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Reminder: Special Issue on Computational Molecular Biology

Sorin C. Istrail scistra at cs.sandia.gov
Thu May 25 14:15:48 EST 1995


           Announcing a Special Issue on
          Computational Molecular Biology

Guest Editors: Sorin Istrail, Pavel Pevzner, Ron Shamir

Submission Deadline: May 31, 1995

Manuscripts are solicited for a special issue of 
the development of new combinatorial and algorithmic 
techniques in computational molecular biology. 
With this announcement "Discrete Applied Mathematics"  
starts a series of special issues devoted to 
computational biology. This series will publish papers 
on the mathematical and algorithmic foundations of 
the inherently discrete aspects of computational biology.

The traditional partnership of mathematics and physics
has advanced and enriched both disciplines. In a similar 
partnership, mathematics and algorithms are becoming 
crucial tools in the rapid advancement of molecular biology. 
At the same time, the computational challenges of these 
biological disciplines raise exciting new problems in 
discrete mathematics and theoretical computer science. 
To paraphrase Stan Ulam, those challenges reflect 
"not only what mathematics can do for biology but what 
biology can do for mathematics."

The following is a (nonexhaustive) list of possible 
topics of interest for the special issue:

        - DNA mapping

        - DNA sequencing

        - DNA/protein sequence comparison

        - molecular evolution

        - RNA/protein structure 

        - gene/motif recognition 

Seven (7) copies of complete manuscripts should be sent to 
any of the Guest Editors indicated below by May 31, 1995. 
We expect the Special Issue to appear in the Fall 1996. 
Manuscripts must be prepared according to the normal 
submission requirements of Discrete Applied Mathematics, 
as described in each issue of the journal.  The Guest Editors
will make every possible effort to assure the timely completion
of a thorough refereeing process.

The Guest Editors are:

  Sorin Istrail 
  Sandia National Laboratories
  Algorithms and Discrete Mathematics Department
  MS 1110
  Albuquerque, NM 87185-1110
  scistra at cs.sandia.gov

  Pavel Pevzner
  Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering
  The Pennsylvania State University
  University Park, PA 16802 
  pevzner at cse.psu.edu  

  Ron Shamir 
  Dept. of Computer Science 
  Tel Aviv University 
  Tel Aviv 69978 
  shamir at math.tau.ac.il

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