Bioinformatics and Disease SIG at ISMB 2005
Bioinformatics has become a fundamental tool for understanding the molecular basis
of disease. It is now commonplace for candidate drug targets to be both suggested and
validated through genomic research. Expression profiles derived through microarray
analysis routinely give insight into disease aetiology. The study of polymorphisms provides information on the basis of inherited disease and susceptibility to common disease. These are but a few examples.
The Bioinformatics and Disease SIG will present keynote lectures from protagonists
in the field. Primarily, however, it is an opportunity for younger scientists, students
and postdocs, to present 20 minute talks on research in this area.
This SIG was held for the first time at ISMB/ECCB 2004 in Glasgow. It is organised by
CCP11, a Collaborative Computational Project which supports the bioinformatics
community through conferences, training courses and software
development. CCP11 is funded by UK research councils and supports the
Date and Location
The SIG will be held as part of ISMB2005 in
Detroit, Michigan, USA on Friday 24 June 2005. Further details will follow.
Abstracts of proposed talks should be submitted to Dr Clare Sansom
(email@example.com). They will be passed on to the Programme Committee who
will then invite successful researchers to speak at the event. All unsuccessful abstracts
will be considered for poster presentation.
The format for abstracts should be the same as that for ISMB05.
Deadline for abstracts: 16 May 2005
Please register when you register for
If you have any questions, please contact Clare Sansom at:
School of Crystallography
London WC1E 7HX
Tel: +44 20 7631 6800
Fax: +44 20 7631 6803