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Calendar of Meetings, Deadlines & Workshops: Oct 1, 2004

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Oct.04.04. PROGRAM DEADLINE. Preliminary proposals due by 5:00 pm for NSF program solicitation 04-596, Frontiers in Integrative Biological Research. An anticipated $8 million is available for the approximately eight awards scheduled to be issued for FY 2005. Funds will go to projects that identify unanswered biological questions and address them with multidisciplinary, innovative approaches. Chris Greer, program officer, can be reached at [email protected].

Oct.05.04. ABSTRACT DEADLINE. Final submission deadline for abstracts for the Plant and Animal Genome XIII Conference to be held January 15-19 in San Diego.

Oct.07.04. ABSTRACT DEADLINE. Late-entry deadline for abstracts and abstract revisions for the American Society for Cell Biology annual meeting in December.

Oct.14.04. SEMINAR. NHGRI’s biweekly seminar series, sponsored by its intramural research division, is open to all NIH employees and to the public. Forrest Spencer of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine’s Institute of Genetic Medicine will speak today. Seminars are held at the main conference room of Building 50 from 11:00 am to noon at the Bethesda campus.

Oct.18.04. CONFERENCE. IBC’s four-day multi-conference event Assays and Cellular Targets, located in San Diego, will delve into assay development, screening, G-protein coupled receptors, and ion channel drug targets.

Oct.19.04. USER GROUP. Lion Bioscience hosts a two-day West Coast user group meeting at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in San Diego.

Oct.20.04. PROGRAM DEADLINE. Applications due for RFA HG-03-006, Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award with Emphasis on the Application of Genomic or Proteomic Technologies. The program is targeted at clinicians looking to bring genomic or proteomic advances into patient care. Program Director Bettie Graham can be reached at [email protected]

Oct.22.04. WORKSHOP. NCBI will host a free, three-day course on using the institute’s e-utilities within scripts to automate search and retrieval operations across the 23 Entrez databases. The lecture and workshop class, NCBI PowerScripting, runs from October 20-22 at the Lister Hill Center at the Bethesda, Md., NIH campus. Application is required.

Oct.26.04. CONFERENCE. The American Society of Human Genetics hosts its five-day annual meeting in Toronto at the Metropolitan Toronto Convention Centre.

Oct.30.04. ABSTRACT DEADLINE. Abstract submissions due for consideration for the Advances in Genome Biology and Technology conference to be held February 9-12 in Marco Island, Fla.

Nov.04.04. SEMINAR. NHGRI’s biweekly seminar series, sponsored by its intramural research division, is open to all NIH employees and to the public. John Petrini, from the department of molecular biology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, will speak today. Seminars are held at the main conference room of Building 50 from 11:00 am to noon.

Nov.06.04. CONFERENCE. SC2004, held this year in Pittsburgh, Pa., will take place November 6-12 at the Lawrence Convention Center. The theme of this year’s computing conference is “bridging communities.”

Nov.11.04. WORKSHOP. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory will host this three-day workshop on experimental and computational approaches with its Identification of Functional Elements in Mammalian Genomes meeting. Organizers include Eric Green, Webb Miller, and Michael Zhang.

Nov.15.04. CONFERENCE. IBC conferences Clinical Trials in Oncology and Phase I Clinical Trials to be held in Philadelphia from November 15-17.

Dec.04.04. CONFERENCE. The American Society for Cell Biology hosts its 44th annual meeting from December 4-8 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.

Dec.09.04. SEMINAR. NHGRI’s biweekly seminar series is open to all NIH employees and to the public. David Threadgill, assistant professor of genetics in the Lineberger Cancer Center at the University of Northa Carolina, will speak today on the genetic and molecular analysis of Egfr function. Seminars are held at the main conference room of Building 50 from 11:00 am to noon.

Dec.13.04. CONFERENCE. GIW 2004, the 15th annual conference on genome informatics, will be held December 13-15 at the Pacific Convention Plaza in Yokohama, Japan.

To submit entries, e-mail Meredith Salisbury at [email protected] with the event and details.

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