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BIOCOMP'09: July 16, 2009 Schedule

Last modified 2009-06-20 13:23

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6:45am - 5:00pm:  REGISTRATION (Second Floor, Conference Lobby: 1-5)


SESSION 9-BIOCOMP: (CONCURRENT SESSION with SESSION 10-BIOCOMP & 12-BIOCOMP)
                  BIOLOGICAL MODELING CLASSIFICATION + INTELLIGENT COMPUTING + HEALTH INFORMATICS
                  Chair: Dr. Mehdi Pirooznia, Johns Hopkins University, Maryland, USA
                  July 16, 2009 (Thursday); 08:00am - 12:40pm
                  (LOCATION: Ballroom 5)

08:00 - 08:20am:  Bio-Network Analysis via Tutte and Poincare Polynomials
                  Daniel David Franco Gutierrez
                  Eafit University, Colombia

08:20 - 08:40am:  Robust Stability Analysis of the Tryptophan Regulatory Network
                  of E.Coli
                  A. Meyer-Baese and Ernst Althaus
                  Florida State University, Florida, USA
                  Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Saarbruecken, Germany

08:40 - 09:00am:  Modelling and Simulation Framework for Bioinformatics Studies in Ruby
                  A. Q. Ansari, A. B. Patki, Varun Sethi, Ankit Gupta
                  Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India 

09:00 - 09:20am:  The Elusive R0 - Chasing the Reproductive Number
                  Tina Johnson and Armin R. Mikler
                  Midwestern State University, USA & University of North Texas, USA

09:20 - 09:40am:  The Prediction of Severe Sepsis Using SVM Model
                  Shu-Li Wang, Fan Wu, Bo-Hang, Wang
                  Central Taiwan University of Science & Technology, Taichung, Taiwan &
                  National Chung-Cheng University, Chia-Yi, Taiwan

09:40 - 10:00am:  Entropic Force in Drosophila Resilin: Molecular Dynamics Study
                  R. Petrenko, M. B. Dickerson, R. R. Naik, S. S. Patnaik,
                  T. L. Beck, J. Meller
                  University of Cincinnati, USA & Air Force Research Lab, WPAFB, USA

10:00 - 10:20am:  Vioxx Redux
                  Jack K. Horner
                  Independent researcher, USA

10:20 - 10:40am:  BREAK

10:40 - 11:00am:  LoHo-Sys: A Bike-riders' Safety Ride-free Platform
                  Shu-Hui Hung, Chin-Hsian Wang, Hsin-Hung Lin, Jen-Hsian Cheng,
                  Chang-Ming Yang, Yhiun-Min Huang
                  National Cheng Kung Univeristy, Taiwan

11:00 - 11:20am:  Modeling of Metabolic Oscillations in Mitochondria and
                  Their Coupling in a Cell
                  Yang Pu, Saangho Lee, Zhen Liu, David C. Samuels,
                  Layne T. Watson, Yang Cao
                  Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, USA &
                  Center for Human Genetics Research, Vanderbilt, USA

11:20 - 11:40am:  A Hybrid Method Combining Improved StochSim with SSA for
                  Solving Systems with Multi-State Species
                  Zhen Liu, Yang Pu, Yang Cao
                  Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, USA

11:40 - 12:00pm:  A Heuristic Approach for the Identification of Palindromic Peak Sets
                  Hyung-Won Koh, Lars Hildebrand
                  Dortmund University of Technology, Dortmund, Germany

12:00 - 12:20pm:  An Algebraic Approach in Linear Temporal Logic Model Checking
                  for Boolean Networks in Bioinformatics
                  Quoc-Nam Tran
                  Lamar University, USA

12:20 - 12:40pm:  Fast Algorithms for Computing the Constrained LCS of Run-Length
                  Encoded Strings
                  Hsing-Yen Ann, Chang-Biau Yang, Chiou-Ting Tseng, Chiou-Yi Hor
                  National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan

12:40 - 01:20pm:  LUNCH (On Your Own)


SESSION 10-BIOCOMP: (CONCURRENT SESSION with SESSION 9-BIOCOMP)
                  DATA MINING & BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING + TOOLS + COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY & DRUG DESIGN
                  Chair: Dr. Zachariah Sinkala, Middle Tennessee state University, USA
                  July 16, 2009 (Thursday); 08:00am - 11:40am
                  (LOCATION: Chapel)

08:00 - 08:20am:  Computer Usage in Biology
                  Mohammad Javad Seddighi, Navid Nazhand
                  I.A.U. University of Shiraz, Iran & P.N.U. University

08:20 - 08:40am:  Wheelchair Control with an SSVEP Based BCI
                  Khaled El-Ayat, Mina Moheb, Mina Guirguis, Baher Soliman,
                  Nadine Shehad, Maryan Abdel Shahid
                  American University in Cairo, Egypt

