local host: Wageningen University
  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 seventh 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.
  IB2011 is organized by Wageningen University, the Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK) Gatersleben and IMBio e.V.
  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
  Next to a number of keynote speakers (TBA), all available remaining slots will be filled by conference participants. To present your work at the conference, send in an extended abstract (max. 4 pages). Accepted presentations will also be invited to send in a full paper for the special issue of the JIB (see below).
  Submission of papers

 The call for abstracts is open now!
  Important dates

 21st January, 2011--Extended abstract for presentation submission deadline (up to 4 pages)
 7th February, 2011--Notification of acceptance for presentations
 15th February, 2011--Poster and software demo submission deadline
 19th February, 2011--Notification of acceptance for poster and software demos
 21st February, 2011--Last date for early registration
 16th March, 2011--Last date for registration
 21st - 23th March, 2011--Conference
  Please note: All accepted abstracts for presentations and posters are also invited to send in a full paper for publication (after peer reviewing) in the special issue of the Journal of Integrative Bioinformatics (JIB). The deadline for submission is April 30, 2011.
JIB is an open access journal publishing original peer-reviewed research articles in all aspects of integrative bioinformatics. JIB (ISSN 1613-4516) is indexed/tracked/covered by PubMed (since 2008), DBLP Computer Science Bibliography and Google Scholar.
  Previous Symposium
 IB2010 was held in Cambridge, United Kingdom
 Jack Leunissen (ib2011@bioinformatics.nl)
Wageningen University, Lab. of Bioinformatics, The Netherlands
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