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Stanford to host bioinformatics and Internet conferences in August

Bioinformatics and the Internet will be the focus of two conferences to be held at Stanford University later this month. Both events are sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society a branch of the Washington, D.C.-based Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

The "Bioinformatics Conference," which takes place Aug. 14-16, will feature tutorials on topics such as biology for computer scientists and comparative genomics. Keynote speakers will include Russ Altman, associate professor of genetics and medicine at Stanford, and Leroy Hood, president and founder of the Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle -- a pioneer in the systems approach to biology and medicine.

From Aug. 21 to Aug. 23, Stanford will host "Hot Interconnects 10" -- a three-day symposium that brings together designers and architects of high-performance computer chips, software and systems. In addition to tutorials and panel discussions, the symposium will feature two prominent keynote speakers -- Vint Cerf of MCI WorldCom, often called "the father of the Internet," and University of California-Berkeley Professor Eric Brewer, co-founder and chief scientist of Inktomi Corp.

For additional information on both conferences, see the IEEE Computer Society website at



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