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EU Sets Aside $650K to Hold Five Genomics Conferences in Europe

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — The European Union has granted €500,000 ($650,000) to fund a series of conferences this year about genomics and disease, the Cancer Research Center at the University of Edinburgh said Wednesday.
 
The funding will be used by the Marie Curie Genomic Architecture in Relation to Disease program to hold three conferences and two workshops on genomics and disease issues.
 
The CRC said the events will consider how data from studies such as large-scale SNP projects and large-scale DNA-sequencing analysis and fields such as bioinformatics are used in an interdisciplinary manner in disease research. 
  • The “Molecular Profiling of the Genome” conference will be held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, May 2-5;
  • The “Interplay Between Genetics and Epigenetics” conference will be held in Madrid, Spain, May 2-4; 
  • The “Higher Order Genome Architecture” conference will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland, April 25-27; 
  • The “Array Techniques to Identify Copy Number Variations” workshop will be held in Helsinki, Finland, Sept. 11-15; and 
  • The “Genome Bio-informatic Techniques” workshop will be held in Braga, Portugal, Sep. 9-13

More information is available at the MCGARD website.

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