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[Gofriends] BMC Bioinformatics Special Issue: CALL FOR PAPERS - Mutations
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Thu Jan 15 16:23:29 PST 2009
BMC Bioinformatics Special Issue: CALL FOR PAPERS
A special issue of the Journal will showcase original
papers that address themes relevant to the:
Annotation, Interpretation and Management of Mutations
Mutations play a key role in the understanding of genetic mechanisms
and complex diseases. A number of bioinformatics initiatives gather
and store mutational relevant information (OMIM, GAD, HapMap, 1000
Genomces project, COSMIC, UniProtKb, PDB), but the challenge for
data integration initiatives is to facilitate the interpretion
of phenotypic / impact changes induced by the mutations. Solutions are
required in the domains of:
(i) text mining - for the identification of phenotypic / impact
(ii) data warehousing and machine learning – to allow better
integration of mutation relevant information into a bioinformatics
infrastructure (e.g., ontologies, workflows, databases, machine
learning techniques). Synergistic use of these technologies should
facilitate inferences of knowledge from sequence to structure to
function and to phenotypes. Authors may also focus on methods for
the prediction of phenotypic effects induced by mutations,
infrastructure to support clinical decision processes involving
mutations as well as the management and aggregation of mutations
with annotations from different digital or text resources.
Suggested themes (but not limted to):
- Mutation Databases and Metadata: Design, Content, Accuracy.
- Extraction of mutations and annotations from literature
- Methods and systems for predicting the impacts of Mutations
- Mutation Data Integration, Phenotype Ontologies, Semantic
Published manuscripts will include a clear and motivating description
of the specific challenge and biological context that they address
and a lucid illustration of the proposed solution.
Please note that the standard BMC Bioinformatics publication
processing fees apply to submissions to this special issue.
Please refer to http://www.biomedcentral.com/bmcbioinformatics/ifora/
for further information.
Submissions open: Dec 25th 2008
Submissions due*: February 14th 2009
Revised manuscript submitted: March 31st 2009
Pre-submission enquiries and variations to the deadlines above may be
made in consultation with the Special Issue Editor bakerc at unb.ca
* Author instructions can be obtained by sending an email to
bmcmutations at gmail.com an automated reply will sent and
complete submissions should also be sent to
bmcmutations at gmail.com but with AIMM in the subject line.
Special Issue Editors:
Christopher J. O. Baker - University of New Brunswick, Canada
Dietrich Rebholz-Schuhmann, European Bioinformatics Institute, UK
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