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This article is part of the supplement: Symposium of Computations in Bioinformatics and Bioscience (SCBB07)

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Highlighting computations in bioscience and bioinformatics: review of the Symposium of Computations in Bioinformatics and Bioscience (SCBB07)

Guoqing Lu1 and Jun Ni2*

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1 Department of Biology, University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE 68182, USA

2 Department of Radiology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 522542, USA

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BMC Bioinformatics 2008, 9(Suppl 6):S1  doi:10.1186/1471-2105-9-S6-S1

Published: 28 May 2008


The Second Symposium on Computations in Bioinformatics and Bioscience (SCBB07) was held in Iowa City, Iowa, USA, on August 13–15, 2007. This annual event attracted dozens of bioinformatics professionals and students, who are interested in solving emerging computational problems in bioscience, from China, Japan, Taiwan and the United States. The Scientific Committee of the symposium selected 18 peer-reviewed papers for publication in this supplemental issue of BMC Bioinformatics. These papers cover a broad spectrum of topics in computational biology and bioinformatics, including DNA, protein and genome sequence analysis, gene expression and microarray analysis, computational proteomics and protein structure classification, systems biology and machine learning.