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ABOUT THE
GOLD COAST

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Martin Lack &
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E:giw2008@mlaa.com.au
P:+61 7 3878 2974
Suite 5, 39 Tinarra Cres Kenmore Hills
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Australia 4069

Workshop Summary Reports

Round table 1 - Monday 1 December 15:50 - 17:00
FORUM ON INNOVATION AND COMMERCIALISATION IN GENOME-SCALE BIOINFORMATICS

Round table 2 - Tuesday 2 December 15:50 - 17:00
FORUM ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF GENOME-SCALE BIOINFORMATICS IN CHINA AND INDIA

About GIW

The International Conference on Genome Informatics is the longest-running international bioinformatics conference. It was first held (as Genome Informatics Workshop, hence the acronym GIW) at Kikai Shinko Kaikan (Tokyo) on 3-4 December 1990, just before the start of the Japanese human genome project. This annual conference has grown to bridge theory and experiment, academia and industry, East and West. In recognition of its size and international nature, beginning with GIW 2001 the conference took on the name “International Conference on Genome Informatics” while retaining its established acronym GIW.

GIW was held annually in Japan (Tokyo, later Yokohama) up until and including 2006, at which time its organisation was transferred to the new Association of Asian Societies of Bioinformatics (AASBi). GIW2007 was held in Singapore, and in future the location of GIW will move among AASBi countries.

Bioinformatics Australia, representing the bioinformatics community in Australia, is honoured to host GIW2008. Bioinformatics Australia is organised within AusBiotech, the national peak body in biotechnology.

Best Paper Award
Winner: Wei-Bung Wang and Tao Jiang - A New Model of Multi-Marker Correlation for Genome-Wide Tag SNP Selection.

Finalists:
- Predicting differences in gene regulatory systems by state space models.
- Simulation Analysis for the Effect of Light-Dark Cycle on the Entrainment in Circadian Rhythm.

Keynote speakers

The following speakers have accepted an invitation to give a keynote address:

"Sequencing the transcriptome in toto"
- Dr Sean Grimmond, Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland
 
"Modeling and computational biology of gene regulation in bacteria"
-Dr Julio Collado-Vides, UNAM Universidad Nacional Autonóma de México
 
"Modern homology search"
-Professor Ming Li, Canada Research Chair in Bioinformatics, Professor of Computer Science, University of Waterloo.
 
"Modeling human genome-wide combinatorial regulatory networks initiated by transcription factors and microRNAs using forward and reverse engineering"
-Dr Yi-xue Li, Shanghai Center for Bioinformation Technology, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai Jiaotong University
 
"A new understanding of the human genome"
-Professor John Mattick, ARC Federation Fellow, Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland
 
"Reconstructing the circuits of disease: from molecular states to physiological states"
-Dr Cliona Molony, Head of Statistical Genetics, Rosetta Inpharmatics/Merck Research Labs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Topics

The scope of GIW2008 includes all work that addresses the computational understanding of biological systems at the molecular level. Papers at GIW2008 will present recent results of theoretical and practical research at genomic and other “omic” scale, particularly with a systems biology orientation. Six internationally renowned researchers will present keynotes.

Key Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: Monday 19 May 2008 Closed, but see more detail.....
  • Paper decisions: Monday 7 July 2008
  • Camera-ready due: Sunday 3 August 2008
  • Poster submission deadline: Friday 10 October 2008
  • Poster decisions: Monday 20 October 2008
  • GIW-2008 conference: Monday-Wednesday 1-3 December 2008