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[Sy-cg-global] [Publicity-list] DIMACS Workshop on Data Mining Techniques in Bioinformatics

Linda Casals lindac at
Thu Oct 23 10:25:17 EDT 2003

DIMACS Workshop on Data Mining Techniques in Bioinformatics

October 30 - 31, 2003 
DIMACS Center, CoRE Building, Rutgers University


   Mona Singh, Princeton University, mona at cs.princeton.ed
   Mark Gerstein, Yale University, Mark.Gerstein at 

Presented under the auspices of the DIMACS Special Focus on Data
   Analysis and Mining 


In recent years, high-throughput experimental methods in molecular
biology have resulted in enormous amounts of data, both in terms of
volume and in terms of new types of data. In addition to complete
genome sequences, we have gene expression data, protein structural
data, protein-protein interaction data, and protein-DNA interaction
data. Data mining techniques will play a large role in analyzing and
integrating these large biological datasets, as well as in discovering
the biological processes underlying these data.

The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers in both
data mining and bioinformatics, with the aim of exploring new
techniques and insights for deciphering biological databases. 

Talks will be by invitation only.


Workshop Program:

Thursday, October 30, 2003

 9:00 -  9:50  Breakfast and Registration

 9:50 - 10:00  Opening Remarks
               Fred Roberts, Director of DIMACS

10:00 - 10:45  DIMACS - Celera Genomics/Applied Biosystems Graduate Student Award
                  Presentation and Lecture
               Computational discovery of gene modules and regulatory networks
               Ziv Bar-Joseph, MIT

10:45 - 11:30  Global search for genetic associations by pattern 
               discovery: Methods and examples
               Andrea Califano, Columbia

11:30 - 12:15  Predicting patterns of transcriptional regulation in 
               early fly embryos
               Eric Siggia, Rockefeller 

12:15 -  1:45  Lunch

 1:45 -  2:30  Large-scale, high-confidence predictions of bZIP 
               protein-protein interactions
               Mona Singh, Princeton   

 2:30 -  3:15  On truth, pathways and interactions
               Andrey Rzhetsky, Columbia 

 3:15 -  3:45  Break

 3:45 -  4:30  Predicting protein interactions on a genome-scale
               Mark Gerstein, Yale 

 4:30 -  5:15  Evolution of Multi-Domain Proteins
               Sarah Teichmann, Cambridge

 5:15          Wine and Cheese
Friday, October 31, 2003

 9:30 -  9:50  Breakfast and Registration

 9:50 - 10:00  Opening Remarks

10:00 - 10:45  Intrinsic disorder and protein function
               Keith Dunker, Indiana  

10:45 - 11:30  Topologic organization and functional utilization of 
               cellular networks
               Zoltan Oltvai, Northwestern 

11:30 - 12:15  Functional profiling of cancers using gene 
               expression data
               Gustavo Stolovitzky, IBM 

12:15 -  1:45  Lunch

 1:45 -  2:30  Integrating heterogeneous data sources for gene 
               function prediction
               Olga Troyanskaya, Princeton                              

 2:30 -  3:15  PIR Integrated bioinformatics system for functional genomics and
               Cathy Wu, Georgetown University 

 3:15 -  4:00  Integrative modeling of microarray data for mRNA expression and 
               transcription factor occupancy
               Harmen Bussemaker, Columbia University 


Registration Fees:

(Pre-registration deadline: October 23, 2003)

Regular rate
Preregister before deadline $120/day
After preregistration deadline $140/day

Reduced Rate*
Preregister before deadline $60/day
After preregistration deadline $70/day

Preregister before deadline $10/day
After preregistration deadline $15/day

DIMACS Postdocs $0

Non-Local Graduate & Undergraduate students
Preregister before deadline $5/day
After preregistration deadline $10/day

Local Graduate & Undergraduate students $0
(Rutgers & Princeton)

DIMACS partner institution employees** $0

DIMACS long-term visitors*** $0

Registration fee to be collected on site, cash, check, VISA/Mastercard

Our funding agencies require that we charge a registration fee for the
workshop. Registration fees cover participation in the workshop, all
workshop materials, breakfast, lunch, breaks, and any scheduled social
events (if applicable).

* College/University faculty and employees of non-profit organizations
will automatically receive the reduced rate. Other participants may
apply for a reduction of fees. They should email their request for the
reduced fee to the Workshop Coordinator at
workshop at  Include your name, the Institution you
work for, your job title and a brief explanation of your
situation. All requests for reduced rates must be received before the
preregistration deadline. You will promptly be notified as to the
decision about it.

** Fees for employees of DIMACS partner institutions are waived.
DIMACS partner institutions are: Rutgers University, Princeton
University, AT&T Labs - Research, Bell Labs, NEC Laboratories America
and Telcordia Technologies. Fees for employees of DIMACS affiliate
members Avaya Labs, IBM Research and Microsoft Research are also

***DIMACS long-term visitors who are in residence at DIMACS for two or
more weeks inclusive of dates of workshop.


Information on participation, registration, accommodations, and travel
can be found at:


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