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[go-friends] Call for abstracts: 5th International Biocuration Conference (deadline: November 30, 2011). Washington DC.

Raja Mazumder mazumder at
Thu Nov 17 07:26:21 PST 2011

Dear colleagues,
The International Biocuration Conferences is a unique event for curators 
and developers of biological databases to discuss their work, promote 
collaborations, and foster a sense of community in this very active and 
growing area of research and service. For the 5th International 
Biocuration Conference (, 
you are invited to submit your work, with the possibility for an oral 
presentation at the Biocuration 2012 meeting. This is a great occasion 
to enhance the recognition of our profession by the greater biological 
research communities.

There are seven topic sessions.
1. Ontologies, standards and best practices, including gold standard 
2. Protein annotation; sequence, structure, pathway
3. Community annotation and Wikis
4. Genomics and metagenomics data curation
5. HTP data (focus on NGS and MS data) curation and presentation
6. Literature collection, text mining and curation
7. Tools to assist curation, including automated pipelines

• Submission deadline: November 30, 2011
• Final decisions: February 3, 2012
• Conference: April 2-4 2012

We look forward to your participation at the 5th International 
Biocuration Conference.

Kind regards,
-Biocuration 2012 Organizing Committee
Raja Mazumder, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
The George Washington University
Ross Hall, Room 540
2300 Eye Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20037
Phone: 202-994-5004
Fax: 202-994-8974

Want to learn more about biocuration or share your work with 
bioinformatics database providers from all over the world?  Come to the 
5th International Biocuration Conference (Washington DC, April 2-4, 

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