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Genome Technology Conference and Events Calendar: Mar 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.

March 17 CONFERENCE. The third  Systems Biology: Global Regulation of Gene Expression meeting will be held at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory beginning today through March 20.


March 17 WORKSHOP. The NIH Proteome Special Interests Group hosts its monthly forum focusing on proteomics applications and new methods. Today's speakers are Rachel Hopper and Peter Lemkin. Talks are held in the Berliner Room (10/7S235) beginning at .


March 19 CONFERENCE.  The World Congress on Microarray Technology will be held March 19-20 at the Westin Bayshore Resort and Marina in Vancouver, Canada.


March 24 SEMINAR. NHGRI's biweekly seminar series is open to all NIH employees and to the public. Stuart Firestein of ColumbiaUniversity's biological sciences division will speak. Seminars are held at the main conference room of Building 50 from to .


March 28 GRANT DEADLINE. Due date for NSF "Assembling the Tree of Life" program opportunity, the goal of which is to establish phylogeny for 1.7 million species. NSF expects to dole out $14 million in FY 2005 and $15 million in FY 2006.

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