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Monday, May 26, 2014

Submit Manuscripts for publication in JBFSR

Journal of Biological and Food Science Research (JBFSR) with ISSN: 2277-0828 is currently accepting manuscripts for publication. JBFSR is an open access, multidisciplinary, international, blind peer-review journal which publishes high-quality solicited and unsolicited
research and review articles in English, in all areas of microbiology, biology, food science, botany, life science, biochemistry, optometry, zoology, industrial biology, industrial microbiology, Computational Biology, clinical microbiology, laboratory science, cell and animal biology, genetics and molecular biology, medical sciences, dentistry, medical diagnosis and laboratory, etc.

JBFSR is a rapid response journal that publishes an issue monthly. One of our objectives is to inform contributors (authors) of the decision on their manuscript(s) within a MONTH of submission. Following acceptance, a paper would be published in the next available issue.
JBFSR provides immediate open access to published articles without any barrier.

Publishing your article with JBFSR means that the article will be available to millions of researchers in the field of Biological and Food Science Research because our large and diverse readership base comprises of millions of researchers. Majority of the journal's readers are academic lecturers, students, policy makers in the beverage industry, food and canning industry, and policy makers in government. Our journal support free downloading of published articles by scholars for use as materials for lecture, by government officials
for policy making, and corporate researchers to favour corporate organizations world-wide. Also, JBFSR is a registered member of several local and international organizations making it possible for the far and wide distribution of published articles. We ask you to support this initiative by publishing your paper(s) in this journal.

Authors should send their manuscript(s) as MS Word attachment to our editorial office through the following email address: submit.jbfsr@onlineresearchjournals.org or jbfsr.onlineresearch@yahoo.com. Instructions for authors and other details are available on our website www.onlineresearchjournals.org/JBFSR. You may wish to visit http://onlineresearchjournals.org/JBFSR/archive.htm for articles already published in this journal.

URL: http://www.onlineresearchjournals.org/JBFSR

Contact Person: Charity Onyia (submit.jbfsr@onlineresearchjournals.org)

Thursday, May 8, 2014

RVC Bioinformatics Day 2014

Bioinformatics is a vital component of any research involving high-throughput data analysis. Its computational, statistical and modelling approaches can be applied to a wide range of research and are used to answer any number of vastly different questions. This workshop looks at how bioinformatics and the tools it generates have been used to investigate host-pathogen interactions. From genome to nucleotide level, the workshop will be looking at the biological insights gained by applying bioinformatics to lab-based research. As such, it is suitable to those from multiple disciplines without previous bioinformatics experience.

Speakers will include:

Mick Watson (The Roslin Institute)
Professor Richard Emes (University of Nottingham)
Dr Damer Blake (Royal Veterinary College)
Professor Michael Sternberg (Imperial College London)

The day will close with the opportunity to network with others in the field sharing the same immunological or computational interests.

Registration to this event is free although admission will be by ticket only.

To register, please go to:

We look forward to seeing you there!

URL: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/applications-of-bioinformatics-approaches-in-host-pathogen-biology-tickets-11479195583

Contact Person: Victoria Offord (vofford@rvc.ac.uk)

Friday, May 2, 2014

ECCB 2014 : 13th European Conference in Computational Biology

The ECCB\\\'14 organizing committee has selected for you 16 workshops, 10 tutorials and 2 satellite meetings that will take place on saturday 6 or sunday 7, september 2014, right before the main conference. Discover each event presentation and check the specific calls for workshop participation at:

- Workshops: http://www.eccb14.org/program/workshops
- Tutorials: http://www.eccb14.org/program/tutorials
- Satellites: http://www.eccb14.org/program/satellite-meetings

We also remind you that 3 calls are running until June 2nd, 2014:

- Posters : http://www.eccb14.org/guidelines/posters
- Industrial and Demo Track Presentations: http://www.eccb14.org/guidelines/demos
- Highlight Papers: http://www.eccb14.org/guidelines/highlight-papers

Please help us spread the word for the strongest possible participation by sharing this mail with your colleagues and collaborators.

