Board meeting, May 24, 2003, at Lunch, HOTEL KALASTAJATORPPA, Helsinki
Attendees: Jens Lagergren, David Liberles, Maidu Remm, Mainu Vihinen, Inge Johansen, Nikolai Blom, Bo Servenius
This year meeting - send out a questionaire to pick up ideas and suggestions for improvements. Nikolaj Blom
Next year meeting
The proposal from Linköping was discussed
Several informal proposals have been given during the days (UU, UmU, GU). This interest of organizing the conference is promising for the future. It was discussed how proposals should be handled in the future. It was decided that a general invitation for proposals should be sent out two month before the yearly conference and that the deadline should be one month before the conference.
Organizing committee: -----
OC to be headed by Bengt Persson and Jesper Tegnér
To ensure continuity it is suggested that Mauno Vihinen takes part in OC
PC chairman appoints committee – each member responsible for one session and may recruit additional members if needed/desirable
PC to be headed by Jesper Tegnér
Program session suggestions:
drug design - Marc Johnson
genotyping methods (Estonia)
systems biology - Jesper Tegnér
genome comparison - Mariana Alexandersson, Göteborg ?
RNA - Arne Elofsson??
Economics and bookkeeping
Until now Bengt Persson has keept our assets at an account at Karolinska Institute. There has been problems to get the Society registered with Swedish authorities. Now with Bengt not any longer at the board several options where discussed.
David Liberles will check out on the possibilities to register the Society in Norway. Maidu Remm will do the same for Estonia.
David Liberles has volunteered to administer the web server and maillist - will take over the stuff from Bengt's server at Karolinska.
Suggestions for new stuff to put there:
Listings of educations in SocBiN countries
Listings of research groups in SocBiN countries
Conferences and meetings of interest
Other stuff of interest.
Start with brief listings and invite teachers and project groups to supply contact info and a short description.
Send out email to Socbin lists with invitation for this