They will take place on the 28th, from 9:00 to 18:00.

To participate in a workshop it is compulsory to register at ECCB05.
Limited number.


Workshop 1: Biomedical Ontologies and Text Processing.
Rob Gauizauskas and Chris Wroe.

Dr Christopher Wroe
Clinical Research Fellow
School of Computer Science
University of Manchester

Biomedical literature, bio-databases and bio-ontologies all play an important role in supporting the work of biological researchers. Much of the biological knowledge in our community is held in electronic form as natural language text.
However, not all experimental data is appropriate to include in such research publications, and so is instead stored in more structured bio-databases.Bio-ontologies provide a common conceptual framework for structuring and annotating this data to enable it to be pooled across databases. These three resources contain overlapping information in different forms, and the inter-dependencies between them are complex.

The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers from the bio-ontology community with those from the biomedical text processing community with a view to furthering their understanding each other's needs and capabilities. Previous workshops in the area have tended focus more either on bio-ontologies or on bio-text processing. While some research has attempted to bridge this gap the aim of current workshop is to focus
explicitly on the relationship between bio-ontologies and bio-text processing.



Workshop 2: Current approaches for function prediction during genome annotation.
Rob Russell and Alex Stark.

Dr Rob Russell
EMBL, Meyerhofstrasse 1
D-69117 Heidelberg, Germany
Tel: +49 6221 387 473 (Group: 387 305)
FAX: +49 6221 387 517

This workshop brings together experts from around the world to speak on the functional aspects of genome annotation. Despite many years of research there are still many unanswered questions in assigning functions to genes and proteins in silico. There will be four main sessions:

1. Protein binding sites, functional sites & specificity
2. Interactions, networks & pathways
3. Regulation of transcription, translation & splicing (Including transcription factors & microRNAs)
4. The next generation of comparative genomics (Including contextual predictions of protein function)

Invited Speaker Affiliation
Erich Bornberg-Bauer University of Muenster, DE
Soren Brunak * CBS, Copenhagen, DK
Ewan Birney * EBI, Hinxton, UK
Mikhail Gelfand * Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, RU
Roderic Guigo * IMIM, Barcelona, ES
Ulrik de Lichtenberg * CBS, Copenhagen, DK
Burkhard Rost Columbia University, USA
Dietmar Schomburg Univeristy of Cologne, DE
Joerg Schultz * University of Wuertzburg, DE
Alex Stark * EMBL, Heidelberg, DE
Mike Sternberg * Imperial College London, UK
Anna Tramontano * University of Rome "La Sapienta", IT

(* denotes confirmed)
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