I've been invited to present at the Extremely Large Databases (XLDB)
2012 conference as a
practicing biologist who occasionally speaks with physicists, and I'm
trying to come up with something to say that will explain why
physicists and biologists don't often collaborate all that well.
This course will introduce biologists to computational
thinking, practical computational techniques, and research
topics in computational evolution. The course will consist of
three intensive hands-on 5-week modules: computational
competence in UNIX; data mining and hypothesis generation using
the Avida digital life ...
So, I "organized" a Biology Birds of a Feather at SciPy 2007. This mainly
consisted of posting about it and then trying to write stuff on a white
board while keeping abreast of the conversation. About 15 people attended.