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UAlbany Libraries Host Discussion of Bioinformatics
Multidisciplinary areas create challenges for University’s programs, libraries

Contact: Lisa James Goldsberry (518) 437-4980

ALBANY, N.Y. (November 4, 2004) - “Bioinformatics: What it Means for the Campus and to the Public,” a panel discussion, will be held November 17, 2004, 4-6 p.m. in the Standish Room, New Library, on UAlbany’s uptown campus. Discussants include Albert Millis, chairman of the Department of Biology, and Gregg Sapp, head of UAlbany’s Science Library.

The University’s new Life Sciences Research Initiative opens new multidisciplinary areas that affect everyone. Bioinformatics comprises the mathematical, statistical, and computing methods that can be used to solve biological problems, and the management of this data is the major focus of information technology.

The panel discussion, introduced by Joan Wick-Pelletier, dean of College of Arts and Sciences, is sponsored by University Libraries, the Friends of the Libraries, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Information Science and Policy. Light refreshments will be served, and the presentation is free and open to the public. Reservations are suggested: RSVP (518) 442-3552 or by November 10.

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