Eastern North Carolina Section Sponsors Biotechnology / Bioinformatics Conference

Thomas C. Jepsen

The Eastern North Carolina Section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is sponsoring a conference, "Technology For Life: North Carolina Symposium on Biotechnology and Bioinformatics (NCSBB 2004)," to be held in Research Triangle Park, NC, on October 13-15, 2004.

We are co-sponsored by North Carolina State University, Duke University Medical Center, IEEE Region 3, the North Carolina Council, and the IEEE Communications Society. We are seeking paper submissions in the areas of bioinformatics, healthcare informatics, technology transfer in the biotechnology industry, and social implications of biotechnology. You can view our webpage and call for papers at http://ewh.ieee.org/cmte/tech4life.

The IEEE-ENCS is a strong supporter of biotechnology research and biomedical engineering. We believe that success in biotechnology research requires a strong bioinformatics infrastructure; bioinformatics can be defined as the discipline which applies the tools of computer science and information technology to the study of biological data. We further believe that development of a strong bioinformatics base will lead to expanded economic development, more technology-oriented jobs, and greater opportunities for professional development for IEEE members in North Carolina.

The conference will be held at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center and at the nearby Radisson Governors' Inn in Research Triangle Park, NC. For more information, contact Tom Jepsen at 919-933-0377 (voice) or (e-mail).

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