DIMACS Workshop on Whole Genome Comparison

February 28 - March 2, 2001
DIMACS Center, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ

Dannie Durand, Carnegie Mellon University, durand@cmu.edu
Program Committee
Joseph H. Nadeau, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, jhn4@po.cwru.edu
Steven L. Salzberg, The Institute for Genomic Research, salzberg@tigr.org
David Sankoff, University of Montreal, sankoff@ere.umontreal.ca
Presented under the auspices of the Special Year on Computational Molecular Biology.

The goal of the workshop is to bring biological and computational scientists together to discuss whole genome comparison at three levels:

- Whole genome sequence comparison, including the implications for identification of protein coding and regulatory regions and the origin and role of non-coding DNA.

- Whole genome map comparison, including the importance of spatial genomic organization and the role of duplications and rearrangements in genome evolution and structure.

- Functional genomic comparison: comparison of comprehensive functional data sets such as the set of orthologs, protein folds, expression patterns, pathways or protein-protein interactions found in a given organism.

Work that addresses whole genome comparison on two or more of these levels is of particular interest. The workshop will focus on research comparing the genomes of different organisms, as well as the comparison of a single genome with itself.

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