Bioinformatics Symposium


Bioinformatics Symposium


Data Bases, Genomes, Networks, and Folds
May 30, 2002

High Performance Computing Center North (HPC2N) and Umeå Centre for Molecular Pathogenesis (UCMP) cordially invite you to participate in a Bioinformatics Symposium. The symposium is organized in collaboration with the Department of Computing Science, Umeå Institute of Technology (UmTH), and Umeå Plant Science Center (UPSC).
The aim of the symposium is to stimulate ongoing multidisciplinary activities in Bioinformatics at Umeå University and to foster new activities and collaboration around challenging problems and opportunities in the field.

The program includes presentations by distinguished Bioinformatics scientists as well as local researchers.
Dates and Location (Notice the change of Lecture Room!)
The symposium will be held on May 30, 2002 in the Humanities Building (Lecture Hall G) at the Umeå University Campus.
Detailed Program
Thursday May 30 - Lecture Hall G

09.30 Registration
10.15 Welcome and Opening
Inge-Bert Täljedal, Rector, Umeå University
10.20 Comparative Genome Analyses of Pathogens and Symbionts
Siv Andersson, Dept. of Molecular Evolution, The Linneaus Center for Bioinformatics, Uppsala University
11.10 Data Integration - its Challenges and How it can Support Scientific Discovery
Thure Etzold, European Bioinformatics Institute, EMBL Outstation, Hinxton, UK
12.00 Lunch at Universum
13.30 Gene Finding in Trees - the Populus EST Program
Rupali Bhalerao, Dept. of Plant Physiology and UPSC, Umeå University
14.00 Analysis of Signal Peptides Using Multivariate Batch Modeling
Tarja Rajalahti, Research Group for Chemometrics, Organic Chemistry, Dept. of Chemistry, Umeå University
14.30 Fishing for Protein Sequences in the "Midnight Zone
Jeanette Tångrot, Dept. of Computing Science and UCMP, Umeå University
15.00 Coffee
15.30 Reconciling Gene and Species Trees in the Presence of Duplications and Lateral Transfers
Jens Lagergren, Numerical Analysis and Computer Science, KTH and Stockholm Bioinformatics Center, SCFAB
16.20 Panel discussion: Future of Bioinformatics at Umeå University
Staffan Bohm, Molecular Biology; Monica Holmberg, Uman Genomics; Stefan Jansson, UPSC; Bo Kågström, HPC2N (moderator); Tor Ny, UCMM; Uwe Sauer, UCMP; Michael Sjöström, Chemometrics, Organic Chemistry
17.00 Closing
18.30 Dinner at Restaurant Droskan

Participation and Registration
There is no fee for the symposium. All participants registred before May 22 will receive free coffee and lunch. The dinner is also free but the number of seats is limited and tickets are available on a "first come first served basis".

Participation in the symposium without attending lunch and/or dinner is also possible. For details see the registration form.

For registration, please fill in the registration form. Alternatively, you can e-mail your registration to Lena Hellman ( Make sure you include the following information: Name, address, department, phone-number and e-mail and your choice of participation (seminars, coffee and lunch, dinner).

We need your registration no later than May 22, 2002. You will be notified by May 24 regarding the confirmation of your dinner registration.

Accomodation information
See our page about accommodation in Umeå.






Updated: 2017-09-21, 11:05