Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing
Big Island of Hawaii -- January 4-8, 2015
The twentieth Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing (PSB), will be held January 4-8, 2015 at the Fairmont Orchid on the Big Island of Hawaii. PSB will bring together top researchers from North America, the Asian Pacific nations, Europe and around the world to exchange research results and address open issues in all aspects of computational biology. PSB will provide a forum for the presentation of work in databases, algorithms, interfaces, visualization, modeling and other computational methods, as applied to biological problems, with emphasis on applications in data-rich areas of molecular biology. PSB intends to attract a balanced combination of computer scientists and biologists, presenting significant original research, demonstrating computer systems, and facilitating formal and informal discussions on topics of importance to computational biology.
To provide focus for the very broad area of biological computing, PSB is organized into a series of specific sessions. Each session will involve both formal research presentations and open discussion groups.
• Cancer Panomics: Computational methods and infrastructure for integrative analysis of cancer high-throughput "omics" data to enable precision oncology
• Characterizing the Importance of Environmental Exposures, Interactions between the Environment and Genetic Architecture, and Genetic Interactions: New Methods for Understanding the Etiology of Complex Traits and Disease
• Crowdsourcing and Mining Crowd Data
• Including the Public in Research Projects: The impact on informatics from emerging global health research paradigms
• Personalized medicine: from genotypes, molecular phenotypes and the quantified self, towards improved medicine
• Cancer Pathways: Automatic Extraction, Representation, and Reasoning in the Big Data Era