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DNA Structure --- PSB-01, January 3-7, 2001.

Richard Lathrop rickl at tahiti.ICS.UCI.EDU
Mon Jun 26 10:55:12 EST 2000




"DNA Structure, Protein-DNA Interactions, and DNA-Protein Expression"

			     organized by

		Pierre F. Baldi and Richard H. Lathrop

This announcement solicits papers and referees for a special track on
DNA structure, Protein-DNA interactions, and DNA-Protein expression,
to be held as part of the Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing (PSB-01),
Honolulu, Hawaii, January 3-7, 2001.  See http://www.cgl.ucsf.edu/psb/
for more information.

The session seeks computational approaches to understanding the
DNA/Protein/DNA cycle by which DNA and proteins co-exist, co-regulate,
and co-create each other. Papers addressing any area of DNA structure,
its interactions, and its expression, are welcome.

We are particularly interested in papers that address the underlying
structural and functional basis by which these interactions may be
understood, modeled, and predicted. There is mounting evidence that
DNA structural properties at multiple levels beyond the double helix
significantly affect its interactions with proteins and play an
important role in a number of biological phenomena, ranging from
protein binding sites to gene networks to triplet repeat expansion
diseases. While far behind its protein structure cousin, the topic is
not less important. Our goal is to accelerate progress in this vital
and expanding area.

Referees willing to contribute expertise in DNA structure and related
topics should contact Dr. Lathrop, e-mail rickl at uci.edu, or Dr. Baldi,
e-mail pfbaldi at ics.uci.edu


Full paper submission and publication is required for oral
presentations.  Each full paper will be reviewed by at least three
independent referees.  Accepted papers will be published in a
hard-bound archival proceedings, indexed in Medline. The best accepted
papers will be presented orally to the entire conference. Poster and
demo sessions are available for researchers who wish to exhibit their
work at PSB, but do not wish to prepare a paper.

All PSB paper submissions must be submitted electronicly via email to
Russ Altman (altman at smi.stanford.edu). We accept postscript, pdf and
Microsoft Word format files. We can NOT accept Tex files or other word
processors.  Please follow the paper formating instructions available
from ftp://ftp-smi.stanford.edu/pub/altman/psb. Please note that all
submissions must be accompanied by an (email) cover letter that
specifies by which specific session (if any) the paper should be
reviewed. Please also include a statement in the cover letter that the
paper contains original unpublished results not currently under
consideration elsewhere and that all co-authors concur with its

Poster and demo abstracts may be submitted electronically. Contact
Russ Altman (altman at smi.stanford.edu) for additional information.


** July 17 -- papers due to PSB-01 as above.
** Aug 28 -- final paper decisions announced.
** Sept 25 -- camera ready copy due.
** Nov 6 -- poster abstracts due (after this date, posters will be
accepted on a space available basis; space will be limited especially
for interactive/computational posters after this date.)

Travel Support

In previous years, PSB has been able to offer partial travel support
to some PSB participants. PSB has applied for grants from NSF and DoE
to support travel to PSB '01, but there is NO GUARANTEE OF TRAVEL
SUPPORT FOR ANYONE.  See http://www.cgl.ucsf.edu/psb/ for more

For more information:

Prof. Richard H. Lathrop
Dept. of Information and Computer Science, #3425
University of California
Irvine, California, USA 92697-3425
Electronic mail: rickl at uci.edu
Telephone: (949)824-4021
Fax: (949)824-4056


Prof. Pierre F. Baldi
Dept. of Information and Computer Science, #3425
University of California
Irvine, California, USA 92697-3425
Electronic mail: pfbaldi at ics.uci.edu
Telephone: (949)824-5809
Fax: (949)824-4056



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