Keynote: Bioinformatics - Building a Nation from a Land of City States
Lincoln D. Stein, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Date: Tuesday, January 29
Location: Canyon II
Lincoln Stein discusses the fragmentation of bioinformatics protocols, technologies and standards, that together created a landscape of confusing and poorly integrated web sites and other services. He reviews past and current efforts to reduce fragmentation, and speculates on ways to move past the medieval city-state mentality toward a nation of cooperative bioinformatics services.