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Algorithmic Biology: Algorithmic Techniques in Computational Biology

(1 Jun - 31 Jul 2006)

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 Organizing Committee


  • Hon Wai Leong (National University of Singapore)
  • Pavel Pevzner (University of California, San Diego)
  • Franco Preparata (Brown University)
  • Ken W. K. Sung (National University of Singapore)
  • Louxin Zhang (National University of Singapore)


  • Guillaume Bourque (Genomic Institute of Singapore)
  • Xin Chen (Nanyang Technological University)
  • Kwok Pui Choi (National University of Singapore)
  • Chee Keong Kwoh (Nanyang Technological University)
  • Dong-Yup Lee (National University of Singapore and BioTech Institute)
  • See-Kiong Ng (Institute for InfoComm Research, Singapore)
  • Martti Tammi (National University of Singapore)
  • Chandra Verma (BioInformatics Institute, Singapore)
  • Lim Soon Wong (National University of Singapore)
  • Von Bing Yap (National University of Singapore)
  • Melvin Zhang (National University of Singapore)

 Visitors and Participants

As at 5 Jul 2006...


In the half century since the unraveling of the structure of DNA, molecular biology has experienced tremendous advances. The trend has accelerated since the completion of the Human Genome Project. Huge volumes of data have been generated. The rate of growth of the volume of data has outpaced our ability to process and understand them. Entirely new research problems that are multi-disciplinary in nature have emerged and there is an urgent need for collaboration between researchers in the life sciences and other disciplines, particularly those in mathematical and computer sciences. Computational biology is the name given to field devoted to the development and use of computational/mathematical techniques in the effective analysis of biological data. The field is young, but is growing very fast and has the potential to produce breakthroughs that will impact the whole spectrum of life sciences as we know it today. New insights into the combinatorial structures of biological data and better algorithms are constantly emerging. Indeed, the emergence of the field of computational biology has prompted the famous computer scientist, Donald E. Knuth, to remark that

Biology easily has 500 years of exciting problems to work on.

The theme of this program is algorithmic biology: algorithmic techniques in computational biology. The program will bring together researchers in algorithmic biology from a wide spectrum of application areas including, but not limited to, sequence comparison and analysis, microarray design and analysis, whole genome alignment, motif finding, recognition of genes and regulatory elements, motif finding, gene network, phylogeny reconstruction, phylogenetic networks, molecular evolution, computational proteomics, and systems biology.


  • Workshop 1:
    Workshop on BioAlgorithmics (12 -  14 Jul 2006)
    Registration is now closed
    IMS Auditorium
                Institute for Mathematical Sciences, NUS
                3 Prince George's Park, Singapore 118402
                Getting to IMS

  • Workshop 2:
    RECOMB Satellite Workshop on Regulatory Genomics (17 18 Jul 2006)
    Venue: LT 34, Blk SOC1, School of Computing, NUS

  • Tutorials:
    11 Jul 2006
    Title: An introduction to systems biology
    Speaker: Mehmet M. Dalkilic, Indiana University, USA
    Registration is now closed
    : SR4, Blk SoC1, Level 6 Room 12, School of Computing, NUS
                Getting to SOC1

    21 Jul 2006
    Title: An introduction to computational proteomics and glycomics
    Speaker: Haixu Tang, Indiana University, USA
    : IMS Auditorium
                Getting to IMS

  • Math-CS Camp:
    19 Jul 2006
    Math-CS Camp Poster
    Speaker: Guillaume Bourque, Genome Institute of Singapore
    Mikhail Gelfand, Research and Training Center on
                   Bioinformatics, Russia
    Hon Wai Leong, National University of Singapore
    : SR4, Blk SoC1, Level 6 Room 12, School of Computing, NUS
                Getting to SOC1

  • Public Lecture:
    Title: The role of mathematics and computer science in molecular
             biology research
    Date & Time: 19 Jul 2006, 6.30pm - 7.30pm
    Speaker: Martin Tompa, University of Washington, USA
    : LT33 (SoC 1, #02-36)
                School of Computing, NUS
                3 Science Drive 2, Singapore 117543

IMS Membership is not required for participation in above activities. For attendance at these activities, please complete the registration form (MSWord|PDF|PS) and fax it to us at (65) 6873 8292 or email it to us at ims(AT)

If you are an IMS member or are applying for IMS membership, you do not need to register for these activities.

 Accommodation & Transport

Official Conference Hotel


Please complete the room reservation form (MSWord|PDF|PS) and make the reservation directly with the hotel.

 Membership Application

The Institute for Mathematical Sciences invites applications for membership for participation in the above program. Limited funds to cover travel and living expenses are available to young scientists. Applications should be received at least three (3) months before the commencement of membership. Application form is available in (MSWord|PDF|PS) format for download.

More information is available by writing to:
Institute for Mathematical Sciences
National University of Singapore
3 Prince George's Park
Singapore 118402
Republic of Singapore
or email to imssec(AT)

For enquiries on scientific aspects of the program, please email Hon-Wai Leong at

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