08:40 - 09:00am:  PubChem BioAssay Project
                  Yanli Wang
                  Team Leader, Computational Biology Branch, NCBI, National
                  Institutes of Health (NIH), USA

09:00 - 09:20am:  Motion-Based Behavior Assessment for a Wearable Cattle Health
                  Monitoring System
                  Kevin Smith, Daniel Andresen, Steve Warren
                  Kansas State University, USA

09:20 - 09:40am:  Functional Classification of GPCR Sequences Based on Their
                  Ligand Specific Patterns
                  Mert Bagcilar and Ugur Sezerman
                  Sabanci University, Turkey

09:40 - 10:00am:  High-throughput Detection of Antibiotics Resistance in Threat
                  Pathogens Using Multiplexed Oligonucleotide Ligation-PCR (MOL-PCR)
                  Po-E Li, P. Scott White, Jason Gans, Momchilo Vuyisich,
                  Alina Deshpande, Murray Wolinsky, Jian Song
                  Biosecurity and Public Health (B-7), Los Alamos National Laboratory,
                  New Mexicco, USA

10:00 - 10:20am:  It's All Quiet in the Minor Hemisphere: An Enquiry into the
                  Laterality of Consciousness - Attention and Vision
                  Iraj Derakhshan
                  MD, Neurologist, Charleston, West Virginia, USA

10:20 - 10:40am:  BREAK

10:40 - 11:00am:  Radial Basis Function Collocation for the Chemical Master Equation
                  Jingwei Zhang, Layne T. Watson
                  Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA

11:00 - 11:20am:  Robust Stability Measures in Analysis and Design of Biochemical Network
                  Bahram Shafai, Yiwen Gao, Rasoul Ghadami
                  Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA

11:20 - 11:40am:  Multi-Level Support Vector Machines for Classifying Large Chronic
                  Disease Datasets
                  Wei Zhong, Rick Chow, Jieyue He, Richard Stolz, and Marsha Dowel
                  University of South Carolina Upstate, USA & Southeast University, China


SESSION 11-BIOCOMP: (CONCURRENT SESSION with SESSION 12-BIOCOMP)
                  PROTEIN STRUCTURE, FUNCTION & PROTEOMICS + SEQUENCE ALIGNMENT & ANALYSIS
                  Chair: Dr. Wei Zhong, University of South Carolina Upstate, USA
                  July 16, 2009 (Thursday); 01:20pm - 05:00pm
                  (LOCATION: Ballroom 5)

01:20 - 01:40pm:  Evidence Against the Paradigm of Energy Minimization in Protein Design
                  Andrea Bazzoli, Andrea G. B. Tettamanzi
                  University of Milan, Italy

01:40 - 02:00pm:  Comparison of One-Class and Two-Class SVMs in the Prediction of
                  Phosphorylation in Proteins
                  Karthikeyan Swaminathan, Jaroslaw Meller
                  University of Cincinnati, USA

02:00 - 02:20pm:  Parallel Sequence Alignments Using Graphics Processing Unit
                  Jintai He and Mengxia Zhu
                  Southern Illinois University, USA

02:20 - 02:40pm:  Improving Remote Homology Detection Using Sequence Properties
                  and Position Specific Scoring Matrices
                  Gina Cooper and Michael Raymer
                  Wright State University, USA

02:40 - 03:00pm:  Identification of Conserved Simple Sequence Repeats from
                  Orthologous Disease Genes
                  Chien-Ming Chen, Wen-Shyong Tzou, Tsan-Huang Shih,
                  Chih-Chia Chen, Chia-Sheng Chuang and Tun-Wen Pai
                  National Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan, R.O.C.

03:00 - 03:20pm:  BREAK

03:20 - 03:40pm:  Multiple Alignment of Sequences by a Continuous Optimisation
                  Approach Based on DC Programming and DCA
                  Le Thi Hoai An, Moulay Belghiti, Pham Dinh Tao
                  Paul Verlaine University - Metz, France &
                  National Institut for Apllied sciences - Rouen, France

03:40 - 04:00pm:  An Analysis of DNA Sequences Using Symbolic Scatter Plots
                  David Cox, Lina Dagnino
                  North Carolina State University, USA &
                  The University of Western Ontario, Canada

04:00 - 04:20pm:  Parallel Computation For Large-Scale Biological Sequence Analysis
                  Duc T. Nguyen, Siroj Tungkahotara, Eric N.D. Nguyen,
                  Don N. Nguyen, Andy L. Ninh
                  Old Dominion University, USA & University of Florida, USA &
                  INCA Engineers, Inc., USA & Virginia University, USA

