International Symposium on
Integrative Bioinformatics
5th annual meeting
20th to 22nd August 2008
Leucorea, Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Germany

University of Halle (Saale)
  The 6th Integrative Bioinformatics International Symposium will be held in Spring 2010 at Cambridge, UK
  Biological data are scattered across thousands of biological databases and hundreds 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 fifth meeting 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, and their practical applications.
  Download the IB08 conference flyer (pdf document).
  IB08 is organized by the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg and the Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK) Gatersleben.
  Topics of interest
  • 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
  • Protein-protein interactions
  • Integrative microarray modeling and analyses
  • Integrative approaches for drug design
  • Computational infrastructure for biotechnology
  • Virtual cell
  • Tool integration and workflow systems
  • Laboratory information management systems
  • Computational systems biology
  • Quality and consistency of biological ontologies
  • Integrative modelling and simulation frameworks
  • Integrative data and text mining approaches
  • Network analysis
  • Data visualisation and visual analytics
Invited speakers
 Peter Karp, (SRI International, USA)
 Dietmar Schomburg, (Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany)
 Herbert Thiele, (Bruker Daltonik, Germany)
  Important dates

 15thApril 2008(closed) Paper submission deadline (up to 12 pages)
 1stJune 2008Notification of acceptance for papers
 20thJune 2008Camera ready paper submission deadline
 31stJuly 2008(closed) Poster and software demo submission deadline
 5thAugust 2008Notification of acceptance for poster and software demos
 10thAugust 2008(closed) Last date for early registration
 20th - 22ndAugust 2008Conference
 Accepted papers will appear in a special issue of the Journal of Integrative Bioinformatics and will be available as printed conference proceedings.
  Pre-symposium meeting
 A software tuturial on data integration for systems biology using the ONDEX system will be held on the Tuesday before the main symposium. Attendance is free, but requires a special registration.
 Matthias Lange
IPK Gatersleben, Germany
  Please read the Registration terms and conditions (pdf)
Sponsor: KWS SAAT AG

Sponsor: SunGene GmbH

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