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[gofriends] Meeting Announcement - Second International Biocuration Meeting

Doug howe dhowe at
Mon May 14 10:46:07 PDT 2007

*Second Meeting Announcement*
2nd International Biocuration Meeting
October 25-28, 2007
Dolce Hayes Mansion, San Jose, California, USA
Registration Deadline: July 1, 2007

The goal of this meeting is to provide a forum for curators and developers of
biological databases to discuss their work, promote collaboration, and foster
a sense of community in this important and rapidly growing area of research.

Plenary Speakers:
Helen Berman - PDB
Minoru Kanehisa - KEGG
Judy Blake - GO

Focus Areas:
Literature Collection and Curation
Sequence Annotation and Comparative Genomics
Functional Genomics Curation
Curation Standards and Best Practices
Community Curation

The First Biocuration Meeting was a great success.  We have taken comments from the first meeting into consideration while planning this meeting.  We look forward to your participation in a second successful meeting!  Please take the time to register, as early registration will assist us with meeting planning.

For more information and links to register or submit abstracts, please see the meeting web site at:

The meeting organizers would like to thank the Genetics Society of America, the National Science Foundation, the Klaus Tschira Foundation, and Bioneer for their support.

Organizing Committee:
Maria Costanzo
  -Saccharomyces and Candida Genome Databases, Stanford University, USA
Petra Fey
  -dictyBase, Northwestern University, USA
Takashi Gojobori
  -Center for Information Biology and DNA Data Bank of Japan, National
Institute of Genetics, Japan
Win Hide
  -South African National Bioinformatics Institute, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
David Hill
  -Mouse Genome Informatics, USA
Doug Howe
  -Zebrafish Information Network, University of Oregon, USA
Renate Kania
  -Scientific Databases and Visualization, EML Research gGmbH, Germany
Sue Rhee
  The Arabidopsis Information Resource, Carnegie Institution, USA
Mary Schaeffer
  -USDA ARS , MaizeGDB and University of Missouri, USA
Susan St. Pierre
  -Flybase, Harvard, USA
Simon Twigger
  -Rat Genome Database, Medical College of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, USA
Owen White
  -The Institute for Genomic Research, USA

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