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Genome Technology Conference and Events Calendar: Mar 21, 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 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.

March 30 CONFERENCE.  The 46th annual Drosophila Research Conference, a five-day event sponsored by the Genetics Society of America, will be held in San Diego.

The Scan

Renewed Gain-of-Function Worries

The New York Times writes that the pandemic is renewing concerns about gain-of-function research.

Who's Getting the Patents?

A trio of researchers has analyzed gender trends in biomedical patents issued between 1976 and 2010 in the US, New Scientist reports.

Other Uses

CBS Sunday Morning looks at how mRNA vaccine technology could be applied beyond SARS-CoV-2.

PLOS Papers Present Analysis of Cervicovaginal Microbiome, Glycosylation in Model Archaea, More

In PLOS this week: functional potential of the cervicovaginal microbiome, glycosylation patterns in model archaea, and more.