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Monday, November 14, 2016

CASP12: Critical Assessment of Techniques for Protein Structure Prediction

One more week to register for CASP12:

The CASP 12 meeting registration is at: http://www.cevs.ucdavis.edu/confreg/index.cfm?confid=851&webid=4026

Specifics of the travel arrangements can be found at:

Let us all meet in Gaeta in December!
CASP organizers

12th CASP Meeting
December 10-13th 2016, Gaeta (Italy)

Subject: State of the art of methods for predicting protein structure, assembly, and function from sequence.

Scientific context: Results of the 12th international CASP (Critical Assessment of Techniques for Protein Structure Prediction) experiment.

Confirmed invited speakers:
Russ Altman - Stanford University - USA
Alexandre Bonvin - Utrecht University - NL
Guido Capitani - Paul Scherrer Institut - CH
Matteo Dal Peraro - Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne - CH
Edward H. Egelman - University of Virginia - USA
Francesco Gervasio - UCL - UK
Michael Levitt - Stanford University - USA

Organizers: John Moult (USA), Krzysztof Fidelis (USA), Andriy Kryshtafovych (USA), Torsten Schwede (CH) , Anna Tramontano (I),


The meeting will be held at Hotel Serapo (www. http://www.hotelserapo.com/en/), on the slopes of the Natural Park of Monte Orlando in a beautiful and panoramic corner overlooking Serapo Beach, very close to the city center and the old town of Gaeta.

The city itself, the so-called Ulysses Riviera, is embedded in a fascinating area, full of surprises, natural beauties, history, art and culture. It is conveniently located between Rome and Naples. It overlooks the Tyrrhenian Sea. Its history as a resort dates back to Imperial Rome. Nearby sites include the first-century BC mausoleum of general Lucius Munatius Plancus. Its old town is mostly medieval, showcased by narrow alleys, the massive 13th-century castle and the 12th-century Cathedral of Assunta e SantErasmo.


Deadline for late registration: November 14th, 2016

Registration fees (***):
Separate room Shared room
Late registration US$ 1,125 / ~1000 Euro US$ 1,020 / ~900 Euro
Accompanying person (*) US$ 340 / ~300 Euro
Extra day before or after the meeting (**): US$ 90 / ~80 Euro per person

(*) Includes accommodation and full board for the period of the conference and Gala Dinner.
(**) Includes accommodation and full board.
(***) Depending on the resources available, some students might be entitled to receive a partial refund of the registration fee. Eligible registered applicants will be contacted after the early registration deadline. The amount of reimbursement will depend upon available financial resources.
URL: http://www.predictioncenter.org

Contact Person: anna tramontano (anna.tramontano@uniroma1.it)

New Scientific Structure at ISMB/ECCB 2017

The 25th Annual International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology will be held jointly with the European Conference on Computational Biology from July 21 – 25, 2017, in Prague, Czech Republic, with Chairs Janet Thornton and Yves Moreau.

As always the conference will provide an intense multidisciplinary forum for disseminating the latest developments in bioinformatics/computational biology. In response to the increasing interest in the activities of the ISCB's Communities of Special Interest (COSIs) who have previously organized the Special Interest Group (SIG) meetings at ISMB, ISMB/ECCB 2017 will be organized with the active participation of the COSIs. ISMB/ECCB 2017 will be more streamlined and will have an outstanding scientifically effective program.

In previous years COSI/SIG meetings took place on the two days preceding ISMB. In 2017, the COSI/SIG meetings will be merged into the main meeting and aligned with the thematic structure around which ISMB-ECCB is organized. The new conference format will retain the key features that make ISMB a successful open conference, including the Proceedings paper talks, Highlights and Late breaking talks, outstanding Keynote lectures, technical talks and industry sessions. In addition, equal opportunities activities, a students' council day, tutorials and other activities will take place. The new structure is intended to bring a new energy and flow to the conference by centering it thematically around the vibrant ISCB COSI communities.

The new scientific program structure will reduce redundancy and make it easier, and less expensive overall, for attendees to follow the wide diversity of topics important to our field. Further, with the COSIs more central to the conference, networking within and between the scientific communities will be greatly enhanced. Each year, including 2017, conference program chairs will encourage the emergence of new scientific themes through special sessions for emerging communities.

ISMB-ECCB 2017 will have a simplified system for all the submissions including Proceedings talks and Presentations that include Highlights and Late breaking research, SIG submissions and a single registration for either two or four days which will allow participants to attend talks across multiple special interest areas.

ISMB-ECCB 2017 will enable intensified community involvement and bolster its reputation as the leading conference in the field, with the strongest scientific and technical program that showcases the best international developments in bioinformatics and computational biology.
URL: http://www.iscb.org/ismbeccb2017

Contact Person: Diane Kovats (executive.office@iscb.org)