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Ohio Collaborative Conference on Bioinformatics

Connecting Ohio's Bioinformatics and Bioscience Research Leaders
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
June 28, 29, 30, 2006

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The Inaugural Ohio Collaborative Bioinformatics Conference (OCCBIO) was held in Athens, Ohio on June 28-30, 2006. The conference provided an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of approaches, research findings, and experiences in the domain of computational approaches to biology-related problems. The central purpose of the conference was to foster long-term collaborative relationships among informatics and life sciences researchers from academia, government and industry, spanning interests across Ohio. There are also pre written essays considered to be in issued in journals on bioinformatics. They are fulled with researchers' views and solutions about the latest issues.

Keynote speakers included:
Dr. John Weinstein, Laboratory of Molecular Pharmacology CCR, National Cancer Institute
  Bioinformatics in Drug Discovery: Intergromic Molecular Profiling and the Miner Suite
Bruce Johnson, Lieutenant Governor of Ohio and Director of the Ohio Department of Development
Anthony J. Dennis, Ph.D., President and CEO of Omeris
  Driving Technology Convergence through Collaboration - Bioinformatics
Prof. Dan Gusfield, Founding Editor-in-chief of The IEEE/ACM Transactions on Bioinformatics
  Combinatorial Optimization Problems from Population Genomics

Conference program included:
52 Oral Presentations
40 Poster Presentations
Industry Panel Discussion


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