4th Integrative Bioinformatics Workshop - Extended paper submission deadline
Papers are invited for oral presentations. Submission must be through
the workshop web site.
Accepted papers will also appear in the Journal of Integrative
Bioinformatics http://journal.imbio.de/

Biological data are scattered across hundreds of biological databases
and thousands of scientific journals. Current high throughput genomics
technologies generate large quantities of high dimensional data.
Microarray, NMR, mass spectrometry, protein chips, gel electrophoresis
data, Yeast-Two-Hybrid, QTL mapping, gene silencing and knockout
experiments are all examples of technologies that capture thousands of
data points, often in single experiments. The challenge for
Integrative Bioinformatics is to capture, model, integrate and analyse
these data in a consistent way to provide new and deeper insights into
complex biological systems.

This, fourth workshop on Integrative Bioinformatics will be of
interest to Bioinformaticians, Computer Scientists and others working
in, or interested in finding out more about, the developing area of
integrative bioinformatics. There will be opportunities to present and
discuss methods, theoretical approaches or their practical

The European Science Foundation have kindly agreed to sponsor this
workshop as part of their functional genomics programme. This enables
us to extend the workshop programme and we are able to offer some
travel and subsistence bursaries for research students.

Database Integration
Combined dry and wetlab studies
Molecular Databases / Data Warehouses
Errors and inconsistencies in biological databases
Prediction and Integration of Metabolic and Regulatory Networks
Genotype - phenotype linkage
Microarray Modeling and Analyses
Integrative Approaches for Drug Design
Computational Infrastructure for Biotechnology
Text and data mining
Virtual Cell Modeling
Gene Identification, Regulation and Expression
Identification of Gene Regulatory Networks
Computational Systems Biology
Computational Proteomics
Optimization of Workflow Management in Bioinformatics
Bio Ontologies
Quality and consistency of ontologies
Integrative modeling and simulation frameworks
Integrative data and text mining approaches

June 11: Paper submission deadline
July 16: Notification of acceptance for papers
July 30: Camera ready paper submission deadline
August 13: Registration deadline
August 27: Poster submission deadline

Prof Carole Goble, School of Computer Science, University of
Manchester, UK
"myExperiment: A MySpace for the Self-serving Bioinformatician"
Prof Søren Brunak, BioCentrum-DTU, Technical University of Denmark,
"Integrating data for interactome analysis across organisms"
Dr David Searls, Senior Vice President, Informatics, GlaxoSmithKline
Pharmaceuticals, USA
"Integrative Drug Discovery"
Dr Luis Serrano, EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany
"Structure-based prediction of protein-protein and protein-DNA

Ralf Hofestädt Bielefeld University, Germany
Jacob Koehler Rothamsted Research, UK
Martin Kuiper University of Gent, Belgium
Paul Verrier Rothamsted Research, UK

Karen Morris, BAB Division, Rothamsted Research, West Common,
Harpenden, Herts. AL5 2JQ, UK karen.morris@bbsrc.ac.uk
tel: 01582 763133 ext 2813
fax: 01582 467907