Fifth Annual RECOMB Satellite Workshop on Comparative Genomics (2007)

Sunday-Tuesday, September 16-18, 2007
Center for Algorithmic and Systems Biology
California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology
University of California, San Diego

Held in Conjunction with the
First RECOMB Satellite Workshop on Computational Cancer Biology
September 18-20, 2007

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Comparison of related genomes offers enormous inferential power, revealing a wealth of knowledge about genome evolution itself and about genetic function and cellular processes. As the number of fully sequenced genomes grows, so do the opportunities and challenges for computational comparative genomics. This workshop brings together leading researchers in the mathematical, computational and life sciences to discuss cutting edge research in comparative genomics, with an emphasis on computational approaches and novel experimental results. The program will include a combination of keynote speakers and contributed talks. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to

  • Algorithms in comparative genomics
  • Comparative study of orthologous genes
  • Gene finding using multiple genomes
  • Sequence homology
  • Genome rearrangements
  • Measures of evolutionary distance
  • Whole genome phylogeny reconstruction
  • Sequence assembly using sequence comparison
  • Multiple genome alignment
  • Gene and genome duplication
  • Identification of conserved and fast evolving sequences

Conference chairs:

Glenn Tesler (UCSD, Department of Mathematics)
Dannie Durand (Carnegie Mellon University, Departments of Biological Sciences and Computer Science)