5th International Biocuration Conference Print
Written by Virginia Gonzalez   
Monday, 21 November 2011 15:58

The International Biocuration Conferences is a unique event for curators and developers of biological databases to discuss their work, promote collaborations, and foster a sense of community in this very active and growing area of research and service. For the 5th International Biocuration Conference (http://pir.georgetown.edu/biocuration2012.html), you are invited to submit your work, with the possibility for an oral presentation at the Biocuration 2012 meeting. This is a great occasion to enhance the
recognition of our profession by the greater biological research communities.

There are seven topic sessions.
1. Ontologies, standards and best practices, including gold standard datasets
2. Protein annotation; sequence, structure, pathway
3. Community annotation and Wikis
4. Genomics and metagenomics data curation
5. HTP data (focus on NGS and MS data) curation and presentation
6. Literature collection, text mining and curation
7. Tools to assist curation, including automated pipelines

• Submission deadline: November 30, 2011
• Final decisions: February 3, 2012
• Conference: April 2-4 2012