Bioinformatics and Comparative Genome Analysis course

- August 16 - 29, 2009, HKU-Pasteur Research Centre, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, HKU - Aim of the course: The main objectives of the course are to familiarize young scientists (Biologists/Computer Scientists/Mathematicians) with bioinformatics and genome data analysis skills and to encourage multi-disciplinarity by introducing:

1. advanced fundamental algorithms in bioinformatics, 2. their application in genome analyses, 3. and recent knowledge acquired from genomes studies and perspectives.

The course is aimed for motivated Ph.D and Post-doctoral students, as well as young assistant professors and junior scientists in Public Institutions particularly from Asia, Africa and South Ameria, with background in Mathematics, Statistics, Biology or Computing, who are involved in Bioinformatics and Genomes studies.

Organizers: Roberto Bruzzone, HKU-Pasteur Research Centre - Hong Kong. Si Lok, Genome Research Centre, The University of Hong Kong - Hong Kong. Tin Wee Tan, National University of Singapore - Singapore. Ueng-Cheng Yang, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei - Taiwan. Fredj Tekaia, Institut Pasteur Paris - France.

Speakers: Sonia Abdelhak (Institut Pasteur Tunis - Tunisia) Guillaume Bourque (Genome Institut of Singapore - Singapore) Inna Dubchak (Genomics Division Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, USA) Bernard Dujon (Institut Pasteur, France) Anne Estreicher (Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Geneva - Switzerland) Anne Friedrich (IGBMC Strasbourg - France) Toni Gabaldón (CRG-Centre for Genomic Regulation, Barcelona - Spain) André Goffeau (Universite Catholique Louvain, Belgium) Leo Goodstadt (University of Oxford - UK) Simonetta Gribaldo (Institut Pasteur, France) Quang Tru Huynh (Institut Pasteur, France) Gregory Nuel (Universite Paris-Descartes, Paris - France) John Quackenbush (Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA) Miria Ricchetti (Institut Pasteur, France) Hugues Roest Crollius (Ecole Normale Superieure de Paris, France) Pak Sham (HKU - Hong Kong) Gavin Smith (HKU - Hong Kong) Tin Wee Tan (National University of Singapore - Singapore) Fredj Tekaia (Institut Pasteur, France) David Wang (Washington University, St Louis, USA) Ueng-Cheng Yang (National Yang Ming University, Taipei - Taiwan)

Deadline for application: April 15, 2009

With financial support from: Insitut Pasteur - EMBO More information and application available here.

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