Artificial Intelligence and Heuristic Methods for Bioinformatics

Venue: Centro Studi I Cappuccini

Location: San Miniato, Italy

Event Date/Time: Oct 01, 2001 End Date/Time: Oct 11, 2001
Registration Date: Jul 25, 2001
Abstract Submission Date: Aug 10, 2001
Paper Submission Date: Sep 15, 2001
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Artificial Intelligence and Heuristics (e.g., machine learning and
data mining, pattern recognition, cluster analysis, search, knowledge
representation) can provide key solutions for the new challenges posed
by the progressive transformation of biology into a data-massive
science. This school is targeted to scientists who want to learn
about the most recent advancements in the application of intelligent
systems to computational biology.

Computational analysis of biological data. Artificial intelligence,
machine learning, and heuristic methods, including neural and belief
networks. Prediction of protein structure (secondary structure,
contact maps). The working draft of the human genome. Genome
annotation. Computational tools for gene regulation. Analysis of
gene expression data and their applications. Computer assisted drug
discovery. Knowledge discovery in biological domains.

Pierre Baldi (University of California, Irvine)
Soeren Brunak (CBSA, The Technical University of Denmark)
Rita Casadio (CIRB, University of Bologna)
Antonello Covacci (Chiron Italia)
Paolo Frasconi (DSI, University of Florence)
Terry Gaasterland (Rockefeller University)
Dan Geiger (Technion, Israel)
Mikhail Gelfand (Russian Academy of Science, Moscow)
David Haussler (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Nikolay A. Kolchanov (Inst. of Cytology and Genetics, Novosibirsk)
Richard H. Lathrop (University of California, Irvine)
Heiko Mueller (Pharmacia & Upjohn, Milano)
Steve Muggleton (Imperial College, London)
Burkhard Rost (Columbia University) 
Roberto Serra (Montecatini SpA, Ravenna)
Ron Shamir (Tel Aviv University)

Paolo Frasconi (University of Florence)

Ron Shamir (Tel Aviv University)
Email: rshamir@

Limited grants have been made available by NATO to cover the
accommodation and/or travel expenses of selected attendees.
A limited number of travel awards will be made available by the
National Science Foundation for U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

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