustering Genes by RNA Expression: How to Get Started and Where to Go Next

AM6 - Thomas Werner, GSF-National Research Centre for Environment and Health Organizational Features of Euykaryotic Promoters and Applications of In Silico Promoter Analysis in the Annotation of the Human Genome

AM7 - Dirk Evers and Robert Giegerich, Bielefeld University Systematic Dynamic Programming in Bioinformatics

1:30pm - 5:30pm

PM1 - Qin Shi, Steve Bent, and Colin Sandercock, Foley & Lardner (law firm) Intellectual Property in Informatics

PM2 - Bill Pearson, University of Virginia Protein Sequence Comparison and Protein Evolution

PM3 - Kenneth Griffiths, Mosaic Bioinformatics, Inc. Approaches to Integrating Biological Data

PM4 - David Sankoff, Centre de Recherches Mathematiques Universite de Montreal Genome Rearrangements and Comparative Mapping

PM5 - Eberhard O. Voit, Medical University, South Carolina A Primer on Metabolic Pathway Analysis

PM6 - Simon Lin, Harry Zuzan, Duke University Building Microarray Informatics Support

PM7 - Victor Jongeneel, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics From Tag to Gene: Linking the Pieces in Sequence Analysis

This year's ISMB conference focuses on bioinformatics associated with the interpretation of large-scale gene expression data, whole genome comparative analysis, mathematical modeling and biochemical pathways, and large macromolecular assemblies using data at different resolutions

The early registration deadline is June 30, 2000. For full details, including tutorial registration, please refer to the Web site,

ISMB 2000 is co-chaired by Philip Bourne and Michael Gribskov, computational biologists at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC).

In addition to the tutorials, there will be six keynote speakers, as well as paper presentations, poster sessions, software demonstrations, and exhibits by vendors and researchers.

Two satellite conferences will be held in association with ISMB 2000: the Bioinformatics Open Source Conference and the Third Annual Bio-Ontologies Meeting. Information about these is also available on the ISMB 2000 Web site.

ISMB 2000 is sponsored by the International Society of Computational Biology, SDSC, the National Partnership for Advanced Computational Infrastructure (NPACI), the National Biomedical Computation Resource at SDSC, and the University of California, San Diego. For more information, see or e-mail Nancy Jensen of SDSC at