International Conference on Structural Genomics 2000 (ICSG2000)
November 2-5, 2000
Pacifico Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan
First Circular

Dear Colleague,

The organizing committee has the honor to invite you to participate in the International Conference on Structural Genomics 2000 (ICSG2000) to be held at Yokohama, Japan November 2-5 2000. Structural genomics has now become a focal point targeted for the post-genome sequencing era. The completed genome sequences, advanced methodologies for structure determination, bioinformatic methods, and extensive protein 3D structural data provide new opportunities for studies of the molecular biology of diseases and drug design. In particular , several large-scale structural genomics projects have started or are starting. Therefore, we hope that the international structural genomics community will get together at this Conference, and discuss the present and future of structural genomics. We hope that this Conference as an official inauguration of the first international conference of the structural genomics community will send important messages to natural sciences. Major issues of this Conference will be the progress in structural genomics projects, bioinformatics, functional genomics/proteomics, genome analysis, protein expression, structure determination, and related scientific activities.

We look forward to having you with us in Yokohama and hope that you will have a rewarding scientific and cultural experience as well as an enjoyable visit.

[Scientific Program]
The scientific program consists of plenary lectures, invited talks, and poster sessions. We hope to have as many as 400 participants. Currently planned sessions include:
  1. Structural genomics projects (methodology and results);
  2. Informatics;
  3. Functional genomics;
  4. Genome analysis;
  5. Structural biology in general

Yokohama is directly served by commercial airport limousine and train from the Narita International Airport. It takes approximately two hours from the a irport to Yokohama. Within the city you can enjoy scenic beauty and many historical buildings.

The weather in Japan in the early November is usually sunny and rather warm during the day and cooler at night: the best season for sightseeing.

[Registration fee] Pre-registration (prior to the deadline date): 40,000 yen (Student, 25,000 yen) Regular registration: 45,000 yen (Student, 30,000 yen)

[Deadline date]
Application for presentation: Sep.7th,2000 Submission of abstracts: Sep.7th,2000 Registration: Sep.7th,2000

[International Organizing Committee]
(Members of the domestic organizing committee are marked with *)

Y. Arata (Japan)
I. Bertini (Italy)
C. Branden (Sweden)
S. Brenner (USA)
I. Campbell (UK)
D. Eisenberg(USA)
A. Edwards (Canada)
U. Heinemann (Germany)
W. Hendrickson (USA)
C.W. Hilbers (The Netherlands) (tentative)
M. Kainosho (Japan) *
S-H. Kim (USA)
S. Kuramitsu (Japan) *
G. Montelione (USA)
D. Moras (France)
H. Nakamura (Japan) *
Y. Nishimura (Japan) *
C. Sander (USA)
M. Sternberg (UK)
K. W›’hrich (Switzerland)
S. Yokoyama (Japan) *
[Advisory Board]
S. Ito
Y. Katsube
Y. Kyogoku
K. Miura
S. Nishimura
S. Nojima
N. Sakabe
A. Wada

[Domestic Organizing Committee]

H. Akutsu
M. Go
H. Hirano
H. Hirota
N. Kamiya
K. Miki
K. Morikawa
T. Oshima
T. Shibata
I. Tanaka
M. Tanokura

[Invited speakers from abroad]

S. Burley (USA)
J. Feigon (USA)
M. Ikura (Canada)
R. Kaptein (The Netherlands)
E. Laue (UK)
O. Lichtarge (USA)
J. Moult (USA)
K. Nagai (UK)
J. Norvell (USA)
D. Rhodes (UK)
T. Terwilliger (USA)
J. Thornton (UK)
G. Varani (UK)
G. Wagner (USA)
P. Wright (USA)

[Further Information]
ICSG2000 Secretariat Protein Research Group, Genomic Sciences Center, RIKEN, 2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama, Japan
Tel: +81-(0)48-467-9427
Fax: +81-(0)48-462-4675
A page has been established on the World Wide Web [] to provide updated information on the program as it is developed.
A second circular, providing details of the scientific program, registration and accommodation forms along with all pertinent information concerning the details of the conference, will be sent out in June, 2000. This announcement will include a call for submitted papers. The second circular will be mailed to everyone on the mailing list for this circular. Please post and share this circular with your colleagues. Those not on the current mailing list and interested in receiving the second circular, are requested to send an email to ICSG2000 Secretariat (see further information column) stating information listed below.

(1) last name
(2) first and middle names
(3) department
(4) institute
(5) address (zip)
(6) email address
(7) phone number
(8) fax number
Otherwise, send a letter by post or fax.
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