The Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) is pleased to present the Computational Biology of Molecular Sequences Symposium, the 10th in the CRG Annual Symposium series. Organised by the CRG, the 2011 edition of the Annual Symposium will be held in Barcelona on November 10th and 11th. The CRG Annual Symposium series began in 2002 and has grown since then to become a platform where leading researchers can meet to present and discuss breakthroughs in several fields of the biomedical sciences. Now in its tenth year, the symposium will focus in cutting-edge computational biology of molecular sequencing and next generation sequencing technology platform and data analysis.
Advances in methods to sequence nucleic acids, coupled with more general advances in automation, robotization, and multiplexing, have resulted in the capacity to survey the phenomena of life in a global manner and with unprecedented resolution. As a result, Biology, traditionally an analytic science in which the natural world is dissected in its elemental components in order to be comprehended, is becoming a synthetic science, in which the phenomena of life is approached in more systemic way.