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."

2007 TIES Conference

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

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.

Published by Public Relations, August 22, 2007