PSB 2001

January 3-7, 2001

Honolulu, Hawaii

We are soliciting papers on the topic of Disorder and Flexibility in Protein Structure and Function, which will be a session at the Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing (PSB), January 3-7, 2001, Honolulu, Hawaii.

The importance of intrinsic disorder and flexibility in protein function is being increasingly recognized. Advances in computational and experimental methodologies have recently pushed back the boundaries that limit the analysis of flexible and disordered states. At the same time there has been a rapid increase in the number of proteins found to be intrinsically disordered or to require flexible regions for function, thus further underscoring the importance of this topic.

The organizers of this session encourage the submission of manuscripts on computational, experimental and theoretical studies on disordered and partially folded conformational states of proteins.

Potential topics include:

Given the focus of PSB, preference will be given to papers that present novel theoretical and / or computational approaches.

Submission Information

PSB 2001 will publish accepted full papers in an archival Proceedings. All contributed papers will be rigorously peer-reviewed by at least three referees. Each accepted full paper will be allocated up to 12 pages in the conference Proceedings. A limited number of papers will be selected for a 30-minute oral presentation to the full assembled conference. Accepted poster abstracts will be distributed at the conference separately from the archival Proceedings. To be eligible for Proceedings publication, each full paper must be accompanied by a cover letter stating that it contains original unpublished results not currently under consideration elsewhere.

Important Dates:

All one page abstracts for posters should be submitted by November 6, 2000.  Please send electronically (in plain ascii text or as a Microsoft Word file) to:  Full papers must be submitted before July 17, 2000 by email to Russ Altman at Only postscript, pdf, and Microsoft Word formatted files will be accepted. We can NOT accept Tex files or other formats. Format requirements for electronic submissions are available here. 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 Please also include a statement in the cover letter that the paper contains original unpublished results not currently under consideration elsewhere and that all co-authors concur with its contents.

Conference Co-Chairs:

Clay Bracken
Department of Biochemistry
Weill Medical College
1300 York Avenue
New York, NY 10021
(212) 746-6473
fax: (212) 746-8875
A. Keith Dunker
School of Molecular Biosciences
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-4660
(509) 335-5322
fax (509) 335-9688
Malin M. Young
Biosystems Research Department
Sandia National Laboratories
MS 9214, PO Box 926
7011 East Avenue
Livermore, CA 94551
(925) 294-2949
fax (925) 294-2234

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