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This is the post-event web site for PSB 2000.

Information on PSB 2001 is now available. The PSB 2000 attendance list, electronic proceedings, submitted PSB-related links and other useful information can be found below.

Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing 2000

The Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing (PSB 2000) was an international, multidisciplinary conference for the presentation and discussion of current research in the theory and application of computational methods in problems of biological significance. Papers and presentations were rigorously peer reviewed and were published in an archival proceedings volume. PSB 2000 was held January 4-9, 2000, in Hawaii, at the Sheraton Waikiki on the Island of Oahu.

PSB 2000 brought together top researchers from the US, the Asian Pacific nations and around the world to exchange research results and address open issues in all aspects of computational biology. PSB is a forum for the presentation of work in databases, algorithms, interfaces, visualization, modeling and other computational methods, as applied to biological problems, with emphasis on applications in data-rich areas of molecular biology.

The PSB has been designed to be responsive to the need for critical mass in sub-disciplines within biocomputing. For that reason, it is the only meeting whose sessions are defined dynamically each year in response to specific proposals. PSB sessions are organized by leaders in the emerging areas, and targeted to provide a forum for publication and discussion of research in biocomputing's "hot topics." In this way, PSB provides an early forum for serious examination of emerging methods and approaches in this rapidly changing field.

In 2000, the PSB sessions were:

In addition, PSB hosted a public meeting of the Asia Pacific Bioinformatics Network (APBionet), which was formed during PSB'98.

The list of registrants is available.

Peer Reviewed Papers

The core of the conference consists of rigorously peer-reviewed full-length papers reporting on original work. The online proceedings contain 100% of the papers. The complete set of peer reviewed papers is available as a bound proceedings volume and can be ordered from World Scientific Press. See the original call for papers for more information.

Keynote address

Wah Chiu, of Baylor College of Medicine, gave the keynote lecture, entitled Protein Fold Determination of Large Macromolecular Assembly from Electron Cryomicroscopy and Sequence Threading.


This year, PSB offered tutorials in the areas of many of the sessions. Each tutorial lasted three hours, and was intended to provide the background necessary for non-specialists to appreciate the session contents. Topics included

In 2000, the PSB tutorials were:

PSB gratefully acknowledges the support of its sponsors. We would like to offer a special thanks to the Department of Energy for their participation since the founding of the conference, and for their commitment to support PSB'99, PSB2000, and PSB'01. Other sponsors include:

Please visit our sponsors' web sites, and tell them you appreciate their support of PSB.

Previous PSB Meetings

Information about previous PSB meetings, including the full electronic proceedings, is available. See

For more information:

    PSB Conference Coordinator
    Kevin Lauderdale
    PSB Coordinator
    Section on Medical Informatics
    SUMC, MSOB X-215
    Stanford, CA, USA 94305-5479
    Telephone: (650) 725-0659 FAX: (650) 725-7944

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