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Genome Technology Conference and Events Calendar: Feb 14, 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.

Feb.14 ABSTRACT DEADLINE. Late-breaking research abstracts due today for this year's American Association for Cancer Research meeting, to be held starting April 16 in Anaheim, Calif.


Feb.16 ABSTRACT DEADLINE. Due date for abstracts for Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's Biology of Genomes meeting. Entries "should contain only new and unpublished material" and will only be accepted through electronic submission.


Feb.23 GRANT DEADLINE. Grant proposals due at 4:00 pm to the National Center of Environmental Research at the US Environmental Protection Agency for a solicitation entitled, "Early Indicators of Environmentally Induced Disease." EPA says that it is particularly looking for programs that will develop methods and tools useful in predicting or diagnosing such disease effects - specifically developing a series of biomarkers useful for long-term studies.


Feb.24 SEMINAR. NHGRI's biweekly seminar series, sponsored by its intramural research division, is open to all NIH employees and to the public. Leslie Loew, director of the Center for Biomedical Imaging Technology at the University of Connecticut Health Center, will speak. Seminars are held at the main conference room of Building 50 from 11:00 am to noon.


Feb.27 CONFERENCE. The annual PITTCON trade show will be held this year in Orlando, the OrangeCountyConvention Centertoday through March 4.

The Scan

Dropped Charges

The US Justice Department has dropped visa fraud charges against five Chinese researchers, according to the Wall Street Journal.

More Kids

The Associated Press says Moderna is expanding its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine study to included additional children and may include even younger children.

PNAS Papers on Rat Clues to Human Migration, Thyroid Cancer, PolyG-DS

In PNAS this week: ancient rat genome analysis gives hints to human migrations, WDR77 gene mutations in thyroid cancer, and more.

Purnell Choppin Dies

Purnell Choppin, a virologist who led the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has died at 91, according to the Washington Post.