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Genome Technology Conference and Events Calendar: Jan 24, 2005

Following is a list of conferences and other events scheduled to take place over the next two weeks. For a complete list of events, read  Genome Technology, a GenomeWeb News sister publication.


Jan.25 SEMINAR. Agilent Technologies hosts a free  one-day seminar on high-speed LC and GC techniques. Seminars are held daily beginning today in DelMar, Calif., and moving to Garden Grove, Burlingame, and Walnut Creekon 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.

Jan.27 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 CancerResearchCenterwill speak. Seminars are held at the main conference room of Building 50 from to .


Jan.28 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.

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




Feb.01 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 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.


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

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