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[Bionews] International Conference - Genome Biology and Bioinformatics

Megan McDevitt via bionews%40net.bio.net (by mcdevitt from ibb.gatech.edu)
Thu Oct 22 11:31:23 EST 2009

Dear Colleagues,

The 7th Georgia Tech - ORNL Conference -
"Genome Biology and Bioinformatics"
to be held on November 12-14, 2009
is now less than a month away:

The program of the conference features
talks of many leading experts in the field

Thanks to financial support from a larger group of sponsors
we are happy to announce that the registration fee is reduced to: 

$20 student/postdoc
$50 - academic
$100 - industry

Deadline for poster abstract submission is extended to 
November 1

We hope to see you soon in the 
Georgia Tech Ferst Center for the Arts


Invited Speakers

Margaret O. Dayhoff Lecture
David Lipman, NCBI/NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA 
Margaret Dayhoff and Molecular Evolution in the 21st Century

Vineet Bafna, University of California at San Diego, USA 

Gill Bejerano, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA 
Genomics and the Evolution of Human-Specific Traits

Jeffrey Bennetzen, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA 
The Hyperevolution of Artifacts and Realities in the Structure and Function of Higher Plant Genomes

Mark Borodovsky, Georgia Tech and Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA 
Gene Finding in the Era of Next Generation Sequencing

Nick Grishin, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Texas, Dallas, TX, USA
Evolutionary Classification of Protein Structures

Curtis Huttenhower, Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA 
Large Scale Genomic Data Mining

King Jordan, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA, USA 
MIR Elements Provide Chromatin Boundaries to the Human Genome

Igor Jouline, University of Tennessee - Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, USA Molecular Evolution of a Complex Signal Transduction System in Prokaryotes

Eugene Koonin, NCBI/NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA 
Systems Biology and the Prospects of a Post-Modern Evolutionary Synthesis

Nikos Kyrpides, DOE Joint Genome Institute, Walnut Creek, CA, USA 
The Future of Microbial Genomics

Boris Lenhard, University of Bergen, Norway 
Long-, Short- and Mid-Range Gene Regulation: Lessons from Genome-Wide Patterns of Sequence Conservation and Transcription Factor Binding

Jian Ma, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA 
Unraveling the Ancestral Mammalian Genome Yields Insights into the Human Genome

Yael Mandel-Gutfreund, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel 
Deciphering the Role of Alternative Splicing in Modulating the Human Gene Regulatory Network

Joanna Masel, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA 
The Origin of New Coding Sequences

Andrey Mironov, Moscow State University, Russia 
Conserved Intronic RNA Secondary Structures

Karen Nelson, J. Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, MD, USA 
Studies of The Human Microbiome

Andrei Osterman, Burnham Institute for Medical Research, La Jolla, CA USA 
Integrated Genomic Reconstruction of Metabolic and Regulatory Networks in Bacteria

Natasa Przulj, Imperial College London, UK 
>From Network Topology to Biological Function and Disease

John Reinitz, State University of New York at Stony Brook, NY, USA 
When Two Plus Two Doesn't Equal Four: Modeling Non-Modular Enhancer 
Behavior in the Eve Promoter

Pierre Rouze, Gent University, Gent, Belgium 
>From Protists to Plants, Fungi and Animals: Eukaryote Genomes Are
Not Born Equal

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