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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

VIZBI 2013 call for participation - March 20-22, Broad Institute, Cambridge USA

We are pleased to announce VIZBI 2013, the 4th international meeting on 'Visualizing Biological Data' to be held at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge MA (USA), March 20-22. VIZBI 2013 brings together scientists actively using or developing computational visualization to study a diverse range of biological data; the conference also encourages participation from medical illustrators, graphic designers, and graphic artists.

VIZBI 2013 features 21 invited talks from high-profile speakers that will review the state-of-the-art and challenges in visualizing data from genomes, transcripts, proteins, cell biology, organisms, and populations. Prior to the meeting (March 19), there will also be tutorials on visualization tools & methods. All VIZBI participants have the opportunity to present a poster describing their work. Just before your poster session, you will be given ~60 seconds and 2 PowerPoint slides to briefly introduce yourself and your poster to all VIZBI participants (details here). If you cannot join us in Cambridge, USA, you have the option of virtual registration, which allows participation via streaming video and chat. The first three VIZBI meetings have been very lively events, and have helped fostered a new focus on data visualization in the life sciences – videos of previous meeting are available at http://vizbi.org/videos. VIZBI 2013 will have a special focus on data from research methods that are new, but rapidly emerging – we hope you can join us for this exciting event!
URL: http://vizbi.org/2013/

Contact Person: Sean O'Donoghue (sean@odonoghuelab.org)

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Master's program in Omics Data Analysis (60 ECTS) 1rst Edition starting February 25th, 2013

The University of Vic is launching a new official master's degree in translational bioinformatics.
1rst Edition starting in February 2013 and 2nd Edition starting in October 2013.
The master is focused on the study of omics data (genomics, epigenomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and interactomics). Students will learn about the most important techniques for omic data acquisition and they will be able to analyze voluminous and diverse molecular data by using appropriate statistical and bioinformatics tools.
The master provides a professional profile highly demanded by pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. With applications in biomedicine and other important fields like food technology and animal sciences, it can also be the starting point for a research career. It gives access to PhD studies.
Main practical features:
Place: Barcelona (http://www.uvic.cat/en/bcn)
Language: English
Classes: Afternoon classes (3pm to 8pm) from Monday to Thursday (in-person or livestreaming classes)
Final Master's Project: top research centers and companies in the field. See the list of available centers here: http://omicsuvic.net/4.html
Master's website http://omicsuvic.net

Important dates:
1rst Edition: Feb2013
Classes: From February 25th, 2013 to June 13th, 2013.
Enrollment deadline: February 4rth, 2013

2nd Edition: Oct2013
Classes: From 28 October 2013 to 20 February 2013.
Pre-enrollment deadline: February 25th, 2013
Enquire about the possibility to get a training fellowship.
Partial enrollment to some of the courses is also permitted.
For more detailed information visit the master's website or send an email to the Master's coordinator: malu.calle@uvic.cat
URL: http://www.omicsuvic.net

Contact Person: Malu Calle (malu.calle@uvic.cat)

RECOMB2013 poster and highlight abstract submission deadline Feb 10, 2013

RECOMB 2013, Apr 7-10, 2013, Beijing, China

17th annual international conference on Research in Computational Molecular Biology


Poster and highlight abstract submission deadline: February 10th
URL: http://bioinfo.au.tsinghua.edu.cn/recomb2013/index.htm

Contact Person: Dr. Rui Jiang (ruijiang@tsinghua.edu.cn)

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Call for papers 'eJournal of Biological Sciences'

"eJournal of Biological Sciences" is inviting original research papers and reviews from all areas of the biological sciences relating to botany, Computational Biology, zoology, agriculture, ecology, cell biology, bio-technology, genetics, bio informatics and all other fields. The journal provides a unique venue for elucidating biological processes, mechanisms and phenomena through quantitative enabling technologies at the convergence of biology with physics, chemistry, engineering and informatics.
Published monthly, the journal will contain a mix of primary research papers and reviews. All submitted articles will be subject to rigorous peer-review by experts in the field.

* All issues will be freely available to all readers via the website
* The journal will enjoy fast publication times, papers typically published less than 45 days after receipt
* Papers will be published online in a citable form as soon as they are ready
* No submission or review charges (only nominal publishing charges)
* User-friendly access to author services
The journal is supported by an Editorial Board of the highest caliber from different countries.
With eJournals of Academic Research & Reviews it's easy to submit and track the progress of your article.
"eJournal of Biological Sciences" (ISSN: 2076-9946, E-ISSN: 2076-9954) is published by "Electronic Journals of Academic Research & Reviews" in collaboration with "Department of Botany, University of Peshawar", using an open access publication model, meaning that all interested readers are able to freely access the journal online at http://www.ejarr.com/ejbs without the need for a subscription.

The journal has a distinguished editorial board with extensive academic qualifications, ensuring that the journal maintains high scientific standards and has a broad international coverage. A current list of the journal's editors can be found at http://www.ejarr.com/ejbs/editorialboard.aspx.

Manuscripts should be submitted to the journal online at http://www.ejarr.com/submit.aspx. Once a manuscript has been accepted for publication, it will undergo language copyediting, typesetting, and reference validation in order to provide the highest publication quality possible.

Note: "e Journal of Biological Sciences" is published both electronically and in print version. The print version is circulated to different libraries all over the world.

URL: http://www.ejarr.com

Contact Person: Jawad Ahmad (editor@ejarr.com)