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July 18, 2005

UI/ISU Hold Joint Bioinformatics Workshop July 19

The University of Iowa and Iowa State University will hold the 5th Annual Joint Bioinformatics Workshop from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 19 at the UI College of Engineering Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences. The workshop annually attracts a variety of researchers and students in genetics and related fields.

UI speakers will include:

--Dr. Terry Braun, "Techniques for Pseudogene Identification and Prediction of Gene Conversion."

--Annie Chiang, UI student speaker, "Computational Orthologous Prioritization (COP): A comparative genomic approach toward candidate gene prioritization for disease gene identification."

--Dr. Gi-Yung Ryu, "Whole Genome Microarray Analysis reveals Epigenetically regulated genes in Malignant Glioma."

--Dr. Jian Huang, "Survival Analysis with High-Dimensional Microarray Gene Expression Data."

ISU speakers are:

--Dr. Julie Dickerson, "Making Sense of Large-Scale Microarray Data."

--Rhonda DeCook, ISU student speaker, "Genetic control of gene regulation during shoot development in Arabidopsis."

--Dr. Chris Tuggle, "Transcriptional Profiling in Pigs: Initial results with two types of arrays."

--Dr. Heather Greenlee, "To the proteome and beyond: A new approach to retinal development."

--Dr. Eric Henderson, "How To Detect Protein Biomarkers From Just A Few Cells."

Corporate speaker:

--Dr. Andy Peek, Integrated DNA Technologies, Inc., "Development of reverse array and synthetic hybridization controls for improving microarray performance."

Workshop sponsors are the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, the UI College of Engineering and -- from ISU: the ISU Laurence H. Baker Center for Bioinformatics and Biological Statistics; the NSF IGERT Training Grant in Computational Molecular Biology; the USDA MGET Training Grant in Computational Biology for Animal Agriculture; and the Center for Integrated Animal Genomics (CIAG).

Additional information may be found at: http://genome.uiowa.edu/workshop/program.html.

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