Multiple Sequence Alignment
Month: January 2015
Date: January 12--16
Name: Multiple Sequence Alignment
Location: Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM), UCLA, Los Angeles, California.
Despite the importance of MSA estimation and active research, many challenges persist. The research community is addressing them through improved mathematical formalization of MSA estimation; development of sophisticated and biologically meaningful models of sequence evolution that include insertions, deletions, and rearrangements; and design of new methods that have good mathematical properties and empirical performance for large datasets. This workshop will engage researchers from different fields, including mathematicians, statisticians, evolutionary biologists, structural biologists, and computer scientists, with the aim of integrating diverse viewpoints, improving mathematical foundations, and developing new and more powerful methods for estimating MSAs.
Applications for travel support are due November 17, 2014. Please consult the webpage for more information.