HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Arizona State University hosts 'Genomes, Evolution, and Bioinformatics' conference

Arizona State University will serve as the host institution for the 2006 Annual Meeting of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution (SMBE) from May 24-28 in Tempe, Arizona. The "Genomes, Evolution, and Bioinformatics" (GEB2006) conference will be the premier opportunity for researchers around the globe to exchange ideas and research results from a diverse array of genomics and evolutionary topics.

With the burst of genome and gene function information available, scientists are entering a golden age of comparative genomic and evolutionary studies, drawing new discoveries and conclusions on questions that span how changes in DNA and proteins contribute to the evolution of life on Earth or bring about disease. SMBE is an international society that exists to provide facilities for association and communication among scientists from molecular, evolutionary and computational biology.

Sudhir Kumar, who directs the Center for Evolutionary Functional Genomics in the Biodesign Institute at ASU, will serve as chairman of the host committee along with program chairs Brian Verrelli and Jeff Touchman of ASU. George Poste, director of the Biodesign Institute and Jeff Trent, director of the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), are honorary co-chairs.

"This is the largest gathering of its kind for molecular evolution and bioinformatics experts," said Kumar. "The Biodesign Institute and ASU are honored to host the GEB2006 Conference."

The conference will honor the co-founders of the SMBE with two book-end symposia. On the first day, the Walter M. Fitch Legacy symposium features long term associates of Dr. Walter Fitch, who is considered to be the father of modern molecular phylogenetics. On the last day, the meeting celebrates the Legacy of Masatoshi Nei, who is the foremost founder of the field of molecular evolution.

In between these two book-end Legacy symposia, there will be 17 other symposia with invited speakers
'"/>

Contact: Joe Caspermeyer
joseph.caspermeyer@asu.edu
480-727-0369
Arizona State University
8-May-2006


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. University of Arizona launches major scientific research initiative at Biosphere 2
2. Link between obesity and enlarged heart discovered by University of Arizona researchers
3. Bee researcher at Arizona State University is 1 of 20 new Pew Scholars in the biomedical sciences
4. University of Arizona neurobiologist John Hildebrand elected to the National Academy of Sciences
5. New Arizona alliance aims to boost technologies for medical diagnostics and human health
6. Discovery of new cave millipedes casts light on Arizona cave ecology
7. Arizona State University and Mayo Clinic join forces to develop cancer vaccine
8. 2006 AAAS International Scientific Cooperation Award goes to Arizona State U. landscape ecologist
9. Turmeric prevents experimental rheumatoid arthritis, bone loss, University of Arizona study shows
10. University of Arizona/BIO5 plant scientists to unravel maize genome
11. Water quality a major focus of $14 million grant to the University of Arizona

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:3/3/2016)...  2016FLEX, organized by FlexTech, a SEMI Strategic ... flexible, hybrid and printed electronics. More than 650 ... gathered for short courses, technical session, exhibits, and ... Flex Conference celebrates its 15 th anniversary ... and universities contributing to the adoption of flexible ...
(Date:3/2/2016)... March 2, 2016 ... addition of the  "Global Biometrics Market in ... ,     (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) , , Global biometrics ... at a CAGR of around 27%   ... has announced the addition of the  "Global ...
(Date:3/1/2016)... DUBLIN , March 1, 2016 ... has announced the addition of the  ... 2015-2019"  report to their offering. ... announced the addition of the  "Global ...  report to their offering. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:4/27/2016)... , April 27, 2016 MedDay, a ... today announces the appointment of Catherine Moukheibir as Chairman of ... previous Chairman, Jean Jacques Garaud , who contributed to ... is effective immediately. Catherine started her career in ... and London .  She held C-Suite ...
(Date:4/26/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... April 26, 2016 , ... ... today announced that Ardy Arianpour has joined the company as Chief Business Officer. ... experience bringing innovative genomic technologies to market, was most recently Chief Commercial Officer ...
(Date:4/26/2016)... ... April 26, 2016 , ... Mr. Palmer created the RPO ... the first multi-million dollar, multi-year managed services contract in the U.S. intelligence community with ... our leadership team,” said John Younger, founder of Accolo. “We are growing and ...
(Date:4/26/2016)... ... April 26, 2016 , ... ... a significant operating grant from 1Plus12 Corporation. The grant will be used to ... as outlined on the organization's website http://www.ivsci.org , In accounting the ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: