Function SIG Meetings:

Function-SIG 2021 will be held on Wednesday-Thursday, July 28-29, 2021 as part of ISMB/ECCB 2021 as a Virtual Conference.

Accepting 2021 abstract submissions

Important Dates:

Monday, February 1, 2021  Call for Abstracts Opens (for talks and posters)
Thursday, May 6, 2021 Abstracts Submission Deadline (for talks and posters)
Monday, May 10, 2021 Late Poster & Lightning Talks Submissions Open
Thursday, May 27, 2021 Talk and/or Poster Acceptance Notifications
Thursday, June 3, 2021 Late Poster & Lightning Talks Submissions Deadline
Thursday, June 10, 2021 Late Poster & Lightning talks Acceptance Notifications
Wednesday-Thursday, July 28-29, 2021 Function SIG meeting at ISMB 2021

Function-SIG 2021 Keynote Speakers

Lara Mangravite
President, Sage Bionetworks,
Seattle, Washington, USA
Speaker Bio: Lara Mangravite, PhD, is the President of Sage Bionetworks, an organization that focuses on open practices to advance biomedicine through data-driven science and digital research. Recognizing that all research is limited by restrictions placed on the distribution of information, Sage works closely with institutes, foundations and research communities to improve information flow, benchmark research practices, and establish research outcomes of sufficient confidence to support translation. Dr. Mangravite obtained a BS in Physics from the Pennsylvania State University, a PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the University of California, San Francisco, and a postdoctoral fellowship in cardiovascular pharmacogenomics at the Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute.

Talks are sought in, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Prediction of protein function from varied data such as sequence, structure, expression data
  • The evolution of function
  • The design of function
  • Incorporating computational function prediction into experimental workflows
  • The use of text mining and natural language processing in function prediction
  • The use of machine learning in protein function prediction
  • The representation of biological function by ontologies and other means
  • Data science as applied to protein function datasets
  • Research related to the Critical Assessment of Function Annotation (CAFA)

Programs from previous years

The Function-SIG meeting is funded, in part, by awards DBI-1458359 and DBI-1458477 from the US National Science Foundation.
In the past, the Function-SIG meetings were funded, in part, by R13 HG006079 and R13 HG007807 from the US National Institute of Health, as well as US Department of Energy grant DE-SC0006807TDD.