Call for Papers and Posters
Molecular Bioinformatics for Diseases
January 5-9, 2009
This session focuses on computational analysis of the molecular mechanisms that underlie diseases. We are interested in studies that promote understanding of the molecular underpinnings of diseases and pathologies and in studies that could enhance diagnosis, analysis of prognosis and treatment. A main goal of this session is to bring together bioinformaticians, systems biologists, biomedical informaticians, physicians, pharmacologists, computer scientists, statisticians, members of the pharmaceutical industry and others to share their experience and scientific findings in this area. Of particular interest are studies that integrate biological, clinical, genomic and molecular data to provide disease-related predictions.
We would like to invite contributions that use informatics and computational approaches to analyze diseases at any scale of biology: from single nucleotide, through gene expression, RNA, protein, and protein interactions to the phenotypes of the organisms. Desired topics include, but are not limited to:
· macromolecular interactions in diseases
· miRNA and RNAi in diseases
· clinical, medical and pharmaceutical applications of micro-fluidics and other nanotechnologies
· biological networks, pathways and systems analysis of disease
· studies in cis/co- regulation in diseases
· association studies
· effects of SNPs and haplotypes on diseases
· protein, structure, misfolding or aggregation as related to diseases
· phenome-genome relationship and datasets
· comparative phenomics
· integrative phenomics or methods to integrate large datasets comprising heterogeneity of measurements and representation at the molecular level and phenotypic levels
· significant innovation in standards for exchanging and reusing phenomes or phenotypes associated with genetic or model organism databases or electronic medical records.
· original methodologies for quantitative trait loci or other genetic analyses that also include prior probabilities derived from high throughput phenomic studies
· visualization systems for cross-scale genome-phenome networks
Other topics within the subject area are welcome. Note that all submitted papers should make clear their relevance for the study of disease. If unsure whether your paper fits the session theme, please contact one of the co-chairs.
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Bar Ilan University
Please note that the submitted papers are reviewed and accepted on a competitive basis. At least three reviewers will be assigned to each submitted manuscript.
Paper submissions due: July 14, 2008
Notification of paper acceptance: September 8, 2008
Final paper deadline: September 22, 2008 at 11:59pm PT
Camera-ready tutorial handouts due: November 3, 2008
Papers must be submitted to the PSB 2009 paper management system at
Please click the "Not a user? Create an account with this site" link to create an author account and upload your paper.
All papers must be submitted in electronic format to the paper management system.
The file formats we accept are: postscript (*.ps) and Adobe Acrobat (*.pdf). Attached files should be named with the last name of the first author (e.g. altman.ps, altman.pdf). Hardcopy submissions or unprocessed
Each paper must be accompanied by a cover letter. The cover letter must state the following:
· The email address of the corresponding author
· The specific PSB session that should review the paper or abstract
· The submitted paper contains original, unpublished results, and is not currently under consideration elsewhere.
· All co-authors concur with the contents of the paper.
Submitted papers are limited to twelve (12) pages in our publication format. Please format and submit your paper according to instructions found at http://psb.stanford.edu/psb-online/psb-submit/. If figures cannot be easily resized and placed precisely in the text, then it should be clear that with appropriate modifications, the total manuscript length would be within the page limit.
Color pictures can be printed at the expense of the authors. The fee is $500 per page of color pictures, payable at the time of camera ready submission.
Contact Russ Altman (psb.hawaii @ gmail.com) for additional information about paper submission requirements.