Monthly Archives: May 2013

Call for papers: Health Policy and Systems in Emerging Economies

BMC International Health and Human Rights announces a call for submissions to a thematic series on health policy and systems in emerging economies. The “emerging economies” are fast growing and changing societies. They are the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) that make up over 40 percent of the world’s population as well as… Read more »


Auf Wiedersehen ECCMID 2013

Caravaggio is not an artist traditionally associated with Berlin, but discussion of potential causes of his death–postulated to be due to sepsis– at a recent microbiology conference held in the city–mean that sometime in future  he just may be! Luckily the eventful  life of the famous Italian painter was not emulated by the participants at… Read more »


All eyes on Seattle: BMC Ophthalmology at ARVO 2013

  BMC Ophthalmology is excited to be going to this year’s ARVO meeting. 2013 sees the annual ARVO conference stopping in Seattle, home of grunge, that famous high street coffee chain and for one week only BMC Ophthalmology. We are looking forward to a diverse range of talks and would be happy to meet you… Read more »


Automated Function Prediction: selected proceedings from the ISMB 2011 special interest group

BMC Bioinformatics has published proceedings from the Automated Function Prediction Meeting 2011 featuring the CAFA Challenge: Critical Assessment of Function Annotations. Vienna, Austria. 15-16 July 2011. Edited by Iddo Friedberg and Predrag Radivojac The Critical Annotation of protein Function Prediction (CAFA) is a new community-wide experiment to assess the performance of protein function prediction methods…. Read more »


Highlights of the BMC-series: April 2013


A grand plan for understanding life on Earth • (re)moving the mark of modification • Never say nematode again • Profiling the immune responses of deer mice • Looking forward, looking back • Heavy metal affects brain function • Lending a helping ligand Biodiversity: a grand plan for understanding life on Earth Understanding what drives… Read more »

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