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The conference agenda includes lectures as well as poster sessions.


Naama Barkai (Weizmann Institute of Science)
Comparative analysis of gene expression: insight into the evolution of transcription regulation

Natalia Komarova (University of California, Irvine)
Somatic evolution and cancer

Michael Lynch (Indiana University, Bloomington)
The Origins of Eukaryotic Gene Structure


Pierre Baldi (University of California, Irvine)
Charting Chemical Space with Computers

Philip E. Bourne (University of California San Diego)
Nature vs Nurture Studied Using Protein Structure

Volker Brendel (Iowa State University)
Incorporation of splice site probability models for non-canonical introns improves gene structure prediction in plants

Julio Collado-Vides (UNAM, Cuernavaca, Mexico)
E.coli: Curation and Analysis of the Currently Largest Electronically-encoded Regulatory Network

Andrew Ellington (University of Texas at Austin)
Designing RNA conformational changes

Dmitrij Frishman (Technische Universität, Munich, Germany)
Mining sequence annotation databanks for association patterns

King Jordan (NCBI/NIH)
Conservation and divergence of mammalian gene co-expression networks

Alex Kondrashov (NCBI, NLM, NIH)
Detecting selection at the sequence level

Eugene V. Koonin (NCBI/NIH)
Unifying measures of gene function and evolution

Laura Landweber (Princeton University)
Scrambled Genes: Genetic and genomic rearrangements during development and evolution

Jeffrey Lawrence (University of Pittsburgh)
The genomics of bacterial gene flow

Kateryna Makova (Penn State University)
Male mutation bias in the age of genomics: Who should be in the driver's seat?

John McDonald (Georgia Tech)
LTR retrotransposons and evolution: a comparative genomics approach

Jeffrey L. Thorne (North Carolina State University)
Incorporating phenotype into models of sequence evolution

Eric Vigoda (Georgia Tech)
Phylogeny of Mixture Models


Eric Deeds (Harvard University)
A simple physical model for scaling in protein-protein interaction networks

John Logsdon (University of Iowa)
Phylogenomic mining: a novel approach to select phylogenetically informative genes from genome data

Boris Shakhnovich (Boston University)
Treading On the Interface between Molecular and Organismal Evolution