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The aim of this workshop used to be to compile bioinformatics stake holders from executive, academe, and for an afternoon of displays and discussion. Fifteen specialists pointed out and mentioned the most vital concerns raised via the present flood of biologic info. issues explored integrated the significance of database curation, database integration and interoperability, consistency and criteria in terminology, mistakes prevention and correction, information provenance, ontology, the significance of protecting privateness, info mining, and the necessity for extra desktop scientists with distinctiveness education in bioinformatics. even though formal conclusions and suggestions won't come from this actual workshop, many insights will be gleaned in regards to the way forward for this box, from the context of the discussions and displays defined here.

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Visualization of model fit to data John Mazziotta, University of California, Los Angeles Moderated Discussion Ray White, University of Utah 4:45 Summary Gio Wiederhold, Stanford University 5:00 Reception in the Great Hall Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved. html APPENDIX B Participant Biographies Bill Andersen is chief technology officer at Knowledge Bus, Inc. The company is working with the European Media Laboratory Scientific Databases and Visualization Group in Heidelberg, Germany, on the creation of an ontology comprising knowledge of biochemical pathways.

Ray is best known for his work in the discovery of mitogen-activated protein (MAP) kinase, now known to be a member of a class of enzymes that participate in regulation of a broad range of cellular processes from cell division to cell death. Dong-Guk Shin is professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Shin’s research interests include database interoperability, knowledge discovery from databases, and graphical user interface design for databases. For the last few years, Dr.

The more important factor is that the brain varies from person to person. “Every brain is different in structure and probably more so in function,” said John Mazziotta, director of the Brain Mapping Division at the UCLA School of Medicine. Even identical twins have brains that look noticeably different and whose functions are localized in slightly different areas. The brains of unrelated people have even greater variation, and this makes it impossible to create a single, welldefined representation of the brain.

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