Bioinformatics and statistical genetics, twin themes of the long-running series of annual MASAMB meetings, have gained huge impetus from large-scale genome sequencing projects and development of high-throughput biological assay systems, including gene-expression microarrays, proteomic and metabonomic technologies . These immense data resources, and the underlying complexities of molecular and cell biology, provide exciting research opportunitities for numerate scientists.
With typically around 60-80 participants from mathematics, statistics, computer science, bioinformatics, biology and related fields, the MASAMB meetings provide an intimate setting for exchange of ideas in methodological and applied research. Research students and scientists newly entering the field of genomic research are particularly welcome.
Details of previous meetings are available at the MASAMB archive.
Likely topics for sessions this year are
- Phylogenetics and comparative genomics
- Microarrays and functional genomics
- Biological networks
- Systems biology
- Registration opens: December 3rd 2007
- Abstract submission: January 18th 2008
- Author notification: February 1st 2008
- Registration ends: February 29th 2008
- Conference: March 27th-28th 2008
- Mark Girolami, University of Glasgow, UK
- Simon Rogers, University of Glasgow, UK
- Magnus Rattray, University of Manchester, UK
- Nick Goldman, European Bioinformatics Institute, UK
- Des Higgins, University College Dublin, Ireland
- Dirk Husmeier, Bioinformatics and Statistics Scotland, UK
- Mark Girolami
- Simon Rogers
- Raya Khanin
- Vladislav Vyshemirsky
- Catherine Higham