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Genome Technology s Conference and Events Calendar: Apr 4, 2005

NEW YORK, April 4 (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 5 CONFERENCE. To be held at the South San FranciscoConferenceCenterEmTech 2005: Emerging Technologies for Drug Discovery will feature free access to the exhibition and "technology spotlight" presentations.


April 4 DEADLINE. Submission deadline for posters and talks, Chips to Hits.


April 5 USER GROUP/VENDOR MEETINGS. Applied Biosystems training courses begin for fast and real-time PCR in Switzerland, and Germany.


April 5 CONFERENCE. Matthias Mann and Catherine Costello are organizers of the upcoming Keystone Symposia on Proteomics and Bioinformatics, to be held in Keystone, Col.


April 10 SYMPOSIUM. SMBM 2005, the first symposium on semantic mining in biomedicine, will be held at the European Bioinformatics Institute in Cambridge, UK.


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.

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