CPSC536A Bioinformatics Mini-Workshop 2001
When? Wednesday, April 18th, 9:30-16:30
Where? Room 288, CICSR/CS Building (CICSR Boardroom)

About the Event

This mini-workshop marks the end of CPSC536A, the first bioinformatics course offered at the UBC Computer Science Department. The course covered a wide range of topics in bioinformatics, and as one major component of their course work, students selected and worked on a project in a particular area of bioinformatics. The results from these projects will be presented and discussed at this mini-workshop, which is intended to make this work accessible to a wider audience interested in bioinformatics topics, and to give the students the chance of presenting their work in a format and under conditions which are close to the standards of the scientific community.

The technical talks will have a duration of 30min each, and after each talk there will be a 10-15min discussion period. The closing discussion is intended to involve all participants and will provide the opportunity to discuss general aspects of computational challenges of bioinformatics, weaknesses of present approaches, approaches for future research, etc.

Preliminary Schedule

9:30-9:45 Opening Remarks and Overview
9:45-11:15 Session 1:
snoRNA U3 Prediction in Archaea
(Kevin Chen, Adrian Secord, Sonia Ziesche)
RNA Secondary Structure Prediction Including Pseudoknots
(Jihong Ren, Fenguang Song, Hosen Yung, Xiaodong Zhou)
11:30-13:00 Session 2:
Phylogenetic Classification of Organisms
(Cydney Nielsen, Sohrab Shah, Brian Winters)
Phylogenetic Classification of Organisms Based on Sequence Tags
(Christina Chen, Michael Huggett, Steve Oldridge, Andrew Tae-Jun Kwon)
14:00-15:30 Session 3:
Universal DNA Tag Generation
(John Brodoff, Kai S. Juse, Dan C. Tulpan)
Combinatorial Design of Universal DNA Tag Systems
(Tim Braun, James Gauthier, Tam Huynh, Louie van de Lagemaat)
15:45-16:30 Closing Discussion "Computational Challenges in Bioinformatics"

Organisers / Contact Information

Anne Condon and Holger Hoos
University of British Columbia
Department of Computer Science
2366 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4, Canada