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This article is part of the supplement: Symposium of Computations in Bioinformatics and Bioscience (SCBB06)

Open Access Review

Development of computations in bioscience and bioinformatics and its application: review of the Symposium of Computations in Bioinformatics and Bioscience (SCBB06)

Youping Deng1*, Jun Ni2 and Chaoyang Zhang3

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Biological Sciences, University of SouthernMississippi, Hattiesburg, MS 39406, USA

2 Department of Computer Science, the University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA

3 School of Computing, University of Southern Mississippi,Hattiesburg, MS 39406, USA

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BMC Bioinformatics 2006, 7(Suppl 4):S1  doi:10.1186/1471-2105-7-S4-S1

Published: 12 December 2006

Abstract

The first symposium of computations in bioinformatics and bioscience (SCBB06) was held in Hangzhou, China on June 21–22, 2006. Twenty-six peer-reviewed papers were selected for publication in this special issue of BMC Bioinformatics. These papers cover a broad range of topics including bioinformatics theories, algorithms, applications and tool development. The main technical topics contain gene expression analysis, sequence analysis, genome analysis, phylogenetic analysis, gene function prediction, molecular interaction and system biology, genetics and population study, immune strategy, protein structure prediction and proteomics.