Call for Tutorials
The tutorials with be offered on Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Stanford University, CA
Abstracts for tutorials are due Feb. 29, 2008 at midnight PT (Pacific Time). Tutorial sessions are 2.5 hours either in the morning or the afternoon of August 25th.
We invite submissions for tutorials relevant to bioinformatics, medical informatics and biocomputation. Due to the diverse backgrounds of tutorial attendees, topics spanning biomedicine, computer science and applied mathematics are appropriate. We encourage, but are not limited to, submissions in the following topics:
New sequencing technologies such as high-throughput or single molecule sequencing
Probabilistic models for integrative analysis
Computational drug discovery for screening bioactive compounds, predicting mode-of-action pathways, and rational drug design
Genomics-enabled personalized medicine
Computational prediction of functional elements in the genome such as microRNAs, piRNAs, enhancers, promoters, and repetitive elements
Data-rich single cell based and nanoscale analysis and/or visualization of cellular/molecular systems
Genome alterations and polymorphisms
Transcription regulation, alternative splicing and epigenetics
Biomolecular analysis, structure and function prediction
Biomolecular modeling including cellular, organ/tissue simulations
Visualization and analysis of biological networks and pathways
Systems biology, microarrays and functional genomics; proteomics
FRET, gene therapy and other biological methodologies
Computer security for patient privacy
Controlled vocabularies and ontologies
Translational approaches bringing bioinformatics to medicine
Clinical systems for decision support
Proposals should contain the following information:
Expected goals and objectives for your presentation
Detailed outline of the presentation
Intended audience: Indicate level with respect to biomedicine, computer science, statistics, programming, etc.
Cite relevant qualifications and teaching experience
All submissions will be evaluated by a committee, which will consider the following criteria in the selection process:
Relevance, interest, and value of the topic to attendees
Expertise and experience of the presenters in the proposed topic
The tutors agree to provide participants with access to materials including:
Copies of the slides
Copies of supplementary information
At the discretion of the conference organizing committee, the tutorials may be recorded. The recorded video presentations may be offered to conference attendees and others through media such as CDs, DVDs or streaming media. Generally, lecture slides and supplementary information will be distributed with the recorded presentation.
Submit your proposal online.
All questions should be addressed to Josh Stuart at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Josh Stuart, UC Santa Cruz, Chair
Ting Wang, UC Santa Cruz, Co-Chair
Jing Zhu, UC Santa Cruz, Co-Chair