We look forward to welcoming you in Strasbourg in September 7-10, 2014
URL: http://www.eccb14.org

Contact Person: Marie-Dominique Devignes and Yves Moreau, Chair and Co-Chair of ECCB'14 (info.eccb14-request@inria.fr)

CFP for Computational Structural Bioinformatics (CSBW 2014)

This year, the Computational Structural Bioinformatics Workshop will be held in conjunction with ACM-BCB 2014. The rapid accumulation of  macromolecular structures presents a unique set of challenges and  opportunities in the analysis, comparison, modeling, and prediction of  macromolecular structures and interactions. This workshop aims to bring  together researchers with expertise in bioinformatics, computational  biology, structural biology, data mining, optimization and high performance computing to discuss new results, techniques, and research problems in computational structural bioinformatics.

CSBW invites high quality original papers and posters on developments in computational problems relating to molecular structure. Authors of accepted papers will be provided approximately 15-20 minutes to provide an oral summary of their work, with time for questions. Please refer to the website below for details on format and submission. At least one author of an accepted paper is required to register for the workshop to present the paper. Registration to CSBW is complementary with  registration to ACM-BCB 2014.

Workshop webpage: http://www.cs.odu.edu/~lchen/CSBW.htm
ACM-BCB webpage: http://www.cse.buffalo.edu/ACM-BCB2014/

Important dates:
July 17, 2014: Paper submission deadline
July 31, 2014: Notification of paper acceptance
August 7, 2013: Camera-ready paper submission deadline
September 20-23, 2014: workshop/ACM-BCB conference

Submitted manuscripts should not exceed 10 pages in ACM template on 8.5 x 11 inch paper (see ACM template). All the manuscripts should be submitted at:  https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=csbw2014

All accepted papers will appear in proceedings published by ACM  digital libraries. Selected papers may be offered to submit an extended version to a special journal issue, subject to final  agreement currently explored with the Amino Acids journal (IF 3.914). Journals used in previous years included the International Journal of Data Mining and Bioinformatics (2007), BMC Structural Biology (2009, 2012) and the Journal of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (2011).

CSBW also seeks poster abstracts on developments or significant works in  progress towards computational problems relating to molecular structure. Posters sessions will expand scientific dialogue at the workshop and train students in scientific communication. Authors of accepted posters will have unhurried opportunities to communicate their results in poster sessions taking place during the day.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
- Structure representations
- Structure prediction and refinement
- Structure comparison and alignment
- Molecular interaction, docking, and simulation
- Coarse-grained modeling
- Mining structural data
- Structural genomics
- Applications of high performance computing to structural problems
- Applications of graph theory and optimization to structural problems
- Structure-based drug design
- Biomolecular graphics

Steering Committee:
Roland L. Dunbrack, Jr., Fox Chase Cancer Center, Institute for Cancer
Vasant Honavar, Dept. of Computer Science, Iowa State University
Robert Jernigan, Iowa State University
Lydia Kavraki, Dept. of Computer Science, Rice University
Anna Panchenko (NIH/NLM/NCBI)
Desh Ranjan, Dept. of Computer Science, Old Dominion University
Zhijun Wu, Iowa State University
Yaoqi Zhou, School of Informatics, Indiana University -- Purdue
University Indianapolis
Ruth Nussinov, Computational Structural Biology Group, National Cancer Institute, Frederick MD.

Workshop Chairs:
Jing He, Department of Computer Science, Old Dominion University
Amarda Shehu, Department of Computer Science, George Mason University
Nurit Haspel, Department of Computer Science, University of
Massachusetts, Boston
Brian Chen, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Lehigh

Contact: For questions regarding the workshop, please email jhe@cs.odu.edu

URL: http://www.cs.odu.edu/~lchen/CSBW.htm

Contact Person: Amarda Shehu  (amarda@gmu.edu)

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Harvard to launch new drive in Next Gen sequence analysis Training

Harvard School of Public Health Center for Health Bioinformatics - a hub for training and consulting in bioinformatics at Harvard - is launching a new training program together with Harvard Medical School to empower a new generation of biomedical scientists in Next Gen Sequence analysis and omics experimental design.

This is a new thrust because it seeks to train a cadre of scientists over a period of several months to do NGS biology - and make them independent and computationally capable.

The program will be led by a training team of superb NGS specialists who get it in terms of what is needed to drive best practice research using NGS.

The door is open to applicants who want to joint his team and are interested in a career in training NGS. See the link above....
URL: http://hsphbio.ghost.io/hiring-trainers-in-bioinformatics/

Contact Person: Oliver Hofmann (ohofmann@hsph.harvard.edu)