Fourth Virtual Conference on Genomics and Bioinformatics

Sharing Knowledge with the World

September 21-24, 2004
Overview Agenda & Programs Speakers Hotel & TravelSponsors & Exhibitors
Tuesday, September 21 (All times US CDT)
8:00-8:15 am
Willy Valdivia Granda, Orion Integrated Biosciences.
Opening and Update of the Virtual Conferences on Genomics and Bioinformatics.
Complex Systems and Artificial Life Track
Discussion Leader: Sarah B. Tegen
08:15 am - 08:45 am
Sarah B. Tegen, National Academy of Sciences. Overview
From Genomics to cellular automata: Biology of the 21st Century
08:45 am - 09:45 am
Luis Rocha, Los Alamos National Laboratory. USA
09:45 am - 10:45 am
Carlos Camacho, University of Pittsburgh. USA
Folded to Bind: General Principles of Molecular Recognition.
10:45 am - 11:45 am
Frank Gibbons, Harvard University. USA
BioGraphNet, a Distributed Forum for Heterogeneous Biological Networks.
11:45 am - 12:45 pm
William Perrizo, North Dakota State University, USA
Vertical Data Organization in Bioinformatics Systems
12:45 pm - 01:30 pm
Structural Genomics Track
Discussion Leader: Jadwiga Bienkowska
01:30 pm - 01:45 pm
Jadwiga Bienkowska. Serono Reproductive Institute. USA. Overview
01:45 pm - 02:45 pm
Jadwiga Bienkowska. Serono Reproductive Institute. USA
In Silico Functional Annotation of Proteins
02:45 pm - 03:45 pm
Christoph W. Sensen. University of Calgary. Canada
Bluejay: A Biological Sequence Browser featuring Knowledge Integration.
03:45 pm - 04:00 pm
04:00 pm - 05:00 pm
Yuzhen Ye, The Burnham Institute. USA
Protein Structure comparison: New Opportunities and Challenges.

Wednesday, September 22 (All times US CDT)
Biomedical Research Networks (BRIN-INBRE).
Discussion Leader
Krishan K. Arora
08:00 am - 08:30 am
Krishan K. Arora, National Institutes of Health. NCRR. USA
The Institutional Development Award Program: Building and Enhancing Research Capacity
08:30 am - 09:30 am
Sitharama Iyengar, Louisiana State University. USA
A Robust Grouping Algorithm for Clustering of Similar Protein Folding Units
09:30 am - 10:30 am
Martin Gollery, University of Nevada at Reno. USA
The Bioinformatics Core of the Nevada Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network
10:30 am - 11:30 am
John B. Shabb, University of North Dakota. USA
North Dakota IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE)
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Steven F. Jennings, University of Arkansa at Little Rock, USA
Bioinformatics on a Budget
12:30 pm - 01:00 pm
Bioinformatics and Genomics of Cancer
Discussion Leader: Willy Valdivia-Granda
01:15 pm - 01:30 pm
Willy Valdivia-Granda. Orion Integrated Biosciences Inc.
Challengues in Understanding and Integrating Cancer Genomic Data
01:15 pm - 02:15 pm
Richard Simon, National Institutes of Health. USA
Key Features in the Design and Analysis of DNA Microarray Studies
02:15 pm - 03:15 pm
John Wilbanks, W3C Semantic Web - Life Sciences, USA
03:15 pm - 03:30 pm
03:30 pm - 04:00 pm
Virtual Forum Session: Integration of Microarray Data Slides Slides

Thursday, September 23 (All times US CDT)
Comparative Genomics and Bioinformatics
Discussion Leader
Deanne Taylor
08:00 am - 08:15 am
Discussion Leader Overview. Deanne Taylor. Serono Reproductive Biology Inst. USA
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08:15 am - 09:15 am
Eugene Koonin, National Institutes of Health. USA
Comparative Genomics and Evolutionary Reconstruction
09:15 am - 10:15 am
Charles DeLisi, Boston University. USA
Genes, Networks and Function
10:15 am - 11:15 am
Fern Hunt, National Institute of Standards and Technology. USA
GenPatterns: Visualizing Frequency Patterns in DNA
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Maricel Kann, NCBI. National Institutes of Health. USA
Global and Local Alignments of Protein Structure Domains
12:30 pm - 01:00 pm
Genomics of Infectious Diseases
Discussion Leader
Amadou A. Sall
01:00 pm - 01:15 pm
Discussion Leader Overview. Amadou Sall, Pasteur Institute, Dakar, Senegal
01:15 pm - 02:15 pm
Irene Bosch, University of Massachusetts Medical School. USA
The Gene Expression Response of Human Host Cells to Dengue virus
02:15 pm - 03:15 pm
Willy Valdivia-Granda. Orion Integrated Biosciences. USA
In Silico Genomic Footprinting for Genomic Signature Detection. A Systematic Analysis of Flavivirus, Ebola and Marburg Viruses

03:15 pm - 04:15 pm
Sol Efroni. NIAID. National Institutes of Health. USA

Friday, September 24 (All times US CDT)
Computational Chemistry:
Discussion Leader: Kim Baldrigde
08:00 am - 08:15 am
Kim Baldrigde, University of Zurich, Switzerland
08:15 am - 09:15 am
Wibke Sudholt, Universität Zürich. Switzerland
Development, Automation and Distribution of Quantum Chemical and Continuum Electrostatics Calculations of Molecular Systems
09:15 am - 10:15 am
Roie Yerushalmi, Weizmann Institute of Science. Israel
10:15 am - 11:15 am
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Jason Suen, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). A prospective on multiscale biological modeling: From network component analysis to continuum mechanicsSlides
Teaching and Learning Genomics and Bioinformatics
Discussion Leader: Jonh Wooley
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm
John Wooley. Assoc. Vice Chancellor, Research, University of California, San Diego
02:00 pm - 02:30 pm
Derren Barken, Graduate Education from an Insider's Perspective .
02:30 pm - 03:00 pm
Andreia Maer, Virtual Tools I: the Biology Workbench .
03:00 pm - 03:30 pm
Jingwei Meng, Virtual Tools II: Molecular Pages .
03:30 pm - 03:45 pm
Neil C. Jones, Undergraduate Education. .
03:45 pm - 04:00 pm
Willy Valdivia, The Role of Virtual Conferencing . .
04:00 pm - 04:15 pm
General Discussion and Closing Remarks
Conference Closing