UA’s BIO5 Institute Hosting International RECOMB 2009 Conference

May 15, 2009

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: BIO5 University Communications] – The BIO5 Institute at The University of Arizona is hosting the 13th Annual International Conference on Research in Computational Molecular Biology next week at the Westin La Paloma Resort in Tucson.

The conference, known as RECOMB, began in 1997 to provide a scientific forum for theoretical advances in computational biology and their applications in molecular biology and medicine. The conference solicits research contributions from all areas of computational molecular biology, including 250 of the top computational biologists in academia and industry from 18 countries.

Thirteen faculty members, staff and students from the UA are participating, including Michael Hammer, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, who is one of seven conference keynote speakers. Hammer also is affiliated with the BIO5 Institute, Arizona Research Laboratories, the department of anthropology and the Arizona Cancer Center.

The conference, happening Monday through Thursday, covers subject matter ranging from population genetics and imaging to genomics and sequencing.

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