This special focus is jointly sponsored by the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS), the Biological, Mathematical, and Physical Sciences Interfaces Institute for Quantitative Biology (BioMaPS), and the Rutgers Center for Molecular Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry (MB Center).
**An activity of the Consortium for the Barcode of Life Data Analysis Working Group.
The "Barcode of Life" project aims to create
a unique "signature" for every species using a
particular gene in the mitochondrial genome.
See: http://www.barcodinglife.org/. The project has gathered steam over the last couple of years and has a rapdily growing database containing over 30,000 sequences. Many data analysis and modeling challenges now present themselves.
At this exploratory workshop, we will do some brainstorming on these challenges and possible research directions. This will be an informal event with time for hands-on work with some sequence data and discussion time.