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Programme on Biomolecular Function and Evolution at the Newton Insstitute, Cambridge

Nick Goldman N.Goldman at gen.cam.ac.uk
Fri Apr 24 10:08:21 EST 1998

Biomolecular Function and Evolution in the Context of the Genome Project

The Organisers of the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences
programme on "Biomolecular Function and Evolution in the Context of the
Genome Project" (July -- December 1998) invite applications from
mathematicians and statisticians who would like to participate in the

Information about the programme is available via the WWW, at
http://www.newton.cam.ac.uk/programs/bfg.html and 'downstream' pages.

In particular, please note that a workshop entitled "Introducing
Mathematicians/Statisticians to Current Problems in Biomolecular
Sequence Analysis" is planned for the week commencing Monday 9 November
1998.  The organisers' intention is that this workshop will consist of
talks by molecular biologists attending the programme, describing
research in the biological sciences and highlighting areas in which
mathematical or statistical expertise is needed. Ample time will be
allocated during the week for informal discussion and collaboration on
the topics raised.

Speakers at the workshop will be drawn from the participants in the
Newton Institute programme and from molecular biology institutions in
the Cambridge area.  It is expected that the speakers will include:

 * David Balding (Applied Statistics, Reading)
 * Peter Donnelly (Statistics, Oxford)
 * Richard Durbin (Informatics, Sanger Centre, Hinxton, Cambridge)
 * Walter Fitch (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UC Irvine)
 * Nick Goldman (Genetics, Cambridge)
 * Richard Goldstein (Chemistry, Michigan)
 * Jotun Hein (Biological Sciences, Aarhus)
 * Arthur Lesk (Haematology, Cambridge)
 * Grainne McGuire (BioSS, Edinburgh)
 * David Siegmund (Statistics, Stanford)

The following week of the programme (commencing Monday 16 November) will
also be available for a number of the mathematicians and statisticians
attending the previous week's workshop to remain at the Newton Institute
for extended discussions and collaboration. In addition, there is the
possibility that some of those interested in attending these two weeks
will be able to participate in the programme as long-term visitors.

If you are interested in attending the one-week workshop starting on
9 November 1998; in prolonging that visit to two weeks to participate in
the following week's discussions/collaborations; or in joining the
programme for a more extended period, please contact Nick Goldman
(N.Goldman at gen.cam.ac.uk), Dept of Genetics, Downing Street, Cambridge
CB2 3EH, or any of the Organisers for further information.  Priority may
be given to applicants who are able to join the programme for longer

Programme Organisers:

Peter Donnelly
donnelly at stats.ox.ac.uk

Walter Fitch
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
UC Irvine
wfitch at uci.edu

Nick Goldman
N.Goldman at gen.cam.ac.uk

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