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This is the first year of a track in Bioinformatics as part of the Bionetics conference. The aim is a closer relationship between researchers using biology as inspiration for computation and those using computation to study biology. In some cases, these methods have come full circle, as when biologically inspired computational intelligence methods are in turn used to analyze biological data.

The Bioinformatics track aims at attracting research contributions in all areas of computational molecular biology. Typical, but not exclusively, the topics of interest are:

• Molecular sequence analysis
• Molecular evolution
• Recognition of genes and regulatory elements
• Gene expression analysis
• RNA and Protein structure
• Structural genomics
• Gene networks
• Drug design
• Computational proteomics
• Structural and functional genomics


Technical Program

The program schedule is tentative and is subject to change.

December 12, 2007 [Wednesday]

09:45 - 10:00: Opening

Chair: Bioinformatics track co-chairs

10:00 - 11:00: Session 1

Chair: Alioune Ngom

Clustering Temporal Gene Expression Data with Unequal Time Intervals
Luis Rueda, Ataul Bari

Improved Covariance Model Parameter Estimation Using RNA Thermodynamic Properties
Scott F. Smith, Kay C. Wiese

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM: Coffee Break

11:30 - 12:30: Session 2

Chair: Scott F. Smith

Epidemic Spreading on Weighted Contact Networks
P. Schumm, Caterina Scoglio, D. Gruenbacher, Todd Easton

A Model-Based Approach to the Non-Unique Oligonucleotide Probe Selection Problem
Lili Wang, Alioune Ngom

Bioinformatics Track Co-Chairs

Scott F. Smith, Boise State Univ.
Alioune Ngom, Univ. of Windsor

Bioinformatics Advisory Chair

Kay C. Wiese, Simon Fraser Univ.

Technical Program Committee

Xue-Wen Chen, Univ. of Kansas
Kuo-Sheng Cheng, National Cheng Kung Univ.
Pau-Choo (Julia) Chung, National Cheng Kung Univ.
David W. Corne, Heriot-Watt Univ.
Mark Daley, Univ. of Western Ontario
Hai-Bin Duan, Beihang Univ.
Gary Fogel, Natural Selection Inc.
Christoph Friedrich, Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing
Jennifer Hallinan, Newcastle Univ.
Lutz Hamel, Univ. of Rhode Island
Ji He, Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation Inc.
Chih-Cheng Hung, Southern Polytechnic State Univ.
Jim Keller, Univ. of Missouri-Columbia
Elena Marchiori, Vrije Univ.
Tshilidzi Marwala, Univ. of the Witswatersrand
Fernando B.L.Neto, Univ. de Pernambuco
Alioune Ngom, Univ. of Windsor
Jon D. Patrick, Univ. of Sydney
Mihail Popescu, Univ. of Missouri
Luis Rueda, Univ. de Concepcion
Hong Seo Ryoo, Korea Univ.
Heike Sichtig, Binghampton Univ.
Scott Smith, Boise State Univ.
Akira Suyama, Univ. of Tokyo
El-Ghazali Talbi, Centre National de Recherche Scienctifique
Marcel Turcotte, Univ. of Ottawa
Gwenn Volkert, Kent State Univ.
Kay C. Wiese, Simon Fraser Univ.
Anil Wipat, Univ. of Newcastle Upon Tyne
Dan Wu, University of Windsor
Patrick X. Zhao, Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation Inc.

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