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IBM to Hold Protein Folding Workshop to Advance Blue Gene Project

NEW YORK March 14 – IBM said Wednesday it is hosting a two-day protein folding workshop on the campus of the University of California at San Diego March 30-31. 

The purpose of the workshop, jointly hosted by the IBM Blue Gene project and the San Diego Supercomputer Center, is to bring together researchers working in the area of protein folding in order to generate suggestions for new avenues of research and collaboration for the Blue Gene project as well as the wider protein science community, IBM said. 

“It’s an open invitation to come and discuss important areas in protein research,” said Joe Jasinski, senior manager of the computational biology center in IBM’s research division.

Jasinski said that a key part of the Blue Gene project’s mission is to work with the external scientific community.

The workshop will consist of invited talks, contributed posters, and breakout sessions. There will be 12 invited talks organized into three sessions that address protein folding through experimental approaches, computer simulation applications and techniques, and developments in biophysical theory. 

The workshop is a satellite meeting of the American Chemical Society national meeting to be held in San Diego April 1-5, 2001. 

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