VarI-SIG: Identification and annotation of genetic variants in the context of structure, function, and disease.

GENERAL INFO:

WHAT: A one-day special interest group meeting
WHEN: July 12th, 2014
WHERE: ISMB 2014 venue in Boston (MA), USA.


Open call: VarI-SIG 2014 Poster Abstract and Presentation Proposal.

SIG AIMS:

The primary goal of the VarI-SIG is to outline and discuss the recent advances in the methodology for the annotation and analysis of genetic variants.
Building upon the experience of the previous SNP-SIG editions (SNP-SIG 2013 in Berlin, SNP-SIG 2012 in Long Beach, SNP-SIG 2011 in Vienna) and other international workshops and meetings (e.g. AIMM2010, CAGI, HGVS 2010 and PSB2011) the VarI-SIG will serve to build a research network , facilitating the exchange of ideas and the establishment of new collaborations within the community. Thus, Vari-SIG will strive to meaningfully contribute to the management of the complexity of the analysis and evaluation of genetic variants.

We are interested in submissions describing original work in all the fields of genetic variants research including, but not limited to "genetic variants in":

  • sequence analysis
  • protein structure and function
  • protein interactions and molecular networks
  • transcriptomics and gene regulation
  • disease models and epidemiology
  • population genetics and evolution
  • comparative genomics

  • TOPICS OF INTEREST:

    Databases, data mining algorithms and visualization tools for genetic variants analysis

    Methods for predicting regulatory/structural/functional impacts of genetic variants

    Personal Genomics, GWAS studies and SNV prioritization

    Population genomics and phylogenetic analysis