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Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing '97

The Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing (PSB-97) is 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 are rigorously peer reviewed and are published in an archival proceedings volume. PSB-97 will be held January 6-9, 1997 in Hawaii at the Ritz Carlton Kapalua on Maui. An attendance list is available.


More than 180 people attended PSB'97, their names, institutions and email addresses are listed in the attendance list. Forty-one papers were presented. Information about PSB sessions, including titles and authors of the papers is available, as is the electronic proceedings, which contains full texts of about 60% of the papers.

Travel Support

PSB received a $20,000 grant from NSF, and a $31,400 grant from DoE to support travel to PSB '97, as well as cash and in-kind contributions from the corporate sponsors listed below. Awards were given primarily to those presenting research at the conference, although students not making presentations who provide other justification were also considered. Preference was given to women and minority applicants, as well as to those from academic or non-profit institutions. The awards were balanced to ensure adequate participation of young faculty, students and post-docs, and to ensure good geographic and institutional distribution. Finally, consideration was be given to the needs of the session chairs in their efforts balance the content and improve the quality of the presentations in their respective domains.


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PSB '97 gratefully acknowledges the support of its sponsors, the US Department of Energy, the US National Science Foundation, the UCSF Computer Graphics Laboratory, Amgen, Glaxo, the Molecular Applications Group, Merck Research Laboratory, Pharmacia & Upjohn, and Silicon Graphics. Other sponsorships are pending.

PSB Organizing Committee