Two interesting and successful special interest group meetings will take place along side ISMB 2012 in Long Beach, CA
3D SIG 2012 – STRUCTURAL BIOINFORMATICS AND COMPUTATIONAL BIOPHYSICS
July 13-14, 2012: 3DSIG 2012
We are happy to announce the eighth 3Dsig meeting. Two very full days with a balance of invited talks, short oral presentations, two laptop/poster sessions, and critical, topic-focused discussions. A truly unique event bringing together in one place the structural computational biology community.
3DSIG 2012 will present the third “Warren DeLano Structural Bioinformatics and Computational Biophysics Award” in honor of Warren DeLano and the contributions he made to our community. The award sum of $1000 will be given for the best presentation on behalf of the DeLano foundation. Further prizes also available for best posters.
Relevant topics include:
Application of structure to systems biology / Structure-based drug discovery including polypharmacology and network pharmacology / Structure representation, classification and predication / Macromolecular assembles / Structural genomics / 3D databases and data mining / Molecular visualization / Relevant methods of structure determination, particularly hybrid methods / Structure-based function prediction / Evolution studied through structures / Docking, analysis, prediction and simulation of biomolecular interactions such as protein-protein, protein-ligand and protein-nucleic-acid / Prediction and analysis of protein domains / Membrane protein structure analysis and prediction / Protein dynamics and disorder / The structural basis of immunology.
March 19, 2012: Registration opens for 3DSIG and ISMB
March 16, 2012: Deadline to submit a poster for ISMB – a necessary requirement to be eligible for an ISMB travel fellowship.
April 6, 2012: ISMB poster acceptance notification
April 13, 2012: Deadline for submitting an abstract to 3DSIG to be considered for oral presentation.
Deadline for travel fellowship application for the main ISMB meeting by invitation only
May 11, 2012: Late 3DSIG poster abstract submission deadline. Late submissions will not be considered for oral presentation (see april 13).
May 25, 2012: ISMB Travel Fellowship acceptance notification.
June 1st, 2012: Early registration deadline to the main ISMB conference. Note: you may register only for 3DSIG.
THE AUTOMATED FUNCTION PREDICTION MEETING (a.k.a. AFP-CAFA)
July 14, 2012, Long Beach, California, USA
(http://BioFunctionPrediction.org ; afpcafa2012 AT gmail.com)
The deluge of genomic information has led to the following fundamental question: what do all these genes do? Many genes are not annotated, and many more are partially or erroneously annotated. Given a genomic stretch which is partially annotated at best, how do we fill in the blanks? Moreover, with structural genomics information starting to pour in, we are faced with the novel problem of predicting function from structure, a problem which did not exist until recently. For all these reasons and many more, automated function prediction is rapidly gaining attention in
Computational biologists have been attacking the problem of automated function prediction from several angles, based on needs and scientific interest. Among the methods are functional inferences based on genomic context; metabolic or signaling pathway context; distant homolog searches; phylogenetic profiling; and combinations of methods using several sources of information and employing data mining and machine learning algorithms.
• April 18, 2012: Deadline for submitting extended abstracts.
• May 9, 2012: Notifications for accepted abstracts e-mailed to corresponding authors.
• May 16, 2012: Deadline for presenters to confirm acceptance of invitation to speak