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Genome Technology Conference and Events Calendar: Jan 3, 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 publication.

  • Jan. 4: 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. 8: 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: CONFERENCE. CHI's annual PEPTALK proteomics conference will be held in San Diegofrom January 10-14.
  • Jan. 13: 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 Schoolof Medicinewill speak. Seminars are held at the main conference room of Building 50 from to .
  • Jan. 15: CONFERENCE. The five-day Plant and Animal Genome XIII reappears at the Town & CountryConvention Centerin San Diego. This year's big change: no evening workshops.
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