The Hebrew University is proud to host
at the Faculty of Medicine
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
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,
Biological Data Management and Technology Center,
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), will be coming to Israel to lead
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
Some worldwide leading scientists will take part in the
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.
is an extraordinary system
that serves as a community resource for comparative
analysis and annotation of all publicly available
Schedule and Events
A schedule is available.