04:20 - 04:40pm:  FREE SLOT

04:40 - 05:00pm:  FREE SLOT


SESSION 12-BIOCOMP: (CONCURRENT SESSION with SESSION 9-BIOCOMP & 11-BIOCOMP)
                  BIOINFORMATICS & COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY + TOOLS
                  (There may be a number of no-shows in this category.)
                  Chair: Dr. Zachariah Sinkala, Middle Tennessee state University, USA
                  July 16, 2009 (Thursday); 11:40am - 03:00pm
                  (LOCATION: Chapel)

11:40 - 12:00pm:  Speech Recognition Under Stress
                  Y. Wang, N. Botros, and I. Shahin
                  Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Illinois, USA

12:00 - 12:20pm:  Mnemosine: Improving Life Conditions of Alzheimer Patients
                  and Caregivers
                  A. Rodriguez-Rodriguez, L. Martel-Monagas, A. Lopez-Rodriguez
                  University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

12:20 - 12:40pm:  A Fast, Accurate Algorithm for Identifying Functional Modules
                  Through Pairwise Local Alignment of Protein Interaction
                  Wenbin Chen, Matthew C. Schmidt, Wenhong Tian, and Nagiza F. Samatova
                  North Carolina State University & Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA

12:40 - 01:20pm:  LUNCH (On Your Own)

01:20 - 01:40pm:  Genome-Wide Search for Putative Transcriptional Modules
                  in Eukaryotic Sequences
                  Abanish Singh, Nikola Stojanovic
                  University of Texas at Arlington, USA

01:40 - 02:00pm:  Type-2 Fuzzy Logic Based System for Classification of
                  Bioinformatics Datasets
                  Tarek Helmy, Muhammed Al-Mulhem, Zeehasham Rasheed
                  King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia

02:00 - 02:20pm:  Determination of Specificity Residues in Two Component Systems
                  Using Graphlets
                  Faruck Morcos, Charles Lamanna, Nitesh V. Chawla and Jesus A. Izaguirre
                  University of Notre Dame, USA

02:20 - 02:40pm:  Identifying Calcium-Binding Sites in Proteins by Analyzing the
                  Microenvironment Surrounding Protein Sites via SVMs
                  Hui Liu, Nicolas Metts, Yi Pan                                       
                  Missouri State University, USA & Georgia State University, USA

02:40 - 03:00pm:  Text Mining and Semantic Search with a Predicate Argument
                  Structure Database
                  Mircea Trifan, Dan Ionescu, Carolina Perez-Iratxeta, Miguel Andrade
                  University of Ottawa, Canada & Ontario Genomics Innovation Center,
                  Canada & Max Delbrack Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC), Germany

03:00 - 03:20pm:  BREAK


SESSION 13-BIOCOMP: CANCER INFORMATICS
                  Chair: Dr. Mehdi Pirooznia, Johns Hopkins University, Maryland, USA
                  July 16, 2009 (Thursday); 05:00pm - 07:00pm
                  (LOCATION: Ballroom 5)

05:00 - 05:20pm:  An Efficient Projection Method for Microarray-based Cancer Diagnosis  
                  Xiyi Hang
                  California State University, USA

05:20 - 05:40pm:  Application of Quantum Genetic Algorithm on Breast Tumor
                  Detection with Microwave Imaging
                  Meng Yao, Zhi-fu Tao, Qi-feng Pan
                  Information Science and Technology East China Normal University, China

05:40 - 06:00pm:  Biological Early Brain Cancer Detection Using Artificial Neural Network
                  Satya Vani Guttula, Allam Appa Rao, C. Ayyanna, C. V. Lakshmi,
                  Prasanna Priya Golgani, Lakshmi Kunchala, Anjani Surya Gadde
                  Jawaharlal Nehru Technological U., Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, India

06:00 - 06:20pm:  Lung Cancer Detection and Classification
                  K. Kancherla, R. Chilkapatti, D. Suryakumar, J. Cousins,
                  C. Dorian, S. Mukkamala
                  New Mexico Tech, USA & Biomoda, Inc. Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

06:20 - 06:40pm:  A Predictor for Survival in Intermediate Grade Clear Cell
                  Renal Cell Carcinoma
                  Anupama Reddy, A. Rose Brannon, Michael Seiler, Joseph Irgon,
                  Borje Ljungberg, Hongjuan Zhao, James D. Brooks,
                  W. Kimryn Rathmell, Shridar Ganesan, Gyan Bhanot
                  Rutgers University, Piscataway, USA & University of North Carolina,
                  USA & Umea University, Sweden & Stanford University School of
                  Medicine, USA & Cancer Institute of New Jersey, USA

06:40 - 07:00pm:  FREE SLOT


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