BLACKSBURG, Va., Aug. 22, 2007 - Toxicogenomics Integrated with Environmental Sciences (TIES) is an international conference with emphasis on the application of bioinformatics in the fields of toxicogenomics and environmental genomics. TIES provides a venue where the diverse scientists can exchange the current advances in bioinformatics for elucidating perturbed biological mechanisms and pathways. TIES-2007, which takes place on October 25-26, 2007, will focus on the theme "Bridging the toxicogenomics and environmental genomics communities through bioinformatics."
TIES-2007 is the first of a series of conferences that will be held in different countries.
- The conference features keynote speakers, invited presentations and a poster session.
- Cash awards are offered for the students who participate in the conference: three awards are available for student oral presentations and three for student poster presentations.
- There will be a special session on the FDA-led MicroArray Quality Control (MAQC) project.
The conference web site is at http://www.ties-conference-2007.org
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is co-organizing* the conference with North Carolina State University (NCSU) and the National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR).
* As a co-organizer of the TIES-2007 conference, NIEHS\NIH has not authorized the charge and retaining of a registration fee. These registration fees are being charged, collected and used solely by the NCSU Bioinformatics Research Center to offset its costs to host the conference.
August 22, 2007