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Human Genome Quarterly, Winter 1990; 1(3)

BIO-MATRIX '89: Conference on the Matrix of Biological Knowledge

Integration of Databases Proposed
BIO-MATRIX '89, the third Bio-Matrix symposium, began with the last session of the MacroMolecules, Genes and Computers Workshop and continued to August 20 at Waterville Valley, New Hampshire. BIO-MATRIX '89 convened to explore the implementation of the Bio-Matrix concept and to foster the necessary interchange among the various computer science and biological disciplines. Bio-Matrix proponents see a pressing need to integrate all biological databases into a cohesive whole that would be interfaced to a knowledge base containing a structured representation of biological information. Seventeen speakers presented talks on topics related to the achievement of these goals to the 65 biologists and computer scientists attending the meeting.

As an outgrowth of this meeting, George Mason University, with the support of the National Science Foundation and NIH, will sponsor the International Meeting: Bioinformatics, Integration of Organismic and Molecular Data Bases and Use of Expert Systems in Biology on July 9-11 in Fairfax, Virginia.

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Reported by Randall F. Smith
Molecular Biology Computer Research Resource
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Harvard School of Public Health

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