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July 5, 2006

UI/ISU Hold Joint Bioinformatics Symposium July 13-14

Iowa State University will host the 6th Annual Joint Bioinformatics Symposium Thursday and Friday, July 13-14, on the ISU campus in Ames. The UI College of Engineering and ISU jointly founded the symposium, which the UI will next host in 2007.

The annual conference, which includes presentations by student and faculty computational biology researchers, this year will focus on systems biology and include ISU's new bioinformatics partner, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces.

Participants will hear presentations by leading researchers, including Vladimir Filkov, computer science, University of California, Davis; Christina Grozinger, entomology, W.M. Keck Center for Behavioral Biology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh; Anuj Kumar, molecular, cellular and developmental biology, Life Sciences Institute, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; and Heng Zhu, pharmacology, High Throughput (HiT) Biology Center, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore.

Conference registration is free for students, faculty and staff from participating schools. Additional information can be found at: http://www.ucs.iastate.edu/mnet/bioinformatics/home.html

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