BIOCOMP’12 July 16-19 2012, Las Vegas

The 2012 International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, or BIOCOMP’12, will be held on July 16-19, 2012, in Las Vegas.

BIOCOMP conference is being held jointly (same location and dates) with a number of other federated research conferences (World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing). This federated congress is the largest annual gathering of researchers in computer science, computer engineering and applied computing. The congress features research presentations, keynote lectures, invited presentations, tutorials, panel discussions, and poster presentations.

The conference has a broad range of themes – under topics of interest there are 44 areas listed, with the caveat that the scope is not limited to these.

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Bioinformatics Research Fellow – Institute for Cancer research at the Norwegian Radium Hospital

Reference number: 1443643426. Application deadline: 13th June 2012

A Bioinformatic research fellowship in cancer genomics is available at the Department of Tumor Biology. The candidate will work at the Institute for Cancer research at the Norwegian Radium Hospital. The appointment is for three years, with possibility for extension.

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2012 Winter School in Mathematical and Computational Biology

2-6 July 2012, Queensland Bioscience Precinct, The University of Queensland

Mathematical, statistical and computational techniques are increasingly being applied to discover, analyse and simulate the structures and processes of biological systems. Gene regulation, protein folding and localisation, macromolecular assembly, tissue and organ development, organismal behaviour and ecosystem dynamics are among the important processes susceptible to mathematical description, modelling and simulation. A broad interface exists between computational bioscience and bioinformatics, the development and application of algorithms, software tools, databases and technologies to manage and extract knowledge from biological data.

The series of winter schools is designed to introduce mathematical and computational biology and bioinformatics to advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students, postdoctoral researchers and others working in the fields of mathematics, statistics, computer science, information technology, complex systems analysis, and biological, chemical and medical sciences and engineering.

Winter School is structured to present one important topic (Topics) each day. Each day will consist of a mixture of extended lectures, software demos, and interactive discussions. Our lecturers, many of whom are leading national and international authorities, have been selected for their ability to make their topic accessible to and exciting for a non-specialist audience. Presentations each day will range from introductory to advanced, and will focus on both mathematical and biological issues.

2012 Winter School in Mathematical and Computational Biology website