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Geneious Pro 5.1 Now Available! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Virginia Gonzalez   
Tuesday, 02 November 2010 14:55
Geneious Pro™ 5.1 is now available and is packed with dozens of your feature requests. Download Geneious Pro 5.1 to check it out now! You can also continue to request features you'd like to see in future versions on our userforums.

Want to see the new features of Geneious Pro 5.0 in action without downloading it? Sit back, relax and enjoy our 3-minute What's New Video

The number of improvements in Geneious Po 5.1 is astonishing:

Compatibility with Geneious Server™ Public Beta (register below)
Multi-core capabilities with the Geneious Assembler
Assemble to multiple reference sequences at once
High/Low coverage finder to identify over or under expressed genes
Primer database browser for primer sets
Ultra-powerful batch rename with new interface
NCBO Webinar Series - Cecilia Arighi, September 1 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Virginia Gonzalez   
Sunday, 05 September 2010 13:43

The next NCBO Webinar will be presented by Dr. Cecilia Arighi from the University of Delaware on "The Protein Ontology (PRO) and its web resources" at 10:00am PDT, Wednesday, September 1.  Below is information on how to join the online meeting via WebEx and accompanying teleconference. Please note there will not be a VOIP option and attendees must call into the teleconference.  For the full schedule of the NCBO Webinar presentations see: http://www.bioontology.org/webinar-series .

Congress on Computer Science/Engineering, Changchun, China (EI Compendex/ISTP/IEEE Xplore) PDF Print E-mail
Written by Virginia Gonzalez   
Friday, 03 September 2010 13:35

2011 2nd World Congress on Computer Science and Information Engineering (CSIE 2011)

17-19 June 2011, Changchun, China


Call for Papers & Exhibits

CSIE 2011 intends to be a global forum for researchers and engineers to present and discuss recent advances and new techniques in computer science and information engineering. Topics of interests include, but are not limited to, data mining & data engineering, intelligent systems, software engineering, computer applications, communications & networking, computer hardware, VLSI, & embedded systems, multimedia & signal processing, computer control, robotics, and automation.

All papers in the CSIE 2011 conference proceedings will be indexed in Ei Compendex and ISTP, as well as included in the IEEE Xplore (The previous conference CSIE 2009 has already been indexed in Ei Compendex and included in the IEEE Xplore). IEEE Catalog Number: CFP1160F-PRT. ISBN: 978-1-4244-8361-7.

August news from the ISB PDF Print E-mail
Written by Virginia Gonzalez   
Saturday, 04 September 2010 13:37

The ISB Executive Committee announces:

4th International Biocuration Conference : October 11-14, 2010, Tokyo, Japan

The deadline for abstract submission is Tuesday, August 31, 2010. The abstract submission form is here: http://hinv.jp/biocuration2010/abstract.html

Visit the Biocuration 2010 website http://hinv.jp/biocuration2010/ to view the conference program, the list of invited speakers, and to register.

Biocuration 2010: Conference sponsorship from the ISB

The International Society for Biocuration would like to encourage students and new curators (with less than 5 years of experience) to attend the Biocuration 2010 conference. The ISB will sponsor the registration fees for 5 students and 5 curators. To apply, please send a request to the ISB before September 6th 2010, including the abstract of your poster or presentation, to the International Society for Biocuration at: intsocbio@gmail

Note that you must be an ISB member to apply for sponsorship.

2010 election of the ISB Executive Committee

Candidates will be announced in early September for the next election of the ISB Executive Committee. Details about the electoral process are available here: http://www.biocurator.org/ISB-election-2010.shtml

Membership renewals

Please continue to support the ISB by renewing your membership for 2010/2011.   Note that you must be an active ISB member to vote in the upcoming election.  

From the ISB Executive Committee

·        Social bookmarking of papers

We would like to collect an exhaustive list of papers on biocuration. To do this, please help us keep the Biocuration-related Connotea tags up to date:

    * biocuration
    * text mining
    * semantic annotation

·        ISB Executive Committee meetings

The ISB Executive committee meets monthly. Minutes from the ISB Executive committee meetings are posted on the ISB website . The last meeting was held on August 16th, 2010.

BLAST 2.2.24 release announcement PDF Print E-mail
Written by Virginia Gonzalez   
Thursday, 02 September 2010 13:31
A new version of the stand-alone applications is available.
Users are encouraged to use the BLAST+ applications available at ftp://ftp.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/blast/executables/blast+/LATEST/

This release includes a number of bug fixes as well as new features for the BLAST+ applications:
* Introduce BLAST Archive format to permit reformatting of stand-alone BLAST searches with the blast_formatter(see BLAST+ user manual)
* Added the blast_formatter application (see BLAST+ user manual)
* Added support for translated subject soft masking in the BLAST databases
* Added support for the BLAST Trace-back operations (btop) output format
* Added command line options to blastdbcmd for listing available BLAST databases
* Improved performance of formatting of remote BLAST searches
* Use a consistent exit code for out of memory conditions
* Fixed bug in indexed megablast with multiple space-separated BLAST databases
* Fixed bugs in legacy_blast.pl, blastdbcmd, rpsblast, and makeblastdb
* Fixed Windows installer for 64-bit installations
BLAST+ applications, as well as the legacy C applications (e.g. blastall), may be downloaded from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/blast/Blast.cgi?CMD=Web&PAGE_TYPE=BlastDocs&DOC_TYPE=Download
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