CALL FOR PAPERS
January 3-7, 2001
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.
- Prediction of protein flexibility or disorder
- Experimental characterization of protein disorder or flexibility
- Computational and/or experimental techniques for assessing disordered and flexible regions
- Computational and/or experimental analysis of order / disorder transitions
- Thermodynamics of disordered or flexible proteins
- Biological functions of disorder and flexibility
Submission InformationPSB 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for Proceedings publication, each full paper must be accompanied by a cover letter stating that it contains original unpublished results not currently under consideration elsewhere.
July 17 Paper submissions due. August 28 Notification of paper acceptance. September 25 Final paper deadline. November 6 Poster abstracts due (after this date, posters will be accepted on a space available basis; space will be limited especially for interactive / computational posters after this date).
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Full papers must be submitted before July 17, 2000 by email to Russ Altman at email@example.com. 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.
Department of Biochemistry
Weill Medical College
1300 York Avenue
New York, NY 10021
fax: (212) 746-8875
A. Keith Dunker
School of Molecular Biosciences
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-4660
fax (509) 335-9688
Malin M. Young
Biosystems Research Department
Sandia National Laboratories
MS 9214, PO Box 926
7011 East Avenue
Livermore, CA 94551
fax (925) 294-2234
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