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Calendar of Meetings, Deadlines & Workshops: Jan 1, 2005

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January

 

Jan.04.05. CONFERENCE. PSB 2005: Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing will be held at the Fairmont Orchid on the Big Island of Hawaii. The five-day meeting will focus on computational methods related to biological issues. Attendance is limited to 375 people.

 

Jan.08.05. WORKSHOP. This two-day workshop, co-sponsored by the European Bioinformatics Institute and the Edinburgh Database Group, will focus on issues with biological databases. It will be held at the National e-Science Centre in downtown Edinburgh.

 

Jan.10.05. CONFERENCE. CHI’s annual PEPTALK proteomics conference will be held in San Diego from January 10-14.

Jan.13.05. SEMINAR. NHGRI’s biweekly seminar series, sponsored by its intramural research division, is open to all NIH employees and to the public. Alexander Schier of the developmental genetics program in NYU’s School of Medicine will speak. Seminars are held at the main conference room of Building 50 from 11:00 am to noon.

Jan.15.05. CONFERENCE. The five-day Plant and Animal Genome XIII reappears at the Town & Country Convention Center in San Diego. This year’s big change: no evening workshops.

Jan.18.05. DEADLINE. Through its Public Health Service branch, NIH has proposed best practices guidelines for the licensing of genomic inventions, and the public is invited to give feedback through today. The guidelines are recommendations to the NIH’s internal tech transfer community as well as funding recipients, according to the call for comment. Contact Bonny Harbinger at +1.301.594.7700.
http://ott.od.nih.gov/newpages/licgeninv.html

Jan.19.05. SYMPOSIUM. Thermo Electron hosts its traveling 2005 Research Symposia Series, consisting of one-day programs focused on new and advanced approaches to using vibrational spectroscopy. Today in Maryland, Nick Carpita of Purdue University will give a presentation entitled “FT-IR and FT-NIR Spectroscopy in Plant Cell Wall Genomic Research.” Carpita will also speak at the same symposium on January 25 in New Jersey.
http://www.thermo.com/com/cda/newsevents/events_detail/1,2150,11545,00.html

 

Jan.25.05. SEMINAR. Agilent Technologies hosts a free one-day seminar on high-speed LC and GC techniques. Seminars are held daily beginning today in Del Mar, Calif., and moving to Garden Grove, Burlingame, and Walnut Creek on the following days. Topics include optimization of instruments and analysis times, among others. Lunch is included, and attendees may receive a coupon for future purchases of Agilent GC or LC columns.
http://www.chem.agilent.com/Scripts/Generic.ASP?lPage=26134&indcol=N&prodcol=N

 

Jan.27.05. SEMINAR. NHGRI’s biweekly seminar series, sponsored by its intramural research division, is open to all NIH employees and to the public. Marco Marra of the Genome Sciences Centre at the BC Cancer Research Center will speak. Seminars are held at the main conference room of Building 50 from 11:00 am to noon.

 

Jan.28.05. INFORMATION SESSION. Sun Microsystems hosts “UC Berkeley SunDay,” where anyone interested may familiarize himself with the company. Discussions will focus on Sun and AMD Opteron; managed services; Solaris 10; system security; and more. Breakfast and lunch will be served. UC Berkeley, 110 South Hall.
https://www.suneventreg.com/cgi-bin/register.pl?EventID=249

 

Jan.30.05. CONFERENCE. Trade show behemoth Lab Automation heads to San Jose, Calif., from January 30 to February 3.

 

February

 

Feb.01.05. GRANT DEADLINE. Today is the cycle 1 standard deadline for all new research grants and research career awards, as well as program project grants and center grants offered through NIH institutes and centers.

 

Feb.04.05. GRANT DEADLINE. Proposals due for NSF’s Microbial Genome Sequencing Program, which is expected to yield 20 to 30 awards with total funding of $15 million.
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2005/nsf05512/nsf05512.htm

 

Feb.05.05. CONFERENCE. The four-day ABRF ’05: Biomolecular Technologies will be held in Savannah, Ga., beginning today.

Feb.09.05. CONFERENCE. Scientific meeting Advances in Genome Biology and Technology opens once again in Marco Island, Fla., for four days. The conference will be held as usual at the Marriott Resort & Golf Club.

 

Feb.10.05. SEMINAR. NHGRI’s biweekly seminar series, sponsored by its intramural research division, is open to all NIH employees and to the public. Judith Klumperman of the department of cell biology will speak. Seminars are held at the main conference room of Building 50 on the Bethesda campus from 11:00 am to noon.

 

Feb.14.05. ABSTRACT DEADLINE. Late-breaking research abstracts due today for this year’s American Association for Cancer Research meeting, to be held starting April 16 in Anaheim, Calif.
http://www.aacr.org/2005AM/2005AM.asp

 

Feb.16.05. ABSTRACT DEADLINE. Due date for abstracts for the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s The Biology of Genomes meeting. Entries “should contain only new and unpublished material” and will only be accepted through electronic submission.
http://meetings.cshl.edu/meetings/genome05.shtml

 

Feb.23.05. GRANT DEADLINE. Grant proposals due at 4:00 pm to the National Center of Environmental Research at the EPA for solicitation entitled “Early Indicators of Environmentally Induced Disease.” EPA says that it is particularly looking for programs that will develop methods and tools useful in predicting or diagnosing such disease effects — specifically developing a series of biomarkers useful for long-term studies.
http://es.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2004/2004early_indicators.html

 

Feb.24.05. SEMINAR. NHGRI’s biweekly seminar series, sponsored by its intramural research division, is open to all NIH employees and to the public. Leslie Loew, director of the Center for Biomedical Imaging Technology at the University of Connecticut Health Center, will speak. Seminars are held at the main conference room of Building 50 from 11:00 am to noon.

 

Feb.27.05. CONFERENCE. The annual PITTCON trade show will be held this year in Orlando at the Orange County Convention Center today through March 4.

 

March

 

Mar.06.05. CONFERENCE.

The Society of Toxicology hosts its 44th annual meeting, which attracts more than 6,000 scientists, in New Orleans. The five-day event will include talks on systems biology, genetics, and nutrigenomics, to name just a few.

 

Mar.10.05. SEMINAR. NHGRI’s biweekly seminar series, sponsored by its intramural research division, is open to all NIH employees and to the public. Michael Rosen from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center’s biochemistry department will speak. Seminars are held at the main conference room of Building 50 from 11:00 am to noon.

 

Mar.17.05. CONFERENCE. The third Systems Biology: Global Regulation of Gene Expression meeting will be held at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory beginning today through March 20. The goal of the meeting is to foster discussion between experimentalists and computational biologists.
http://meetings.cshl.edu/meetings/systems05.shtml

 

Mar.19.05. CONFERENCE. The World Congress on Micro- array Technology will be held March 19-20 at the Westin Bayshore Resort and Marina in Vancouver, Canada.

 

Mar.24.05. SEMINAR. NHGRI’s biweekly seminar series, sponsored by its intramural research division, is open to all NIH employees and to the public. Stuart Firestein of Columbia University’s biological sciences division will speak. Seminars are held at the main conference room of Building 50 from 11:00 am to noon.

 

Mar.28.05. GRANT DEADLINE. Due date for NSF “Assembling the Tree of Life” program opportunity, the goal of which is to establish phylogeny for 1.7 million species. NSF expects to dole out $14 million in FY 2005 and $15 million in FY 2006.
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2005/nsf05523/nsf05523.htm

 

Mar.30.05. CONFERENCE. The 46th Annual Drosophila Research Conference, a five-day event sponsored by the Genetics Society of America, will be held in San Diego.

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

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