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Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing 2001
The Pacific Symposium on
Biocomputing (PSB 2001) 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 2001 was held January
3-7, 2001, in Hawaii, at the
The Orchid at Mauna Lani on the Big Island of Hawaii.
PSB 2001 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
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 2001, the PSB sessions were:
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PSB 2001 offered the following tutorals.
Genome Variation: Linking Genotypes to Clinical Phenotypes
Language Processing for Biology: Term extraction, Information retrieval,
Information extraction, and Corpus Annotation
Pathway and Interaction Bioinformatics
in the Post-Genomic Era
Performance Computing for Computational Biology
and Flexibility in Protein Structure and Function
Protein-DNA Interactions, and DNA-Protein Expression
Phylogenies, and Genomes: The Integrated Study of Protein Evolution
Fiction Science, and the Future of Mankind
In addition, PSB hosted a public meeting of the Asia Pacific Bioinformatics Network (APBionet), which was formed during
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: David Haussler, of
the University of California, Santa Cruz, gave the keynote lecture, entitled
A Working Draft of the Human Genome.
PSB gratefully acknowledges the support of its sponsors. We would like
to offer a special thanks to the Department
of Energy and the
of Medicine/National Institutes of Health for their participation since
the founding of the conference, and for their commitment to travel support
for PSB'99, PSB 2000, and PSB2001. PSB is also sponsored by Partek,
Compaq, Proteme, SUN Microsystems, Roche, Biocarta,
3rd Millennium, Inc., SGI and the NASA Center for
Computational Astrobiology and Fundamental Biology. PSB is affiliated with
the International Society for Computational
Biology. If you or your organization would like to be a sponsor
of PSB, please contact the PSB
Previous PSB Meetings
Information about previous PSB meetings, including the full electronic
proceedings, is available. See
For more information:
PSB Conference 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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January 26, 2001.