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PhD Student selected to talk at International Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology Conference

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06 July 2011



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This years International conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB) will be held in Vienna. Amongst the many high profile speakers Adam Sarder a PhD Student in the Intelligent Systems Group has had his work selected from about one thousand poster entries to give a talk at the conference on his work on Horizontal Gene Transfer in the Darwinian Tree of Life. 


The ISMB/ECCB is an international conference that has a reputation as the biggest and best conference in the field. The conference regularly attracts about 2,000 participants and has hosted many highly acclaimed speakers in its 19 year history. This year the University of Bristol has a strong presence with Adam’s invited talk as well as 3 other talks and 4 posters from the Intelligent Systems group. This is a reflection on the strong position that Bristol holds in this field.


The work being presented by members of the Intelligent Systems group varies in topic from Adam’s work on Horizontal Gene Transfer to Dr Hai Fang’s contribution entitled “Domain-centric Gene Ontology for Annotating and Analyzing Genomic Sequences” as well as two talks by Dr Julian Gough, one a technical track talk on the SUPERFAMILY database as well as a talk titled "Virosphere-specific protein folds" being given in the 3d-sig satellite conference. All presented work will be accompanied by posters as well as work by PhD Student Matt Oates on "Tracing Evolutionary Events Over Ancestral Proteomes".