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








Aug 7-10

Foundations of Systems Biology in Engineering UCSB Santa Barbara, Calif. Systems biology

Aug 7-12

Drug Discovery Technology World Congress IBC Boston Clinical/Pharmaceutical
Aug 21-24 European Congress on Biotechnology: Bringing Genomes to Life EFB Copenhagen Genomics
Aug 28-Sep 1 HUPO Fourth Annual World Congress HUPO Munich Proteomics



Sep 4-6

Therapeutic Applications of Computational Biology EBI/Nature Hinxton, UK Bioinformatics

Sep 11-13

Microarray Gene Expression Data Society meeting MGED Bergen, Norway Microarrays/Gene Expression

Sep 11-15

Society for Biomolecular Screening Conference & Expo SBS Geneva Clinical/Pharmaceutical

Sep 12-15

Chips to Hits IBC Boston Microarrays/Gene Expression

Sep 12-15

Molecular Diagnostics & Personalized Medicine IBC Boston Pharmacogenomics

Sep 15-18

Oligonucleotide Therapeutics Society Annual Meeting OTS New York City RNAi, Clinical/Pharmaceutical

Sep 23-26

PROKAGEN: European Conference on Prokaryotic Genomes   Göttingen Genomics

Sep 28-29

RNAi Europe Select Conf. Amsterdam RNAi



Oct 2-4

Genomics in Business 2005 Keygene Wageningen, The Netherlands Genomics

Oct 4-7

1st International Conference of the Brazilian Assoc. for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology AB3C Caxambu, Brazil Bioinformatics

Oct 11-13

TechnoPharm 2005 N rnbergMesse N rnberg, Germany Clinical/Pharmaceutical

Oct 17-20

GSAC 2005: Genomes, Medicine, and the Environment JCVSF Hilton Head, SC Genomics

Oct 18-20

BioTechnica Deutsche Messe Hannover, Germany  

Oct 19-22

International Conference on Systems Biology MIT CSBi Boston Systems biology

Oct 20-21

NIH Research Festival NIH Bethesda, Md.  

Oct 25-29

Annual Meeting: American Society of Human Genetics ASHG Salt Lake City, Utah Genomics

Oct 26-30

Genome Informatics CSHL Cold Spring Harbor Bioinformatics/HPC



Nov 5-8

19th International Mouse Genome Conference IMGS Strasbourg, France Genomics

Nov 9-13

Comparative & Functional Genomics Workshop Wellcome Trust Hinxton, UK Genomics

Nov 10-13

The Genomic Revolution: Implications for Science and Health

NAS/Keck Irvine, Calif. Genomics

Nov 12-17

Comparative Genomics of Eukaryotic Microorganisms ESF-EMBO Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain Genomics

Nov 12-18

SC2005: High-Performance Computing, Networking & Storage ACM/IEEE Seattle Bioinformatics/HPC

Nov 14-15

Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology IEEE San Diego Bioinformatics/HPC



Dec 8-11

Rat Genomics & Models CSHL Cold Spring Harbor Genomics

Dec 10-14

American Society for Cell Biology Annual Meeting 2005 ASCB San Francisco Biology



Jan 9-13

Pep Talk: The Protein Information Week CHI San Diego Proteomics

Jan 14-18

Plant and Animal Genome XIV Conference Scherago San Diego Genomics

Jan 21-25

Lab Automation 2006 ALA Palm Springs, Calif. Robotics



July 12 — Full proposals due for the Genes and Genome Systems Cluster funding program through NSF. Apply to PD 04-1112 in FastLane.


July 12 — Application deadline for NHGRI grant opportunity, “Training in Genomics and Hemoglobinopathies,” which can be found under program announcement RFA-HG-05-002.


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 1 — Deadline for submission of abstracts for Pittcon 2006, the 57th annual meeting on analytical chemistry and applied spectroscopy, to be held March 12-17 in Orlando.


August 3 — Abstract deadline, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s Genome Informatics conference


August 15 — Abstract submission deadline for GSAC 2005: Genomes, Medicine, and the Environment. Abstracts will be considered for posters as well as for talks at the meeting.


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.


August 19 — Call for papers opens for computational molecular biology meeting RECOMB 2006, to be held April 2-5 in Venice. Papers are due Sept. 23.


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 1 — NIH standard deadline for new research grants, research career awards, education (R25) grants, program project grants, and center grants.


October 3 — Abstract submission deadline for PAG XIV, the annual plant and animal genomics conference held in San Diego next January. Abstracts must be no more than 250 words.


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.”


October 14 — Deadline to submit poster abstracts for the 2006 AUTM annual meeting, to be held March 2-4 in Orlando. Poster topics should be directly related to technology transfer issues, according to the organizers.


The Scan

Pfizer-BioNTech Seek Full Vaccine Approval

According to the New York Times, Pfizer and BioNTech are seeking full US Food and Drug Administration approval for their SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.

Viral Integration Study Critiqued

Science writes that a paper reporting that SARS-CoV-2 can occasionally integrate into the host genome is drawing criticism.

Giraffe Species Debate

The Scientist reports that a new analysis aiming to end the discussion of how many giraffe species there are has only continued it.

Science Papers Examine Factors Shaping SARS-CoV-2 Spread, Give Insight Into Bacterial Evolution

In Science this week: genomic analysis points to role of human behavior in SARS-CoV-2 spread, and more.