Information on the upcoming PSB is now available. The PSB 2013 conference materials and electronic proceedings are available. Please see below for more information.
The Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing (PSB) 2013 was 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 were rigorously peer reviewed and were published in an archival proceedings volume. PSB 2013 was held January 3-7, 2013 at the Fairmont Orchid, Big Island of Hawaii.
PSB 2013 brought together top researchers from the US, the Asian Pacific nations, and around the world to exchange research results and address open issues in all aspects of computational biology. PSB is 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.
The PSB has been designed to be responsive to the need for critical mass in sub-disciplines within biocomputing. For that reason, it is the only meeting whose sessions are defined dynamically each year in response to specific proposals. PSB sessions are organized by leaders in the emerging areas, and targeted to provide a forum for publication and discussion of research in biocomputing's "hot topics." In this way, PSB provides an early forum for serious examination of emerging methods and approaches in this rapidly changing field.
Session Survey Tutorials were offered on January 3, 2013.
PSB offered four three-hour workshop. 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 consisted of presentations by invited speakers. Abstract submissions for the workshops were evaluated by the
The core of the conference consists of rigorously peer-reviewed full-length papers reporting on original work.
David Ewing Duncan, Author and Journalist, gave a talk entitled The rise of personalized health, and the coming age of human enhancement.
Dan Roden, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Personalized Medicine, Professor of Medicine, William Stokes Chair in Experimental Therapeutics, Professor of Pharmacology, Vanderbilt University, gave a talk entitled Engineering a healthcare system to deliver personalized medicine.
PSB gratefully acknowledges the support of its sponsors. We would like
to offer a special thanks to the
National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health
for their participation since the founding of the conference and for
their commitment to travel support for PSB 1999, PSB 2000, PSB 2001,
PSB 2002, PSB 2003, PSB 2004, PSB 2005, PSB 2006, PSB 2007, PSB 2008, PSB 2009, PSB 2010, PSB 2011, PSB 2012 and PSB 2013.
PSB is affiliated with the International Society for Computational
Please visit our sponsors' websites and let them know you appreciate their support of PSB.
If you or your organization would like to be a sponsor of PSB, please email the PSB Coordinator at psb.hawaii @ gmail.com.
Information about previous PSB meetings, including the full electronic proceedings, is available.
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