availability of the complete parts lists of organisms, that is, catalogs
of all their genes and thus all their proteins, has been redirecting biologists
toward a global perspective on life processes -- to study the role of all
genes or all proteins at once. ... This new approach promises stunning
breadth of perspective. At the same time, it threatens to inundate scientists
in a flood of data that will overwhelm their ability to interpret it. Powerful
new types of bioinformatics will clearly be required to assimilate and
interpret the data that will issue from various types of genomics research."
main goal of the Workshop is to bring leading researchers working at the
interface between genomics and the mathematical sciences in contact with
mathematicians, computer scientists and statisticians who are interested
in learning about recent research in computational biology.
Workshop will feature research-level presentations on topics from mathematics
(broadly interpreted) of current or potential relevance to genomics and
proteomics. Biological themes include: the analysis of gene expression
data from DNA microarray experiments, genome
annotation, sequence analysis and genetic mapping. Consistent with the interdisciplinary nature of this event, we will have talks by biologists as well as by mathematical scientists working in the field of genomics.
Workshop is organized jointly between the Program
in Mathematics and Molecular Biology and the Mathematical
Sciences Research Institute . It will be held June 24-26, 2000,
at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley, and will follow
a two-week MSRI/PMMB short course entitled "Mathematical
and Computational Challenges in Molecular and Cell Biology" . A relaxed
schedule of four presentations per day is planned to allow plenty of time
for informal interactions between participants.