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Location: Nancy, France
Date: December 3, 2007
Today, nobody can contest that the amount and complexity of scientific data are increasing exponentially. In life sciences, the unique conjunction of complexity, size and importance of available data deserves special attention in both Web Information Systems (WIS) and data integration and mining areas. In the last few years, WIS have become the favourite mean for offering open access to biological data. Hundreds of data sources (DBs with either user or program interface), numerous web sites and peer-reviewed litterature are currently covering multiple facets of biology (genomic sequences, protein structures, pathways, transcriptomics data, etc.).
However, the scientists have enormous difficulties in keeping up with this data deluge. The effective and efficient management and use of available data (including omics data), and in particular the transformation of these data into information and knowledge, is a key requirement for success in scientific discovery process. In fact, the bottlenecks for life sciences have shifted from data production to data access/integration, pre-processing, analysis/mining, and interpretation.
This workshop is intended to bring together researchers and practitioners from the mentioned areas and to act as a platform for discussing experiences and visions about web technologies, methodologies and applications for data integration and mining in life sciences.
Location: Baia Samuele, Sampieri (Ragusa), Sicilia
Date: September 5-7, 2007

Location: Ronzano, Bologna, Italy
Date: November 25-28, 2007
The ESF Programme Frontiers of Functional Genomics is pleased to announce a new Call for Proposals for Science Meetings, Short Visit & Exchange Grants in 2007/08

Deadline 17:00 CET on Friday 28 September 2007

Location: Weizmann Institute, Israel
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We have an opening for a scientist to work with analysis and prediction of protein structures. The focus will be helping biologists learn to use tools for tasks such as viewing and analyzing structures, modeling and docking, sequence-structure-function analysis and annotation, creating pictures, and 3D reconstruction of electron microscopy images. The position will not include extensive model building.

We prefer to hire a scientist who is within two years post-Ph.D. to start as a postdoctoral fellow and become an amit when appropriate; otherwise, the person will be hired as an amit.