Function SIG Meetings:

Function-SIG 2018 will be held on July 7, 2018 as part of ISMB/ECCB 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Accepting 2018 abstract submissions

Travel Fellowships

Function SIG NSF Travel fellowships for students and postdocs are available. You must be an accepted presenter (talk or poster) at the Function SIG 2018.

Travel fellowship Application deadline: May 14, 2018.
Notification of fellowship awardees: May 20, 2018

Function-SIG 2018 Keynote Speakers

Kimberly Reynolds
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Lab Website
Talk Title: Using evolutionary information to understand cellular systems
Speaker Bio: Kim Reynolds is an Assistant Professor in the Green Center for Systems Biology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, with a secondary appointment in Biophysics. She is a Moore Investigator in Data-Driven Discovery. Prior to joining UT Southwestern, she completed a PhD in biophysics at UC Berkeley with Dr. Tracy Handel, where she studied the computational design of protein-protein interfaces. As a postdoctoral researcher, she developed a model for the evolution of new allosteric regulation and experimentally tested the idea of allosteric “hot spots” with Dr. Rama Ranganathan (at UT Southwestern). Her laboratory uses statistical analyses of co-evolution across genomes to map functional constraints within and between proteins. These statistical models are then tested for their ability to explain, predict and design cellular behaviors in the lab.

Important Dates:

  • Thursday, February 1, 2018: Call for Abstracts Opens
  • Thursday, April 5, 2018: Abstracts Submission Deadline
  • Thursday, April 6, 2018: Late Poster Submissions Open
  • Thursday, April 26, 2018: Talk, Talk and Poster Acceptance Notifications
  • Tuesday, May 1, 2018: Late Poster Submissions Deadline
  • Tuesday, May 14, 2018: Travel Fellowship Application Deadline
  • Tuesday, May 20, 2018: Notification of Fellowship Awardees
  • Thursday, April 26, 2018: Talk, Talk and Poster Acceptance Notifications
  • Friday, May 18, 2018: Late Poster Acceptance Notifications
  • July 7, 2018: Function SIG meeting at ISMB 2018

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

  • Sequence, structure, function connection in proteins
  • Prediction of protein function
  • Evolution of function
  • Biocuration
  • Assessment of function prediction methods
  • Research related to the Critical Assessment of Function Annotation, or CAFA challenge

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.