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[Bionews] 3rd International Symposium on Networks in Bioinformatics

Barbera DC van Schaik b.d.vanschaik at amc.uva.nl
Wed Feb 8 06:37:14 EST 2006

3rd International Symposium on Networks in Bioinformatics
29, 30 and 31 may 2006
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Deadline for abstract submission: 1 april 2006
Early-bird registration: before 1 april 2006

Symposium focus: Bioinformatics of networks
Bioinformatics of biological networks involves a range of
interconnected multidisciplinary research topics. Research areas
include the quantitative understanding of the dynamics of regulatory
and metabolic networks by using modeling and simulation techniques, the
reconstruction of biological pathways from experimental data,
identification of pathway modules, the analysis and interpretation of
experimental data in the context of biological networks, the
construction and use of (public) pathway databases, network
visualization and the development and use of pathway markup languages
such as SBML and BioPax. Biological questions and new experimental
techniques as well as ongoing (bio)informatics and statistics efforts
will guide the development of the next generation of bioinformatics
software packages. The combination of computational and genomics
research will accelerate the detailed understanding of biological
networks, which will find many applications in all application domains
of life sciences.

Bridging the gap between disciplines
ISNB is specifically aimed at researchers working in life sciences,
which includes disciplines like molecular biology, genomics,
bioinformatics, biostatistics, informatics, computational life sciences
and mathematical biology. Since more and more researchers are focusing
on biological networks from different perspectives there is large
interest in a dedicated symposium like the ISNB. ISNB provides a
platform to bring together these different researchers in this field to
exchange ideas and facilitate new national and international
collaborations. Experience from ISNB2004 and ISNB2005 learns that there
is a significant interest in this symposium. This symposium will also
contribute to merge ideas and research from scientific programs in the
field of bioinformatics, computational life sciences (e.g. simulation
and modeling) and the experimental genomics work.

Scientific program and tutorial lectures
The Third International Symposium on Networks in Bioinformatics (ISNB
2006) is likely to continue its success from previous years by bringing
together different disciplines to discuss ongoing research in this
exciting field of biological networks and bioinformatics. In
continuation of ISNB 2005 we aim to organize a three day meeting during
which we will again schedule a mix of tutorial lectures and scientific
presentations. The scientific program includes research and poster
presentations from Dutch and international acknowledged researchers but
also from young researchers starting in the field. The tutorial
lectures provide an excellent opportunity to have well known
researchers in the field give an introduction to junior and senior
researchers and students who recently started working in related
projects. The setup of the symposium facilitates sufficient
possibilities to meet and talk to colleague researchers, which will
facilitate many new and exciting collaborations and research projects.

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