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




Title Location Organizer Category


May 4-5

Microarrays in Medicine Boston CHI Microarrays

May 8-12

Biotech 2005: NSTI Nanotechnology Conference Anaheim, Calif. NSTI Nanotech
May 11-15 Biology of Genomes Cold Spring Harbor CSHL Genomics
May 13-17 American Society of Clinical Oncology Orlando ASCO Clinical/Pharmaceutical
May 14-18 RECOMB 2005 Cambridge, Mass. ACM-SIGACT Bioinformatics
May 16-18 RNAi for Pathway Analysis Boston CHI RNAi
May 17-19 Bio-IT World Conference and Expo Boston IDG Bioinformatics
May 23-25 Biomarker World Congress 2005 Philadelphia CHI Clinical/Pharmaceutical
May 24-26 World Pharmaceutical Congress Philadelphia CHI Clinical/Pharmaceutical
May 24-26 7th Annual C21 BioVentures Monterey, Calif. Burrill/TVG Finance
May 25-27 5th Annual Northwest Gene Expression Conference Seattle U of Washington Microarrays
May 31-Jun 5 Cytochromes P450: Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Bioinformatics Dallas ASBMB Bioinformatics
Jun 5-9

53rd Annual Conference on Mass Spectrometry

San Antonio, Texas ASMS Proteomics
Jun 5-9

American Society of Microbiology

Atlanta ASM Biology
June 13-16

Beyond Genome

San Francisco CHI Genomics
Jun 19-22

BIO 2005

Philadelphia BIO Genomics
Jun 22-24


IBC Microarrays/Gene Expression
Jun 25-29

ISMB 2005

Detroit, Mich. ISCB Bioinformatics
Jun 26-30

Drug Information Association 41st Annual Meeting

Washington, DC DIA Clinical/Pharmaceutical


Aug 7-10

Foundations of Systems Biology in Engineering

Santa Barbara, Calif. UCSB Systems Biology
Aug 7-12 Drug Discovery Technology World Congress Boston IBC Clinical/Pharmaceutical
Aug 21-24

European Congress on Biotechnology: Bringing Genomes to Life

Copenhagen EFB Genomics
Aug 28-Sep 1

HUPO Fourth Annual World Congress

Munich HUPO Proteomics


Sep 11-13

Microarray Gene Expression Data Society meeting

Bergen, Norway MGED Microarrays/Gene Expression
Sep 11-15

Society for Biomolecular Screening Conference & Expo

Geneva SBS Clinical/Pharmaceutical

Sep 12-15

Chips to Hits Boston IBC Microarrays/Gene Expression
Sep 15-18

Oligonucleotide Therapeutics Society Annual Meeting

New York City OTS RNAi, Clinical/Pharmaceutical
Sep 23-26

PROKAGEN: European Conference on Gottingen Prokaryotic Genomes

Systems Biology
Sep 28-29

RNAi Europe

Amsterdam Select Conf. RNAi


Oct 11-13

TechnoPharm 2005

N rnberg, Germany N rnbergMesse Clinical/Pharmaceutical
Oct 17-20

GSAC 2005: Genomes, Medicine, and the Environment

Hilton Head, SC JCVSF Genomics
Oct 18-20


Hannover, Germany Deutsche Messe
Oct 19-22

International Conference on Systems Biology

Boston MIT CSBi Systems Biology
Oct 20-21

NIH Research Festival

Bethesda, Md. NIH
Oct 25-29

Annual Meeting: American Society of Human Genetics

Salt Lake City, Utah ASHG Genomics
Oct 26-30

Genome Informatics

Cold Spring Harbor CSHL Bioinformatics


May 2

Submission deadline, HUPO Annual World Congress
May 5 Proposals due for NIEHS proteomic analysis RFP seeking labs to do biomarker discovery “in subcellular tissue fractions of target tissues or accessible biological fluids.”
May 12 Proposals due for the “Neuroscience Information Framework” grant opportunity through the National Institute on Drug Abuse. This program operates as part of the NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research, a multi-institute framework to support research on the nervous system.
June 1 Submission deadline for final papers, Foundations of Systems Biology and Engineering annual meeting
June 1

Early bird registration due, GSAC 2005: Genomes, Medicine, and the Environment

June 15

Applications due for RFA-HG-05-013, NHGRI’s program to study the K23 mechanism using genomic or proteomic technologies

June 21 Abstract submission deadline, American Society of Human Genetics
July 12

Full proposals due for the Genes and Genome Systems Cluster funding program through NSF. Apply to PD 04-1112 in FastLane.

July 15

Proposals due for the Biological Research Collections Program, funding opportunity 05-575 through NSF. $6 million will be allocated to approximately 20 grant winners.

July 28

Abstract submission deadline, American Society for Cell Biology 45th annual meeting

July 31

Registration deadline, HUPO Annual World Congress

July 31

Submission deadline, IEEE’s Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

August 3

Abstract deadline, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s Genome Informatics conference

August 18

Applications due for USDA grant opportunity Porcine Genome Sequencing Program through the National Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program. Estimated total funding, $5 million.

September 16

Abstracts due to participate in poster session (with potential invitation to speak) at The Tapestry of Life: Lateral Transfers of Heritable Elements, a colloquium sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences, to be held in Irvine, Calif., Dec. 12-13.

October 5

Deadline to apply for funding from NSF for the Instrument Development for Biological Research Program, which supports new or improved instrumentation “likely to have a significant impact on the study of biological systems at any level.”

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