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Genome Technology s Conference and Events Calendar: May 9, 2005

NEW YORK, May 9 (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.

May 11: CONFERENCE. The Biology of Genomes meeting will be held at ColdSpringHarborMay 11-15. Kelly Frazer of Perlegen Sciences, Thomas Hudson of McGillUniversity, Svante Pääbo of the Max-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, and Richard Wilson of WashingtonUniversityare helping to organize the 18th annual meeting.

 

May 12: DEADLINE. Proposals due for the "Neuroscience Information Framework" grant opportunity through the National Institute on Drug Abuse. This program operates as part of the NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research, a multi-institute framework to support research on the nervous system.

 

May 13: CONFERENCE. The annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, entitled "Advancing the Science of Clinical Oncology," will be held at the OrangeCountyConvention Centerin Orlando.

 

May 14: CONFERENCE. Held in the Kresge Auditorium at MIT in CambridgeRECOMB 2005, otherwise known the ninth annual international conference on Research in Computational Biology, will take place May 14-17.

 

May 16: USER GROUP. The Oracle Life Sciences User Group, an independently-run organization, will hold a meeting May 16-17 in conjunction with IDG's Bio-IT World conference. The OLSUG meeting will feature multiple content tracks and presentations, workshops, tutorials and roundtable discussions.

 

May 16: CONFERENCE. CHI's RNAi for Pathway Analysis conference in Bostonwill include presentations on combining RNAi with chemical genomics and phenotyping approaches to RNAi screening.

 

May 17: CONFERENCE. IDG's Bio-IT World Conference and Expo in Bostonwill feature keynote speeches by Craig Venter and Larry Lesko of FDA.

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Participation Analysis

A new study finds that women tend to participate less at scientific meetings but that some changes can lead to increased involvement, the Guardian reports.

Right Whales' Decline

A research study plans to use genetic analysis to gain insight into population decline among North American right whales, according to CBC.

Science Papers Tie Rare Mutations to Short Stature, Immunodeficiency; Present Single-Cell Transcriptomics Map

In Science this week: pair of mutations in one gene uncovered in brothers with short stature and immunodeficiency, and more.