PSB 2009

Call For Partipication

Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing

Big Island of Hawaii -- January 5-9, 2009

The fourteenth Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing (PSB), will be held January 5-9, 2009 at the Fairmont Orchid on the Big Island of Hawaii. PSB will bring together top researchers from North America, the Asian Pacific nations, Europe and around the world to exchange research results and address open issues in all aspects of computational biology. PSB will provide 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 molecular biology. PSB intends to attract a balanced combination of computer scientists and biologists, presenting significant original research, demonstrating computer systems, and facilitating formal and informal discussions on topics of importance to computational biology.

New this year! PSB is offering two three-hour workshops on January 5, 2009. The workshops were created to provide an opportunity for a gathering that will not be based on peer-reviewed papers included in the proceedings book. The workshops will consist of presentations by invited speakers. Abstract submissions for the workshops will be evaluated by the workshop co-chairs.

PSB 2009 Workshops:

Each workshop has a chair who is responsible for organizing submissions. Please contact the specific session chair relevant to your interests for further information. Links on each of the session titles below lead to more detailed calls for participation.

Open Science: Developing tools and approaches to facilitate open exchange between scientists and data

Co-chairs: Cameron Neylon and Shirley Wu

A growing number of scientists are interested in sharing their work and collaborating more effectively within a global community of researchers. This session will discuss the development of tools, current approaches and practice, the socio-cultural and logistical issues faced by those working "in the open," and the implications these have for the way science will be carried out in the future

Contact: Shirley Wu
Email: shwu19 @ stanford . edu

Post-transcriptional gene regulation: RNA-protein interactions, RNA processing, mRNA stability and localization

Co-chairs: Benjamin Blencowe, Steven Brenner, Timothy Hughes, Quaid Morris

In higher eukaryotes, there is widespread post-transcriptional regulation of mRNA composition, stability and localization, all of which are responsible for creating complex patterns of gene expression. Our session will explore new developments in computational methods, and new computational problems, in all of areas of the study of post-transcriptional regulation applied to mRNAs and affected by cis-regulatory signals encoded in mRNAs.

Schedule (just added!)

Contact: Quaid Morris
Email: quaid.morris @

Important dates

Important dates for Open Science: Important Dates for Post-Transcriptional Gene Regulation:

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