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Genome Technology s Conference and Events Calendar: Apr 11, 2005

NEW YORK, April 11 (GenomeWeb News) - 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.


April 13 DEADLINE. The deadline to submit applications for novel assays for the NIH's Molecular Libraries and Screening Center Network.


April 13 CONFERENCE. TIGR's three-day International Conference on Microbial Genomes will be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Topics will include metagenomics; comparative, environmental, and fungal genomics; and genome evolution, among others.

April 15 DEADLINE. The registration deadline for the 2005 Virtual Institute Summer Session is April 15. Organized by the Greater Philadelphia Bioinformatics Alliance, the seven-week course series includes tracks in pharmacogenomics, modeling in systems biology, bioinformatics databases, and biomolecular networks.


April 16 CONFERENCE. The 96th annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research will be held in Anaheim, Calif., through April 20.


April 18 CONFERENCE. The 10th annual Human Genome Meeting, subtitled "From Genome to Health, will be held in Kyoto, Japan. The conference touches on population genomics, medical genomics, functional genomics, epigenetics and the genome, cancer genomics, and the functional transcriptome, among other topics.


April 19 CONFERENCE. The 12th annual Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference, in San Francisco, is divided into five tracks: pathway analysis, R&D strategies, mastering medicinal chemistry, integrative preclinical development, and molecular diagnostics.

The Scan

Germline-Targeting HIV Vaccine Shows Promise in Phase I Trial

A National Institutes of Health-led team reports in Science that a broadly neutralizing antibody HIV vaccine induced bnAb precursors in 97 percent of those given the vaccine.

Study Uncovers Genetic Mutation in Childhood Glaucoma

A study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation ties a heterozygous missense variant in thrombospondin 1 to childhood glaucoma.

Gene Co-Expression Database for Humans, Model Organisms Gets Update

GeneFriends has been updated to include gene and transcript co-expression networks based on RNA-seq data from 46,475 human and 34,322 mouse samples, a new paper in Nucleic Acids Research says.

New Study Investigates Genomics of Fanconi Anemia Repair Pathway in Cancer

A Rockefeller University team reports in Nature that FA repair deficiency leads to structural variants that can contribute to genomic instability.