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BIOT 2010 : 7th Annual Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Symposium


When Oct 14, 2010 - Oct 15, 2010
Where Lafayette, Louisiana
Submission Deadline Jul 8, 2010
Notification Due Aug 20, 2010
Final Version Due Sep 10, 2010
Categories    bioinformatics   biotechnology

Call For Papers

Call for Papers and Posters

The 7th Annual Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Symposium (BIOT-2010) will be held in the LITE auditorium at the University of University of Louisiana at Lafayette on October 14 and 15, 2010.

Major themes, areas, and suggested topics for BIOT-2010

We invite your original contributions in the area of genome sequencing and annotation, functional and computational genomics, and transcriptomics. The other area of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics are also welcome. Particularly, we solicit research and survey papers in the following area of general interests.

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

) Biological data mining and knowledge discovery

) Computational aspects of evolutionary biology and phylogeny

) Computational epigenomics

) Functional Annotation

) Gene Expression Analysis

) Gene regulation, expression, identification and network

) Metabolic modeling and pathway analysis

) Protein structure, function and sequence analysis

) Protein interactions, docking and function

) Structural, functional and comparative genomics

) Systems biology

) Algorithms, models, software, and tools in Bioinformatics

Biomedical Engineering

) Biomedical databases and data integration

) Biomedical imaging and visualization

) Biomedical application

Other area

) Translational medicine

Keynote Speakers

Several internationally recognized experts in different areas in Bioinformatics will give keynote presentations in this symposium. We will announce their names once they are confirmed.


Submitted papers must report significant research results, findings, or advances within their own fields. Papers with focus on biological, biochemistry or biophysics discovery must concern research having a significant in silico component (such as the use of databases, software tools or novel technologies), and papers concentrating on computational techniques, algorithms, models or engineering solutions must have them validated on real biological data sets. Abstracts may report significant work in progress, for which full validation has not yet been performed. Since the symposium is geared toward a diverse audience of biologists, physicians, computer scientists, chemists, engineers, technology transfer professionals, graduate students, professors and researchers from the industry, the papers or abstracts must be presented in a lucid manner accessible to such individuals.

Full paper preparation

Full papers must be 7 to 10 pages in length, single-spaced, and in 2-column format. Manuscripts shorter than 5 pages will be considered as abstracts (see Abstracts submission below), and submissions longer than 10 pages will be rejected without review. Please use the templates provided below or follow the instruction included. All accepted full papers will be printed in the Symposium proceedings.

Abstract preparation

Abstracts will be considered in two categories: 2-page abstracts for oral presentation and 1-page abstracts for posters. 2-page abstracts must provide enough detail and they will be peer reviewed. Please use the templates provided below or follow the instructions included. All accepted 2-page abstracts for oral presentation will be printed in the Symposium proceedings. For 1-page poster abstracts, follow the instructions provided in the example file provided below. 2-page abstracts not chosen for oral presentation will be considered for posters.

BIOT-2009 Template and instruction files (links to download)

Instructions to prepare papers and abstracts are included in the files below. Download appropriate files and follow the instructions. Papers and abstracts not following the specified formats will not be considered further.


2-Page Abstract (Oral Presentation)

1-Page Abstract (Poster)

Template (MS Word)

Template (Word)

Instruction (PDF for Word and PDF for LaTex)

Instruction (PDF)

LaTex style file (a zip file)


Submission procedure

All submissions are accepted in PDF only. After preparing your papers and abstracts in the required format, convert your file in PDF. The submissions are accepted through our automated submission system at:

Fill in the author names, their mailing and electronic addresses, and up to 5 keywords. All submissions except for 1-page poster abstracts are also required to supply a short abstract (up to 250 words). The keywords and short abstracts will be used for selection of reviewers who are expert in the relevant area. Thus it is essential that the short abstract and keywords provide enough information on the submitted work.

Final version submission (for full papers)

If your manuscript is accepted, you will be asked to revise it in accordance with the reviewer's comments and submit the final version. The final version of a full paper should be up to 10 pages in length. If it is necessary and if it is approved, it can be extended to 12 pages. Contact the BIOT-2010 organizing committee (see below) for the approval if your manuscript needs to be longer than 10 pages. You must submit a paper in PDF by the date specified below. The final version of the accepted papers will be printed in the Symposium proceedings.

Author registration

At least one of the authors must register for the event before the final submission can be accepted.

Journal publication

Extended versions of the best full papers from BIOT-2010 will be published in the International Journal of Bioinformatics Research and Applications (IJBRA). Abstracts (either for oral presentation or for posters) are not considered for journal publication.

Important Dates

· Submission deadline for full papers and 2-page abstracts (for oral presentation): July 8, 2010.

· Acceptance decision: August 20, 2010

· Final papers due after revision: September 10, 2010

· Abstracts deadline (for posters): September 10, 2010

· Symposium date: October 14 and 15, 2010

BIOT-2010 is organized by:

Dr. Rasiah (Raja) Loganantharaj
Bioinformatics Research Lab
University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Location: LITE Auditorium, Lafayette, Louisiana

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