Division of Molecular Biosciences
Department of Life Sciences
Faculty of Natural Sciences

Mathematical and Statistical Aspects of Molecular Biology
19th annual MASAMB workshop
Imperial College London
April 2/3 2009

Bioinformatics and statistical genetics, twin themes of the long-running series of annual MASAMB meetings, have gained huge impetus from large-scale genome sequencing projects and development of high-throughput biological assay systems, including gene-expression microarrays, proteomic and metabolomic technologies. These immense data resources, and the underlying complexities of molecular and cell biology, provide exciting research opportunities for numerate scientists. With typically around 60-80 participants from mathematics, statistics, computer science, bioinformatics, biology and related fields, the MASAMB meetings provide an intimate setting for exchange of ideas in methodological and applied research. Research students and scientists newly entering the field of genomic research are particularly welcome.

Details of previous meetings are available at the MASAMB archive.

Call for Abstracts poster for advertising (PDF file)..

Likely topics for sessions this year

Analysis and Inference of Biological Networks
Systems Biology
Phylogenetics and Comparative Genomics
Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics

Important dates

Registration opens__December 5th 2008
Abstract submission_January 27th 2009
Author notification___February 2nd 2009
Registration ends___March 1st 2009
Conference________April 2nd-3rd 2009

Programme committee

Michael Stumpf, Imperial College London
Mark Girolami, University of Glasgow, UK
Magnus Rattray, University of Manchester, UK
Nick Goldman, European Bioinformatics Institute, UK
Des Higgins, University College Dublin, Ireland
Dirk Husmeier, Bioinformatics and Statistics Scotland, UK

Local organising committee

Michael Stumpf
Louise English
Maxime Huvet
Suhail Islam
Benjamin Jefferys
John Pinney
Frances Turner

Last update 2 Dec 2008