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December 9 - 10, 2013
Benelux Bioinformatics Conference 2013
Conference abstract submission - deadline passed
The BeNeLux Bioinformatics Conference is an annual conference that started in 2005, bringing together researchers from the Benelux and beyond to strengthen national and international connections in all fields of bioinformatics. The exchange will focus on advances in bioinformatics and applications in the areas of methodology development, biotechnology, and health. The theme of this year conference is: "Bioinformatics at all scales of life" The bioinformatics research field is inherently interdisciplinary and combines biology with different approaches from computer science, mathematics, ... The aim of this discipline is to tackle biological problems by means of data analysis and modeling. These biological problems arise at all scales of life: at the genome level, at the protein level, at the cellular level, or at the level of a complete organism, like plants, or mammals. The topics that will be covered include, but are not limited to: the study and modeling of biological networks (genes regulatory networks, protein-protein interaction networks, metabolic networks, ...), structural bioinformatics (modeling and study of the structures of biomolecules and their interactions), and the analysis of high-throughput sequencing data or micro-array expression data.
December 11, 2013
New York Academy of Sciences 2013 - Bioorthogonal Chemistry in Biology and Medicine
New York City, NY, USA
Innovations in chemistry often lead to major breakthroughs in biology and medicine. Bioorthogonal chemical reactions involve uniquely reactive functional groups that allow specific covalent ligation of molecules in biological systems. Despite the challenges of performing specific chemical reactions in biological settings, a variety of bioorthogonal ligation methods have been developed and applied, enabling the imaging and large-scale analysis of nucleic acids, proteins, glycans, lipids and other metabolites in vitro as well as in vivo. Bioorthogonal chemistry has also allowed the functionalization of molecules for target identification of drugs and semi-synthesis of biomolecules for basic science as well as diagnostic and therapeutic agents. This symposium highlights recent advances in bioorthogonal chemistry that have afforded unprecedented opportunities to explore biology and facilitated the synthesis of diagnostics and therapeutics. Oral and poster presentations will showcase developments and applications of bioorthogonal chemistry and discuss new frontiers and challenges for chemical biology. Two poster presenters will be selected to also give an ‘early career investigator’ presentation.
December 11 - 13, 2013
Biochemical Society 2013 - Annual Symposium - Biochemical determinants of tissue regeneration meeting
Shrigley Hall Hotel, Macclesfield, UK
The field of regenerative medicine offers tantalising hope for the repair and replacement of damaged organs and tissues, with the ultimate goal of restoring normal tissue function. This field represents an enormous range of biological, chemical and biophysical technologies that harness the restorative properties of living materials, especially human cells, to produce new molecular and cellular medicines, diagnostics, devices and healthcare research tools. The goal of this Biochemical Society Annual Symposium is to explore the key biochemical determinants of tissue regeneration. We aim to highlight the contribution of biochemistry to this emerging field of regenerative medicine. We also hope to foster new collaborations among regenerative medicine scientists, clinicians, and bioengineers under the auspices of the Biochemical Society.
December 12 - 14, 2013
11th Annual Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference 2013
Conference abstract submission - deadline passed
Aspen, CO, USA
The Rocky series began eleven years ago as a regional conference, and has grown into an international program with a spotlight on regional development in the computational biosciences. The presenters of the Rocky conference are scientists representing a broad spectrum of universities, industrial enterprises, government laboratories, and medical libraries from around the world. The meeting is a chance to get to know your colleagues near and far, seek collaborative opportunities, and find synergies that can drive our field forward.
December 18 - 21, 2013
7th International Symposium on Ecology and Environmental Problems 2013
In recent years, human perspective on our environment has been extending on different directions. There have been diverse voices from different sections of society on man and environment relationships. In spite of these diverse voices, there has been one common goal that unites society around one point: a growing desire for a habitable and healthy environment. There has also been immense motivation among people to take action to reach such goal. It is because deterioration of our ecosystems has led to severe environmental crises both at the local and global scales, which seriously hinder living conditions of both present and future generations. To prevent such a destiny, every individual living in our environment has to feel responsibilities to prevent environmental problems. In order that we could build a better and livable environment for our future, we should put local and global experiences together and analyze them collectively. In this respect, it is essential that every individual should be involved in environmental problems as to understand their causes and consequences, to discuss their dimensions and to find ecological, technical and social solutions. All individuals should realize that a conservation-oriented strategy appears to be only way to have a habitable and hospitable Earth to live on both for the present and future generations. Understanding the factors leading to global climate changes and preventing such changes appears to be the vital importance for both human species and all other organisms living on Earth. It is still not too late that current ecological and economical approaches should meet at a consensus on the problem of climate change. The relations between human health and environmental pollution need to be clearly understood, and related solutions on the subject need to be developed. Genetically modified organisms (GMO) and possible genetic changes due to GMOs and their products are also listed among the immediate ecological problems. The legal bases on GMOs and their products need to be carefully designed and preceded. Environmental problems related to air, water and soil pollution are relatively long-lasting ecological problems that still need to be on agenda. Conservation and improvement strategies as well as laws and regulations on biological diversity, with which we intimately share the same environment, should be reviewed and evaluated. Methods for optimal uses of alternative energy sources need to be developed and expanded. Not only the government institutions but also each citizen has responsibilities to deal with the environmental problems. In solving the ever increasing environmental problems related justifiably to our current and future needs, current efforts by public institutions should be supported by democratic actions It is expected that the VII.th International Symposium on Ecology and Environment (ISEEP) to be held in December, 2013 will create an exceptional scientific platform where the above listed and various other ecological problems will be discussed, and possible solutions will be proposed. By this occasion, scientists both from Turkey and abroad are planning to share the results and opinions derived from their studies on various aspects of environmental problems.