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The Hebrew University is proud to host

Micrococcus luteus annotation Jamboree

at the Faculty of Medicine - Ein-Kerem

April 13-17, 2008

An annotation jamboree, a unique event in the field of bioinformatics in Israel, will take place at the Hebrew University faculty of medicine.

A detailed schedule is available.

Read about Micrococcus luteus and its importance.

Two internationally recognized experts, Nikos C. Kyrpides, head of Genome Biology Program, DOE Joint Genome Institute (JGI) and Victor M. Markowitz, head of Department of Biological Data Management and Technology Center, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), will be coming to Israel to lead the annotation workshop.

They will lead the workshop using the Integrated Microbial Genome (IMG) system for annotating the newly sequenced genome of Micrococcus luteus. Although the emphasis will be on this organism, this technique and the software suite can be applied to any microbial genome.

Victor Markowitz led the team which developed the software suite while Nikos Kyrpides has worked with many groups on a great number of bacterial genomes in "Annotation Jamborees".

Some worldwide leading scientists will take part in the event:

 Prof. Keith Chater, John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK
 Prof. Margaret Smith, University of Aberdeen, UK
 Dr. Uri Gophna, Tel Aviv University
 Dr. Johannes Sikorski, DSMZ- GmbH Braunschweig, GERMANY
 Dr. Oded Beja, Technion
 Prof. Charles Greenblatt, Hebrew University
 Dr. Stefan Rokem, Hebrew University
 Prof. Mike Young, Aberystwyth University of Wales, UK
 Prof. Arseny Kaprelyants, Bakh Institute of Biochemistry, Russia
 Dr. Ariel Kushmaro, Ben-Gurion University
 Dr. Galina Mukamolova, University of Leicester, UK
 Ms. Danielle Young - Aberystwyth University of Wales, UK

Micrococcus luteus is of historical importance, since it was from this organism, that Alexander Fleming discovered and studied lysozyme. However more importantly, it lies at the point of expansion of the Actinobacteria, an ancient phylum including among others, the Mycobacterium, the Streptomyces, and Corynebacteria.

The IMG is an extraordinary system that serves as a community resource for comparative analysis and annotation of all publicly available genomes.

Schedule and Events
A schedule is available.

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